The Vixen Greetings Card
This is a greetings card based on one of my paintings 'The Vixen'.
They are a big bold A5 size and come with a nice crisp white envelop. They are great to send as greetings cards to friends and loved ones.
The 'paintings' are made using collage techniques from the words of the famous 'Northamptonshire peasant poet' John Clare. To make the original artworks I printed the poem in a range an up-to date and trendy colours and then cut, ripped, arranged and glued the words into these inspired designs.
My inspiration comes from nature and wonderful lino-cut printmaking that I admire. The words of the poem add a bit more magic to my imagination and allow you to see into the world of the poet and me - the artist!
I hope you love these designs as much as I did making them!
Below is just one of the poems these cards are based on. You can even read parts of the poems in the paintings.
All Cards are 'blank for your message'
Among the taller wood with ivy hung,
The old fox plays and dances round her young.
She snuffs and barks if any passes by
And swings her tail and turns prepared to fly.
The horseman hurries by, she bolts to see,
And turns agen, from danger never free.
If any stands she runs among the poles
And barks and snaps and drive them in the holes.
The shepherd sees them and the boy goes by
And gets a stick and progs the hole to try.
They get all still and lie in safety sure,
And out again when everything’s secure,
And start and snap at blackbirds bouncing by
To fight and catch the great white butterfly.
John Clare (1793-1864)