Christmas cards

2001 Christmas card

2001 Christmas card

The text in the lower right corner of the card reads: Happy Holidays from Santa Claus or is it Erik Maldre? or is it Santa Claus? or is it Erik Maldre? or is it Santa Claus? or is it Erik Maldre? This is print XX of 75. Santa -or Erik- placed his face in a …

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2000 Christmas card

2000 Christmas card

I was playing with a Santa PEZ dispenser and when I saw that the Santa beard and hat were pieces that snapped onto the Santa head, well, the card just made itself from that point.

1999 Christmas card

I had the good fortune of taking photographs inside a giant 30 foot inflatable Santa. It was a bitterly cold winter night while I was photographing the well-lit exterior of this mega-Santa on a Christmas tree lot. To my surprise, a man came out from the trailer at the end of the tree lot and …

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1998 Christmas card

Santa is flying through a window to deliver his gifts. The reindeer is saying, “Open your windows, he’s not using chimneys this year.” The card was photocopied onto transparency sheets, then covered with a stiff laminate followed with the hole being cut out below Santa’s feet. The cards were mailed postcard-style. One of my illustration …

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making of 2011 Christmas card

The title of this hand-drawn open edition card is “Above the Christmas Tree”. Initially this card was intended to represent the view of a Christmas tree from above. The center point is a treetopper star and the circle forms are the tree. My four-year old daughter simply said it was a star. Now there’s some …

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2009 Christmas Card

Hopefully everyone whom (or who?) I sent a Christmas card this year has already received it. If you didn’t get a card, then send me your postal address some time and I’ll put you on the list for 2010. The final card (front and back) can be seen at my Flickr page (it’s grouped with …

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behind my 2007 Christmas card

Here’s an exclusive, behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of my 2007 Christmas card titled, “Mies van der Rohe & Christmas tree”. If you haven’t received the card and would like one, then email me your mailing address at yikesmoose -at- excite -dot- com. Each card was hand-drawn. The medium is pen and ink on …

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Christmas cards in the mail

The Christmas cards are in the mail. Tomorrow this blog will feature a behind-the-scenes look at how the card was made. If you’re on the mailing list and want the card to be a surprise, then you may want to look the other way when visiting my blog tomorrow. If you would like to receive …

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