Saturday, December 15, 2007

Baby it's cold outside

Whew! Done working for today. 9 pm on a Saturday night... pretty good seeing as how I was up til 3 am last night.I'm working like mad with my Magic Trixie deadline and my stupid shoulder (tired...painful...grr) to get this all done.I don't think I'm going to get it all done for next Friday. I'm pulling a couple hours to unwind tonight before I get back up and do it again tomorrow.
So, now to doll myself up for a Christmas party! It's snowing like crazy and has been all day. While the snow is quite beautiful, my fancy dress clothes are not sensible for the weather. Sigh. Time to drag out the big boots...at least until I get to the party.
So in the snowy theme, here are some old xmas cards I've made from years past.
I used to paint each one individually in an assembly line like process and would make about 25 to 30 of them. I think one year I made 50. And then I wised up and got myself to the copy center. The only downside is they used to be mounted on a nice colored background. I should see if I can borrow some from Craig Russel or Linda Reinhold and scan them so everyone else can see them. I think they have most of the original ones I did back then. Why don't I have a copy of each painting? Cuz they go to family and friends! And I wasn't forward thinking enough to go get a color copy or anything before I mailed them all off.


I actually made these two snowmen in our patio last year after our first big snow.

See?

And, here's another.

6 comments:

Bryan said...

Love the cards, especially the snowman & snowcat! We got something like 7" up north by the WI border. Lots of fun with snow blowers...

Jill Thompson said...

Where in WI? I'm familiar with northern WI. Home of the Hodag and all that.

Bryan said...

Grayslake. Lake County to you. Near the border, not over the border :-)

Still, today (and yesterday) was snow blower day. People doing each others' driveways for no discernible good reason.

cheryl said...

Meeeezzz Jill! I have a couple of these cards hanging on my wall. I can scan and send them if you like. They serve to remind me what it's like to have a white Christmas. It's really not the same here with Santa flying around on rollerblades in a nylon suit. The seafood platter and cold beer isn't bad though...

Benjamin Hall said...

beautiful, beatiful stuff...

Nancy said...

I've framed at least two of your christmas cards and put them out every year for holiday decoration!