gentlearts

Illustrated Animal Alphabet, books, posters, party

Melbourne, Australia · 127 Sales

gentlearts

Illustrated Animal Alphabet, books, posters, party

Melbourne, Australia 127 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Welcome to the Academy and thanks for looking at my animals!

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Welcome to the Academy and thanks for looking at my animals!

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An illustrated Animal Alphabet

I started my etsy shop several years ago and sold hand crafted paper bunting and mobiles for awhile.
I then had two sons in less than two years and during that time found it harder to get much done, surprisingly!
So when I could, I would paint an animal, one for each letter of the alphabet with the hope of making a poster and a book for my children.
I chose a mix of animals from the air land and sea as I wanted the images to provoke discussion about nature and the world and not simply be a collection of cuddly animals. I thought squids needed to be celebrated just as much as pandas.
It was important to me not to anthropomorphise the animals, I wanted them to be dignified. I have however added party hats to some of them on a selection of cards, dignified party hats of course.
The project took a long time as there were big gaps in between times of activity, but finally I got it finished and decided to print more and sell them as well.
It was a perfect project to work on with babies around as my concentration was often broken the small tasks of finishing one animal was a reachable goal. Now, as the children get older I am looking forward to the next stage and the new work I will make.
I have since added a selection of related greeting cards that tie in with the book and poster and have grand plans for all the millions of new projects I will start.

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  • Madeleine Griffith

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I am an illustrator, animator, sculptor and model maker living in Melbourne Australia. Hello.

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Last updated on January 30, 2013
Hello and welcome to my shop. I have really enjoyed making this Alphabet book and Poster and hope you like it too. I now am offering a new string to my bow and will me making and selling hand made creations for your next children's party. There is much more to come so check back to see it grow.

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Payment
I haven't had much luck with other payment methods so I am sticking with Paypal as my preferred method of payment. Please send me a message if you need to pay in another way and we can work out a process together. The item will not be shipped until payment is received.
Shipping
All items are shipped through Australia Post, if you require registered mail or a courier please let me know and I can give you new postage costs. All items bought for a "little picnic" will not include any shipping costs and will we waiting for you on the day of your party.
Refunds and Exchanges
All products are meticulously crafted and packaged and should arrive in perfect condition, if for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase please contact me and I will be happy to help you.