An art forum I belong to is having a holiday card drive. I wanted to share it with folks here in case anyone is interested. You can either use store-bought cards or make your own. More info can be found here.
Both L and I are making at least one card and will be sending them out this week.
One design idea I had tried was a papercut of a sea turtle with lights… I didn’t like the way the card came out, so I will not be sending that one anywhere. I really liked the little sea turtle though, so I wanted to share him here. I had not done any papercutting since my shadow puppetry class in college, so this was my experiment. I think he came out ok (definitely better than the card itself). I made a few other “copies” of him, and I may turn him into an ornament. I just have to buy some tissue paper (I want the lights to be multi-colored). I was a bit frustrated by my drawing ability, and I wasn’t sure about my papercutting ability, so I did not put too much detail into him. I wanted to do a Hawksbill (hence the beak), but couldn’t get the shell to look right when I tried to draw in the scutes. Hawksbills are the ones that were almost hunted to extinction because of their pretty shells. I just could not do them justice, so I left them out. I hope you can still tell what he is… It’s a bit easier with a colored background, but this is just the outline.
Anyway, join in the project and send some cards to people in hospitals. You never know, you could totally make someone’s holiday 😉