Poet and Painter, together
Thursday, 25 May 2017 | Admin
Poet Trevor Parsons and painter Lucy Creed have collaborated on a fantastic new range of greetings cards. Lucy is inspired by Trevor's poems and finds no difficulty in interpreting his rhymes in colourful, appealing images. If you're lucky, you'll find a poem on the back of the cards. Here's a taster from Shoes:
Coarse shoes, dainty shoes,
Driving shoes, rally shoes,
Mangled toes in
Ridged soles, low soles,
Wicked shoes have
We were first attracted to Poet and Painter by Lucy's new baby cards. We're always on the look-out for designs that offer something other than pink-for-a-girl, blue-for-a-boy and here was a card that suited both girls and boys and made a humorous reference to parents' wishes for an uninterrupted night's sleep as well.
Lucy's informal style works for a number of ribbon-banner designs, such as the irresistible A Woman's Place Is Where She Says It Is. The message Those We Love Live In Our Hearts Forever is a lovely sentiment that would work well as a birthday card or a condolence card.
Trevor and Lucy's quirky look at life extends to their best-selling New Home card as well, celebrating our desire to make our mark on that 'blank canvas' so loved by estate agents. Trevor captures the poetry of the paint colour chart in "flower pot, cabbage white, tuscan earth, borrowed light, London clay, pink dream, Thames mud, putting green...". I still remember painting a room in 'jabot' and 'mantilla' 30 years ago - that's white and black to you and me.
All the cards are blank inside for your own message. If there's a poem, it's on the back. Come and have a look at this colourful new addition to our card spinners.