Posts tagged ‘Anna Jane Searle’

August 17, 2011

Mail art love from an Annarack

I received a gem in the post this week from Anna Searle, an Illustrator from Newcastle, I have been admiring her illustrations via her blog for a while, intricate geometric scapes in beautiful colours are right up my street. She has also just opened an Etsy shop selling vintage treasures which is definitely worth a visit.

It was the envelope that just kept giving, I felt like I’d found treasure, it contained mountains of  art and ephemera created and collected just for me;

A beautiful original drawing of a compass that I love and cant wait to frame

A delicate handmade paper box with geometric design that opens to reveal a teeny dragonfly; so precious

Some vintage Snow White stamps that are just adorable

A small handmade scroll reading my favorite word

A bag a textile goodies; SO many pretty ribbons, swatches, buttons and some paper cuttings of vintage adverts

These are my favorite buttons, I would like to make a piece of jewelry out of them.

(Thank You Anna for your peachy piece of mail joy, I hope you can be patient for my reply, as I’m taking a break from mail art for a month or two to organise my shop!)

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June 7, 2011

The FABerge project

Here is the faberge egg illustration I did for Anna Jane Searle’s FABerge project, it is based on the Russian ‘Peter the great faberge egg 1903’. I really enjoyed drawing it and the theme was a great idea for a project, if you would like to get involved then see here for more details (the closing date is 01/07/11).

I also recommend a visit to Anna’s wonderful blog Annarack , I love her beautiful illustrations, especially the alphabetized animals.