Thursday, December 11, 2008

Watercolor Christmas Cards

I started taking watercolor painting classes in 1995 and ever since then each year I hand paint all of my Christmas Cards.  Now, there has been only three times since then, that I did not hand paint them.  Twice I painted one painting and then reproduced the painting and created Christmas cards, that got me a little slack but not as much as the year I actually purchased a box of Christmas cards to send out.  My family and friends seem to think I have to hand paint my cards every year and if I don't they feel free to complain.  They don't hand make their own cards.  

Last year's Christmas card was a pen and ink line drawing of a barn, which was then hand painted.  I enlisted the help of my husband.  The only thing the same on each card was the line drawing of the barn.  Everyone received a uniquely painted barn and snowy surroundings.  

Yesterday I finally got the chance to start painting this years Christmas cards, I normally don't wait this long.  The theme will remain a secret, at least until mailing.  I have 20 painted so far and have quite a few to go ... I'm not sure but I think I may be on my own painting this year's Christmas cards.  Although, I was offered help if needed.  


1 comment:

Sara said...

This is a great idea! I think I'll do it next year. This year--too much to think about!

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