Tuesday, December 15, 2009

all is calm

One of the best things about being an illustrator of client's holiday greeting cards are getting the actual card in the mail. There is a certain sense of "all is calm" in knowing that my art has a way of making things bright in each greeting. My client sent me several photos to work from and I just could not resist the urge to illustrate this charming home all lit up for a silent night.
But wait a minute, remember these fine four legged creatures, they live in that house, see them sneaking a peek out the windows upstairs to see if Santa has anything in store for them. I imagine a home full of spirit and magic and all things bright!

42 comments:

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I love the house and the puppies are adorable!

Jeanne said...

Beatuiful Patricia..I imagine they are very happy with your creation. It is lovely :)
Jeanne

Kelley said...

The house looks beautiful. It really must be thrilling to see your work on greeting cards, and knowing that they're being sent out to loved ones all over!

Ideezine said...

All is Calm and all Doggy's are Bright! How blessed they all are to be together in such a great place called Home.
Love Love it and Thanks for sharing with us.

Cheers!

Bette

VictoriaArt said...

Such beauty! Very pretty house and the couple must be so excited about the illustration!

And those pups...

Hope you getting near the finish line before the holidays...

Hugs!
Victoria
(Hope to see you soon!)

Mrs. Blandings said...

The light on the roof is so lovely - I'm sure they were thrilled.

annechovie said...

Just gorgeous! Hope you are having a good week so far. xo

Visual Vamp said...

Perfection!
Next year I am going to have you do a card for me!
xo xo
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Tamstyles said...

beautiful..i still want one of these of our home...great P.

Desde mi ventana said...

Very beautiful creation.The cuple loook the image of happiness.

DMV

Inty swetha said...

the house is lovely.... and the dogs are pretty charming :)

Debra said...

Holiday perfection. Love the pups in the windows. You are making holiday magic in your gorgeous cards.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Now that is a Christmas house! Lovely Patricia. XO

La Petite Gallery said...

How darling,
I think your work is just
devine. So sweet
I do see the little dogs in the windows.


Yvonne

Frau said...

Love your illustrations so pretty! Have a wonderful week.

Southern Aspirations said...

I admit, the pups are my favorite. But I love the house too!

Purple Flowers said...

A wonderful Christmas house. I love the faces of the dogs in the upstairs windows - that made me laugh! Alittle whimsy never hurt anyone.

Joyce said...

Lovely my friend! I think I can hear all the excitement in the house with the 3 little pups running around barking hoping Santa will leave them some treats, a plush toy or two, maybe a new collar or another warm bed.

Ahhh... I sure miss how Kelly would sniff every box that came through the door or be snooping under the tree smelling to see if any of the boxes under the tree are hers.

Thanks my friend! xo

sophiedahydesigns said...

Well, Patricia, you have given me an idea for next year! Could we add my Christmas wreaths to my painting?

Julia said...

Oh, those pups are so CUTE! All decked out in their Christmas finery!

Rebecca said...

What is it about that style of home that makes it seem so inviting? Your work brings out all the loveliness of the dogs and home.

amy and ann said...

Lovely illustrations! What wonderful keepsake cards they will make. Framable!

ann

Gwen Driscoll said...

Patricia,

Love your artwork. Just can't decide what I want you to do for me. Do you ever do children? I've been thinking maybe something of my Lucy, fun and funky.

Hope all is well.

Gwen
Ragland Hill Social

Oh, go back to Ragland Hill today for your daily infusion of green. I'd like to know if you like the brighter hues or today's better. I love green too.

Maman de trois petit rois said...

It's divine, they must be thrilled! I'm officially saving my pennies for next year!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a thrill as an illustrator it must be to create cards that will be sent to so many places to so many people to brighten their holiday. These two examples are tremendous. Happiest of weeks to you Patricia x

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a thrill as an illustrator it must be to create cards that will be sent to so many places to so many people to brighten their holiday? These two examples are tremendous. Happiest of weeks to you Patricia x

Karena said...

Oh you are at your best, as always Patricia!

Anci said...

I really like your drawings ! They are beautiful and so wonderful. Wish I could do that too :)

xx
Anci

Lauren said...

oh i just love this Patricia!!! so special!!

xoxo

Katherine Lee said...

those pups are adorable, beautiful work!

xo katherine aka. urban flea ;)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Shandell's said...

Love the dogs, they have the perfect bows.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Lovely and adorable!

Jo said...

It's beautiful!

Jo

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Love the illustrations! Maggie (our mutt)...who is usually very calm and bright...started to eat the tree skirt last night. Not chew; actually EAT. Not sure what that's all about...maybe she's trying to tell us she's hungry. Or jealous that we were eating cookies and she wasn't. ;-)

Oliveaux said...

They are both so beautiful...Ax

Kwana said...

What a wonderful feeling to have your work used is such a joyous way. Just beautiful.

Dana Cochran said...

What a lovely home. I love the little doggies looking out the windows! What an adorable touch!
~Dana

Janet said...

Oh, what a treat to receive in the mail!

prashant said...

love the house and the puppies are adorable!

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prashant said...

.I imagine they are very happy with your creation. It is lovely :)

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The 5 Bickies said...

Your work often inspires me! I love to look at your illustrations of a home's exterior and think about what I like and how I can incorporate those features in to a house remodel that looms on the back burner.

kanishk said...

I imagine they are very happy with your creation.

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