Giveaway: Illustrations by Anja Jane

Comments 36 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Without being able to see loved ones who are far away, or simply out of reach during isolation, I have really enjoyed sending cards to offer greetings. Local illustrator Anja Jane just sent me a lovely collection of postcards and stickers featuring Vancouver and I’m thrilled to add them to my stationary collection.

Illustrated Art Cards by Anja Jane

Anja Jane Prints

“I remember creating my first art piece when I arrived in Vancouver. It was ‘Pink House’ and was inspired from walking around my neighbourhood in Kitsilano,” says Anja about her inspiration.

“I loved how the gardens blended into sidewalks. The abundance and colours of spring were so vibrant compared to back home in London. I was literally falling in love with the city, so giddy! I felt nourished having a greater connection to nature with the breathtaking wilderness that surrounds us here in Vancouver. I became obsessed with drawing all that I saw.”

Anja’s designs include landmarks mixed with etherial elements, creating a softness that mixes the city with nature in a warm, welcoming way. From Shannon Falls to Banff, Tofino to Gastown and the USA, shop a collection of postcards, playing cards, art prints, magnets greeting cards and more.

With COVID, she can no longer connect to customers in person so she invested in online courses to boost her digital store. “Strangely I was more inspired, it forced me to think creatively on how to solve these new challenges. The time in isolation meant I had all this space to fully immerse myself in my creating too. Most of my work is digital but I took this time to pick up a paint brush and started getting back to creating through the medium of paint. The obstacles did not block my way it forced me to create a new path.”

Up next for Anja is creating a collection of gift boxes for the holiday season:

Anja Jane Holiday Box

Enter to Win

I have a prize pack to give away that includes an art print of the winner’s choice ($37) and A Deck of Wander – Spectacular hikes around Southern BC ($30) playing cards.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Follow AnjaJane and Miss604 on Instagram (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, October 5, 2020. UPDATE the winner is @areyouwithme on Instagram!

36 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Aurore PlavisMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 6:17pm PDT

    sooo excited for this contest! Love what Anja does. this deck of cards would be ideal for those winter evenings social distancing ?

  2. Christine McDonaldMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 6:48pm PDT

    Oh I am so inspired by this! Excited to see if I win!

  3. Christine WMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 7:33pm PDT

    Anja Jane’s art prints look beautiful!

  4. Sarah PMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 7:50pm PDT

    Oh wow those are beautiful ❤

  5. YvonneMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 9:17pm PDT

    Lovely art!

  6. Melissa ZMonday, September 28th, 2020 — 11:53pm PDT

    Love the artwork it’s amazing

  7. KristyTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 6:34am PDT

    Love her art and follow you both on Instagram.

  8. RuthTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 6:51am PDT

    These are gorgeous pieces. I’ll be looking out for Anja Jane’s work.

  9. Tabby72Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 6:54am PDT

    I just love this art! Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Anja SheridenTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 8:20am PDT

    Thank you so much for sharing my art work really lovely post!

  11. BonnieTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 1:02pm PDT

    I love seeing local scenes on the work. My son is an avid hiker and I would love to surprise him with this deck of cards for inspiration.

  12. ElizabethTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 3:32pm PDT

    These are beautiful!

  13. Jason BTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 3:49pm PDT

    Looks great.

  14. Susan PTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 4:13pm PDT

    Lovely style.

  15. janTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 4:54pm PDT

    those playing cards are so unique

  16. JessicaTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 8:15pm PDT

    So excited for this contest! I love Anna’s style and have several of her postcards decorating my place. A larger print would be the greatest addition! My partner and I have been playing a lot of games together recently and the playing cards would also be really lovely to add to our games collection.

  17. JessicaTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 8:16pm PDT

    Whoops autocorrect, should say Anja!

  18. Nicolle PozniakTuesday, September 29th, 2020 — 9:56pm PDT

    WOW!!! Would <3 such a talented artist's work! 😀

  19. Michael BryanWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 1:17am PDT

    We love Anja Jane’s artwork!

  20. Elizabeth BWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 1:20am PDT

    Tweeted and following both…I would love to win an Anja Jane print and the playing cards!

  21. NicoleWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 7:16am PDT

    beautiful artwork!

  22. TiffWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 8:56am PDT

    These are so lovely! Anja Jane is so talented!

  23. LindaWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 10:29am PDT

    Anja’s artwork is so wonderful!

  24. Michelle WWednesday, September 30th, 2020 — 11:29am PDT

    Beautiful artwork!

  25. Stephanie MortonThursday, October 1st, 2020 — 9:20pm PDT

    Love the artwork from Anja. Have a granddaughter who is attending an art school, so she would appreciate them.

  26. AngelaThursday, October 1st, 2020 — 9:26pm PDT

    Beautiful !

  27. Catherine HercusFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 6:35am PDT

    Would be an amazing birthday gift!

  28. ShelleyFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 6:36am PDT

    I love all the forest animals that she includes in her illustrations.

  29. Gail WhitworthFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 8:13am PDT

    I entered. Beautiful images, Anja!

  30. Kevin S WaltonFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 9:21am PDT


  31. Lynda LeBlancFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 11:16am PDT

    Beautiful scenery … and in our own backyard 🙂

  32. TammyFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 11:27am PDT


  33. christine thompsonFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 12:13pm PDT

    Love her work! the hikes deck looks interesting

  34. ClaireFriday, October 2nd, 2020 — 9:24pm PDT

    I really enjoy Anja’s artwork! Beautiful work!

  35. Sunshine HSunday, October 4th, 2020 — 9:47pm PDT

    So beautiful! Delicate and detailed. Thank you for the chance!

  36. Sunshine HSunday, October 4th, 2020 — 9:49pm PDT

    Followed on IG @brighterdayssunshine

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