Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas Time Every Summer


At my last full time job as a graphic designer, I had the privilege of designing a company Christmas card every year. The best part was that my boss liked my watercolors and often encouraged me to do a new painting for the card. They planned ahead so much in their printing that I was usually working on new cards in July and August.

I left that job when I got married and moved to the Dallas area 4 and half years ago. But after 10 years of painting a Christmas scene almost every summer, I felt the need to continue the tradition on my own. The past few years though, I've painted more than one a year.

This past summer was no different. I added 2 new paintings to my Christmas collection. A cardinal in holly leaves and a snowflake.

 


Now if only I could get my personal cards done so early instead of waiting until the first week of December to get them ready! :)

13 comments:

  1. I love the new ones! Cardinals visit my birdfeeder occasionally and I have a passion for snowflakes! They make me look forward to the season!

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    1. Thank you, Ann Marie! :) I've seen cardinals around here too. Maybe I just need a bird feeder!

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  2. How fun and wonderful that your previous employer was so supportive of your art. Blessings Niki x

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    1. It was really great. I miss sitting at my desk at work and painting! :)

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  3. Beautiful!
    I find it easiest to do the Christmas cards for family and friends in steps... address them first and then a month later add the words, etc :)

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    1. Good thought, Julia. Maybe I just need to get them addressed and stamped first, that should make it easier later. Thanks!

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  4. I love that your employer allowed you to use your talent in such a wonderful way! LOVE your new Christmas paintings...just lovely!

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  5. Your Christmas cards are lovely - I especially like the snowflake :)

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  6. Your Christmas cards are lovely! I especially like the Holy Family and the red cardinal cards.

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