From Wrapping Paper to Christmas Cards

Last Christmas season I challenged myself to create a new painting everyday for 12 days in a row and share on my Facebook page. The last piece was completed and shared on Christmas Eve 2015, and the series came to be named The Twelve Days of Christmas...but no partridge in a pear tree here. I had a great time creating these little paintings, collaging scraps of Christmas wrapping paper as a background layer and then painting over them. You're still able to see little bits of the paper design peeking through, creating an interesting effect.

I am a huge fan of Mary Blair, who was an artist for Disney in the 1950s and 1960s. Much of the design of the It's A Small World attraction is based on her work. I love her simple and innocent paintings of children and was inspired by her style for my paintings. My work in a Mindy Lacefield workshop also helped inspire my design of these little folks.

I had several requests to sell these paintings on Christmas cards last year, but I finished up a bit too late in the season. Starting earlier this year, I spent the day packaging up little bundles of 12 card sets to fill orders. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in a set. I don't yet have my online store set up.