Two Christmas Card Designs for 2014

Photoshop is becoming one of my favorite design mediums. As a fine artist, I was very resistant to using Photoshop. In the good old days everything had to be drawn a bunch of times. Slowly I’m coming around to using Photoshop whenever it helps to reduce design time, and as long as I’m not infringing on someone else’s work.

Windsor Christmas

A long time friend and patron of the arts asked me to create her Christmas Cards again this year. She’s fun to work with, as she usually has the initial concept in mind and then I get to run with it. The card features her relatively young dog and her relatively older parrot meeting each other nose to nose. I speculate that they may meet nose to nose on many occasions.

dog and parrot nose to nose

Windsor Christmas 2014

50 cards

50 cards!

The borders are all hand leafed.






Mesmer Christmas

I wanted to honor my sweet little Mesmer this Christmas as she passed away last month at the age of 14. I picture her in a beautiful space waiting for the day when we see each other again. From ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, our card states that the bell on our Christmas Tree rang this year and our angel got her wings.

Mesmer the dog Christmas Card

Christmas 2014


About kriegart

I am Susan Krieg, Mixed Media Artist, since 1989 when I first started working as a water colorist for Accent Graphics. I've lived on the West Coast, the East Coast, the Midwest and the Southwest, and currently in rural Virginia. I studied art at Cal College of the Arts in SF and The Art Students League in NYC. I am influenced by Modigiliani, Picasso, Lempicka, Dunand and a million other things.
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One Response to Two Christmas Card Designs for 2014

  1. Shari says:

    Your friend’s cards turned out so cute, and the one of Mesmer really touches my heart.

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