Company: British Book Art
Months: October and November, 2018
Do you have a hobby that you wish you could spend the whole day doing?
I wish I could spend my days drawing and crocheting. I wish I could spend more time on my arts page Anan Creates.
Ever since I discovered the Britishbookart account, I have been in awe with the concept. Abbie goes hunting for books that are unsellable. She then carefully separates the pages and uses the appropriate page for the art that she has in mind. Some of the proceeds also go to cancer research. How awesome is that! I was chosen to rep for Britisbookart for the 2 months of October and November, 2018. This was my first time as a rep but Abbie was so sweet and helpful that I had a great time.
She offered to make an original art work for me of my choice. It was such a special thing that I knew I had to get something from Gilmore Girls for it. I requested for Rory Gilmore holding a stack of books with the quote “what she tackles she conquers”. Abbie made my Rory Gilmore painting on a page of Pride and Prejudice. It is very difficult to find any merchandise related to Gilmore Girls in India. I was lucky that Abbie is a GG fan herself. She captured Rory’s spirit beautifully.
The ‘Hogwarts in Autumn’ is a print on the Death Day Party page from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The Hogwarts castle is a wonderful addition to my Harry Potter paraphernalia. Being the huge Potterhead, I can never have enough of HP related merch. It is these handpicked pages that make the paintings feel special. She also sent to me a bookmark featuring Mathilda sitting on a pile of books wondering what to read next. It perfectly describes most of us bibliophiles with unruly TBRs.
Abbie has original art, art prints, cushion covers and bookmarks on her etsy store. She is open to customisation too. She makes a wide variety of bookmarks customised to exactly what you have in mind. Abbie is the nicest person and I really enjoyed my time being a rep for her.
If you could have any merchandise customised, what would you pick?
Tell me in the comments below or on my Instagram @the_food_and_book_life