Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Sketches - For Clara

I was recently asked to create a Nutcracker inspired holiday card for a family. 
They have a little girl who adores the story of Clara and The Nutcracker.

I was excited about this project, because it is also one of my favorite holiday stories!
I love going into New York to see
George Balanchine's Nutcracker performed by the
New York City Ballet and visiting the Land of Sweet!

It's truly magical!

So, today I am sharing the beginnings of what will eventually become the card!
I am also sharing this with Sunday Sketches, here.

For those of you that read the blog post from yesterday,
we did get a new leaf blower!
So, today we will be out playing in the leaves.
Enjoy your Sunday


Alexandra said...

This is WONDERFUL, Heather. I love this piece and am looking forward to seeing it in color.

PS LOVE LOVE LOVEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your new header. Did I say I love your new header?! :)


Brian Miller said...

nice....we have like 200-300 nutcrackers in our house from where my wife danced ballet...every year she gets another from my family and hers....pretty soon they will take

Diana said...

Very sweet. Can't wait to see it finished.

Christine said...

This will be a sweet card! Can't wait to see it coloured in!

Catherine... said...

Like the new look Heather. The Nutcracker is my favorite ballet. Love the music and the costumes always make me go completely ahhh wow, awesome... love it... :)

Joni Nickrent said...

Off to a great start...I can feel the magic already!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Yay... Christmas cards! Can not wait to see this one finished! :)