Hello to all of you who love stationary as much as I do! I have good news from my studio today — I am bundling up some new card designs to take to Artzi Stuff (in Nanaimo), Pier Gallery and Village Food Market (both on Gabriola). There are some sweet ones if I do say so myself. The bike would be perfect for an anniversary card, the “good friend” one could do the same duty but would also be perfect for a mother’s day card. The camping surfers scene would be perfect to send to someone with your summer news. There is a new oyster catcher (since I received so much good feedback about the first one) and “trust the universe” is a reminder we all need to hear once in awhile. Then there are those feathers topped by party flags, they would be perfect for any sentiment I think!
I will also be replenishing all three shops with some of my other favourites, just in time for mother’s day. If you don’t have time to make your mother/grandmother/mother-of-your-children a card, then why not consider one of these? Whatever you do, please honour the mothers in your life in some special way….they deserve it!
P.S. remember, all my cards are printed on 100% recycled paper, so they are a gift for mother earth too!
It seems my secret plot is working! My hope that by making my art into cards, more people will send real mail! My cards are selling fast at two local shops (Artzi Stuff in Nanaimo and Village Foods here on Gabriola). Tonight I am packaging up some new cards to take to the stores and hoping that this is not just a Valentine’s trend, that people will continue to share their love and words through mail, real old fashioned mail.
This week we mailed off our own love notes to our family, including my grandparents. I enclosed some old photos to honour their love, a love so big that it still holds them together in their nineties. Even as my Granny’s mind cannot remember what day it is or where she is, she knows my Grandpa. To her, he still is “such a great dancer….such a dreamboat”. Though she no longer writes to us, she still gets joy from our notes and photos. She cannot navigate a phone or computer anymore, but she can still hold our letters in her hands & “hear” our stories through our words. All thanks to good old-fashioned mail.
Yes, I will continue to hope that my plot to keep real mail alive will work. I hope that when I am old and grey there will be letters and photos coming to me from my far flung family. I know I will continue to write to them as long as I am able.
P.S. Don’t you think this new card design is perfect for Valentine’s Day? I am pretty sure that oystercatchers exchange periwinkles with their loved ones…..they seem to be the perfect intertidal bonbon!