Do you ever see a design so wildly creative you can't help but instantly be impressed at the artists ability to come up with such a clever idea? That's us, and pretty much everyone else, who sees the pencil shavings cards of Ruth Jackson.
Jackson's found a niche in creating whimsical greeting cards with illustrations centered around colorful pencil shavings. Why pencil shavings, though?
The idea struck Jackson when she was sharpening her son’s pencils in preparation for a new school year. By the time all the pencils had been sharpened, she was left with a “sea of colorful and rather beautiful pencil shavings." Instead of tossing the shavings into the trash, Jackson saw potential in the little scraps and went to work creating the first card.
Now, Jackson's work covers holidays, birthdays, graduations, weddings, retirements, and just because cards. Jackson's cards have developed quite a following as they continue to charm both card givers and receivers.
Find a handful of our favorite Ruth Jackson cards below!