I am back after a completely inconsistent amount of time - I told you this blog malarkey was going to be a hit and miss thing with me!
I’ve been absolutely swamped getting works ready for an exhibition (more info about that here) painting Christmas cards - more on that below and super excitingly for me, we’ve had an offer accepted on our first home, so I’ve been getting lots of bits and pieces (a.k.a forms - yay) ready for our move.
But back to the main part of today’s post though, Christmas. In August. Yes, yes crazy I know, but product ranges need to be prepared in advance and I’ve been getting together a quirky range of cards ready for this winter. I’ve done a mixture of painted pieces and digital drawings, but I am torn between the two. I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments.
I really got into writing again during lock down, making special letters to cheer up friends and family living near and far, I knew I needed to do my own range of cards this year. As Christmas is my favourite time of year, I knew my first range of cards had to be all about the best time of the year! I have so many happy memories of Christmas spent with my immediate family and more recently with both my family, my step dad’s family and my boyfriends family.
I first got into designing Christmas cards at the age of 18, I created a quirky pug collection to raise money for an expedition to Oman that I went on. It was a brilliant experience and I had such wonderful feedback about the cards.
These cards are a little different and I’ve gone for a bright and playful colour palette, with lots of quirky characters and animals, so there is something for everyone.
So here are a couple of sneaky previews of me working on both the painted cards and the digital ones.
These two are made digitally:
This one I painted!
Which style do you prefer? Let me know in the comments or on social media.
Love, Jenny x