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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Getting Ready for Christmas

Yes, I know it's August, and, no, I'm not putting up outdoor Christmas lights while the weather is nice, or even doing early gift shopping.  It's that time of year when I start on my home-made Christmas cards.  Those of you who have read my blog for a while may recall that each year I do a painting which I use for my cards.  Usually the picture is based on a photo from one of my trips during the past year.  For example, last year I painted a street scene from the French village of Giverny (with some snow added to make it look more "Christmassy".)



I then scan the painting to the computer and print off the cards.

This week I selected the picture for this year's card, and I have begun the painting.  What is this year's subject?  It's a secret until I send them out after Thanksgiving, so you will have to wait a few months to see.

4 comments:

  1. Your cards are always beautiful works of art. I've been saving them.

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    1. Thanks, Meredith. I'm about one third done with this year's card.

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  2. You are SO organized. A great trait. I too, have saved my card from last year. It was my first. And, hopefully not my last!

    Onward.

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    1. You are on my Christmas card list, so look forward to receiving this year's edition after Thanksgiving.

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