It’s been an exciting week.
My postcards of women from history (which I’m selling here) were featured by my friends at Folksy.com, and since then have been flying off the shelf. On Saturday, I received three orders in the time it took to brush my teeth!
I’m all organised now after a lot of packing and mailing and all the orders are on their way.
This is one of my favourite designs. I’m very tickled by the blue full stop after the word ‘seriously’. I love that detail! Mary Ann Evans wrote under a pen name – to have her work taken seriously – yes. But women wrote openly under their own names at the time. Mary Ann wanted to differentiate her writing (and she had a body of critical work too, to think of) from what she thought of as the more flippant, romantic genre that her fellow women were producing.
She also wanted to keep her private life private. She had some complicated arrangements.
That’s why I like this postcard, I think. The facts here are just the tip of the iceberg, and the real story is even more interesting.
Thanks so much if you’ve placed an order! I’ve had many encouraging messages and it has been a delight.
PS: My week is looking full of painting. How wonderful – and will I get it all done? What are you up to? Write and tell me 🙂