Thursday, December 07, 2006

Jiminy Christmas!

Well, there's another life experience under my belt. I don't think I ever need to repeat the questionable delights of catching pinkeye, thanks.

Now that I can see again, it's time to share the joy! Many goodies have been coming here in the mail as of late: some Christmas cards, two huge and delightful bundles of yarn for making gifties (I hereby promise this will not turn into a knitting blog), and a luscious parcel from the UK.

Thank you, thank you, a thousand thanks to Gretel! I love my "Three Kings" cards, and ate up the Schoolgirls' Adventure Library comic (it's a Nancy Drew-style story set in a '50s-era English public school for girls, and yes, our spunky heroines save the day). Too much fun.

Gretel was also kind enough to send me a set of upside-down cards from the "triple bugger in a marmalade sandwich" print run, and since she mentioned she was curious to see what I'd do with them, I hereby present a quick before-and-after photo:

On the back of each one will be the following verbiage, giving proper credit where it's due:

"Three Kings" by Gretel Parker
courtesy of Red Flannel Elephant Cards

Hope that'll work. I'm thinking about mounting each one on a different-colored background, just to see how the focal colors of the artwork change.

Now I've got to be crazy busy. Christmas approacheth post haste, and I got essentially NOTHING done while I had pinkeye (not even the bills, alas). Time to play a frantic game of catch-up.


PG said...

Hurrah for being able to see again! What an incredible relief that must be. And thank you for the teeny tiny mention of my cards, they look rather nice mounted like that, clever old you!

tlawwife said...

I'm so glad you are better. I missed you. I love what you did with Gretel's cards.

natural attrill said...

That did make me laugh,'tripple bugger in a marmalade sandwich' been trying to think what a tiple bugger would look like, then thought maybe I should stop!!!! glad to see they have been used.
And glad you are better.

Soozcat said...

Thanks for the kind words, folks.

And Penny, funny you should say that... I drew what I thought it might look like just the other day.

tlc illustration said...

Glad you are feeling better. I know all about the haven't-addressed-Christmas-at-all-yet problem. Hope to get a few minutes to do so this month...

Terri /Tinker said...

Glad you're feeling better and able to see again.
Great idea with the cards.

PG said...

Oh my, I've just seen the triple bugger link, you are a 'one' Sooz!

(That's a kind of endearing London Cockney phrase, usually accompanied by an elbow nudge in the ribs and a knowing wink)

Soozcat said...

Hee. I'm a naughty one. Couldn't resist, though.

The word "bugger" isn't particularly offensive (or, indeed, even used much) over here. Now, if I'd illustrated something like "triple f**k in a marmalade sandwich" my mom would be washing my virtual mouth out with a bar of soap, and rightly so! :)