25 December 1995
I'm finding a lot more art samples from '95 than I was able to dig up for '96. Not sure why, perhaps I was a bit busier in '95. This 'safety christmas tree' image was for Newsday and was one of my better 'cartoon' images of the year.
12 December 1995
In order the change things up a bit, I sent out a postcard with a little different size this time. This was a recycled image from a book project that I had done in the summer for a midwest catholic publisher. I also included a couple small black and white images in two of my more recognizable styles, so as not to confuse prospective clients too much. I had promoted the 'acrylic style' only once before on a calendar brochure a few years before.
01 December 1995
Me and my wife used to host an xmas party every year from 1984 through 1995, and this was the last year's invitation. Perhaps I was running out steam, perhaps the core group of friends and family were migrating onward, but it just began to feel like more of a chore than a joy, and after this year's party, we hung up our spurs. Perhaps we may resurrect the parties of old someday, but to be honest, I think I always enjoyed doing the invitations to actually hosting the party itself.