Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cards

A log time ago, early 1980's, I had a position as a Liturgical Artist and Arts Coordinator at  Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver. At Christmas time in the midst of pageant involvement with costumes and sets, and banners for services, I was responsible for creating designs suitable for the leaflets for the many Christmas services. They had to be black and white line drawings suitable for printing out by photocopier. We didn't have PC's at that time so I did everything with pen and ink.
Last week I pulled out a few of those old designs and I  began adapt them and to play in colour with in CorelDraw and Painter11.
I have also been doodling as you can see, in those three wise fellows on camels. Colour brings them alive. They seem to be wanting to emerge from the page into my life or at least onto cards.