Friday, November 28, 2008

A day after Thanksgiving tradition

The Friday after Thanksgiving is my day to hunker down and create the annual Christmas card.

Some years, it's pretty...



Other years, it's silly...

Lest you think I was a real artist, I did not paint the original watercolor. I commissioned a local artist to do that, then I modified it with Christmas decorations for that year's card.

And other years, it's a little disturbing.



I've got some ideas brewing for this year's edition and am anxious to get started. I want to get it all done today so that I can be ready to work on the piece for the winner of the giveaway. Don't forget – the contest closes tonight at 10 mountain time. If you haven't entered, go here. Come back tomorrow morning, when the winner will be announced. I can't wait to see who wins!

15 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha. That last one is so funny. Love it.

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  2. Hi Linda

    The cards a very nice! It's a wonderful idea.Hope you and yours had a good Thanksgiving.

    All the best
    wish you
    Cheyenne

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  3. Lol, that last one is hilarious!! Love the first one too, that's gorgeous. You're so amazing!!

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  4. the "disturbing" doctored photo must be before Deets joined your family? Or is he too free range to be dressed up? I love the gorgeous natural photos the best - you can't beat the 7MSN ranch for natural beauty!

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  5. OMG, Linda, I LOVE the last one! I would hang that on my wall!

    You are so inspiring. One year we did a family incl. horses portrait, but we have never attempted to get it on a card, or to include all the animals. I had hopes of doing a family calendar with photos of us/animals month by month, but that project eluded me this year, again.

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  6. These are wonderful, can't wait to see what you come up with this year.

    Also...so excited about the contest!!!

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  7. The first one is beautiful, the 2nd is cute, and the 3rd is hilarious... I hope you'll post this years card for us to see!

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  8. Those are all so creative! I really like the first one, though. I just like pictures of animals in the snow. It always seems more Christmas-y to me! :)
    Can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

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  9. They're all great as others have said. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up for this year.

    Regards,

    Dan

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  10. I love all the cards, but the last one with Wynona with a saddle is priceless. I hope you post your new card so we can all see how talented you are this year.

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  11. Great cards! Can't wait to see this years! You are co creative and talented!!

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  12. How fun! And creative. Wow.

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  13. All those cards are so neat with your 'furry blessings', as my vet refers to all animals. Can't wait to see this years card ... pleeeeze share when it's done, if you don't mind.

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  14. I have always been accused of being a bit "off" but I LOVE your "disturbed one"
    :)

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  15. Linda I love all of these. So hilarious! I can't wait to see this years.

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