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Christmas cards coming soon!
A little about my work…
Since 2018, I have been creating unique cards in a style influenced by classic children’s books. The initial pencil drawing is outlined with a dip pen, then carefully filled in with watercolor. Miniature detail is a specialty, and most originals are the same size as the printed card.
My illustrations depict a wide range of subjects–nature, people, and animals both realistic and fanciful. Some cards use rhymes or quotes in the design. Inside, they are usually blank for your own message–no cloying cliches or predigested poetry. You, too, are encouraged to use your imagination! (And while you’re at it, mark your favorite book with a one-of-a-kind bookmark.)
All cards are printed on high-quality 80-pound paper by a local printer, and come wrapped in polypropylene sleeves with included envelopes. Orders will be shipped Priority Mail for a flat rate of $10. I strive to keep all prices as affordable as possible, but the cost of shipping has risen. Alternately, patronize any of the Virginia shops or craft shows listed on this page.
Thanks for looking, and have a beautiful day!
Craft show lineup:
New Market Fall Festival
September 23, 2023, New Market, Va.
Dayton Days Autumn Celebration
October 7, 2023, Dayton, Va.
AMA Museum Fall Festival
October 28, 2023, Fort Defiance, Va.
Helping Hands Craft Bazaar
November 4, 2023, Ruckersville, Va.
Illustrations by A. C. B. are available at the following shops:
Ivy Corner Garden Center, Ivy, Va.
The Sparrow’s Nest, Staunton, Va.
Nu-Beginning Farm Store, Staunton, Va.
Crown Antiques, Factory Antique Mall, Verona, Va.
Shreckhise Shrubbery, Weyers Cave, Va.
The Cheese Shop, Stuarts Draft, Va.
Yoders’ Country Market, Madison, Va.
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