This week’s photograph of the week is another blended collage.
Every year I create a couple of holiday cards from my photos that George and I send to friends and family. I used to print my own cards, but for the last couple of years I’ve had zazzle print them. I like the quality, and the price is reasonable. Zazzle was having a half-off sale on cards, so I stayed up late the other night getting this year’s card finished.
I started with a photo I took of our holiday bubble lights in candelabras. George found these – they’re really fun because the liquid inside the glass bubbles up as it is heated by the light bulb. We even use one as a night light!
I blended it with a photo I took of our lit Hanukah menorah candles. This reflects our blended family, since we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukah.
I thought that the blending tool I chose brought out some interesting colors and patterns. Here’s a closeup of one of the variations I made, this one is more abstract:
This is the whole image:
Do you design and make your own holiday cards? I’ve noticed that each year fewer people are sending cards, is it the expense or just the ease of email? Are you going to say “Happy Holidays” on your facebook page, by email, or by card?
Okay, I know it’s early to think about the holidays — I couldn’t believe that they already started airing Christmas ads on TV. So think of this as just a “save the date” post. After five steady years of holding Open Studios twice a year, I skipped last year. But I have so many new wonderful gifts and creations to share with you, I decided to resume and I will hold my Holiday Gift Sale and Open Studio the first two weekends of December this year. If you’re in the Bay Area, come on by for some yummy treats and good conversation — December 4-5 and 11-12, from 10 am to 5 pm. You can email me for directions or if you have other questions. I have a wide range of my handmade gifts (for yourself or for friends and family), at all different prices – many under $20. And if you follow my blog, you know I have some special new gifts for your pets!
I’d love to send you a postcard reminder – just email me your mailing address. If you can’t make it this year, I have a lot of work to share with you in my new Artfire gallery, or check out the new ornaments and other things (t-shirts, totes, sneakers, ties, etc.) with my images on them in my Zazzle gallery.