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Sylacauga artist designs Cheneys’ holiday card

SYLACAUGA (AP) — A holiday greeting card and party invitation sent by Vice President Dick Cheney and Lynne Cheney was designed by Sylacauga artist Jean Peters, who traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to meet them.

The Cheneys learned of Peters’ work when she visited the nation’s capital this spring and dined at the home of interior designer Frank Babb Randolph.

Peters found a photograph in a magazine of Randolph’s newly renovated front door, and she sketched out a sepia-toned rendering as a gift for her host.

The 8-by-10-inch watercolor was framed and still on display in Randolph’s home months later, in September, when Lynne Cheney and her social secretary were visiting.

Randolph, who remodeled the vice presidential residence, said they were discussing the upcoming holidays and realized they didn’t have an artist for the cards.

Randolph recommended Peters.

“It was just one of these miracle associations,” said Peters, a 78-year-old widow, grandmother to four.

She drew the north entrance of the Cheney home and a winterscape of the entire home on the hill, using her childhood memories of snow from Kansas City, Mo., and one of the main front door.

She was notified that the rendering of the north entrance would grace the front of the
Cheneys’ holiday cards and the winterscape would be on the party invitations.

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