Produced in Jacksonville, Florida
Creation Date – March 2018
Artist – Johanna Lawson
Technique – hand stamped
INSPIRATION: Vintage Easter
As I was rummaging through all of my favorite little scraps and remnants for Batch No. 13, I came across these amazing vintage easter cards. It was a beautiful thing to find, because it brought back the memory of when I bought the cards from A Small Cleverness. After going away for college, I found my first teaching job at a school in Middleburg, Florida, and my house was just a few miles from the shop. So, after many years of absence, I found myself back at Donna’s.
It was springtime and I had just joined one of the many card clubs at the store. Our assignment was spring cards. I remember finding these funky little easter cards and was inspired. I created a few easter cards that I sent to loved ones, but there were still a few left over; of course, they were tucked away for another project…
…ten years later…
Since I used the egg stamp on my Spring cards this year, I decided to look for something a little different for my funky easter cards. Then, my husband found this bunny stamp (Inkadinkado). I tested a few different styles and happened across this angel bunny idea…
It was love at first sight. I know this little winged bunny isn’t for everyone, but I know someone will love it as much as I do.
Next, I decided to play with my small round gelli plate (Gelli Arts). Similar to my work in Batch No. 11, I used a stencil to create an abstract image as the background. For even more depth, I added another background stamp (some Cross-hatch Texture, some Dot Pattern from Hero Arts). Last, little bunny foo foo on top.
The end result of this batch reminds me of some of the work done by British graffiti artist, Banksy. My spouse and I LOVE his art. Once, when Justin traveled to New York City, he spent hours wandering around looking for different Banksy images on buildings. They are even showcasing some of his work here in Jacksonville at the Main Library. We have plans to see it soon. If you have never heard of Banksy or seen his art, it is very simple, yet inspiring. He is somewhat of a ghost as well. Not many people have seen him, nor do they know his true identity, and he exhibits his art in the real world – very cool. Here are a few of my favorites…
Thank you Banksy, for your inspiring messages that you deliver through your work.