Christmas card making in process!
I love to make all my Christmas cards by hand. I like to produce two or three different designs (more for my own entertainment than anything else) and I also have a lot of birthdays in December, so birthday cards get made at the same time while the card-making tools are out. Altogether I made 100 cards on Friday and Saturday ready to write on Sunday and Monday to catch the last post before Christmas. I carved the designs out of a very large eraser ("For Really Big Mistakes" from Flying Tiger Copenhagen, great for printmaking).
By the end of a weekend of long days of carving, stamping, cutting paper and folding card, gluing and writing, my right hand was a wreck!
I don't usually leave all this to the last minute, in fact back in the day I used to get my Christmas cards made during Open Studios week in September, finding it a pleasantly busy thing to do which wasn't thrown off kilter by interruptions of visitors to the studio. This year, however, I was very pleasantly distracted by Folk Tale Week on Instagram in November, followed by the stained glass window work and installation; by the second week of December I still hadn't sorted out the chaos in my work room left by the house move with lots more packing crates to sort before the card-making could even start.
However, it's done now, and my new work room is lovely (but the hallway outside is a mess!)
Hopefully I will be better organised next year and space the card-making work out more comfortably - maybe even the hallway will be tidy by then!
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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