Merry Christmas from yours truly

Dear friends,

Thanks for stopping by my little blog corner of the world. I have been sitting here reflecting on all of the joys and sorrows of this past year. In summation I feel truly blessed as we inch closer to the end of yet another year. I have achieved many milestones this year, which has been very rewarding for me. I was accepted as a member in a highly coveted and extremely talented artist group called EHAG (Eclectic Halloween Artists Group). I have made SO many treasured friendships through EHAG, members reading this here...you know who you are! Being a member of a juried art group such as EHAG has really inspired me & my art.

I was VERY prolific this year (more than any other) with my art, completing near 150 OOAK art pieces. Each and every single one of my pieces are unique and never repeated. It ALL starts with the "idea" and then the journey begins. I'm VERY proud of ALL the art I offered in 2007!

eBay has been such an adventure and I have met quite a few nice customers as well.

All in all it has been a true blessing to be able to do my art full-time and finally follow my dreams. A special thank you to all my friends, customers, and support I have received in 2007. Words cannot express my gratitude!

Wishing you & yours a most blessed Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Chris :-)


Carolee said...

Chris, I'm sure I speak not only for myself, but others in EHAG when I say we've been blessed by your friendship as well! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy and CREATIVE New Year!

~ Carolee

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Chris, You definetly have the gift for words. Beautifully said! I have truly enjoyed getting to know you better this year. You have truly brighten my day when I needed a little boost.

I wish you tons and tons of success with your Art in the new year. You definetly deserve it! You know I love your stuff. I can't wait to see what kind of goodies you will designs next year.

I wan't to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hi Chris!
Very nice post. I wish you continued success and can't wait to see what mini masterpieces you create in 2008. Be happy and healthy in the new year and have a holly, jolly Christmas!

DesignsbyCK said...

Carolee ~ Thanks SO much and you were the catalyst for me being in Ehag. You know I adore you & your art!

Kim ~ You are just sweet as candy & glad to call you a friend. Always glad to help you & you have helped me too & thanks for that!

Kristen ~ You are a sweetie too and glad you are in Ehag. You did not need any help from me, your artwork speaks for itself!

Thanks to all 3 of you for making my year brighter, I will never forget that! :-)

PS: I will have some "surprises" up my sleeves for 2008


Witchy-Poodle-Art said...

Hi Chris, what a sweet thing to say and I feel blessed to know you as a true artistic friend! I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2008.

By the way, I love your music selection and am quite happy to see you found a much better music source than Sonific! I immediately signed up and was able to choose my all time favorite Christmas music by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby.

Happy Holidays and may all your dreams come true.


DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Becky,

What a lovely post and you are such a sweet friend. I truly am glad to have gotten to know you better this past year!

Looking forward to what you come up with in 2008 as well. We can only go up from here!

PS: Thanks on my songs & enjoy on yours...heading over to check yours out NOW! '-)

Merry Christmas Diva!


janell berryman artist-owner said...

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season Chris! Merry Christmas and Happy Everything!
Sending you a big giant hug~~~~

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Janell!

Aw thanks so much! :-)

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season & everything too!



Chris, I'm so very glad to have gotten to know you on two separate levels. You truly are my friend & a wonderful artist I've come to admire more every day.

Your friendship has meant the world to me. Thank you for being a part of my wonderful 'Halloween Black Cat Fantasy Artist's' that will grace the covers of a beautiful artbook I'm working very hard on.

Like you said it can only go up from here for everyone that enjoys their avocations in the amazing OOAK art world.

It should be a very exciting 2008!



DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Lyndy!

Thanks SO much for your lovely blog posts tonight. You always spread loving cheer that brightens a person's day!

You know I cherish our friendship now and always. I miss you in Ehag BUT I know that you are never far away!

PS: Your site looks FABULOUS!!!


Kitty Forseth said...

WOWIE Chris,

I am so blown away by your blog, you've been busy!

You know we all love you at EHAG, you give with all of your heart and I for one am warmed by your sincerity.

God bless you cutie!!


DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Kitty!

SO nice of you to stop by my blog tonight and the lovely compliments on it!

