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
“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:
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:
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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!