When I began learning to draw in June 2015, I was too embarrassed to show my scribbles to anyone. A few weeks later, though, I was beginning to see some progress, and I shared my excitement with my husband.
“Just think,” he told me. “By Christmas time you’ll be able to draw your own cards.”
Although I doubted it, his words proved to be true. My first cards were quite simple. I was working only in graphite and charcoal, so Christmas wasn’t too colorful.
Now that I’ve spent most of 2016 working with colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, and oils, I knew that I definitely wanted to create a little card to share with all my online friends.
It was a quite a fun adventure. I grabbed a piece of hard cardboard, mixed a bit of oil paint with some sunflower oil, and started brushing it onto the surface. I had a vision in my head — and in my heart. Just a very simple little scene of pale blue and a touch of pink. A few blue pine trees. A “vignette” feeling. I wanted it to look almost as if the card were a sign hanging for all to see.
After painting the scene, I added the text with a photo-editing program, and here it is, ready to express my best wishes to everyone who’s visited and followed me at “Artistcoveries”.