A Tribute to Local Maine Artists

This month we had a lot of fun working with some local Maine artists to create and select items for the April book box.  

april coffee and a classic book box catch 22

This month we decided to go with one of the popular classic Catch-22, a satirical novel by American author Joseph Heller.  

Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer.

In addition to a great book to enjoy the springtime weather with, this month's book box includes items from local Maine artists who use their unique skills to handcraft cards, jewelry and coffee sweaters!

Learn more about the artists in this months book box: 

reinCARDnation by Katherine

happy bee reincardnation by katherine

Artist: Katherine Gifford | Design: "Happy Bee

This great local Maine company makes plantable seed paper greeting cards that grow into wildflowers! The card designs are beautiful and express the artistic style of the company's founder, Katherine. 

If you want to share one of your classic books with a friend, now you can include a plantable note! 

Website: www.reincardnation.cards

Cherish Shop 

cherish shop jewelry collection by aritham limat

Artist: Amelia Krahe | Design: "Clay - Farrier Collection

The artist at Cherish Shop, founder Amelia Krahe, creates amazing jewelry pieces inspired by her interactions with seasons, memories and all things outdoors. The types of materials used in the unique pieces of handmade jewelry include brass, linen cord, wooden beads, glass beads, ceramic beads and more. Be sure to check out her collections!

Etsy Shop: AritathamLimat 

Crochet Coffee Mug Cozy 

Artist: Bailey Grattelo 

Bailey is a master at crocket and uses her skill to create the best coffee mug "sweaters" to keep your coffee, hot tea or hot chocolate warm, while looking great. So soft to hold you will never to go back to a regular cozy again!

Additional items in this book box

  • 24oz wide mouth mason jar with plastic lid 
  • Wordsearch puzzle book  
  • Metal initial book mark 
  • TAZO iced citrus bliss tea 
  • Haribo raspberries candy 
  • Assorted lollypops 
  • Ticket Chocolate hot chocolate on a stick