Introducing Alva Mae Evans
Introducing the Alva Mae Evans Online Shop!
Stationery and Pretty Pretties from tuccicursive.
Now Selling on Big Cartel
My Grandmother Alva, saved every card I ever made or sent her. She would often buy or give me money to buy something impractical but necessary, she called them a ‘pretty pretty.” So, I thought it fitting to name my stationery line after her.
Though this is not her full ‘real’ name, she often gave “Evans” as her own ‘nom de plume’ to un-welcomed strangers and suitors. She did this, however, until my future Grandfather, John, introduced himself as “John Evans.”
And just like this unexpected romance despite deliberate plans, I hope you receive a little surprise of your own. And the best way to get those, is to send one yourself.
My work is hand-lettered and designed in my studio in Brooklyn. My inspiration comes from found photos. Rescuing lost souls is my business, sending them is yours.
More cards and prints are coming, so follow @alvamaeevans on Instagram to find out about the latest products on sale. My first product is a print, I call “Lady Jane.”
She’s a Limited Edition Fine Art Print on sale now!
A 5 x 7 Original Stipple Illustration inspired by a vintage found photograph.
A Giclée Print on 250 gm Handmade Paper made of 100% Cotton Rag using cotton textile remnants, with natural deckle made by Fabulous Fancy Pants.
Free shipping via USPS in a protective plastic sleeve and rigid mailer with hand-lettered addressing!
Thank you for all the support and encouragement! Especially Melinda Morris from Lion in the Sun, Raegan Hirvela from Papél New York, Emily Johnson from Hartland Brooklyn, Sarah Schwartz of The Paper Chronicles and Jill DiNicolantonio from Parse and Parcel.
Sometimes you just have to sit still.