Sunday, January 22, 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas Domo

Contrary to popular belief, Christmastide, which is celebrated by the familiar carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" begins on the day after Christmas, or Boxing Day, if you're not American. It concludes on January 6th, Twelfth Night, which apparently isn't just a Shakespeare play, but marks the beginning of Epiphany. The carol proved to be great inspiration for a daily photography project: The Twelve Days of Christmas Domo. I had a lot of fun with this project, especially figuring out how to fit the theme of each day when I didn't readily have supplies, such as turtle doves or pipes.



On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a Domo in a Christmas tree!
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a Domo in a Christmas tree!


On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two Domos scaring the living daylights out of a turtle.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two Domos scaring the living daylights out of a turtle.


On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three Domos learning French.
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three Domos learning French.


On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four calling Domos.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me four calling Domos.


On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five golden rings.
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me five golden rings.


On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six Domos-a-laying.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me six Domos-a-laying.


On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven Domos-a-swimming.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me seven Domos-a-swimming.

Disco said he can't get his glitz wet or he'll rust. No one's really convinced, but he's allowed the HMS Hippo just in case.


On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight Domos-a-milking.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me eight Domos-a-milking.

Well, more like praising a glass of chocolate milk, but you get the idea. And of course chocolate milk. That's the only milk Domos will drink.


On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine Domos-a-dancing.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me nine Domos-a-dancing.

Everyone was so excited to dress up for the Domo Formal. Hawaii Five-Domo said his date was going to be late, but no one really believes him. Disco and Grimace treat everyone to a traditional Candy Cane Dance to bring peace and good luck to the new year.


On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten Domos-a-leaping...?
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me ten Domos-a-leaping...?


"C'mon guys, leap!"

All: "We ARE leaping!"

No, your feet can't be touching the tub. You need to get lift, get into the air.

All: "We ARE lady!"

Hawaii to Disco: "We're leaping...right?"

Disco: "It feels like it!"

(Bonus points for finding Adalind.)


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven Domos-a-piping.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me eleven Domos-a-piping.


Wait...piping, you guys are supposed to be piping! I thought we went over this yesterday!

Pink Mama Domo: We're cleaning pipes... with pipe cleaners. Thus piping.

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On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve Domos-a-drumming.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve Domos-a-drumming.

Final day! I just happened to be going to my friend's house on Twelfth Night and he's a drummer! So that's why I packed everyone in and off we went.

5 comments:

CJG said...

Outstanding! I love how you interpreted each day! And, I was going to send you my "Disco" Domo, because I can't stand the glitter dandruff he has a habit of leaving behind. But, since you already have one, and I see how photogenic he is, I'm keeping him (although I may hit him with a coat of sealant so he can keep his darn glitter to himself...).

Esshaych said...

I really enjoyed this set! And I agree with CJG - it's great how you have interpreted each day :)

Jillie the Great said...

Awh, thank you! And thanks for the thought of sending another Disco! I have to spray seal my two Discos, too. There's all these sparkles left in the little bag I carry him around in.
If you happen to get a purple fuzzy one (my Grimace) or a green fuzzy (special edition) be careful, because they shed A LOT.

Jillie the Great said...

Thanks! I had a lot of fun doing it! (And thanks for providing the turtle! I was at such a loss on day 2 and was like OMG WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?!?!?!)

CJG said...

I have a blue flocked one and one that looks a bit robot-y (or something). I have to be careful not to go crazy with buying them, especially now that I've seen how many cool ones there are! I was in a store before Christmas and they had a whole bunch of Domo boxes that had been opened. I peeked at them and decided not to get any (I think they only had 2 designs), but now I'm wishing I had bought the one in the black tuxedo... But, now that I know where I can get them, I'll start saving my pennies ;)