Card-writing has become just a little bit more fun with my discoveries of Thomas Kinkade and Terry Redlin… along with those classic jingles, a mug of warm spicy tea, candlelight, and a large table to spread out and work. I really envy their artistic skills! Have you seen how gorgeous Kinkade’s and Redlin’s cards are? Now that I found them, I wouldn’t dream of sending out anything else; though I might allow for a few exceptions ;).
I’ve been sending Kinkade cards to family and close friends for a few years now. This Christmas I received a card from my favorite aunt (she’s been very kind to me over the years). It was none other than Terry Redlin’s “Evening Frost.” Glitter and an equally beautiful coordinating envelope! That’s it! I had to set out to find it and found it, I have! I’m stocking up for next year. Maybe this will in-turn inspire another =).
I started to take interest in his work before beginning this blog so I almost forgot to mention him. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists to the point where I’ve decorated my study with his artwork. He was featured in my #1 movie “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou and Mathieu Kassovitz. I have been thinking about his artwork recently. My brother-in-law bought me “The Little King December” (by Axel Hacke, illustrated by Michael Sowa) off my Christmas wishlist. I also attempted to find an iPhone compatible download of “Amelie” but was met with disappointment =(. Without further adieu…
*Photocredit: Amazon.com, Michael Sowa, “Amelie” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Artist Julie Maren collaborated with Smartwool to create some of the loveliest accessories! It was pure textile triumph- a marriage of beauty with cream of the crop natural fibers! Please view my previous post regarding my fave Smartwool socks to see a few of Ms. Maren’s work (natural imagery).
I was looking to purchase holiday cards entitled “Avian Holiday” by Adolf Dehn. I think I missed out on the boxed card sale already and can’t find it anywhere =(. Oh well, I deserve this for waiting too long. I did a little research on this artist and instantly fell in love with his work…
“Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) was one of the most notable lithographers of the 20th century. Throughout his artistic career, Dehn participated in and helped define some important movements in American art, including Regionalism, Social Realism, and caricature. He was known for both his technical skills and his high-spirited, droll depictions of human foibles.”