Most of you know that I sketch a new card for each Christmas/holiday season. Tucson is not an easy place to find subject matter! And especially when I have to find it, sketch it, get it reproduced as cards and get it out on time! This year there's a change.
In November I decided I've been working too hard for 15 years and I gave myself two months to go 'black,' a theater term meaning "we are closed: no shows." I have three major projects which need finishing. Scheduling and teaching workshops simply made chaos. And that included the 'hunt-for-something-to-sketch-for-the-card.' The way out? I've always loved my sketch of the El Charro restaurant. It is legendary Tucson. Simply added the tree and wreath and here it is!
In a much, much more relaxed mode, I'll find something to sketch for next December, without pressure.
In January I'm taking two workshops, both in watercolor (WHEE!) In February and March you can expect online workshops. And I am planning the LIVE Pocket Sketching Retreat in March. Out weather is lovely then.
Just because I miss my 'hard-to-get-done-on-time' Christmas cards, here are two of my favorites. And I'm going to send another little note this month just to show you a few of the hand-illustrated cards I received. You are sooo clever!
Have a Joyous, Peaceful, Cozy, Friends & Family rest of December!!!
5332 Peach Street