Sunday, 23 November 2008
I woke up to snow this morning, it's still one of those lovely things that I get childishly excited about. I also extracted some of my decorations from the cellar, for a small photos shoot, so its feeling very Christmasy round here today.
I am very excited to share with you a new illustration that has been on the back burner for over a year now! A lovely man named Jonathan bought some Belle & Boo goodies when the store first opened and we started emailing about his charity Edurelief.
Edurelief was founded in 2006 in response to an issue that is affecting thousands of Mongolian children and their families. Due to economic decline in the country, a lack of funding in the education system is forcing families to either purchase textbooks required for their children’s education or have their children drop out of school. Because of low wages and high unemployment rates, the cost of these textbooks, often the equivalent of a month’s salary per child, is simply out of reach for many families. edurelief works with local school systems across Mongolia to provide these textbooks to the neediest families ensuring that every child receives their right to education and a brighter future.
It was a cause I felt very strongly about & I suggested offering my services as an illustrator. Jonathan & his wife Marielle have been very, very patient (as Belle & Boo has been all consuming for the past year) but at last I had some time and I drew their new Christmas card. Packs of 10 are now available to buy from the Edurelief website here. Why not pop over and a buy a pack x
I have been updating the etsy shop today, we now have some lovely stocking filler offers.
Buy either of our 2 Belle & Boo Bag's and receive a pack of Patience Brown Postcards (worth £20) for free
Buy 2 packs of postcards and receive a third pack of your choice for free
Buy any pocket mirror and choose a single button (worth $4) for free
Also AT LAST we now offer Gift Vouchers (do you call them Gift Certificates in the US?)
They are printed on beautiful paper and come with a hand stamped kraft envelope, I am really pleased with them. We have 3 amounts available in the shop, but I can make a special listing for any amount required. Happy Shopping...under 3 weeks now left for International post !