Artist– Millie Marotta
Millie Marottas postcard editions come in two version, a 30 postcard ‘book’ style and this 50 postcard box of postcards.
The box is a thick cardboard. The sides are green, with the title embossed in gold foiling. The cover is black and white lineart from the interior, with spots of colour and gold foiling. The cover lifts up and lays flat to reveal 50 postcards nestled in the box, as you would find in a gift box. The postcards aren’t attached to anything, but fit well into the box. There is a gold ribbon to mark a spot in the postcards, or assist you to lift them out.
The postcards are a thick card, bright white and smooth. Despite the smooth texture, I found pencils layered and blended quite easily. Waterbased markers did not bleed or shadow, but be careful with a heavy hand and alcohol markers. Ensure you either remove the card or have a page behind to protect the next one.
There is a flipthrough of every included postcard at the end of this review.
All fifty images are taken from Millie Marottas Wild Savannah book. Some of these are the full images scaled down, some are sections of images, and others are the main feature of an image centred in the postcard.
The reverse of the postcards are completely blank save for a small lower copyright notice in the lower corner.
Some of the images include hippoes, ostriches, birds, plantlife, sections of patterns and mores
The intricacy varies widely in this postcard edition. Some of the scaled down images are incredibly intricate, only the finest of pens and sharpest pencils will be able to colour these. Images that have been taken and sectioned are less intricate, with larger spaces and less detail. Line thickness remains consistently thin throughout.
The nature themes of Millie Marottas artwork are fantastic for mental health or pain issues, as the subject and colour palette are innately soothing. These are perfect for those who would benefit from this, but may not have the concentration to focus on the full version.
The variety of intricacy is well suited to those with fluctuating mental health or pain issues, as you can find a detailed postcard to distract yourself, or a less detailed one if you cannot focus properly.
The postcards (with the exception of a handful of very intricate images) will most likely be suitable for those with vision or fine motor skills impairments, but as always, please check the images beforehand.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review