For my husband’s birthday.
So I made 30 cards in all. It was really interesting to work in a series like this. I think I may make a larger piece inspired by the process, but until then here are 9 of the last 10. I’m not sure what happened to the 10th photo, but the cards are mailed so we have what we have. I hope this provides you with a little peace to end the year out right. My word for 2016 was Thrive and I think my word for 2017 may be peace. I think I made some good progress with thriving in 2016!
I have a lot of gratitude journal post catching up to do and I think I may incorporate it into a year in review kind of thing. We will see what time permits.
I wish you all peace, health, and gratitude in the year to come!
My hope in life is to contribute to peace and beauty in the world. I’m taking that very literally this Christmas/Holiday season. I’m individually painting & illustrating my cards. Here is the first set of 10.
I made a stencil for the large paisley and for the word Peace and then I played with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils, Ranger Distress Markers, some random gel pens and my Pigma Micron pens in 005, 01, and 03 of course they are all the blues. Making peace and beauty out of the blues. And I used my Pelikan Opaque Watercolors for the backgrounds. Each card is Zentangled and doodled and signed by me.This really fits nicely with the Diva’s Zentangle challenge #297: Give the Gift of Zentangle. For more tangled holiday fun check her out at
The quote on the inside of my cards is
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie
I have uploaded one of the cards to Fine Art America if you want to purchase a set to use for your Christmas cards.
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