Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Don't you just love an unexpected surprise? From Amazon, the UK website, I ordered a book and some ginger biscuits for my father-in-law in England. Since this was really the same thing I got for him last year...wouldn't it be nice to send him something else, something unexpected? I sent a message on my Instagram account to the British illustrator Alice Tait and told her that I was pleased to see that she had a website where I could order some of her pieces. She sent me a message BACK. A real artist! Yes, my friends, it made my day...I am telling you! (You see, I had explained that although I am American and live in the States, I would want the gift to be mailed to England.)
My father-in-law received his package from Amazon and while he was pleased with the book and ginger biscuits, I think it was the package from Alice Tait that really made him happy! I truly love her drawings! I found a short video for you.
Her website is just here.
If you are able to look at her site, I ordered the set of coasters for Peter, one says "Shall we soldier on" and "Is That The Time" and "Royal Treatment Please". (And I am so bad, I ordered the canvas London tote bag for myself! I already have one, I bought it in London the last time we were there but I am wanting a new one!)
Front of London Bag (See the badges on upper right?
They came free with the bag!)
(Back of the bag).
I cut my head off for you. You're welcome.
Don't you just love her prints? If you notice, it says that she will sign the print, and not only that but will personalize them with a unique message of your choice. Isn't that just the nicest thing? (It says that the world map is very popular for birthdays and christenings.)
I just had to tell y'all about this! What will be the next thing that I will order? She has written a children's book, "No, Nancy, No". I simply must have it! (Nan, in Maine...I hope you are reading this!)
The hydrangeas are blooming now...I wonder if I could draw them? Alice Tait might just make me pick up a pencil and have a go!
For anyone on Instagram...her account is alice_tait_illustrates
Alice Tait, if you ever see this post, thank you! I really love that you included a personal note in with the package, an unexpected surprise for my dear father-in-law, Peter. Very much appreciated.