Hey everyone, for those on Winter break from class, I hope it’s been relaxing so far. For those who still have a few finals or aren’t even in school, I hope this season hasn’t been too stressful on you. This week I wanted to talk about something I’ve always loved doing- designing cards.

Starting in middle school, I would always draw on the envelopes of birthday cards to customize them for the person receiving the card. That then turned into designing cards for other holidays such as Christmas. This particular card is for the Board of Trustees for a scholarship I get for school. They always send me (along with the other recipients) a card each year and I always send one back as a token of appreciation for their support of my education.

This time around, I opted for a simple black and white design. The photo on the left was a still life I had been working on in the photo studio at Marywood (called “The Wanderer”) and I decided to write one of my favorite Robert Frost poems,”Dust of Snow”, on the back of each print I had made for the five people on the Board of Trustees.

Photography is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world and it’s always been a relaxer for me. I took Advanced Black and White Photography this semester and I never thought I would learn so much in such a short amount of time, so obviously I thought I should send some prints out as gifts and it was only fitting, to me, that I should include a woodsy poem on the back of each print.

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I hope everyone has a relaxing winter and for those still in school and working on finals-best of luck!

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