Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and wishing you much success and creativity in twenty-ten! Yes, that’s what I’m calling it. Twenty-ten. It kind of just rolls off the tongue easier than two thousand ten. Plus it reminds me of when a little kid is learning to count, and is so proud he knows those grown-up numbers past twenty that he gets kind of carried away: “... twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, twenty-ten, twenty-eleven, twenty-twelve ...”

This year, I’ve resolved to try to post a blog entry every day. But Karen, you say, this is January 5th. Yes, I say, but my friend Mona and I have decided that when New Year’s Day falls on Friday, then there should be a grace period for starting all resolutions until Monday. Granted, this is Tuesday, but yesterday I was busy working on this poster for an upcoming show at one of our local theaters. For the background image I used this photo I took of the old oak tree in our yard one misty morning.

I love designing posters. Here’s one I made last fall for the women’s ministry at our church, using a combo of found art and scans of pieces of several of my paintings.

I really had fun with this one, putting together the collage electronically ... so much fun that I’ve decided to try some actual real-life collage paintings this year.

And I have been finishing up that painting from my last post ... check in tomorrow for the finished piece!


Sandra said...

Love the WNO poster!! I had been meaning to ask you about your artwork for it, since I was not here to see it. Beautiful...Sandra

Sandra said...

Love the posters!!! It passed through my mind to ask about last fall's WNO, but it was a fleeting thought. I would have eventually remembered to ask...slh

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Thanks, Sandra! I really meant to email you a picture of the WNO poster ... I'm glad you like it!

Lana Gramlich said...

I'm with you on "twenty-ten." Lovely poster! I have fun creating flyers, too.

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

thanks, Lana ... I love graphic design, because it kind of combines two things I love (and this might sound a little weird): art and math!