I was digging through my old artwork looking for those horse portraits, and I realized that there’s some other stuff I want to post first.
So today we have greeting cards. I started making homemade birthday cards for close friends, and then got into mass-printing my Christmas cards. I still have a few copies of designs in various stages of completion; I’ve posted them here in chronological order:
This was a card I made for Steve, of course:
And here’s the first horse portrait I ever did:
Duchess was the horse Steve was riding at the time, before he got Sam. I gave him the original painting for Christmas that year, and printed some smaller copies onto Christmas cards for him and his family.
This card has a special place in my heart:
It was the first commissioned-and-paid-for picture I’d done since I’d moved to Anza. A couple I occasionally house-sat for wanted their pets immortalized in pen and ink. I felt like my True Calling was finally getting back on track!
More Christmas card designs:
I have one more batch of miscellaneous artwork to post tomorrow, before I get to the horses.
Also I’m suddenly feeling the urge to go out and buy art supplies.
Curse you, NaBloPoMo!