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State of the House – May 2024

Things are clicking along nicely at Copper House North. I’ve finished creating the Christmas greeting card collection, which will include 8 new designs for the holidays. The berries above are a snippet of one, plus the gingerbread cookies below (albeit a bite might be missing from them!). Who can resist

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A graphic drawing of a Christmas tree on a gold background.

Christmas Tree V2

Changes to the same design, whether in medium or color, or both in this case, can have a dramatic impact on how its perceived. I re-drew the Christmas tree using opaque, inky layers. I also replaced the soft blue with gold, and introduced the creamy color. Version 1 of the

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A snippet of Christmas art showing the top of an ornament in red, green, and gold.

Watercolor’s Out, Ink is In

Three finished designs into the Christmas collection and, while they were pretty, they didn’t feel 100% like me. I couldn’t place my finger on it. Was it the watercolor? Or the color palette?  I adjusted the colors and still couldn’t shake the feeling. So, I started redrawing one of the

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Dove WIP

A little more work on the Christmas collection and still trying to find my way with digital watercolor. I’m certain the green background is going to change, although I’m not sure in what way. I also think I lean more toward opaque vs. translucent colors, so I may experiment with

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Christmas in April

It’s official – I’ve begun creating art for the 2024 Christmas season! It’s wild to say at the beginning of spring, but I’d like to get ahead for retailers who shop for Christmas products during the summer.  I’m dedicating the month of April to this work, with no preconceived ideas

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paint your own ornament

Paint Your Own Ornament

I know. I’m writing this in January. BUT…you can paint your own ornament year-round. It doesn’t have to be Christmas-themed, either. If you’d like to make this wreath ornament before next December, though, bookmark this page and come back to it when you’re ready! Giving credit After I made my

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Taken to Church

Last Thursday morning, I was meeting my friend, Moon, at a local coffee shop. On the drive there, I was sitting at a red light when a song I hadn’t heard before, came on the radio. The melody of a piano sounded through the speakers. And then a gorgeous, soprano

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mantel decorated for Christmas

Copper House North at Christmas

Hello! Welcome to the very first blog post for Copper House North. I’m incredibly excited to say those words “out loud”. Thank you for reading, from the bottom of my heart. Because we’re only days away from Christmas, I found it fitting to share a peek inside the copper house (i.e. our home)

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Photo by Moon DeSetto

Welcome to Copper House North! I’m Christina, an artist, designer, and author of The Miracle Farm. I’m here to share creativity and lessons learned while living this colorful life. Thank you for being here!

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