The last of November, the foggy and rust strewn month. We have traded our ruddy November shades for the whites, greys, blacks and blues of winter. Already, 2 storm fronts have guided us right through the wardrobe and we’re told to expect another tomorrow. We luckily have a wood burning fireplace, several cords of wood and plenty of food. I love winter in all it’s cold, bright glory.
Anyway! Over the course of November, I designed a couple of little Christmas/Yule time (whatever you fancy) cards to carry at December Markets as well as give to family and friends. I wanted to share with you some of my drawings and the final products. I love working with paper, it’s such a simple yet beautiful material (I took several book history classes in my Masters and yes, much of it was about paper ;). I put a couple up for sale too on my paper shop.
Ultimately, I would love to print on handmade paper, but all in good time! I have so many “I would like to…” in every area of my life, especially when it comes to making (and growing) but for the time being, this is what I have available.
What are these pieces inspired by? I am inspired by SO much. So many art movements, historical eras, design. I love art and I love history. These are inspired by mid-century Christmas card design, my backyard and closet, medieval tapestry and the woodcuts of one of my favourite artists, Albrecht Dürer. Mid-Century Norwegian Folktale books, fairy tales, medieval botanical woodcuts and I could keep going! I would love to do some posts to concentrate on just one facet of something I love (for instance Irish Folk tales or Medieval woodcuts, etc.).
And for now, I am going to sit by the fire, drink chamomile and red raspberry leaf, work on a custom knit sweater and listen to Mary Jane Lamond and Anonymous 4 ❤
And there you have it! My latest artwork and cards all available on my Art Etsy Shop WoodFolk Prints (www.etsy.com/shop/woodfolkprints). Each card is blank inside and is stamped with one of my handcarved stamps on the back as well as on the fold of the envelope. I really hope you enjoy looking at these photographs of my work, it means a lot to me to hear any type of feedback when it comes to my creative world.