U is for thank yoU NHS!
I could not bring myself to post the next illustrated alphabet letter yesterday – it was one of those days under lockdown when I felt the futility of all I do, in contrast to the heroic efforts of the NHS.Then today I looked at my U for ‘Unicycling under the Union Jack’: a flying flag, two humans (at last!) unicycling, - effortlessly - and decided ‘chin up, buck up, the NHS are doing this for us all, the human race, so we can survive and unicycle together, dance together and be joyful together again one day with our friends.' So here it is at the end of thank yoU – and a heartfelt thank you to all who work for the NHS.
( U was the final letter which I illustrated, - all sorts of designs preceded it, the most ridiculous was
a unicorn playing the ukulele on Uist! Yet again, the joy of the Olympic games which brought the nation together, was the inspiration behind this design. It is the only letter depicting humans - I am glad I fitted us in somewhere.)
After a failed attempt to convert me to the sport of racing bikes, Mr A has given me a pea green dutch bike on which to roam the English countryside, with a huge basket for a camera, a sketch pad, forages such as this old man's beard - inspiration to add to From Sal's ever growing story boards of illustrations. Do look at what is already on offer at www.fromsal.co.uk, choosing special illustrations and scroll up ... I will draw my bike - though we do already have Claire's green bike, be it a bit racier than mine!
Any illustration can decorate any card - good for personalised correspondence cards - or print - a name print, a special occasion print in celebration a wedding, a 21st, an anniversary, a birth to a 80th or 90th or 100th birthday - great for those who have everything they need and enjoy being reminded of happy memories which from Sal can create for you in illustrated alphabet letters and your own choice of special illustrations.
THE WEDDING SEASON HAS ARRIVED!
Personalised illustrations for a wedding.
Earlier this year a friend's daughter asked for illustrations for her wedding . She sent me a collection of photos of the bride and groom and I depicted them zooming away in Charlie's old triumph, in a dress suitably vague but attractive, so as not to give a clue to what the real one would look like. This was used on the actual invitation and reappeared on the service sheet. I also created table place name cards illustrated with a selection of objects special to them. This could also be used to print stationary to use for 'thank you for my wedding present' cards. Just send photos and this can be done for you . Would also make a great special occasion print for the happy couple.
Here is our Special Occasion name print celebrating the birth of the new Prince Louis.
Old school tuck boxes have earned their keep
T is for tuckbox which has earned its keep long after the school years as the perfect storage for illustrated letter placemats. Here we are at Clem's fair in Wiltshire this weekend.
Clem’s Spring Fair
Getting ready for our 1st fair this year at this wonderful place in Wiltshire.