holiday card clash
I love imagining and drawing these holiday cards though they leave me exhausted and mostly a wreck.
Not their fault. The exhaustion comes from the ridiculous number of hours it has taken to finish each one. I blame that one on my muse. She lurks and shoots new ideas at my head just when I think I might be finished. Thank you and cut it out!
The wrecked part comes from my list of Christmas wishes that is ignored, usually until too late. This list includes stuff like other gifts to make, baking, napping, shopping, baking and baking.
Each year I promise myself that I'll work faster, start sooner and leave time to have the cards printed up nicely. I earnestly promise that I'll set aside a morning to sit in a cozy spot, scribble addresses, stick stamps and appreciate the people I care about who will be receiving the cards.
This year's addressing marathon found me standing in the post office a week before Christmas, scribbling on the cards I printed at home the night before, waiting on the post office opened to see what holiday stamps they might have left. Pathetic.
One promise I can keep is to love and appreciate the friends and family who will find the holiday card in their mailbox or in-box. So many of you give me inspiration and encouragement that makes sharing my art and the spirit of the season a joy.
Thank you and happy holidays!