And the sea is too big to put into words!! We REALLY LOVE 'em and they have played a massive part in our creative collaboration journey together, as Mum and Son over the past year!
Loki has always been completely fascinated by these beautiful creatures and it was March last year that Loki drew the most wonderful and funny walrus character, which was soon followed by many,many seals!! All utterly adorable and charming and each completely unique!
We then visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary last August and fell in love with the residents there, in particular Ray, Yulelog and Pumpkin and after reading about all the fantastic work they do to rescue and provide expert care for sick, injured, or distressed seals and other marine animals, Loki wanted to adopt them all! Father Christmas could only manage one though, so this December Loki proudly received his adoption certificate for Yulelogs.
This year we have continued to illustrate these beautiful sea creatures and have some exciting plans for these collaborative designs. One of the plans was to recreate Lokis designs into Lino prints for greeting cards, which you can now find available in my etsy shop. The designs are completely handmade, with each card being cut and scored, to the Lino print and words all being added by hand. Each design is utterly sweet and available in gold or black ink (the gold proving particularly popular!)
The available designs are perfect gifts for someone you love this valentines day, with a Whiskery Walrus saying, "you're the Walruses Whiskers!" or a Seal decorated in stars and moons with the words "you're my seal-ver lining"
I can also add your own words if you choose, or simply leave the design blank, that's the beauty of each one being handmade, they can be created especially for you! Just let us know and we will be very happy to help.
We look forward to drawing more of these cheerful and charming characters and sharing more about our Seal and Walrus plans with you. You can even find Loki on Youtube teaching you and your little ones how to draw a walrus here :-)
Wishing you all a wonderfully, whiskery day!
Jo, Loki and Blue Dog! X