OpenCupboardDesigns

Greeting Cards, Luminaries, Ready-to-frame Prints

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Announcement    Now offering curbside pick-up locally! Minneapolis location. Message me about this and I will refund the shipping on your order.

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Last updated on Nov 9, 2020

Now offering curbside pick-up locally! Minneapolis location. Message me about this and I will refund the shipping on your order.

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About OpenCupboardDesigns

Sales 1,125
On Etsy since 2013

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.

Shop members

  • 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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