Welcome to my new blog

Christmas card design ©2010 Gwen Partin

Hi, I’m Gwen Partin, a visual artist, designer and teacher. See my About page to read more.

This is my first post.

Every year I create a hand-made Christmas card. I make between 75 and 100 cards each year. Usually I use some method of printmaking for the cards and create them at my studio in NE Minneapolis. This year I was snowed in both the weekends I had planned for this, so I made the cards at home with watercolors. I used some flat, metal snowflake ornaments as stencils and applied a dry brush technique with watercolors.