Great Arrow Graphics, the greeting card company that makes every card by hand using traditional silkscreen methods sent to me a box of my latest designs. It’s always exciting to see the finished products and hold them in my hands. I think they look great, feel great and even have a lovely smell of fresh ink! Let me know what you think and leave a comment. I will choose at random, three people and they will receive a nice sampler gift package of my cards. Not just the ones you see here but for other occasions as well!
Happy Chinese New Year 2014! Wishing you joy, peace, hope and prosperity in the auspicious Year Of The Horse. I hope you will surmount the challenges you face and enjoy the successes you’ve worked for and earned! Every Chinese New Year, I enjoy coming up with an illustration to celebrate the particular animal that is represented in that year by the Chinese Zodiac. While I’m not an expert on Chinese Astrology, I like to think that creating this annual illustration makes me feel that I’m a little connected to my Chinese Heritage, in spite of being a 6th generation Chinese American! Sometimes it’s very difficult to draw certain animals I might not be so fond of and is for me a challenge to find the beauty that nature created. For instance, last year the 2013 animal was the Snake. My snake illustration surprised me because it came out beautifully, I thought. Here is last years Chinese New Year greeting. If you’d like to learn more about Chinese Astrology you can click here or do an online search where there is a plethora of information on the subject!
The folks over at Great Arrow Graphics, the fabulous greeting card company in Buffalo, New York, are busy cranking out their 2013 holiday cards. Each card is lovingly silk-screened by hand and I consider them miniature works of art. I was delighted to see this photo posted on Great Arrow’s Facebook Page inside of their packing room. My snow owl greeting card from last year sold at Barnes and Noble and was also nominated for the Louie Greeting Card Award. Nice to see that the little guy is back on the block for the holidays this year!