A Ramble by the Riverside Greeting Card
This gift card is based on a painting by Northamptonshire artist Jamie Poole called 'A Ramble by the Riverside'
They are a big bold A5 size and come with a nice white envelope. 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 a 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 print making 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 this series of cards are based on. You can even read parts of the poems in the paintings.
A Ramble by the River Side
A ramble by the rivers side
In Spring times dewy eve
Where teal and widgeon turn to hide
In reeds which them receive
Tis sweet at eventide to go
By rivers winding rim
Where dark and deep the waters flow
And shoals of fish do swim
A ramble by the rivers side Is pleasant in the summer
Where dragon flies on gauze wings hide
And the bee's a minstrel hummer
A ramble by the river side
No walk so sweet can be
To see the creeping waters glide
And hear the humble bee
There's nothing else so fine to see
As a fast flowing river
Hemm'd by green banks continually
And winding on for ever
There nature lives devoid of strife
There boats sail on the tide
There's nought so sweet to me in life
As a walk by the rivers side
John Clare (1793-1864)