I cherish your friendship and you are just sweet as candy! Wish more people in the world were like you!

Sending warmest holiday blessings & wishes your way!! Merry Christmas :)


Kitty Forseth said...

Awwwwww thank you! Right back atcha!!

Holiday hugsssss,


Auld Hat said...

I am so inspired by you right now. Can't wait to get to know more of you in '08! Happiest of Holidays to you and yours Chris!

http://garboodles.typepad.com/ said...

Many blessings to you Chris for the coming year. you will go further this coming year than the year before... that is for sure. Love your work. Have a blessed Christmas. Mica from Garb-oodles

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Auld Hat ~ thanks so much and love your work too. Looking forward to getting to know you better in 2008 too! :)


DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Mica, thanks so much for stopping by my blog & the lovely post/compliments! Have a very blessed Christmas too! :)


*retro-rudolphs* said...

Merry Christmas Chris!

Thanks for brightening our days in EHAG! You've been a good friend and are always so upbeat... still don't know how you do that?!

Hope 2008 is everything you want it to be.


DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Lori,

WOW thanks for stopping by my blog today and the lovely post!

That means SO much to me, and I truly treasure your friendship as well. You have helped me so much this year and I just want you to know I appreciate everything!

I am a lucky guy to have so many great friends!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas!!

PS: (LOL) I always try to be positive. The other does not help anything!

Best always,
Chris :)

Kim Hardt Originals said...

I just figured out that you are a ladies man. Look at all those post from the gals! Chris you are the best in my book!

Gosh! I wish we lived closer. Kristen and I would be fighting over who get to sit beside you. You think I am kidding! Well maybe I! will fight for you. I really shouldn't speak for Kristen!

LOL, Your Friend Kim


Sam I Am said...

Happy Holidays HotStuff!!!! hehehehehe
Always so fun to come to your blog..you're always so upbeat..its very refreshing :)
Here's to a SUPER 2008!!!!

DesignsbyCK said...

Aw shucks Kim, thanks so much! Just being myself...who knew?! LOL '-)

Blushing Chris!

DesignsbyCK said...

Hey Sandy!!

You are SO cRaZy. LOL '-)

Thanks for stopping by tonight & glad you enjoy my little corner of the blog world. I always think being positive just makes a thing! hehehe

Have a SUPER 2008 too!!!


Kristen Beason Designs said...

Now I have to add HOTTIE to the list too??? So many female admirers! I would fight Kim for that spot next to you, but she's carrying that awful big broom. I might get a good thumpin'! I just wanted to let you know that I reluctantly parted with one of my CK postcards as one of my Christmas gifts to my best friend. I wanted her to enjoy your wonderful work in her studio too. Well, she was a bad egg and opened her present already and guess what? She LOVED your work! Well, that's a no brainer. I hope she'll be a new REPEAT customer because you can't own just one CK original! Later tater...Kristen

DesignsbyCK said...

Hey Kristen,

Thanks so much! I am surprised you parted with one of your PC's from me. I am glad your best friend enjoyed it. I always LOVE to hear when people enjoy my work. What a great Christmas present! :)

Still blushing Chris! '-)

vintagepaletteart said...

Merry Christmas to you too Chris!


That Sandy..........she's so ornery!

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Lori!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :)

Wishing you & yours a MOST blessed Christmas & Happy New Years!

Best always,
Chris :)

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you Chris~ It's been so wonderful getting to know you and your wonderful art. I did receive your wonderful card and have it right near the awesome postcard I won. You are so very talented. I wish you more success in 2008. Hugs to you...Iva

DesignsbyCK said...

Hi Iva, thanks for stopping by & your lovely post! Thanks so much and glad you enjoyed the card.

Right back at ya for 2008!! :)


Random York said...

I certainly count the beginning of our friendship as one of the blessings of 2007!

Holiday Queen said...

Well just add me to your list of many admirers. Your charming personality is infectious. What an adventure this year has been for us all. I, too look forward to 2008 with excitement and endless possibilities.

DesignsbyCK said...

John ~ Thanks and I certainly agree!

Melissa ~ You are as sweet as you are talented and thanks for being you!

Cheers 2 both of you!

Chris :)