Not being a person who likes thinking about the holidays in July (which is the norm for Christmas products), I was glad this card design was commissioned only last week. It's much easier to get in the spirit this time of year. The pic above is just a detail of the design. I will post the whole card--but not until December.
It felt good to do a simple watercolor after focusing so hard on acrylics this fall. I forget how much I like the smell of the wet paper and the way the watercolor paint slips out of the brush and onto the surface.
This design features a Victorian owl and the present you see hanging from the branch. My inspiration was the brass owl I posted a few weeks back.