Well almost. Finally all the painting is done and I can take a well earned break from the paintbrushes, until the new year at least. There is something happily satisfying about creating a piece of work, no matter how small for someone else. Over the past few days I have seen some great little examples of work being used by fellow artists for cards, labels, place cards and all sorts of other Christmas ephemera. Janene Walkky has painted a divine little sketch of a lemon for use on labels for her home-made lemon curd and Rebecca has finished her gorgeously festive holly and ivy illustration.
Joining in with this great tradition, I have used copies of my little rose hip and ivy composition on cards and painted a quick sketch of an ivy and holly leaf for gift labels. Using some red ink in my Rotring Calligraphy Art Pen will give a nice festive touch to the written messages, (when I get round to doing them). The added bonus with using a pen like this is that it makes your handwriting look gorgeously Dickensian. Hurrah!!
|Holly and Ivy gift labels|
Wishing you all a truly magical, Merry Christmas and all the very best for a cracking New Year.