Each year I create a few new Christmas card designs to sell. This year I’ve decided on two for sure, and I may have two more by next week. We’ll see. But I thought I’d share the two that are definite.
This first one is an original ink sketch cover, and the inside message reads:
“Wishing you a safe, warm, peaceful Christmas.”
The second design is original watercolor on the front cover. And the inside message reads:
“It’s Christmas —
A time to remember Jesus and all He’s done for us —
and because of what He’s done — to be happy.
WISHING YOU THE HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS EVER!”
These days there are a lot of people out there who need to spend some time smoking a peace pipe instead of screaming, cussing, and wreaking havoc on others.
Hey, you watercolor artists out there — and all of you who have ever thought you might like to dabble in watercolor — did you know that July is World Watercolor Month? I’m posting my entries for the first four days’ prompts below. But entrants do not have to follow the prompts. It you’d like to paint anything at all in watercolor, you can post it on any social media sight with this hashtag — #worldwatercolormonth — and it will be connected to the main gallery that records everyone’s entries. If you’d like more information on participating — which is totally free by the way — just hop over to the Doodlewashsite and check out the details.
Here are my entries so far:
DAY 1: REJOICE
DAY 2: TEXTURE
DAY 3: PLAYFUL
DAY 4: QUIET
I’ve been experimenting with Watercolor Splotches. The idea is that you put puddles of watercolor on the paper and blow on it through a straw. What happens next gives you the theme of your picture. When I saw that these splotches dried holding hands, I knew it was love.