Friday, 21 December 2012

"Christmas Card 2012" by Harris


I have finally posted away the last of my Christmas Cards (sample above) so I can get on with my other work as normal... It's actually a picture of our house - and some of its residents! We do have a number of mature holly trees in the garden that look lovely this time of the year with their bright red berries, saving us the trouble of Christmas decorations outdoors. I know it looks a little spooky but that's part of its charm...

Friday, 7 December 2012

"A Stands For Angel" By Joan Gale Thomas (1939) - Part 2

Almost every picture of this little book could make a beautiful Christmas card! Not religious myself but I'd say Gale Thomas's illustrations capture the Christmas spirit better than any of the commercial imagery forced upon us every year! From what I could find on Joan Gale Thomas (1910-1988) this was her first book and she went on to produce a number of other titles mainly on religious themes. Here's a link on a small biography: