Several years ago, I decided to paint Christmas cards and send them to friends and family.
It takes a while to create 50 original paintings so I usually start before Thanksgiving. This year, each one is created by drawing circles in the shape of a tree and then painting with metallic watercolors in each of the circles.
I haven't decided whether to paint a star at the top but probable will.
Last year, my nephew said "This is the first and only Christmas card I got this year and it's hanging on my fridge!"
I guess the tradition of sending "real" cards through the mail is winding down as greetings are now send electronically. Or not at all.
I have learned over my lifetime, that things that go out of favor always come back. So I will be one of the people that will cling to my "traditions" and hope, someday, they will come back again.
Happy Thanksgiving and looking forward to Christmas!
I've been making and trading Artists Trading Cards (ATC's) for years.
I recently joined the Santa Fe Book Arts Group and they have an ATC exchange every month so I thought I would join. I only have to make 5-6 cards a month so it's not a commitment of a lot of time. Here's my contribution for December. I look forward to seeing what other artists send me during the year.
I'm having a great time making these pieces. This is my second one and I'm working on a third. I LOVE keeping these weaving on the frame, rather than taking them off and figuring out another way to display them. Although, I did walk in the park today and found a tree branch that would also work.
While I don't knit any more, I still have tons of yarn that I used for Stupendous Stitching so it will be a long time before I exhaust my stash. I find this very soothing. Working with my hands has always made me happy. Maybe I SHOULD go back to knitting!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!