I like making my own Christmas cards every year. This year my plan was to make cards with a black & white picture of the kids on the front. I had my papers and trims bought and ready, all I needed was the photo.
Well, let’s just say Mommy wasn’t exactly in a Christmas mood after trying several times to get a photo of the kids:
- in proximity of each other
- without one or the other holding bunny ears behind their sibling
- without something in their mouth
- looking towards me
- without an out and out scowl
- without lying on the floor complaining about the odiousness of picture taking
In the meantime I made these cards for the art sale at the center where I take my printmaking classes. They are done with a hand carved stamp that I then added watercolor to. I was going to donate them because they are currently doing a big fundraiser. When these were done I just couldn’t decide, art? or craft? I know it is a very fine line at times but the stuff at the holiday sale is pretty amazing.
So, these will be my Christmas cards this year. I’ll send a cash donation to the Center in lieu of donating the cards.
No pictures of the kids. Maybe next year I’ll tie them to a chair and get someone to tickle them while I use Derick’s camera on burst mode to try to get at least one decent photo.