Local Greeting Cards. We may find ourselves, this time of year, wanting to reach out to friends and loved ones. What more heartwarming way to do this than with an original art note card from the creative local card vendors at the Co-op? In this issue of the Spoonful, you’ll find a coupon for 50 cents off your purchase of greeting cards from artists including:
Sherry has been selling her cards at the Co-op for around 10 years. Her creative process is to begin with a silkscreen original of multi-colored limited editions that are then printed for cards. When asked what she most likes about making cards, she told me, “It is really fun to have something I created join with people. I love the pleasure they get from them. I love it when people stop me at the Co-op and tell me so.”
Laura has been selling her cards for several years. Her cards have hand drawings and written thoughts on the outside. Each one begins as a personal card for a friend or relative, often with words of empathy or encouragement at difficult times and hitting the mark with insight and humor. They were so appreciated, that eventually she was nudged to make them available to others.
Cards from Tucker (pictured) have been available through the Co-op for a decade. His chosen art forms are painting and mosaics. Tucker’s cards come as prints from his acrylic paintings, inspired early on around the story of a mouse, shifting later to spring from his love for his cat, Ash. He also leans toward rustic and humorous art. Tucker sells primarily at the Co-op, but his work has shown in galleries around the region.
You can also use your coupon for local cards from Bison Zodiac, Brother Bear, Nancy Partlow, Amber Travis, In Tune With Nature, Janine Unsoeld, Karen Lohmann, Nature’s Reflections, Petals By Liza, Prarie Aprec, Red Twig Studio, Rita Robison, DB, DS, KK, 12 Steps To Serenity, Gianluca Buci, Mary Vanderjack, Robyn Ivey-Black, Seasons Glnings, Standing Rock, and Tender Virgo.