I have just returned from the printers with a box of newly printed Christmas cards after much deliberation. The usual dilemma, do I print on demand just enough for my own needs, expensive but easy, or do I bring down the cost per card by printing in quantity?
I decided to bite the bullet this year and go for option number two. I will probably send or give most of these cards myself but I have saved some for the shop, so if anyone is interested please have a look here.
The design features our native robin, one of my favourite birds. One like this lives in my garden and appears every time I start to dig, which isn’t very often now the weather has turned chilly. When the weather turns really cold they fluff out their feathers and appear to be spherical though I haven’t noticed them doing that this year...yet.
All of which is a good excuse to include this traditional rhyme-
The north wind doth blow And we shall have snow, And what will poor robin do then poor thing? He’ll sit in a barn, And keep himself warm And hide his head under his wing Poor thing.
(and who could blame him?)
By the way, thank you to all those who have entered my fabric giveaway. I will be back on Monday to draw two names out of the hat.
My name is Valerie Greeley. I am an artist, surface pattern/textile designer and illustrator. I have a special interest in the book arts including illustration, bookbinding, printmaking and artist books. I also have an interest in quilting, nature and bumblebees.