Carps in Spring Blank Card from Artists to Watch

Carps in Spring Blank Card from Artists to Watch

Artists to Watch

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This 5" x 7" greeting card is printed on a white uncoated, textured recycled paper with soy based inks. It comes with a smooth white envelope.

Inside is blank for a personal message.

This card features an image from an original paper-cutting by Aki Sogabe of Bellevue, Washington. Printed by Artists to Watch in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Aki Sogabe was in middle school when she imitated a papercutting illustration from a newspaper using origami paper.  Since then, she has continued the practice of cutting paper to create art.  

Aki Sogabe introduced kirie (paper cutting) to the Pacific Northwest in 1978.  Her works are included in the collection of the State of Washington, the State of Oregon Public Art, Fort Lewis Base, and many other state and private collections.  Her works are displayed at more than 30 public schools in Washington (elementary through university).

Her public art displays are installed in the Pike Place Market, Nikkei Manor and Uwajimaya Village in Seattle.

She is also known as a children's book illustrator.  She received the Golden Kite Honor Award in Illustration for "The Loyal Cat".  Her original illustrations were selected to the NY Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing.  "Kogi's Mysterious Journey" was selected to the New York Society of Illustrators Original Show.

Find more of Aki's work here.


Artists to Watch is an award-winning company working directly with independent artists to craft high-quality products that meld visually intriguing images with thought-provoking words. Our line is carefully curated to publish several exclusive collections from independent artists - each with a different look, feel, and voice. The result? A unique collection of products that inspire, celebrate, sympathize, and encourage those we love and support.

Life is busy, but we can never underestimate the power of a handwritten note. All the little social media “Likes” in passing will never compare to receiving a lovely handwritten message from a friend or loved one. When paired with amazing art & perhaps a perfect quote, it helps us to feel grounded, connected, and part of the whole.

We believe that a sustainable environment requires everyone to be conscious about the consumption of non-renewable resources while finding ways to reduce waste. Therefore, we only print on recycled paper! Each printed product we create has the highest post-consumer content available in a sheet that will still produce a high-quality reproduction. By printing with vegetable-based inks our products are less harmful to the environment. All our paper mills and printers are Forest Stewardship Council certified. We respect our environment by recycling, reusing, and reducing our waste at every opportunity.

Find more work from Artists to Watch here.

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