Happy New Year to all my visitors and art blog pals!

As I suspect may be the case with many of you, I have been trying to climb out of the holiday doldrums. Happened last year at this time, too. And it’s not like I have nothing to post. I did all of those secret santa things that I couldn’t post because they were secret. So I am posting my favorites!

Jillian Calavera2.5" x 3.5" ATC, Copic markers.

Jillian Calavera
2.5″ x 3.5″ ATC, Copic markers.

This is my favorite of all the Calavera/Day of the Dead girls I’ve done (which granted is only about a dozen, and all Art Card size.) I wanted to post it as soon as it was done, but it was a secret!

10 Brown Lemur 5x7

Brown Lemur & Friend
5″ x 7″ Copics on mustard-tone card stock.

This is my favorite of the (slightly) larger art I did for secret santa. It was tricky picking the colors because the mustard tone of the paper changed everything. In the end I think the detail on the chameleon’s face might overpower the lemur a bit, but I was very satisfied with the finished composition and color scheme.

And finally, three more ATCs I thought were pretty neat:

Three secret santa ATCs

Maria Calavera, Young Dreaming Tree, Alien Ambassador
Each 2.5″ x 3.5″ ATCs, Copics on smooth Bristol board.

Progress pics for some of these below.  Thanks so much for visiting my first post of 2013! I hope we all have a very peaceful and art-filled new year!


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11 thoughts on “Happy New Year to all my visitors and art blog pals!

  1. Amanda Pollard

    Happy New Year, Cindy! There’s some really great stuff here :) Although I love your Day of the Dead girls, I think my favourites are still your beasties – the lemur and chameleon are awesome (that’s one lucky Secret Santa recipient)! I hope you had a fab festive holiday, and that 2013 will be filled with loads of cool and exciting stuff for you!! :D xx

  2. SL Scheibe

    Super awesome Santa presents! I love the Calavera girl. Why Jillian? If we both participate in Summer Solstice, I’ll cross my fingers for you, lol :)

  3. ruthsartwork

    Happy New Year. I know how you feel about the post holiday doldrums. Today I had to deal with a faulty ceiling light in the studio. Hard to get motivated with distractions in and out of the house.

    I like the lemur and chameleon. They look very festive.

  4. Yara

    Love the Jillian Calavera! She is so mesmerizing!!!
    I always enjoy your blog, I love to see your work in progress and I’m so glad you have a creative secrets! ;) Wish you a very creative 2013!

  5. Alicia

    LOVE THAT LEMUR! Happy New Year Cindy! You’ve been busy with some great stuff while I have been away from checking in! So wonderful to get to finally get over here and check it all out!

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