Most of you may know that Mrs Eliot Books comes from the book I used to cut pages from when I first started illustration at art college. The Middle Age of Mrs Eliot by Angus Wilson. It was by chance that I happened upon it at the second-hand bookshop, I was just looking for any old book. But I was struck by it's Englishness and every page seemed to have lovely words on it that I knew I could re-work into something different and funny. And I have used just this one page in many projects.
I also used it for my book spines in my Modernist card set.
The cards are small so by the time I scaled the illustrations down, this detail was lost. So I wanted to show you here. I am thinking of making a set of A5 prints, so a bit bigger than the cards but still affordable as a set.
I was tempted to call one book 'guilt' and one 'self-recrimination' but decided to stay upbeat!
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Kerry has a little blog post over here today about my place. And thanks to Pomona who also mentioned my cards this week. Plus Karen over here had such lovely words to say about her mrs eliot purchases. Means to world to get such lovely feedback. x
p.s. and Gail! Thank you so much, I'm spoilt this week!