8.19.2008

Introducing Avi Jude

Only 4 months behind schedule I decided to put forth the effort to make Avis' birth announcement and send them off to long-distance loved ones. The upside to waiting until a babys four month birthday to send announcements is that they can really grin it up for a photo. To be perfectly honest I didn’t really care how late these were as long as they got done at all so somewhere down the road Avi isn’t looking at his older brother’s announcement of arrival, wondering what happened to his.

For quite some time I have had a little crush on the Matryoshka or Russian nesting doll for their nostalgia-meets-kitsch image. It was because of this crush I thought it would be fun to hand illustrate our family in nesting doll form for Avis’ announcement.


From the illustration I was able to hand print each card using a gocco printer causing no one card to be exactly alike. It is two-color, double sided and although it folds like a card, by sealing the open end with a clear mailing seal I was able to avoid envelopes and send it like a postcard.

Hope you enjoy!

11 comments:

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! Natalia, I love it! "Introducing our doll.." that is so clever and the drawings of the dolls are amazing. I love knowing creative people--it is very inspiring!:)

Amy Y said...

They are just lovely!!
I actually kind of like the idea of waiting a few months... This gives those long distance loved ones a better idea of what Avi looks like ~ babies never stay looking like what they do when they first come out, afterall!

Conor said...

love it

the true Montanan said...

These are so cute. Do you own a gocco printer? I want to try it out sometime. I'm thinking about buying one.

qUittAnY said...

so cute as stated prior- by me and everyone else. avi's so cute!

Brooke said...

I love reading your blog! Thanks for the invite. The boys and I were so happy to find the cute baby announcement in the mail! We have it hanging up and we love to see cute Avi Jude's pic! ;) You are so talented!

Natalie said...

The invitations are so cool! I wanna be like you someday. Bry and I want to see if you can make ours.

Kristen Burt Neibaur said...

Natalia-
I have Avi's birth announcement still on my fridge & I admire it quite often. I loved going to your house and seeing all your fantastic artwork!
Great Work!!

Elisabeth said...

Natalia,
I also have an attachment to nesting dolls. LOVE your illustrations and announcement idea. You are so creative!

The Sewell Family said...

We received ours in the mail. Thanks for thinking of us.

Amanda Leigh said...

I love your blog! So cute! And your daugther is beautiful.
MISS YOU!