The Paper Woodland

I was imbibing too much one night in November, trying to figure out wtf to get Hillary for Christmas.  The woman gets herself her favorite things and has impeccable taste.  So I started perusing Etsy (it's a normal pastime in the Burke household) and stumbled across the Paper Woodland.



Maybe it was the Thelwell-style pony carrying a banner or that the whimsical nature of her art complimented whatever it was I was drinking, but I was immediately smitten and ordered a portrait of Annie.



I gave my hubs a list of options for Christmas gifts and my own portrait was on that list, but didn't make the cut.  So when Big G's mom gave me a gift card to Etsy, I ordered watercolors of both Archie and Ox.  I absolutely loved the art and immediately purchased the digital copies.  I foresee some fucking memorabilia in my future.


I specifically requested that they be facing different directions and cantering.  I love how Archie is in suspension, as befitting his Thoroughbred nature, and Ox is power-housing into the canter.  Also, Archie just wishes his butt was that big.

She also included stickers (maybe she gives freebies of her beta-tests, too?), which I've hung up at work and can't bare to permanently part with.




Turn around time is reasonable for custom art (two-ish weeks) and she sends digital proofs before the hard-copies.  She is also on top of her packaging game and offers free gift wrapping (at least, she did at Christmas).



I was able to request that Archie get his little star added before the final was sent.  The only issue I would say is that price seems to fluctuate, maybe seasonally.  The portrait I ordered of Annie went up in price closer to Christmas.  I haven't been watching long enough, but I plan on ordering more portraits of other horses throughout the year.

Before, minus the star.

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8 comments

  1. These are adorable! The pony in her banner is almost 100% Fritz from "Fritz and the Beautiful Horses" which is my favorite book from childhood.

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  2. omg these are the most adorable drawings ever!!

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  3. Alright, those are too ridiculously cute.

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  4. So sweet. Love that she does it herself. Thanks for sharing!

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