Happy New Year!
Those of you who have been with me from the start, know that my first post was about the wonderful Birds by Brian Wildmith, 1969.
Well, I am finally getting around to listing one of the cards, made from said book (and some cereal boxes), in my shop.
I thought it would make a good Valentine card.
This card is unique, there is no other the same. It is a one-off.
It is not a print, it is made from the actual book, which is 44 years old.
Brian Wildsmith is a hero of mine. He was born in 1930 and grew up in a small mining village in the north of England. Being a miner’s daughter from the north myself, I need no more than this to like him. However, there is a lot more to like, not least his wonderful children’s books.
It is completely upcycled, and very eco-friendly, as everything used in its making was destined for the bin.
I absolutely never cut up healthy books, nor do I clean up any blemishes left by life. Kind friends save food packaging for me, and the books I use have been ‘retired’ from local schools and libraries, after years of loyal service.
It measures 15cms x 19.3cms.
All of my work is numbered, this is 53.
If you have any questions, please give me a shout,
PS. I will be having a Valentine giveaway on 14th Jan.