An artful Happy New Year

Again this year, a Happy New Year message comes from members of the Island Illustrators Society. To usher in 2018, 10 members of the society illustrated letters using the theme of the Twelve Days of Christmas. For more than 20 years, the Island Illustrators have created exhibits for the new year. Last year, they created a series of vintage travel posters in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary.

The Island Illustrators Society says: "The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practising illustrators, students, clients and other interested parties."

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For more information on the Island Illustrators Society, visit the website at The participating artists include: Ilka Bauer, Ruth Bowman, Kristi Bridgeman, Kathy Cameron, Catharine Campbell, Ken Faulks, Diana Grenkow, Lorne Miller, Joanne Thomson and Allegra Vernon.

The letters on this page are:

H - A Partridge in a Pear Tree by Kathy Cameron

A - Two Turtle Doves by Diana Grenkow

P - Three French Hens by Ken Faulks

P - Four Calling Birds by Catharine Campbell

Y - Five Gold Rings by Lorne Miller

N - Six Geese A-Laying by Ilka Bauer

E - Seven Swans A-Swimming by Joanne Thomson

W - Eight Maids A-Milking by Ruth Bowman

Y - Nine Ladies Dancing by Kristi Bridgeman

E - Ten Lords A-Leaping by Ruth Bowman

A - Eleven Pipers Piping by Allegra Vernon

R - Twelve Drummers Drumming by Joanne Thomson

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