Rick Allen and his creative partner and wife Marian Lansky produce a miscellany of curious engravings and various and sundry other printed ephemerae. Rick's work has reached and perplexed a diverse audience. His illustrations have appeared in national magazines, annuals of illustration and even on a book cover for John LeCarre!
Rick attended a lot of reputable institutions of higher learning over many years but they couldn't really do much with him, so he's largely self-taught as an artist and printmaker and nobody else can really be held responsible. And responsible he is for this gorgeous notecard:
Be as a Bird perched on
a frail branch that she
feels bending beneath her,
Still she sings away all the
same, knowing she has wings.
The inside is blank for your own message.
Each 5 by 7 inch card is printed on a white uncoated, recycled paper with soy based inks, and is accompanied by an appropriate envelope for mailing.