What I did in November

Now that the holidays are over and the cards have gone out, I wanted to show you what I did in November.
Town Christmas

This was the artwork for the Town of Kernersville Christmas card this year.  Thank you TOK!!!

Those of you from around here will recognize the entrance to the town on Main Street and Cherry Street.  This was a challenge for several reasons.  First, it was a fairly short deadline.  I think it was less than three weeks including a sketch for approval. The horse and carriage are white metal that have white lights around the edges at night.  All these years of drawing and painting and this was the first night scene I’ve done.  I didn’t want it to be just a black background either so I had to work on some color that would still make sense.

When I went out after dark to photograph the entrance for reference I discovered something else.  The Kernersville sign is NOT illuminated at night!  Heck, I always thought it was!  I also had to do some “landscaping” to raise the sign above the horse and carriage.  I put that “Creative License” they gave me in college to use.  This was a fun assignment and I appreciate the opportunity to do it.  Yes, Town of Kernersville, I would love to do another one if you would like me to.

As a side note: I have written and scheduled this post ahead of time since I am probably recovering from some dental work today.  This has absolutely nothing to do with art, just a shameless plug for sympathy 😉

Christel

 

Update on notecard sales

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. After our Thanksgiving dinner with my parents, sister and brother-in-law, the kids and I kicked off our Christmas season with a viewing of Christmas Vacation. The holiday craziness doesn’t seem too bad after watching what the Grizwald family went through!

A Candle for Nicholas - Fundraiser
A Candle for Nicholas – Fundraiser

The “A Candle for Nicholas” notecards are on sale at Kernersville Elementary School, Smiles By Design, Dr. Bruce Burns, DDS and in the past week, Upscale Living Consignment (on Kernersville Road across from Triad Salvage) as well as Center City Frame Gallery at the Studios at 625 (625 N. Trade Street, Winston-Salem).

Personally I have picked up and deposited to Nicholas’ account $442 from the sales and donations. Other folks have packages of the cards as well and are making deposits with their fundraising work. I can tell it’s going to be difficult to keep up with exactly amounts, but I know that I ordered 1000 cards. When all those are gone (and I hope I have to order more) it will be at least $1200 plus any donations made in the process.

Thanks to all those who have purchased them and please pass the information along. This is going to be an ongoing need for the family as they work through Nicholas’ recovery.