Going forward my blog will be kept on my main site, annibetts.com (rather than annibetts.com/blog). It was finally just time to consolidate everything under one cohesive design and structure. All of the posts from the past are there, and it’s also where any new posts will be published. Thanks for reading!
Happy New Year! To kick off 2014, I’m excited to share the entire collection of greeting cards that I created for A Smyth Co., all of which are now printed and ready to be sold in a card boutique near you! I received my samples of the cards and I am just thrilled with them. The colors are bright, the printing is great, and I even love the design of the card backs and how they come with color-coordinated envelopes. My cards are part of a whole line of fun, colorful cards from A Smyth Co., many of which have hilarious messages and adorable graphics. I’m so happy to be part of such a great ensemble!
Images of all of the cards are included below. Many hours were logged on these cards, and I had a blast working on them. Big thanks again to Amy and John Smyth for giving me the opportunity to draw countless bears, dogs, mice, hippos, tigers, badgers, elephants, many more familiar animals and a few made-up ones, not to mention several hats, musical instruments, wheeled conveyances, and lots of hand-drawn type. I hope lots of awesome card shops, boutiques and other cool retailers snatch these up soon (if you are interested in ordering, please visit the A Smyth Co website)!
I’m excited to share that I’ll be selling prints in a great new shop/gallery here in Chicago called Paperish Mess! The shop opens this weekend, and there’s even a fun opening party this Saturday, November 10th from 7-10pm. I’ll be going and I can’t wait to see all of the awesome local hand-made goods that owners Lisa Muscato and Sean Murty have gathered for the store. Stop on by if you’re in town!
Paperish Mess is at 1955 W. Chicago Ave in Chicago, Illinois
I’ve been having fun experimenting with some funny animal drawings using lots of pattern and lines. This first drawing was what I sent my dad for a father’s day card back in June, and the second one is just a summery drawing of a lion and an antelope on a bike ride through the country. (Those animals might be foes in real life, but in MY world they’re best friends!)