Christmas cards

After seeing my mom's cute hand painted Christmas card I caught the bug to make some myself.

Unfortunately, I didn't quite inherit her painterly skills. I did, however, inherit her gusto when it comes to projects, so I gathered whatever supplies I already had; watercolor paper, black ink, and a few brushes.

After seeing her cute painted family cats, I decided to do some quick little portrait postcards of my new kitty wishing my friends a Merry Christmas. Random, maybe. Dorky, definitely. Not super "christmasy" either, which is fine by me this year.


I cranked up the A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack and spent about 30 seconds on each postcard. I'm no painter, but it was so much fun to see how childlike they were coming out and how some of them actually captured her girlish shyness.

Minnie even thought up poses and modeled for me the whole time (this is a big step, she normally just hides under my bed). I guess I'm not the only one here who's getting caught up in the christmas spirit!

9 comments:

  1. They look great! I love how a few lines can capture so much. Cats are great models.

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  2. these are so cute! i wish i could capture my kitty's spirit (or paint at all, for that matter) like you have.

    x
    allison

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  3. These are amazing! I love them. Crafty people are the best. And cats.

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  4. I just found you via Creative Everyday. I am seriously impressed with your blog and missing my Williamsburg, as I've now been transplanted to Florida. At least I have a real grapefruit tree in my garden.

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  5. Oh my gosh, those are adorable.

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  6. Good idea! your cards are, at least, as cute as your mothers!!! love these simple ilustrations...

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  7. I really think everyone should try doing some really simple little paintings. When you don't try to have them look realistic and just have fun, I think you can really surprise yourself!

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  8. These are VERY cute. Can't top having a cat on your Christmas card, as far as I'm concerned (or TWO cats, if my cats had a vote)

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  9. The cards are fantastic! What a great idea.

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