Tuesday, December 11, 2007

'Tis done!

It's the usual imaginary Cornish scene, a figment of my tortured imagination. In this my fantasy, we are living in the larger house with the surfboard propped up and the fairy-lit palm tree. I have a lovely big studio down on the quay and there's a pub nearby. Fans of the Cornish Pirates rugby team will be pleased to note a couple of scarves in team colours.

Down by the tree are hubby, son, me and the dog. The old couple walking up towards the church are Martin's parents...this will be our first Christmas without them.

Have a peaceful Christmas, all.

The glowing!

Here's the illustration painted, but not finished.

So here's a detail of the church area:

And here I've started to put the glow on:

Nice? More when I've done.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

The finishing line's in sight!

Here's the latest state of my Christmas card. I've worked my way down the hill, though there are still bits to do uphill...the tree in the graveyard and the surfboard for instance...and the glowy bits. of course, which will come at the very end.

I was hoping to get it finished today, but circumstances dictated otherwise and so I hope it'll be done tomorrow. Then I have to start praying the card and envelopes I ordered, arrive in time for me to print and post them!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Christmas is coming...and I'm not ready!

The card is coming along bit by bit...but it's now December. Argh! I've ordered the card and envelopes so I should be able to print them as soon as the design's finished. Anyway...here's the latest state:

As you can see, There's some more snow on the roofs and the old couple are done. More tomorrow!
When it's finished I'll blow up one or two details in the illustration for you to look at.