Monday, October 17, 2011

"Age of Sail" Note Cards

This pack of twelve lovely and colourful 4.25” x 5.5” note cards is reproduced from six of my original paintings of ships in the Age of Sail. There are two cards of each painting.  They are all icons of our maritime heritage, icons of coastal living. The cards are blank inside but have brief description of the depicted sailing ship on the back. Hand cut and hand folded, the 12 cards come with 12 white envelopes, tied up with string.

The sailing ships are portrayed in different conditions of wind and sea, depicting a variety of sailing ships with distinct Maritime flavour: from Nova Scotia’s own sailing icon, the Grand Banks schooner Bluenose,

to New Brunswick’s age of sail icon, the clipper ship Marco Polo, once hailed “the fastest ship in the world! 

Included are a small fishing sloop:

and a large, 4-mast schooner:

a sword-fishing schooner on a bright sunny day:

 and a square rigger in the fog:

With the inside of the card blank, you can write your own personal message as you send out your “age of sail” greeting from the coast where you live, or the coast where you wish you could live!

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