Last January, I worked on some watercolor flamingos for Papyrus on a gift wrap project. The scope of the work was to have me create just a couple of full flamingo bird illustrations, and then some bird parts so that the Art Director could create multiple birds in different poses for the gift wrap. It was such a fun, colorful project to brighten up my workspace in the midst of winter here in Michigan! I can’t wait to see the gift wrap in person when my artist samples arrive.
Last Spring I was again approached by an Art Director from Papyrus, to work on a fun and challenging project. Papyrus works a year ahead of time. It’s a long wait to see your work, but it definitely makes for some very happy mail in the mailbox!
I created a watercolor Old Fashioned cocktail in a traditional-style, crystal, crosscut glass. The glass design was very intricate and was definitely a challenge. I’m always up for a watercolor challenge so, I accepted the job and got to work. The painting took about 5 days to complete. I took a lot of tiny breaks while I was working, because of the tedious details. Some days I was hating the painting, but about mid-way of working on it, it just felt totally right and I loved how it turned out. I love the design of the entire card! It all works together so brilliantly. Needless to say, I’m very proud of this piece. I’m also very grateful for the opportunity to work with Papyrus again.