28 May 2019
An Antique Inkwell Illustration on Gifts for Lovers of Writing
I’ve been looking through my art of the past decade and discovering work I’d completely forgotten about. How does that happen? I drew this inkwell in coloured pencil a few years back, but it remains a favourite … not just because it took me so long to complete but also because I love old things that are full of a certain individualistic character, acquired from being lovingly used over time. It’s full of dents and the metal is discoloured and patchy, and the glass is a thick but a clear blue hue full of depth and richness … just beautiful. The illustration looks great on gifts that have everything and anything to do with writing — even as a print, framed in rustic wood as you can see below … just pop that over the desk for inspiration
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The print above is on archival heavyweight matte paper, but you can choose from a variety of paper types (including canvas) and sizes for your desk or wall. All the gifts and beautiful products in this post are available internationally from my Floating Lemons Art online shop over at Zazzle. To make life easier I’ve linked to both the USA and UK online outlets, but they do ship world-wide from both. Just click on the links beneath each caption to go to the relevant site. Clicking on the images will take you to the USA store.
The text on all the products is editable and customizable. You can alter it to suit your needs, place a name instead, or just delete it altogether if you prefer it blank.
If you love notebooks and journals as much as I do, you’ll adore the above two — the spiral notebook at top is 120 pages thick (60 sheets) and comes either blank or with a variety of lined page options for you to choose from, including a lovely recipe style; and the spiral photo notebook below it has 80 lined pages. Just click on them to view all the yummy choices that are available. Scribble all your plans and ideas and dreams into them!
There’s a lovely pocket journal that you can slip into your bag and write in whenever you wish to, and below is a cover for the ever-popular MOLESKINE® notebook, available in three different sizes for notebooks to match all your scribbling and sketching needs.
The Planner below can be used at anytime and any year … just edit the year and/or text and change it to whatever you prefer. I love planners, so will be getting this one for myself, to use for the rest of this year as I’m woefully without one at the moment! It’s perfect not just for important dates but for goals and long-term or short-term plans, and to record all of those soon-to-be memories.
Oh, and of course there are notepads, a padfolio, greeting cards, and I’ve even included a mug for that cup of tea or coffee that all of us word wranglers require (isn’t it compulsory?!) as we scribble furiously away in our journals …
Isn’t the mug just too cute? I love it! All of the above products are perfect for friends and family (or yourself) who love anything to do with writing, books and the written word, or who collect vintage and old goodies. There are loads more gifts and ideas and lovely stuff with the Antique Inkwell illustration on them … just take a peek at them all here: