Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Merry Christmas

Each year I struggle for ideas for our Christmas card, and each year so far, except one, I have "come through" on the last couple of days for an idea. One year I actually did two images at once and had the entire year to relax and smile inwardly knowing I already had one ready for the next December. No so this year.

Here is the latest example of the "last days panic" to come up with "something...anything." I have to admit crass copying and copyright violation as this image was taken, in large part, from an image on a Christmas card we received a few years ago. Is that stealing? If so, and if you own the copyright to the original, please contact me and I will remove this image and recall all that are about to be sent out to the legions of friends and family that are waiting with baited breath what I will be sending out this year. Really? Sure.

Meantime, I spent the day on the computer configuring the size that will best fit the card's front; and the what wording will be put on the card stock. It's all ready to go.

ink, watercolor, Arches 140# cold pressed

8 comments:

  1. Terrific. I hope get one from you! Can you tell me, in your experience what the best way of printing cards? Merry Christmas, Jim!
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great card. I don't see a real problem if you aren't selling these. I'm sure it doesn't look the same as the original anyhow.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The colors are rich and saturated. I Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice, I love the warm colors!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is wonderful! I like how you kept the manger figures as silhouettes, keeping the emphasis on the star. Very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  6. SURE LIKE THE MOOD OF THE CARD--GOOD USE OF COLORS TO DEPICT NIGHT--IT IS REALLY GOOD AND SPECIAL LOOKING

    ReplyDelete
  7. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Ruth

    http://www.infrared-sauna-spot.info

    ReplyDelete
  8. Jim--
    Thank you for the Christmas card. It turned out well. Hope you and all of your family have a great Christmas.

    ReplyDelete