I just finished this little Christmas painting the other day, The Bird Guardian. I don’t know why, but I connect snow scenes with birds so often in my paintings. They’re just such lovely spots of color during a colorless season I suppose. And we must remember to help the little birdies, when pickins are slim, so to speak, during the wintertime.
She may look slightly familiar because this painting is a variation of a favorite painting of mine from last winter, The Cardinal’s Carol
. Except this one lends itself better to standard card size and features blue birds.
My plan is to create several Christmas Postcard designs and then offer you, my lovely readers in all far flung and nearby regions, a chance to be able to place preorders for the exact amount of cards you’d like. It will sort of be like Audrey Eclectic mail order! Now wont that be handy?
Starting in about 2 weeks an epic change will happen here at this little home art studio. My baby, who I’ve been at home with for the past four years, will be headed off to school full time. She’ll put on her little uniform, grab her backpack and a nap roll (good luck to the teacher who tries to get this child to nap!) and will be off to big kid school. It’s going to be quite a change, and will also let me focus on my art as a full time job. I have to say, I’m really really looking forward to it. And this fall is shaping up to be so jam packed with things, I’m going to need several hours a day to get done all I plan to get done. Lets just hope my eyes aren’t bigger than my paintbrush 😉
Have a good weekend and stay cool!~