These are Original Prints, Hand Printed Cards.
Each card is Designed, LinoCut, Typeset, hand-torn to size & Hand Printed by me on my lovely antique Adana Printing Press.
Original Prints: Worker Bee with its head buried in a flower collecting pollen, I tried to get pollen dusting the top of its hairy little leg!
Hand-printed linocut card, with metal letterpress text hand-printed on the back, all on an Adana Press.
:: 250gsm Specialist Paper - mould made from 100% cotton to high archival standards, hand torn to size
:: Card size is 85mm x 115 mm
:: Recycled Envelope size is 95mm - 122mm
:: Sealed into a Clear Bio-degradable Corn Starch bag
:: Inside is blank for you to write your own personal message
:: Cards will be sent carefully packed in a board protected package
It's very hard to convey, in a photograph, the truly beautiful physical quality of the ink & it's colour on this gorgeously soft-to-touch paper - very tactile!
Cards will vary slightly due to the nature of hand production making each card unique & original
All items are ©Elly Rowbotham
Please note the copyright of the print or image does not transfer with the sale
Not all Bees are stripey! This is a Common Carder BumbleBee whose colour is mainly ginger. It is found in a wide variety of habitats such as meadows, waste ground, ditches, embankments, roads, woodland edges - anywhere there are flowers to feed on...It’s a very cool little worker!
The image, in this print, is extracted from a photo Mr R took in the threatened ‘Treloyhan Woods’ of St Ives, Cornwall.
Treloyhan Woods were planted over a century ago on top of Wheal Margery (a very early Cornish copper & tin mine) after the mine had stopped being worked. It’s an area steeped in local heritage and flora & fauna which inhabit forgotten mining spoils within the woods.
I love the way Bee’s head is buried deeply in the flower tenaciously collecting pollen ...& importantly... contributing to our eco-system.. regardless of the urban surroundings threatening it's habitat.
This print is a tribute to a diminishing wildlife corridor & the fragile plight of the Bee.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Elly Rowbotham Printmaker within 3 days of receiving payment.
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