My work is inspired by the diverse beauty of our Irish landscape, capturing images from the pristine frosted branches to the quizzical gaze of the contented cow.
THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK
Following on from my last collection of 52 Hello JOY Cards, I’ve received many requests from customers asking me if I would create a line of greeting cards. My resistance to this has always been around: How can you create a card to suit everyone? What might suit one person as a message might not suit another. The message on the inside of a card might create limitations for the customer. Yet the feedback I’ve received from you is that you would like my verse or poetry included.
THE PLAN IS
I gave this a lot of thought and am currently creating a collection of cards that will be blank on the inside for your own message. However, to suit all tastes, I will have an option for you to select from a number of my autographed verses or poems. Printed on a single quality card these can be popped into any card of your choice if desired.
WORK IN PROGRESS
This is all work in progress and I would love for you to join me on my journey on finalising this collection. I will post updates on Instagram with questions and polls to see which images and words appeal to you most.
PICKING YOUR FAVOURITE
Last week I shared four photographs from the bogland in Ardee, asking followers to select one card as their favourite. Below are the four cards that were voted on.
THE CARD YOU VOTED FOR
Below is the winning card, which I will include in my completed collection. Thanks to all of you who voted and for your lovely, positive and uplifting response. I know some of you have suggested that I use all four cards and create a bogland collection. This is a lovely idea which I am exploring. I am always learning and I am very grateful for your feedback.
FOLLOW THE JOURNEY OF THIS NEW COLLECTION
As a photographer, poet and author, I will combine words and images to capture messages of hope, love, or comfort. I want to create a collection that resonates with people and the emotional stories we feel as we journey through life. If you’d like to see more of my work as I create this next collection, my Instagram handle is patrice.reynolds