A tribute in cards.
I am honoured that some of my art was selected for a set of note cards and mugs.
A fellow artist spotted my urban sketch of of the Cridge Centre as she browsing through my sketch book one day.
She remarked on it because she is on the Board of Director’s of The Cridge Centre for the Family.
Months passed by and forgot about it when she came back to me and requested a scan of the image so that she may have it made into note cards. Today she brought by the finished results and I’m thrilled!
I am one of the organizers of the Victoria Urban Sketchers, our local chapter of the international Urban Sketchers organization. We meet every second Saturday morning in different areas around Greater Victoria to sketch as a group.
This is one way I have been able to regularly channel my creative energy. We all have busy lives, but even when I’ve been overwhelmed with everything the universe decides to throw at me I’ve managed to maintain this art habit.
The Cridge Centre is a great exterior to sketch. The grounds surrounding this turn-of-the-century brick building are filled with old oak trees, flowing shrubs and rock outcroppings.
The British Columbia Protestant Orphans’ Home had humble, unpretentious beginnings. As the need arose for more beds, funds were raised from the community to build the Taylor building high on a hill in 1893. It now houses Seniors and provides many other valuable services to families in our community.
8 Replies to “From Urban Sketch to Note Cards & Mugs”
U are so talented! Love it!
Congratulations! This is just w wonderful piece of art and now it will be everywhere. Have a very nice Sunday.
I love urban sketches. I’ve noticed that there are different styles, some loose and some more realistic. It seems a challenge either way. Congratulations on your art being acknowledged. The original painting and notecards are beautiful.
Congratulations! It’s a beautiful piece of art.
Kudos to you. I am thrilled for you. Your artwork is beautiful and very deserving of the honor of being used on the notecards and mugs. Thanks for sharing the old photo. It adds such a special touch to your post this week. genie
What a wonderfuk compliment and well deserved!
Sorry for that typo should be ‘wonderful’
nice sketch and thats great it is going to be used for cards and mugs 🙂