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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas Card

There is a pear tree growing in our neighborhood and I passed it almost everyday on my daily walk with the dog. The pears looked so ruddy and earthy, it got me thinking about how I might incorporate them into my art somehow. I tried photographing them, but the pictures didn't come out very well (I just couldn't get close enough, and the day wasn't bright enough). I decided to just use them as inspiration for this year's Christmas card. I've been thinking about and planning this design for a while, but the actual construction only took a little more than two days. I was fortunate to come across just the right fabric and ribbons (the tail piece was just a small swatch I picked up for free!). Another reason it came together so quickly is my right and left brains seem to be having an easier time working together! My right brain always comes up with these great ideas, but my left brain has to figure out how to make them into reality, how to logically construct them in a simple, fast, neat, meaningful way. Things just seemed to gel with this piece (maybe I'm finally getting my act together...). Some questions for you: Should I add snowflakes or something in the upper corners? What could the card's sentiment be? I'll mull those over for a few days...

5 comments:

silvercat said...

Snowflakes would be good to put on too because I can just imagine all the effort you'd have to put in to make angles.

Kaylene said...

I like the simplicity of the card without anymore embellishments

norma said...

Hi Cindy,
I LOVE this just as it is. I think anything else would make it look cluttered. How many do you plan to make? It looks labor intensive.

Cindy Green said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. Maybe I'll leave it the way it is. If I decide to mail many of them out, I'll reproduce it with a service like Vistaprint.com. They're really reasonable and have a fast turnaround. You can also customize with wording both on the front and inside the card.

Susie said...

I like it as it is. I admire the work that went into this. Lovely.