I love creating artwork for the holidays. I grew up making my own holiday greeting cards from watercolor to acrylic paintings, colored pencils, block printing, collage and calligraphy. I combine all these talents when I am looking to design something new for the holidays, relying often on inspiration from my childhood – from sledding and making snowmen to the iconic symbols of the season.
I grew up in upstate New York, so snow was always a symbol of winter fun and I incorporated huge falling snowflakes in these Winter Memories Series. I am also a fan of A Charlie Brown Christmas, so the big falling snowflakes are inspired by that as well.
The design on the cocoa mug is inspired from Nordic designs, needlepoint and knitting patterns for snowflakes.
Typography for this series is a combination of a handmade, rubber stamped style front “applied” as collaged pieces, almost like snowfall themselves. Enjoy your holiday season.