Tuesday, December 25, 2012

It's Christmas!

My holiday card for 2012 using my collection of wood letterpress type and tiny ornaments.
Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holiday Decorating

I love holiday decorations and here are a few that I have set up on my desk so I can admire them for the season.
The two snow globes are hand made by myself ( a really easy project using an old jar, plastic or ceramic decorations, oven bake clay like Fimo or Sculpey, water, glycerin and glitter). The pottery snowman was purchased from One Clay Bead on Etsy. I found the dyed trees in a local shop and the crochet covered rock was purchased from Hallo Jak at a local craft show. The fox card in the background was designed by British artist Claire Curtis and was published by Art Angels.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Cards

Holiday cards that I've saved (and sent) over the years.

1. Bowerbox Press
2. Hello Lucky
3. Vintage (unmarked)

4. Designed by Sarah Young for Robot Design Ltd 
5. American Greetings (vintage)
6. Illustrated by Esther Wragg, Wragg Designs for Woodmanstearne Publications

7. Illustrated by Claire Heminsley, Wragg Designs for Woodmanstearne Publications 
8. Papyrus
9. Illustrated by Gustave Baumann (German 1881-1962) Art Institute of Chicago

Sunday, December 16, 2012

It's Begining to Feel Like Christmas

It's just over a week until Christmas. My gifts are all wrapped and ready for shipping. My Christmas cards are half written. I finally have some time for my poor, neglected blog. I'll be posting Christmasy things, and the first is this vintage book. "The Friendly Beasts" was written by Laura Nelson Baker and illustrated by Nicolas Sidjakov (a Latvian-born illustrator who won the 1961 Caldecott Medal for Illustration for "Babushka and the Three Kings"). The book is copyrighted 1957 and the illustrations are done in the groovy colors of pink, orange and avocado green with black line art. Enjoy!

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