Sunday, 23 October 2011

Twisty Manger...

So,  I wanted to design a few more Christmas cards to take along to the Christmas Fair at the start of December and this is the first of them.  

Twisty Manger

Although I can't claim to be very religious at all, (I'm currently going through an agnostic phase after a lifetime of just accepting that God existed despite the overwhelming evidence of millions of years of evolution)  I do think that it seems every year we seem to get further and further away from what Christmas actually means and what we are supposed to be celebrating.  

Commercialism is alive and well at Christmas more than any other time of the year, it would seem, and so with that in mind, I wanted to create Christmas card designs that actually relate to what Christmas traditionally means incorporating my usual Twisty Towns (and with the inclusion of cute animals of course!) 

10 comments:

  1. Lovely card! Nice to something different. Valerie

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  2. Lovely, these should sell really well at the fair xx

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  3. I love this piece with the manger scene. :-)

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  4. twisty town christmas ,, now thats a happy place for sure,

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  5. I love it! I like the idea of the twisty town celebrating Christmas the traditional way. Interesting...we're all starting to question more and more of our faith and the more I learn the more I understand it's more about spirituality than religion. It's a lot more personal for me than it's ever been...so I don't tend to share too much of my thoughts on the subject anymore. It's not something we can debate and fully understand, so I live and let live, trying to treat everyone as Jesus would treat them (key word = trying). ;)

    Keep up the great work, amiga! Can't wait to see more of your cards!!

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  6. This is so cute. Look at that donkey! :) I must say that in our country we are split three ways regarding the holidays. With us the tradition is to celebrate New Years and not Christmas although those more religious do celebrate Christmas but some even Miklav┼żevo on 6th December. I don't know how it's called in English. When I was old enough to find this out I wanted to celebrate all three cause that meant I got 3x the presents. :)

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  7. Oh my! This is SO quirky - if not a little premature, eek!!!!

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  8. Lovely card! I always admire artists who can come up with a card design that works, you did beautifully!

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  9. Hello delicious babe! I've totally lost your email - so i am commenting :))
    you are 'on deck' for the OnceUponATime story next week. Natasha finished her's early. I've added it to the master story, so you have the rest of this week And next week to do yours :)) i figured you'd like to know you have extra time :))

    xxa

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  10. I always used to be upset at the commercialism of Christmas. Not that I am in any way religious but still felt that the holiday was turning into a big shopping spree and no one was remembering what the holiday was for. Then I realized that Christmas was set up to coincide with the winter solstice. So now, I just think of it as a winter solstice holiday.

    That being said, I really like your take on a holiday card. It's so you!

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