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The Illustrated Cards
A Wedding Toast
This is a special card offered by Egress Studio Press. James Bertolino's well-loved wedding toast is featured on the front cover, along with a dry-point image by the artist Philip McCracken. Egress Studio also offers the original letterpress broadside (click the link).
You can choose to purchase a single card, or a box of six. All cards are the A7 size, and come with a white, deckle-edged envelope.
Some cats are real Knit Wits—fun and playful, entertaining just to be around. This is a good card to say "Hello" to a friend that knits, or a friend loves cats. Good for any occasion.
Dancing Every Step of the Way
It's a beautiful thing to feel like dancing. Even a frog can be graceful. This is a great card for encouragement or congratulations.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Slugs (PETS):
Save the Lawn Dolphins
Slug. Rhymes with ugh. Coincidence? I really don't think so. However, this card is for the gentle gardener in your life. Or perhaps, instead, the non-gardener. Lawn Dolphin are to be enjoyed for their sheer glistening beauty, as they are also harbingers of spring.
B-B-B-Bad to the Cartilage
Sharks are tough and scary. But, no bones about it, they are cartilaginous creatures, which means they have no bones, only a hard cartilage that holds them together.
Homage to Fish & Chips with Beer
This red snapper was originally painted in honor of Morris Graves' spirit minnow paintings. Plus, I love fish & chips with beer. So I made a card from the painting to celebrate dinner with friends.
I Wish You Were Here...
This cat really misses its people. Waiting patiently, not messing up the house too much. The inside reads, "I'm hungry." The original drawing was made with felt tips known as coptic markers.
This card is reproduced from a monotype I drew based on a photo I took of a Bichon Frise for someone a few years ago. This dog was a lively sweet little one, a pleasure to be around.
A quiet moment in autumn, after the harvest, before the sauce is made. This card was created from from an original watercolor painting.
A long-tailed, long-haired cat will often give you a look to remember them by. Like this one. The original was painted with sumi and brown inks, and created for a poetry broadside title "Cat Tales."
The best cat in the world—a happy tabby. All she needs is a little snippet of sunshine, and she'll look so comfortable. It can't help but to rub off on whoever she sees.
This depicts one of those days everyone has once in a while. It's always good to have friends around to cheer you up again. The image is reprinted from an original watercolor painting.
This black and white Barred Owl image was reproduced from a linoleum block print, which will be for sale in the Prints section of the Art Gallery. The inspiration comes from a photo I took at the Sardis Raptor Center outside of Ferndale, Washington, a while back.
Great Horned Owl
Owls are special creatures. They can see in the dark, pretty much, but can't move their eyes. To make up for that, they can move their heads almost 360 degrees. Plus, they seem to like turning their heads upside down to look at things they think are strange, like us.
Defenders of the Wild Ariolimax:
Save the Lawn Dolphins
The banana slug is one of the largest slugs in the world (at times), and is native to the Pacific Northwest. It is also one of the most beautiful slugs in the world.
A7 only: $4.00
6 - 15
• A7 is 5 by 7 inches
• A2 is 4.25 by 5.5 inches
You can see more cards, and a few other little items, at Egress Studio's Etsy shop. The link is located at the bottom of the page.
Oops. Egress Studio's Etsy shop is on an extended vacation.