OpenCupboardDesigns

Open Cupboard Designs - Greeting cards and prints

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 328 Sales

OpenCupboardDesigns

Open Cupboard Designs - Greeting cards and prints

Minneapolis, Minnesota 328 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(119)
Kim Gordon

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5 out of 5 stars
(119)
Sha36754

Sha36754 on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

This is my favorite card. I have a hard time giving it away!

Sha36754

Sha36754 on May 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful birthday card!

B Beachner

B Beachner on Mar 25, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Received my cards promptly and in perfect condition. They are absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier!

Leisa Moniz

Leisa Moniz on Mar 21, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful cards for the cat lover, always make me smile. Thank you

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About

Tableau - still scenes, or pictures, that tell a story

I grew up making images - drawing, painting, printmaking. And I have always loved stories. I have been working on these card illustrations for a long time, developing simple images that tell simple stories about elemental aspects of life: finding joy in transitory beauty, peace in nature, the pleasures of relationships. I have created characters based on my now elderly cat, Pico, and his much younger and more naive dog-friend, Finnegan, to explore these themes.

I love the design aesthetics of both the Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movements and by Japanese block prints. I am also influenced by the local landscape and by natural events - the winter of the Great Gray Owl irruption for example - and find ways of incorporating these natural occurrences to tell small stories of life's chances and wonders and mysteries.

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  • Kim

    Painter, Illustrator

    My background is fine arts and my professional path is graphic design/illustration. My great loves are nature and animals. After years of making cards for friends and family, Open Cupboard Designs is a way to share my cards with the larger world!

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