Right now thinking about snow is rather pleasant. It is stupid hot here right now. I kind of look like the poor reindeer on this card. Then again I kind of look like him right before Christmas also. I really like the reindeer on this card!
The Easter bunny has come and left, and spring break is now over here. Hopefully, that means warm weather is officially on the way, but I am not going to hold my breath. I am just happy that spring cleaning should be done for the year! Now if we can just keep things in order until fall cleaning.
When I start watercoloring an image the first thing I do is pull out the colors that I think are going to work for each part, sometimes that gets changed along the way. Some images I can only figure out a color or two to start and the rest comes to me as I go along. This one I have to admit I kept changing where and what I thought the colors should be and where they should go.
So, I was going to go in a completely different way with this card, but I just couldn’t make it work. I know I say that a lot, it’s true a lot. I have a stamp that I wanted to use, but it just didn’t ‘work’ so I was looking around at what I have and saw this birdcage and it seemed rather perfect. If I have learned anything over the past so many years it is to be flexible.
This year I have a goal of making enough Christmas cards throughout the year to be able to participate in a holiday craft fair. If not, at least make enough to send to everyone on my list without having to stress in December. Fingers crossed!