For the eleventh year running I have been asked by the Musicians Benevolent Fund to design a Christmas card for them. This year they also decided to add some new products to their cataloge, so I produced 3 mug designs also. As yet I haven't seen the mugs, but hope they will look good and sell well for them. Below are the three designs I sent through, and this years Christmas card.

 

MBF Christmas card 2010, with towers of song in a landscape of snow, with lantern strings and barn owls.

 

mug design for the MBF showing lurcher dogs and musicians on a background of gold leaf.

mug design for the MBF showing a tiger and musicians on a background of gold leaf

mug design for MBF showing musicians at windows

 

The image below is the card design for last year.

card for 2009 for Musicians Benevolent fund, painted by JAckie Morris

Each year I have tried to make a new image whilst keeping some of the elements from previous cards so that a kind of narrative runs through the whole series. In one card my friend's dog Sky is whispering into the ear of a polar bear and some of the owls that haunt my dreams are here. In the curve of the moon a wolf sits. This is the symbol of an American musician called Moondog. He was a percussionist who lived on the streets in New York and made many of his own instruments. His work now appears in many places, often in advertisements sometimes in concert halls. To see a larger version of the image click on the image above or on this link. To order cards and mugs go to mbf.org.uk

 

Some of the designs are available as large limited ed prints, all hand embelished with gold detail. You can find these and other images at The House of Golden Dreams.

 

rough pencil drawing for the MBF Christmas Card 2007, by Jackie Morris

rough pencil drawing for the MBF Christmas Card 2007, by Jackie Morris

rough pencil drawing for the MBF Christmas Card 2007, by Jackie Morris

The cards will be available for purchase from the Musicians Benevolent Fund, and this year they may have selection packs of the last nine years worth.

Christmas card, mbf

 

 

 

Shalom House Hospice Trust Christmas Card by Jackie Morris, image shows a group of people dressed in bright clothes, walking through a snowy landscape and carrying lights, and a snow leopard

2005 Shalom card is still available in limited supply.

Polar bear walking. Christmas card for Shalom House Trust, 2005.

 

 

Christma card design for the Musicians Benevolent Trust by Jackie Morris

 

To order the cards please contact the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

If you click on the images below you should be taken to pages with larger images.

 

Christmas card desin for the MBF showing a flying white tiger

 

Musicians benevolent card design, 2004
Musicians benevolent card design, 2003
Musicians benevolent card design, 2002
Musicians benevolent card design, 2001
Musicians benevolent card design, 2000

 

 

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©Jackie Morris