We’re continuing our partnership with Gratitude – the touring installation of 51 artist-designed statues, honouring NHS staff and key workers for their sacrifice and dedication.
Gratitude has already visited Birmingham and Manchester, and now it’s Edinburgh’s turn to host. To celebrate, we thought we’d speak to one of our Edinburgh-based card creators: Kasia, of Kasia Cards! We’ve asked a few questions to find out more about her, and what she’s feeling grateful for in 2021.
Tell us a little about yourself
Hi, my name is Kasia and I’m an Illustrator based in beautiful Leith, Edinburgh. In my little home studio I’m creating illustrations and greeting cards which I later sell online and also in few local art boutiques.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
From Netflix shows, pop culture, conversations with friends and recently even from politics!
What is your most popular design? And which is your favourite?
My most popular design would be Freddie Mercury, “Mama” card and “Dad It’s time to flatten that curve” card. My favourite one would have to be “The Last Cheddar” card , with a little piece of cheddar cheese, bravely holding a lightsaber in his tiny little hands 😉
What made you decide to sell through thortful?
I’ve been selling with thortful from the very beginning and it’s been an amazing journey. I really like this platform for it’s continuing support for little, independent art businesses and also for a great quality of designs available on a website!
What advice would you give to other creatives starting up?
The best ideas are the most simple ones. Think about what would make you laugh, what would make you feel good and just draw it! Simple as that. As human beings we are similar in lots of ways and you’d be surprised how many people will find hilarious exactly the same things that would make you giggle!
What are you most grateful for?
That I can draw for a living. I’m grateful every day that I can do what I love for my job and that with my designs I can put smiles on peoples faces. It makes me happy.
What are you feeling grateful for in 2021? We think most of us are feeling grateful for the hard work of our NHS staff, and that’s the inspiration behind Gratitude.
The free exhibition runs for ten days in Edinburgh beginning 17 September, and moves to London from 1 October. For more information about dates and to book your tickets, visit the Gratitude website.