Already it is December and as usual I am very disorganised! The last month has seen my art take a festive turn and I have been painting and drawing with Christmas in mind. There have been several watercolours which were a mix of actual places with "a lot" of artistic licence.
I have to confess, I do really enjoy this kind of thing. I love to let my imagination go free and Christmas provides free rein to be a little more creative than usual and of course unusually I have had the time.
So Christmas cards have been designed, my Zazzle store has had some serious input and a local magazine featured some of my cards too which was rather nice. Check out page 16, my old card making friends might be surprised that I have actually been doing some of those too ;) http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1zuvk/ShropshireReviewDece/resources/index.htm?referrerUrl=http%3A%2F%2Ffree.yudu.com%2Fitem%2Fdetails%2F648614%2FShropshire-Review-December-2012
I have also been featured as an artist and photographer on paint my photo...perhaps I better mind my p's and q's in this post ;)
I have taken part in a challenge in the Coloured pencil facebook group which was using a beautiful photograph by Lori Fairchild. It was the first time I have used coloured pencil in ages.
I have been playing at graphic design in photoshop too for making backgrounds for some of my cards and I don't think you would believe how long that took! However, it has been of benefit because I have been designing a few bespoke ones for friends.
I have been working on some commissions for Christmas which I cannot show as yet but, here is one where I just had a few hours having fun with pastels.
But, am I prepared myself...you must be joking! I haven't written so much as a single Christmas card, no decorations, in fact no preparation cleaning either ;) So, if you are like me......I raise a toast "clink"...tomorrow maybe? haha