Basking

Saturn Press

The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Basking Ducks
  • The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Basking Ducks
  • The Good Supply Midcoast Artisan Store Pemaquid Letterpress Cards Saturn Press Made in Maine USA Basking Ducks
  • $3.50

To see animals basking in the wild evokes such joy. The saturation of water-blue and the woodblock print-rendered ducks resting and content are the height of summer happiness. It is simple and soothing.

Margaret Pilkington created this image after studying wood engraving techniques from teachers including Lucien Pissarro who had access to impressionist painters and artists like Monet and Renoir through his artistic father's social circle. 

It's amazing to promote this small composition as a thread of art history that so directly pulls the past into the presence. Created in 1915, this print was made when the artist was just 24-years old. She contributed not only art to her community but also organized social projects to benefit girls and women in the workforce.

Her talents awarded her the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award, which given for contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organizations, and public service - a chivalry honor just under knighthood.

- Measures 5" x 7"
- Blank inside
- Recycled paper
- Envelope included

Saturn Press is an eco-concious company based on Swan's Island off the Maine coast. A married couple works together to make this international business happen. (Jane Goodrich creates the designs, James vanPernis runs the company's 4 antique printing presses, and a sweet gal named Kathy who used to answer the phone recently retired.)

Using an old-fashioned letterpress technique, paper sourced from a sustainable family-run mill, and a love for what they do, Saturn Press creates striking cards that will make a lasting impression no matter who the recipient.

Some folks love the vivid colors and unique images so much they request cards without envelopes to frame and hang them as wall art.

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