There are two decorations I have a weakness for at Christmas, snowmen and Nutcrackers. I have a nice “little” collection of snowmen statues, but only two Nutcrackers. Seems they are just a little hard to find, which is why I was so happy to find this image on morguefile.com.
The original Image is quite crisp and new, so I applied a few textures and finished it with a grunge layer.
Nutcrackers always remind me of the ballet “The Nutcracker” (of course!), I remember seeing this ballet in the eighties with The Australian Ballet and later in the nineties with The Australian Children’s Ballet. It’s one of my favourite ballets mainly because of the music, and a DVD of the ballet gets played at least once every Christmas.