Updated: Nov 7, 2021
So many people think of winter as dull and grey. But I see it full of color. Evergreens with a touch of snow, holly bushes with their beautiful red berries, snowmen and gnomes in colorful coats, painted birdhouses, bunnies, birds and yes, even ladybugs, as I do hear about it when they are missing in any illustration I create for my greeting cards. So here are some images of winter with all the colors I love. And because I can, I add whatever colors I like to the mountains, the starry skies and the baubles on the ground. Remember to look for the hidden in most of my illustrations. All cards are blank inside and ready for your very own special greeting. All online orders that qualify for free shipping received between now and December 24, 2021 will receive my 2022 calendar of monthly images.
These, and more, have all been made into winter themed greeting cards and are online and ready to be sent out. In addition to the online site, the Vernon Community Art Center Local Shopping Event of the year, "Artsolutely", opens on November 26th and will run until noon on Christmas Eve.
It is a wonderful show with at least 30 artisans [I'll be there with more than just cards] showing their artworks, pottery, felting, metalwork, glasswork, bookbinding and so much more. It is also a main fundraiser for the Art Center which is such a fabulous community gathering place for anyone interested in the art world. For those of you living in the Okanagan or visiting our area, be sure to stop by and check it out. The Vernon Community Art Center is on Hwy. 6 right behind the Science Centre in Polson Park. "Artsolutely" will be open 7 days a week, 9-7 Monday to Friday, Saturday, 9-5, Sundays, Noon-4pm and December 24th from 9am-1pm. Shopping local not only benefits the artists but in this case supports the Art Center as well.