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ABOUT

Sixtyeightcolors is home to cute and fun illustrated greeting cards and paper gifts, connecting loved ones with heartfelt messages, often with recurring characters. I hand design, pack and ship each order with the greatest care, using only high quality paper and materials from my little home studio in Irvine, California. Everything is made in the USA.

My Art 

I express love and heartfelt sentiments through the use of colorful tones and cute recurring, imaginative characters from nature and my own daily life. I have always loved both making and receiving handmade gifts growing up, especially cards and illustrations given to loved ones. I find that greeting cards help convey our most heartfelt sentiments and that brings meaning to my art in sharing it with the world. 

Having lived in different countries growing up, my experiences have enabled me to bring a unique cultural background into my art. I take inspiration from my daily life, love of travel, and family background from Taiwan to bring in fun and joyful elements in hopes of sparking nostalgic and happy memories that speak to others.

 

CHARACTERS

The Story of Golden, Vala & Family Members

Characters on the cards have their own names and stories. You can find out who the character is by the names at the bottom of the card. Golden & Vala are meant to “bee” together. Golden loves 🍯 & Vala loves 🌿. Look out for other family members with their own cards. Can you spot them from the collection? 

Why "Sixtyeightcolors"?

“Sixtyeight” has been a number that relates to my first home in Canada and has a special place in my heart. Coincidentally, six and eight are also considered lucky numbers in Taiwan.

“Colors” bring art into life by encompassing different shades of tones and the depths in light and shadow that are seen in different forms of art. This ties in the different kinds of arts that I love into my brand name, Sixtyeightcolors.

 

I hope you find something that speaks to you through my art for yourself and your loved ones.

-Vanessa 

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Fun Facts:

• I speak English, Chinese (Mandarin), and Japanese 

• I practice Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony

• Watermelon is my favorite fruit