Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I wish you a merry Christmas!

I was excited to have the opportunity this year to design the Christmas card for the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Each year, over 250 volunteers commit to spend a year working full-time in nonprofit organizations, living in community with other volunteers, and exploring JVC's four values of spirituality, social justice, community, and simple living.

This wonderful organization is very close to my heart. I was a Jesuit Volunteer for a year after I graduated from college. I taught art in an after-school program and summer camp in Washington, DC, and lived with five other volunteers. It was a wonderful and challenging year, and I'm proud to count myself among the thousands of FJV's (Former Jesuit Volunteers) around the world. Enjoy your Christmas cards, JVC supporters! Everyone else out there in blogland... happy holidays!


  1. This is beautifl Elizabeth, I love the bright background colors! Your JV experience must have been so fulfilling. I too had wanted to volunteer for the peace corp after college, but didn't have enough leadership experience - so I stuck closer to home for my volunteer projects. Merry Christmas!

  2. Lovely, vivid image for a great cause!

    What is the medium?

  3. This was done in pastels on textured paper, as is almost all of my artwork shown on this site. Thanks for asking!



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