Happy Holidays!

The Christmas holiday season has come 'round again and, all clichés aside, I really do enjoy this time of year. Especially now, when it's early enough that I'm still enamored with all the sparkly lights and not too stressed out (yet). So today's post is all FA LA LA. I have some new products in my Etsy shop for the holiday season (perfect for gift giving, hint, hint.) and they're going fast because I don't make a lot of them! I've also been working on some new holiday art because while I'm usually making Christmas art all year long this is really the easiest and most enjoyable time to make it. New this year, I have some holiday photo cards available with Mpix.com and I'd love for you to check them out if you're sending out family Christmas cards. Finally, the most recent Yellow House Post included some free printable gift tags because I'm a total gift wrap nerd. If you'd like some of your own, subscribe! Or send me a note and I'll make sure you get some. Now I'm off to deck the halls or wassail . . . or something like that.

New Holiday Art!

Holiday Photo cards available at Mpix.com!

Christmas Gift Tags available to  Yellow House Post  subscribers.  Contact me  to get yours!

Christmas Gift Tags available to Yellow House Post subscribers. Contact me to get yours!

Bunches of bouquets in the shop!

I was having a hard time getting into my groove on Monday so I went back to some flowers I'd painted the week before and started "arranging" them in Photoshop. I actually love arranging flowers in real life (I get that from my Grandma Virginia) and it turns out arranging them digitally is almost as much fun - and they last FOREVER! 

Then I did a couple more! And then I put them in my shop because I really like them and someone else might too.

I suppose one down side is they don't smell as nice as real flowers. I'll just have to wait for spring and summer for that. 

The most wonderful time of the year

Or maybe it's the busiest, craziest, most stressful, and most hyped up on sugar time of the year. But I choose to ignore all that because otherwise I would never enjoy myself. And I'm bound and determined to enjoy myself at Christmas dammit! It's been a long time since I've been on my blog because I've been so crazy busy. In October/November I was doing the Make Art That Sells (MATS) Part B course, which I promise to do a post about and show you what I was working on. Now I'm right in the thick of Etsy shop holiday rush, which I will absolutely not complain about because it's a great thing to have a lot of orders coming in. I wanted to share with you some of the things available in my shop because they're selling fast and I might not be re-stocking some of the items.

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There are five 2016 calendar tea towels, including three new ones for this year: A Street for All Seasons, A Year to Bloom, and Teatime. I also have two desk calendars this year: one is an updated version of A Year of Flowers with new colors and the other is A Vintage Year (as a printed calendar this year instead of a digital download). I also still have some stationery sets in the shop, both blank folded cards and some postcard sets, which make nice stocking stuffers, if I do say so myself. FYI the holiday shipping deadline is next Friday, December 18. After that I can't guarantee Christmas delivery but you can certainly still order for yourself! Visit my SHOP to browse. New products will be coming soon too!

Finally, in the spirit of the season I'm trying to make time to create some new Christmas art that I can add to my portfolio. Below you'll see some of my new art. Follow me on instagram to see the most recent updates on what I'm working on.

wreath

joy-jar2

 

jinglealltheway

 

merryandbright

I hope you're enjoying yourself this holiday season! I'll be back next week with some free Christmas gift tags for you!