Authors and Artists :: Pattie Jansen
I made my first official greeting card for my mom on her 40th birthday, when I was eight years old. I had received a few birthday cards myself by then and some excitedly proclaimed my age with titles like "Happy Birthday, 8-Year-Old!" I thought this format must be the gold standard for birthday cards and so my mom received a card on which I carefully
hand-lettered "Happy Birthday, 40-Year-Old!" I do hope that my cards have become a little more tactful since.
Now I am a grown-up greeting card designer (how could I not be after demonstrating such talent at the age of eight?) and live on the coast of northern California, on Monterey Bay. I work from my home studio where I create with pens, markers, colored pencils, and a steady infusion of dark roast coffee. I am an ardent and longstanding fan of quotes, and illustrating and artfully arranging them is one of my favorite springboards for card design. All my work is hand-lettered and hand-drawn the “old school” way, and I will forever and always find great joy in the feel of pen on paper. I have been printing and selling my cards in my online shop since 2011 and am lucky enough to now also license my art for publication with Blue Mountain Arts.
Examples of Blue Mountain Arts products by Pattie Jansen
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