Holiday Card 2005

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Shara Donohue

The title says most of it. My friends and family are a patchwork of different faiths and beliefs, which makes it somewhat difficult to send holiday cards.  I think it's silly to send a holiday-specific card to each group, particularly when there are those whose religion is undefined, or who celebrate multiple holidays. On the other hand, I really don't like cards with a nice, safe, generic picture that say "Season's Greetings."  I find them horribly insincere. It seems to me that everyone has some sort of winter celebration, and those of various religions and faiths have taken on elements from others, and the really common factor is light, so I made that my theme. The dragon was actually not originally intended. I was trying to make it a more austere card, and try to keep cuteness out of it, but of course, there was no escape. I like the way he came out, though, a little wreathed snow dragon playing in the lights.  I do consider this one a work in progress, as there are aspects that could use a little improvement, as I had to finish it in a hurry. Overall I'm pretty happy with it, especially the angel and ths lights. Created entirely with a mouse using the GIMP and MSPaint.


Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology



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