I will be doing vignette comics this week. Especially since I didn't really think about the comics until Sunday. Yep, it's that time of the year.
Time to make the Christmas cards.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving, but it did seem to sneak up on me, as it has for the past few years. I started to panic because I've spent most of November trying to think up my card designs and every year it gets harder. I try not to use designs from past years because there isn't much thought involved in recycling old artwork. To be honest, on some level I must enjoy the challenge that comes with agonizing over the cards.
So Friday was spent thinking. Thinking while trying to read. Thinking while checking emails. Thinking while playing computer games. (It's a process.) Finally I just folded up a couple of pieces of paper and sat down and sketched. The cute card came easily, as it usually does. The spiritual card featured heavy rubbings from the eraser end of the pencil. I always have a harder time expressing my spiritual side. It's a more intimate, personal topic for me, something that is very important to me. I want to express myself, but at the same time I don't want to offend anyone. At the same, same time, I realize I don't always look at the world the way others do, so it is always a gamble to set my imagination loose on an unsuspecting world.
Anyway, after staring at my paper for a while, I decided on a design I envisioned a while ago when I was thinking about angels and how they might appear. My husband liked it, but he tends to like most of my work. That's why I keep him around. I'll post the cards later in the season, once I make a dent in my Christmas card list. And bake cookies. And drive everyone to their things. And I think I have a birthday somewhere in there, but I'm trying not to think about that...
It's that time of year.