2012 Holiday Card

Lucknow's Clever Santa - American Saddlebred holiday art

It’s that time of year again. The holiday season has arrived.

After a brief, one-season hiatus due to moving to Ohio during the holiday season last year, I’ve gotten back to my annual tradition of designing a new holiday card based on my animal artwork.

This year’s card features my beloved American Saddlebred gelding, Lucknow’s Clever Trick, posing in his Santa hat. The process of creating the card began with a photo shoot of Clever back in September. That allowed plenty of time to complete the illustration, design the cards and have them printed in time for the holiday season.

Here are some of the reference photos of Clever, a glimpse of the process and some images of the final product.

Though this card is already unique for being based on an original piece of art, it has the special honor of being the first product to be offered for sale in our online store. Additional greeting cards, animal portrait prints and other products will soon be added to the store as well. Check out the store →

Happy holidays,

Lesley Baumann

Lesley Alexandra Jump Baumann is a designer, artist and animal lover.

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