Monday, December 3, 2018

Advent Art 2

Advent season 2018
I make my Christmas cards. I wish I could make little watercolor card fronts for all of them, but that's never happened. I love using stamps and die cuts to create fun cards.

Scribble tree
I rarely make elaborate fancy cards. Simple is fun for me. Unlike many artists I admire, I just cannot bring myself to make sets of cards that are alike. The best I can do is go with similar. 

Simple cards are easy, however, simple can be challenging too. There's the inevitable urge to add more...There's the choice of colors that is critical to bringing it all together. When you go simple, every element has to count.

Here's one of the Sizzix(tm) scribble tree dies with a print paper border. I enjoy using non-traditional Christmas colors. 

Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Advent Art

The art of Christmas...what a joy. For the next few posts (totally related to the time and photos I have available), I'll be sharing some of my Christmas art. 

Angels make me happy. This one is ink and watercolor matted on Christmas paper for a card.

About Advent
Advent is "the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays."  It is the season observed in Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting for Christ. 

I get a bit annoyed with the common concept of "12 days of Christmas"  being before Christmas. These 12 days are actually the 12 days between Christmas and the coming of the Magi (you know, those 3 kings--smile). Yes, Virginia, there is a Christmastide season and it is NOT the 12 days before Christmas.

And now, I apologize for getting all huffy. Seriously, if you are celebrating the birth of Christ, then the blessing is the blessing.