Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Preparation for Christmas Cards: Ya gotta be kidding!

I know. I know.  It's a little obsessive to be thinking about Christmas on August 5.  But I have this really good professional printer up here in northern WI who has been doing my cards for years.  And I'll only be here in northern WI until Oct 1.  SO every year I have to start planning my Christmas card in August and September.  

Most often my cards have been snowy WI scenes despite the fact that I am now a resident of Florida!  It's hard to break an old habit.  Although I must admit one year I did a painting of of lovely church door in Key West. So this year I am back to thinking of "tropical" Christmases again.  My first attempt is a little Yupo piece with shells and a starfish.  I usually try to come up with 4 or 5 to choose from before I make the final decision.  So if you follow my blog you will be stuck with Christmas ideas now and then for the next two months!  Get used to it!


  1. I really like this idea - very original. Dislike Yupo, but it does leave the colors bright and prints well. Looking forward to seeing all the designs!

  2. Hoping to have some time this weekend to get back to the studio (I will be between guests again!) Cathy Gatland has challenged me to put some thoughts down about my "personal history of art" so am thinking about that too. (

  3. Hi Ginny - I always WISH I'd started thinking about Christmas in August - good job!
    I should have come over to leave a comment telling you about the Kreativ Award that I passed on to you (not very diligent at this!)- you just need to list 7 things about yourself - I had done that before a few times, so delved into my art memories...but you do whatever you like! Then pass it on to 7 if you want to.