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Kat's Nature Is To Be Creative - I Love Paint and Stuff

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Art for Christmas cards

Sorry I missed a few weeks with you all.
 I have been busy with my son; packing/ moving  him
 into a new apartment
where he is starting a new job

...I am back home and working on a 
few oil/  pastels art works
 to enter a Christmas/ Winter 
greeting card competition this November.
The winning art work will have a Christmas card made 
for  local  Ohio congressman, Peter Beck.
 (and 500 dollars also). 
To say the least -  I sure could use that!
I didn't realize that it would be so much fun to try to come up with a design
 that wasn't already done in some way.
 I decided to go colorful and abstract a touch
here are a couple art works for the
 event/ contest in November

my work desk

thinking of adding this purple frame to it

two paintings side by side
sorry the photos are not that great
I have to use my hubs cheapo camera
I left mine in Chicago !
My- Bad



TexWisGirl said...

i really like the star swirl!

hope your son likes his new life.

Elise@growcreative said...

I like the star design. It has so much movement in it. Good luck with the contest!

Gloria said...

Hi Kat. Love your pieces. Peace on Earth is definitely what we all need. Thx for stopping by my blog and sorry you are missing your mom. ::sending you good thoughts::Take care.

Carolyn Dube said...

I hope our Peace on Earth star wins! That one is so bright and cheery with a unique holiday look!

Jen said...

Love the colors and energy!

Debbie said...

The star swirl is really nice. Your colors are gorgeous! Good luck with settling in, and all of your projects.

Anne Manda said...

Love the star, so wonderful, but I like the other one, too. Good luck in the competition! HPPF!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Gosh they are all pretty wonderful... I would love to get one of those Peace on earth cards... what a great idea to run the contest... you will have to let us know if they open the voting to the public so we can get you over the line as the winner!!!

Lynn Cohen said...

Fun paintings turned into cards! Good luck!

NatashaMay said...

Love the sparkling stars. Wonderful art!

Pointy Pix said...

I love the peace on earth star swirl - it's totally original as far as Christmas card designs go and there is something about it which appeals to my fascination with the cosmos and the interconnectedness of it all! Good luck!

denthe said...

Love your designs, especially the top one. So much movement in there, and lovely colors!

Susan said...

Love your 'peace on earth' star. The color, the motion...gorgeous!

Jessica Sporn said...

gorgeous colors! The first star looks like it's dancing in the sky!

Gloria said...

I also favor the swirly star. Here's to you winning the 500 buckaroos! I live Northwest of Chicago, tell me where you left your camera and I'll go pick it up! Just kidding, though I would do that for you if there were any chance of it still being there.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Both are excellent ~ favorite is the swirling star ~ lovely work ~ ( A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Good luck in the competition. Your designs are lovely and worthy of being the chosen one. Happy PPF

WrightStuff said...

Just loving the gorgeous use of colour!

Tammie Lee said...

these are each so lovely and charming!

Tammie Lee said...

wishing you success with the contest too!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great to have you back, Kat!
Love your Peace on Earth art!
It is amazing!
Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love the bright colors and the swirls, so pretty. good luck

Netty said...

Good luck with the competition and loving the first one with all the swirls. Happy PPF, Annette x

Rita said...

Love all the art you shared but the Peace on Earth is great. I really like the movement and the shape of the star, it has lots to look at and feel. Very nice!

aimee said...

so bright and cheery -- i love it!

Debbie said...

i love them! especially the star with the heart in the middle! love really is what brings peace...God's love and our love for others!

Brenda Brown said...

Love the vibrant colours and designs. Good luck with the competition.
hugs {brenda} xox #88

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

I loved your Peace on Earth...Good Luck for the contest!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Kate these are wonderful, and would make great Christmas cards...really, so energetic and yet so conveying of the Peace we all yearn for. Nice to see your desk again!

Annabelle said...

Hi Kat,

Love both your cards but the "Peace on Earth" is the Star in this selection....hope you win!Good Luck,

Annabelle m^._.^m ~^..^~

Laurie said...

hey really are beautiful , each one and so "YOU" , your style shines through,
I had my google account hacked and my blog went with it so I have started a new one, I had to rejoin your blog because I'm starting from scratch, I hope you might find me again,

JKW said...

I love the stars and the trees and the swirls. Beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF