I have just released a new collection of cards which has been in the pipeline for a while. For a long time, I have been intending to create a collection of cards which would link my philosophy of the world with yoga (if you’ve been following this blog then you’ll know that yoga is a big part of my life!).
When I am at places like trade shows, I sometimes struggle with the idea that I am bringing more stuff into the world. Where let’s face it, there is a lot of stuff already. So I wanted to design a collection that I felt could also have a positive impact on the world. The words I have used are phrases that inspire me on a daily basis and keep me moving forward towards my goals when I feel down, unmotivated or simply fed up with the world. These simple but beautiful words have helped me immensely. I wanted to share them alongside some simple illustrations. If they cause someone to smile, laugh or simply be inspired, for me that is a job done!
As a further point, last year I did a series of courses in Waterloo. Every lunchtime I would go to the station to pick up my lunch but I would end up having my lunch almost in tears. This is because I would encounter so many homeless people on my way into the station and I would feel helpless. It wasn’t just the mere fact that there were homeless people there, it was that I would watch hundreds of people walk past and just ignore each person like they aren’t even people. I then made a commitment to myself that for my next collection of cards, I would donate a percentage of sales to a homeless charity and do what I could in my own small way to help this crisis. I feel that if we can’t even look after our own what hope is there?
So I am donating 10% of all sales from my new ‘Words to Inspire’ collection to Shelter homeless charity.
Here are the four designs:
You can find out more and purchase the new collection here!
Natasha Jade x