Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Artistic vision-Binocular vision

Our Christmas cards have arrived...in the studio, ready to be addressed

The same card every year...William Arthur ordered through 
Dulles Designs in Charleston, SC
An annual census of our family.  As it has grown...and sadly this year, contracted with the loss of Scarlett.  Our first card without her furry face.
For the photo this year, I had a vision in mind.
To re-create this photo, taken last year on Christmas day and posted here
So we headed to the farm....with a wreath, red bow and red jeans in hand. Sadly, the weather did not cooperate...as well as, one member of the family.  Determined not look at the camera...and to be photographed with binoculars.

While we managed to take one photo with all members of the family looking in the same direction (and Mayhem with her binoculars) it was not the vision I had imagined.

But the original watercolor below by Patricia van Essche of  PvE Design captured that picture from last year better than any photographer.  Her artistic vision...better than the vision in my mind's eye.  Thank you Patricia!

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Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi, Jennifer - A lovely card. You are a beautiful family! And what a wonderful quote---so true!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thank you Loi. Photoshop helps make us look better ha

Anonymous said...

You should have had a spoiler alert on the Christmas Card. Kidding...it turned out beautifully, red bows and boots (and binoculars?!) Love your PvE watercolor, very special.

pve design said...

Your card this year is so very special. Cherish all the good tidings you bring and send out each day. Those girls in their red boots are hot tootin cute.
Thanks for sharing my rendition of last year's gated card.

Henhurst Interiors said...

You have a beautiful family - amazing how much those darling little girls grow in a year. I am still waiting on my Christmas cards; I ordered them late. Hopefully I will get them out by New Years!
All best,

Jennifer C. Webb said...

sorry Margaret....hope I actually get it out. All still waiting to be addressed. If I hadn't started this whole same card every year thing....I would actually consider paperless post ha

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thank you again Patricia, the girls think it's pretty neat that an artist drew them ha

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Phyllis...Happy New Year...or Happy Valentines...either way I'm sure they'll be beautiful

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Love your tradition of the same card each year.... yes, that's the problem with all of the perfectly styled images around everywhere nowadays.... they are nearly impossible to re-create (especially with little ones!)..... perfectly imperfect is so much better anyhow! LOVE your card this year and Patricia's watercolor is amazing! Just sent my cards back to the States to be posted and mailed.... WHEW! :)

Jennifer C. Webb said...

okay Crissy, you are Mom of the year....for having the planning skills to have your cards ready to send back to the States (via your Mom?) in time for holiday delivery. I will stop complaining...at least I only have to drop mine in the mailbox at the end of the drive

I Dream Of said...

Ah! I thought the beautiful family in Patricia's post today looked familiar. She captured your spirit just beautifully. Love this year's photo, too. The red boots are just too much. Now I'm off to work on my cards! Merry, merry to you all! XO

lissyparkerltd said...

A binocular Christmas picture sounds great to me. I love the way your card looks–great idea using the same card every year.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
xo, Lissy

Things That Inspire said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog today - I love your blog! Although your card last year was beautiful, there is something about the background of those gorgeous branches that makes it look like art.

I love the quote about the family bouquet - I experience that on a daily basis with three girls - my oldest and youngest in particular never seem to want to face in the direction of the master arranger, me!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

- Holly

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