Wednesday, December 22, 2010

IF: Mail, Merry Christmas! & 5 year blogoversary!

happy winter solstice! 

I wanted to get my christmas card printed and in the mail this year, but since I just finished coloring it last night it became an e-card. (I have to admit I like not worrying about my cards being held up at the printer, or lost in the holiday snail mail.)

I want to thank everyone for your wonderful support. 5 years ago on Christmas Eve I decided to start up this here blog to begin sharing my creative endeavors. I never could have imagined all the wonderful connections I would make, and this year I was especially lucky to be able to meet even more bloggers out in the real world. Looking back, this has been an incredible journey, and it feels like it's still just beginning.


edit: Oops! I almost forgot I wanted to share my color palette choosing method this time. I had these colors picked out a while back, and in order to stay true to it I scanned them in. I had to alter a bit from the scan, but it was a good stepping off point.

Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled holiday wishes~~~

I wish everyone a Christmas filled with merriment and a prosperous and creative 2011!

For a little creative inspiration, watch this amazing 2D animation.

I noticed this reflection in one of my tiny ornaments the other day:

Don't forget to take time to appreciate the little things


See you in 2011!

18 comments:

Laura V. said...

So cute. Love the balance with the trees. Great job!

Maria Bogade said...

This is lovely, Angela!A wonderful christmas to you too!

Jennifer Bower said...

What a wonderful and unique Christmas card. I love the colors and your characters.

Kristi Valiant said...

Super fun card, Angela! Love the composition, colors, and characters. Merry Christmas!

Nina Crittenden said...

It has been lovely getting to know you this year! All my best to you for a Happy 2011!!!

ghostkitten said...

the colors are really unique and work well together. thank you for sharing you palette choosing process. nicely done.

Bella Sinclair said...

Aw, crud. How did I miss so much awesomeness?!

I love this card! I just finished a big cuppa peppermint hot chocolate, myself. I hope I sprout elfin ears. Or antlers. Antlers would be cool.

Wishing you a very merry, warm, and wonderful Christmas. And happy blogaversary!

Mahna mahna! (I spent a lot of time in my college years singing that!)

Rabbit Town Animator said...

Merry Christmas to you! Your card is very sweet!

theartofpuro said...

Love this card:)Merry Xmas!

Angela Matteson said...

Thank you everyone!
I wish you all a warm & safe holiday!

Shirley said...

Angela - what a wonderful post..I just love that reflection, your amazing card, your palette choice!, and of course that fantastic inspirational video. I thank YOU for your being here in blogland for all of us to visit and enjoy your amazing work. Happy anniversary to you!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and see you in 2011..can't wait to view your awesome work. Hugs, Angela!!

Manola said...

So lovely! :) Merry Christmas to you too!! ♥

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm celebrating my 2 year blogaversary next week with a giveaway. Be sure to stop by.

sketched out said...

Love your card!! Love this post and I love the fact that I met you as a fellow blogger a few years ago and then actually met you last summer. It's been such a pleasure.

Wishing you the best year ever this 2011. Happy New Year, Angela!!

Dam Ferreira said...

Great stuff :)
I liked

Claudio Cerri said...

Hey Angela, you're artworks are lovely! I follow you! See you soon!

erika said...

Hi Angela -

I selected you to receive a “Stylish Blogger Award” because I think your art rocks! If you would like to accept the award you just post 7 things about yourself and send it on to 15 other blogs you love! ☺

You can see my post here if you would like to join the fun! ☺
http://www.fluximagery.com/?p=2716

Thank you for being you!

MJC *-* said...

Love the deer in the last picture! Too bad you couldn't print your christmass card. I was also too late with my card. And i was also to busy to make an e-card. Well new golden goals for next year: Promotion stuff on time!