As promised I’m sharing some of the paintings I completed with hopes of using them for my Christmas cards this year. These are a few of the better ones, in my opinion. As I stated in my last post none of them made the cut! I decided at the last minute that I just didn’t think they were worthy of sharing with my small group of family and friends.
It’s not that the paintings were all that bad but the work involved to produce a finished card got the better of me this year! Scanning them and printing myself onto the cards or taking out to be done at an office supply chain in addition to adding the verse to the card seemed too overwhelming. Okay, maybe I copped out and took the easy route by sending ready made cards. I always wait too late to try to do this project so there is still hope that one or more of these little paintings will be next years card. Only if I start on them months in advance!
I got caught up in the simple nativity scene which I actually had seen in a Pinterest pin and sort of copied it in my own way. At one point I actually considered doing an original nativity for each card! Went so far as to cut slits to tuck each corner of the ACEO into on the card front. I felt that didn’t look too good either so quickly ditched that idea. But come to think of it I could paint a few of these Christmas scenes as time allows throughout the year and have enough ready for next year. Even just adding one to each store bought card would be a nice touch! Oh well, months to decide as Christmas 2019 is a bit off.
Until next time……..do you still exchange snail mail cards with your family and friend