This weeks prompt at Artists Play Room at Just Add Water Silly is Christmas.
Strangely enough I started on making my Christmas Cards last week. Cards are important for me as most of my adult life, I have lived in a different country from my family. So, for quite a number of years now, I make a special effort with my cards and design a special card for each member. The one above is especially for my sister who is crazy about bears and collects all things to do with bears. Also I will probably send it to some of my nieces. I painted the bears in Corel Painter Essentials which I have just downloaded a trial version for 60 days. After 2 days, I have already decided to buy it! Especially as it is almost half price this month.
Here is one of my baby kitty Delyla for cat loving people.
And one of the cards I posted for Sunday Sketches last week, this I will send to all and sundry! Poinsettias flood the shops at this time of year and always I succumb and buy one, but yet I have never been able to get their tops to grow red again, they just stay stubbornly green! So now I just buy a new one each year and throw it out when it gets scruffy!
The poinsettias were painted in watercolour and the green strip which I think balanced the picture was added in Photoshop. Now I have my Mum, Auntie, Brothers ........... do do.
Like me I hope you are having fun making your cards.