Linoleum Print: White Christmas Tree of Gondor

It’s that time of the year again where Christmas is just arouund the corner. I’m rather proud of myself because I’ve managed to do most of my Christmas errands already and all those that I didn’t manage to do yet will be done by December 1st. It is the first time in years (if not ever), that I managed to avoid the usual ‘December errands stress’.

Since Friday last week,  I’m in the mood for Christmas so during a quiet moment at work I began to think about a motive for this year’s Christmas cards. Last year, I’ve created Tolkien themed linoleum print Christmas cards and because it was so much fun and I loved the results oh so much, I wanted to do linoleum prints this year as well. I guess, I was so full of Christmas anticipation and enthusiasm (if you’d know me personally, you’d be shocked by that) that I found the perfect motive immediately and spent the entire Friday afternoon carving and printing the first batch of cards.

As you can see above, I transformed the White Tree of Gondor from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings into a Christmas tree. There is no deep psychological back story to this motive, I just thought it would look beautiful – and it did. The first batch of cards is mostly reserved for my girls from Middle-Earth News and other close friends. However, I’ve had already a few people asking for one of these as well so I will print a few more.

How are your Christmas errands going so far? Any arts & crafts projects going on? Let me know, I’d love to hear them!


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