handdrawn holiday card by gina sekelsky studioCustom holiday cards:  These cards were really custom -- Liz sent a photo of herself, her husband and their adorable pooch, and asked me to create a Christmas-themed illustration.  I've never really done anything like this, and was so grateful that Liz believed I could do it.  Fun! Happy Hour of the Month by Gina Sekelsky StudioYear two of new cocktails to try with my husband on Friday nights.  This year's version includes snacks too! holiday cards by gina sekelsky studioKris is another customer I have worked with for years.  The challenge is to create something new for her family that differs from the card I create for her sister's family (featured yesterday), and incorporates the theme Kris chooses each year.  (I know, great idea, right?)  This year's theme was gratitude, which was a piece of cake since I had just wrapped up my 2013 Quote of the Month series, A Year of Gratitude.  (And as you can see, this card is very different from Karen's card.) grettel holiday card by gina sekelsky studioI {heart} writing word clouds.  Grettel brought me a list of words and we tossed around ideas for the shape.  When Grettel suggested holly, I knew we'd hit the mark.  I {heart} collaborating, too! notecards by gina sekelsky studioDidn't I mention yesterday that I'd made a lot of notecards over the holiday season?  I loved making all the little custom motifs for these cards -- many fun additions to my illustration library.  (My personal favorite is the rice + chopsticks.)  Here's how they look all packaged up: custom notecards by gina sekelsky studioAlthough this batch was a custom order, I'm hoping to add something similar to lettergirl  this spring.  So many ideas to explore in 2014!
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6 Responses to Holiday in Review, part two.

  1. Kimberly says:

    I’m curious about your Happy Hour of the Month. We try to do cocktails on Thursdays and I’d love to hear about your little booklet 🙂

    • gina says:

      Kimberly, we did something similar last year where we tried a new cocktail every month (usually on Fridays for us). Some were immediately incorporated into our repertoire and others we didn’t like at all. I’d love to know if you have any favorites from what you’ve tried!

  2. Susan D says:

    I really really like your custom card for the couple with their dog with Brooklyn in the background. Would you consider doing another one in a similar vein for us for next year? How early do we need to start?

    • gina says:

      I’d love that, Susan! If you sign up for my newsletter, I’ll note in there when I’m ready to start taking custom orders for the holidays. (I send it about six times a year, so would be the Sept/Oct issue.) Or I’m happy to email you personally. I’d love to work on this type of project again with new faces & scenery!

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