This year I returned to the tradition of creating holiday card artwork after taking a break since 2012. My cat, Cassie, served as the model this time around. Having a dark, tortoise shell color made it hard to get a good photograph of her in a house lacking in natural light. After chasing her around with that red ribbon all year, I finally got a good photo in mid fall. What came next was a bit of departure from my traditional media for this piece. In the past, I’ve worked with colored pencils on colored paper. This year I worked directly on my iPad Pro using the Apple Pencil and the Adobe Sketch app.