Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Holidays!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..


It doesn't look like Christmas at all. Where's all the wonderful Buffalo snow I'm so used to??

So for my Illustration Friday post I will use this holiday card I designed for an office supply company in my hometown Medina, NY. It certainly fits in this week's topic, and I literally just finished it on Tuesday!


I didn't get a jpeg of it when I had the logo on the back. Imagine that above the little red tree there is a logo that says "Paperboys Office Supply & Business Solutions"

I've been crazy busy this December. Working on my house has been quite the journey, but we're putting our final coat of poly on the hardwood floors, so we can move in this weekend! *jumps for joy* *does happy dance* *realizes people are watching and awkwardly sits back in desk chair*

I have taken on another job these past two weeks. Not only am I an Art Director full time, but for the last several days I have also been Santa Claus.

Yes, that's right. 

Awhile back Justin and I made a coloring book for the Lions Club that was printed by Paperboys. It told the story of how the village of Medina is decorated every year by a team of three elves (Rosie, Candy Cane, and Tinsel). Long story short Medina had a big Christmas shin dig where billions of children flooded the streets. At Paperboys you could color a page from the coloring book, and write a letter to Santa (there's a letter on the back to fill out). The big selling point was that Santa will actually write you back! 

Guess who was Santa? 


A better look at the coloring book cover, before the text was put in.
Don't get me wrong, it was fun. Some of those letters were hilarious, and I wanted to make sure that each and every letter was personal. When I was in 1st grade I got a letter from an elf named "Flicky", and I was so excited that I kept the letter forever (still have it now). In 5th grade I was lucky enough to be in the English class that actually wrote those letters to the 1st graders. So who was I? Flicky, the elf. Of course.

Pics of my renovations will be up in due time...there is still too much to do!