Christmas Cards plus FREE coloring page

Thanksgiving is over, so now it is time to start turning our thoughts toward Christmas.  There are two Christmas tasks that fall on my list right after Thanksgiving.

1. Set up the tree

2. start working on the Christmas card mailing list

I have to admit I am not too good at getting either of those accomplished in a timely manner!  But I do enjoy hearing from family and friends through the good old fashioned mail with a handwritten note.  There is nothing quite the same!

Through the years, I have gathered some of my favorite Christmas art into this set of eight greeting cards.  Maybe this year I will get them sent BEFORE Christmas!

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Half of my set are mother and child…

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And the other half is an assortment of watercolor and rice paper batik.

Winter Owl plastic wrap Christmas tree poinsettia copy   Christmas Tree copy

Find these card sets in my etsy shop!  Now is the perfect time to shop because through Dec. 1, EVERYTHING in my etsy shop is 20% off!  Just enter coupon code THANKS2015 when you check out!

As my gift to you as you bustle into the busy holiday season…. a little encouragement to take a pause and do some restful coloring.  Simply right click, download and print the image below

Christmas tree

 

Give Thanks to the Lord

Ps 107.1

Today’s coloring page is from Psalm 107:1.  I haven’t added color to this one yet, but here is a previous one that I did from the same verse (guess I like it!).

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and the coloring page for you to download:

Psalm 107.1

Enjoy!

Things are “Looking Up”

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I have been a bit lax on my magazine submissions this year, so it caught me by surprise when I received the Winter 2016 issue of Somerset Studio Gallery and found my black and (almost) white “Looking Up” hidden away on one of the back pages.

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I love all of the Stampington Company magazines…. such beautiful quality and loads of inspiring art.

If you would like to purchase a print of this piece, find it in my etsy shop here.

Final Friday

For you local folks, I will be at Mead Street Gallery tonight for Final Friday, 6 to 9pm.  Stop by and say hi!

Also be sure and visit Tessera Gallery where I have new wall space and my mixed media supplies will make their debut!

Art Journal – Gratitude Blooms

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving I dedicated a spread in my art journal to gratitude… something I make an intentional effort to practice each day of the year. The more gratitude I express, the more aware I become so that gratitude seems to grow and bloom!

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The line art was made with pen and carbon ink.  I love that it doesn’t run when I use marker or paint over it, and it has a super fine line. So great for random doodling!

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The green watercolory look is actually a mix of blue and yellow Dylusions inks in an aquabrush.  A great way to do ‘on your lap when you should be sleeping’ painting.

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Hope you all have a wonder full day overflowing with Thanksgiving!

Introducing…. the Napkin Pack!

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I love using decorative paper napkins in my artwork. Just peel apart so you only have the layer that has been printed.  Like in this piece…

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or in this one…

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It not only adds rich color and design, but also gives the artwork a bit of interesting texture.  But, I realized I didn’t need a whole package of each kind of napkin, I just needed variety.  So I have created this variety pack of napkins to use in mixed media artwork.  One each of ten different designs, and an extra thrown in for good measure!

Now available in my etsy shop, or at Tessera Fine Art Gallery in Wichita for $5.00.

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