The year's card has taken the form of a book. Each 'page' measures 4 x 5cms and consists of one hand-drawn letter 'imposed' on a landscape background. The letters were drawn out, and the landscape sketched in, in pencil before being worked up in biro, coloured pencil and watercolour. Mulling over the concept I looked at 16th &17th century Emblem Books and the illustrations in the 'Hypnerotomachia Poliphilii'. The backgrounds show an Italianate landscape giving way through an arch into a enclosed garden where it is spring. The enclosed garden seems a recurring theme in my work.
The 'book' in production
The two sections glued together and folded.
A close up
Another close up
The book wrapped up and ready for the envelope.