Whilst sitting on a bus in the summer, I got an idea for a Christmas card. I am not sure why such an unseasonal image would ‘pop’ into my mind on one of the hottest days of the year, but I wonder if it’s because I was secretly wishing for cooler weather. I am definitely not a hot-house orchid, I am much more akin to a polar bear.
I imagined doing a Christmas card on the theme of the number 18, which I could personalise and send out to my closest friends (unless they are called Peter Masscharis, who actually got a polar bear card 😉 )
I scribbled a quick scamp into a little drawing pad that my good friend, Cherry Balme, had lovingly made me in 2013 and pondered on the idea until an opportunity came to create it on the computer. I managed to do a good few of these cards (maybe about a dozen), before I realised that it wasn’t possible to do many more, being busy at work and planning on returning to teaching in the autumn. There’s only so much a graphic designer/illustrator/teacher can do…
I received some lovely comments on the Christmas card and I think people are expecting me now to do it every year… Well, I am not so sure about that…but who knows…watch this space.
I would like to wish all my readers all over the world and here at home (in Great Britain) a very Merry Christmas and every best wish for 2019 x