3a Things We Like by W. Murray. Illustrated by John Berry. Published by Ladybird in the Sixties.
John Berry was a Hammersmith lad, born in 1920. He died four years ago.
He won a Royal Academy Scholarship, but the war prevented him from taking it. He was a war artist and a lot of his work is now housed in The Imperial War Museum.
After the war he painted portraits. He provided a service at Harrods (where else?) whereby you could drop off a photograph and he would reproduce it in oil.
He has illustrated many children’s books, not just Ladybird, but it is Peter and Jane which brought him to my attention. Here we see them angelically admiring the daisies. A Mothers’ Day card maybe? Below is the Seventies’ version of the same scene, this time by Martin Aitchison.
If you have been following my March Sale stuff, you will know the rest…
This month I am making a determined attempt to get some of the ‘old stock’ from under my bed, and into the sale section of my shop. These are cards I made years ago, onto which my former contact details have been written. I will put a new card into my shop each day, for the whole month. Each will cost £2.50, less than half the price of my current cards. They are totally unique and come with a sewn upcycled envelope.
Although it will only scratch the surface, I aim to try and post (however briefly) every day for whole month.
As usual, this card is made from a cereal box and is super eco-friendly, as everything used was rescued from the bin.
See you tomorrow,