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Christmas Time Is Here

For my personal Christmas card this year, I knew I wanted to illustrate my grandma’s ornament collection from the 50’s and 60’s. The shapes and colors of the ornaments were diverse and fascinating, I was immediately drawn to them the moment I saw them. After brainstorming a few ideas, I sketched out a girl in a beautiful flair dress, dancing while decorating with the ornaments. This concept soon turned into a full illustration, a series of patterns, then stickers and gift tags.

It’s one thing to illustrate something fun and colorful for the holiday season. It’s another to let your imagination run wild while incorporating special memories from your past. This ornament collection was so special to three generations and it’s something that I will keep in my family forever. It was such a joy to bring them to life for friends and family in my Christmas card this year.