Pressing-Issues

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

xmas card ideas 2021

 

Just from us this time.  No more SH xmas cards.  So the field is wide open.

I'm looking at simplified graphical lino images.  Color blocks or color bw print.

How many to send out?  Maybe I can print them myself?  Probably too many for that, close to 50-ish.

I like the expression of the bear, but not necessarily the bird.  A scarf? Xmas tree in the background?  Ooh, or a polar bear ~ NPB maybe.


 

I like the background framing the image.  Can be xmassy.  The color is nice too.

I can see Signy in the chair, a la Freya on the couch.  Simple colors, maybe not so dark.


 


Ha ha ha!  I can see this as Signy.  Or a sheep.  Love the expression.

Any sheep.  Maybe Clover.


 

Graphical designs for sheep in field.  Interesting.

Something with Clover.  Baa-Humbug?


 


Or Baa Baa.

Another Sheep.

 


Mouse in rocking chair, variations on a theme, in front of the tree, fireplace, etc.
 





Kewt boxer face with Signy's markings.  Xmassy.  Maybe a smiley face like the xmas card with Signy from a few years ago.


 Smiley face Signy with lolling tongue.

 


 Head tilt.  8-]

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Three favorite ideas so far are:

The head tilt smiley Signy with ornament of Xmas tree or some such.

A mouse in an xmassy cocoa cup.

Oh, and a mouse sitting in a chair in front of the tree ~ titled “not even a mouse.”

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from blogpost to Jeane:

Still poking around with xmas ideas.  Yes, something like Signy's goofy smile would be nice.  I wonder what ornament she'd have.  If it's an old favorite, that might be one of my woven angels...No, Signy! could be the title.  ;->  She'll need twinkling eyes.
 
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Monday, November 30, 2020

Ordered Cards ~ SH & Shipley

 


We did battle with Vistaprint and were victorious.  Here is the card that is going out.  8-]

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Printing

 

Printing now.  After it dries I'll add pastel.


I don't want it to come in too far on the sides, so I've decided to use Bill's trick of adding sky that he used on the first SH xmas card where he invented some more top branches on the tree.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

More Carving

 

Carved some lines deeper.
 

Faux print.  Looks pretty good.

Time to make an actual test print and move on from there.
 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Carvity-Carve

 

Basically done carving.  Time for a test print.

Faux print first.



Friday, November 20, 2020

3magi Carve

Carvity-carve.

Faux print so far.

More carvity-carve.

Another faux print.


Saturday, November 14, 2020

3 Magi Carve

 


 Carvity carve.  8-]  The lino block (from amazon 'cuz McClains is out of stick) is a little stiff, but workable.