21 August 2009

Nine Reasons to Smile

This is a notecard which I just got back from the printer. It was printed from my original watercolour and ink illustration. Cards available in my etsy shop.

The original idea for this card came from a book that I made for a friend. He was feeling down and I made this to cheer him up. My intention was to remind him that when life is really crappy there are simple things that always make me feel better.

Here is the original book cover (sorry for the terrible scan), with a linen spine and hand-spun wool for the tie.

One of the original illustrations. I typed the book on my sister's old 1980s electric typewriter, which frankly I'm surprised still works. And more surprised that you can still buy ribbon for these old work-horses.