Ever since I was teeny tiny I have loved horses and knew how to ride practically before I could walk! I have always had a love hate relationship with Fairgrounds, hating the roller coaster rides but loving the Carousels! I would feel like I was galloping along on a magical horse and loved all the art work on them. I have quite a collection of photos of them, here are just a few that have inspired me.
Yes, I wanted to have a ride on this Carousel in Paris!
Christmas time in Antwerp
For a long time I have wanted to find the time to draw some Carousel images for my shop so when a lovely customer from the States asked me to help her again (this is her 4th Bumpkin Party) with her daughter's Birthday Party with a theme like this I jumped at the chance.
Her daughter loves Unicorns so gradually back and forth we came up with a Carousel/Maypole dancing theme with Ponies, Unicorns and all their Woodland Friends!! Oh what fun it was to draw and imagine! I hope it captures a magic and free spirited feel that I wish for all children, not just at their Parties. A Print and full Party Range has evolved around this Illustration, which can all be personalised for your special Day with delightful Carousel style text.
Fun of the Fair Personalised Print/front of the Invitation
Back of the Invitation
Thank You Cards and Tags.
I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into my new Range as much as I did creating it all.
You can find the full range in my shop www.bumpkin.etsy.com
I have just finished bringing to life some Valentines friends, so hop back soon to meet them!