Thursday, 24 November 2011

Joy to the world...

Well, we got back from our trip to Achill Island on Monday and I had planned  to bore you all with a travelogue and lots of photos but, in our absence, our internet router has given up the ghost and so I haven't been able to get online at home. We're waiting for a new one which should come in the next few days hopefully.  I can still use my smart tab to view other blogs thankfully so I'll be able to pay a visit to the many talented creatives joining in Paint Party Friday
This is another Christmas Card design that I did before we went away.  I've got the Christmas fair on 1 December so I'll be spending the weekend printing off cards and making sure I've got enough stock (being ever optimistic that I'll actually sell stuff this time!)

Joy to the world - Pointy Christmas Card

I started off with the Robin and wasn't sure about the background initially.  I had thought I'd do a more traditional snowy village but then, perhaps because I'd been thinking of this time last year in New York , I got the urge to draw a more modern skyline instead.  I wanted to still use words from a Christmas Carol and 'Joy to the world' seemed appropriate!
 
For anyone who might like to read about Achill (in case you ever fancy a visit there) I'll be blogging about our trip just as soon as I get online at home again and also about a wonderful arty anniversary present that the very lovely S surprised me with.
 
Don't forget to pop over to Paint Party Friday to see all the great works in progress in blogland this week.

39 comments:

  1. What a beautiful birdy and I love the background. Makes me want to book a flight to NYC and shop, shop, shop til I drop...if only I could. :/

    I do not think you're being over optimistic...I believe you can sell and even sell out if you have a good turnout.

    Love your work. Always have, always will. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  2. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. The Christmas card is very pretty, the skyline looks great! Good luck with your next show! Valerie

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  3. its beautiful,enjoy your holiday,

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  4. Robins just scream Christmas to me, beautiful xx

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  5. This is a sweet image, happy PPF.Happy holidays.

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  6. Loving the festivity of your artwork. Whimsical and adorable. Fantastic!

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  7. Am sure your cards will sell. Loving your Robin and the abstract backing, great technique. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  8. just greyt....makes me think of aboriginal art work
    hugs
    joan in italy

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  9. I love the birdie and the gorgeous background. The colors are so beautiful.
    Faye

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  10. Welcome back! Hope you had a great time. :) Card looks fantastic.

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  11. Wonderful creation! Love it ~ Well done ~ Sell lots at the Fair! ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  12. This is just gorgeous! I love it!

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  13. You have been wonderful.Saludos

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  14. This is so utterly charming. I really like how you went against the grain and did the cityscape instead of a traditional rural scene.

    Can't wait for the travelogue update from your trip.

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  15. I love the city back drop...makes it just perfect actually... good luck with getting the router organised... how stressful is it when you are with limited access... have a great week xx

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  16. Thanks for the blog visit! What you said really struck a cord with me. Happy PPF. xx

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  17. Ooh, here come the festive posts! I love it! It's so cute! I like the background a lot :0)

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  18. I love your "dotty designs" and this one is no different! Looks great! I think the skyline is perfect, and I love how the colours go from grey (buildings) to zingy blue too. Hope you sell LOTS at your craft fair :)x

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  19. Love your gorgeous Christmas card... both the robin and the background... hope you sell lots :)

    Have a happy day
    Jenny x

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  20. A fabulous bird against a beautiful skyline! Hmmm - thus your idea for my notebook cover? If I could do a skyline anywhere near as nicely as you, it would look great!

    Love the holly!

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  21. I love your Xmas card, it's gorgeous!

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  22. Welcome Back from your amazing trip!!!!! I love this amazing piece you did....I have a special place in my heart for birds!!!! gorgeous work!!!

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  23. Love this card with the bird and the skyline. And I love your technique. New York sends her love!

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  24. Hi Nicole. Love your Joy To The World Christmas card. It's awesome. Glad you are back, Happy PPF!

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  25. What a super sweet card. That bird is too cute and I really like the modern buildings in the background!

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  26. The birdie is too cute for words, and urban background is very welcome. The usual too sweet snowy village is a little old.

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  27. this is adorable...and that background is cool as...i hope you go well with your stall coming up...xxx

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  28. Very cute & I love the choice of background.

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  29. beautiful painting. I love your style!

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  30. What a wonderful Christmas card! Love it!

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  31. What a wonderful holiday card!
    I love it! The image of the bird really does depict pure joy!

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  32. Sweet and restful. A perfect holiday scene.

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  33. oh love! I love the city background with the bird! What a great mix! Really really cute!!!

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  34. Your cards are colorful and creative!

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