Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Artist Christmas Cards

George Zoretich 1971

Yeah, as if I had the time...

Actually, I've been battling a nasty cold for over a week, and it has left me tired and fuzzy-brained to the point that I can mess up even the most straight forward task. I've nearly gotten my own (store-boughten) cards signed and in the post, but I'd intended to make a couple of padfolios as special gifts to slip into a couple of packages. I soon found that following Beth Wheeler's easy directions was more than I could muster, and on the day I said I really had to finish one, I had the usual string of mishaps that accompany a task done under adverse conditions.

And so, I send you over to the Smithsonian Magazine's website, where they tell of "A new exhibition of seasonal greetings from artists such as Alexander Calder and Philip Guston [that] celebrates the handmade holiday card." This link takes you to the article, and this one to the photo gallery. Most of them are quite odd, not your typical holiday greeting for sure.

When I get my act together, I'll post pictures of my padfolio adventure.


quiltcrazygal said...

Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed this:) Great way to spend sometime when I can't sleep. Hope your feeling better soon and wishing you a Happy Holiday. Jenna Louise

Chris said...

I completely loved looking at these cards! I'm inspired to make my own... for next year. I also downloaded the instructions for the padfolio. Maybe in January. Thanks for an awesome post.

Deborah said...

You're ahead of me! Thanks for the links!