I want to thank everyone who has supported, inspired or just made an impact on my creative life and career in 2015. So much has happened in the last year and I have developed tremendously both creatively and as a person. I have graduated with a BFA in Illustration and relocated to the inspiring New York City. I have had amazing opportunities along the way and I feel truly fortunate to be abe to follow my dream of becoming a freelance artist. Here is a bit of my creative year 2015 in review. I am so excited for all the projects to come in 2016. Thank you for following Olivia Linn Illustration :)
I wish you all a creative and productive new year!
December 24th – Merry Christmas Everyone! Thank you so much to everyone who has followed my Christmas calendar this year. I want to with you all a lovely Christmas no matter where or how you are celebrating it. I hope 2015 has been a good year for all of you and that 2016 will be just as great if not better, or a fresh start for those who need it. Santa says Ho Ho Ho – May all your wishes come true in the coming year! This is the 24th and last illustration in my 2015 illustrated Christmas card series. Happy New year to all!
December 23rd – The birth of a savior. For the most part I try to keep my work religious neutral, but it felt appropriate to have one religious entry this close to Christmas. This card is for all my religious followers or for you who just appreciates the beautiful scenery of the historical Bethlehem. “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior which is Christ the Lord” Luke 2:11. This is the 23rd illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 22nd – The little Drummer Boy’s carol. I am a little behind posting my Christmas calendar this year, but better late than never! This illustrated christmas card is in attribute to one of my favorite english christmas carols the little drummer boy, as well as one of my favorite danish christmas songs that mentions a little drum hanging on the Christmas tree. All in all I find that the drum is a lovely symbol of the joyous music that enchants us during the holiday season. This is the 22nd illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 21st – Kissed under the mistletoe. Since Christmas is the celebration of love and tradition, hopefully the traditional meaning of the mistletoe can bring together new love or enforce old love between people. This is the 21st illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 20th – Oh how exciting it is! The time for getting and decorating the free. The kids wait in anticipation, as the adults put on the ornaments passed down from their parent’s parents. It is a time for joy and tradition and the beauty of handmade crafts mixed with nature. A time for families and friends to get together and celebrate love. This is the 20th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 19th – Let it snow, Let it snow, oh please let it snow! There is nothing more traditional than a white Christmas, unfortunately it is not something we can controle. The weather forecast predicts 68F/22C for Christmas Eve in New York this year, so no snow for us. I have made up for it by cutting snowflakes in paper and pasting them on my windows :) This is the 19th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 18th –From All of US to All of you, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Time to get all those presents bought, wrapped and stored in a safe location before Christmas! In my family the kids deliver the presents to everyone else before taking their own. It is a great tradition for teaching kids the joy of giving and making other people happy. This is the 18th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 17th –Beautifully decorated front doors this Christmas! I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite thing to do during december is simply walking around admiring the beautifully decorated doors and hourses. Christmas lights, rings, snowmen – just seeing people enjoy making their homes cater to the Christmas Spirit around town. My mom made these beautiful rings every year since I was a little kid, so this is how my family home front door looks like most years :) This is the 17th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.
December 16th – Here comes the Nutcracker! A ballet that never gets tiring to watch. I was fortunate to get to go see a free version in Brooklyn earlier this month. I hope everyone else enjoyed at as much as me! This is the 16th illustration in my Christmas coloring card series.