Monday, December 3, 2012

Making Christmas cards

I try to make most of my Christmas gifts and cards, It puts me into the spirit of giving and indulges me in creativity, this year I'm inspired by one of my favorite places, Yosemite .
Most years I attend a retreat in late October with several artists .
 If you've never been by all means
add it to your bucket list of places to visit .

I spent many childhood years camping in this enchanted forest .....

The redwoods stand magnificent.......

Wildlife is abundant and protected........

These are my Christmas cards done with walnut ink on white rag paper
mounted on black, I add a little china white watercolor on the falls .

May your Christmas be full of wonderment and joy .

More Christmas to come, until then decorate, cook, enjoy family
and friends, and take time out for yourself to quietly reflect .
Wishing you Happy days ~ vicki


  1. Fabulous photos, very majestic and the card is earthy and perfect. I like the way you make them tall like the fall itself........

  2. Well, I certainly enjoyed your previous posts...loved the leaf bowls, and now this post....the nature photos are just gorgeous. You are lucky to live near such beauty. And, you've managed to create some absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards. A very Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the lovely tour! pat

  3. Stunning, they put my little homemade cards to shame! How lucky your friends are to receive these beautiful gifts of art!