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Our Approach

Good art provides people with a vocabulary

about things they can't articulate.  (Mos Def)

We are committed to listening, to hearing fully what you, our customer, wants.  We guarantee our products and if you are not satisfied, we are committed to be sure we meet your desire in a card.

We believe our handcrafted cards "provide" you, our customer, "a vocabulary about emotions that are difficult to articulate."  Cards purchased in stores often do not articulate those very emotions in our soul, but our cards will meet that need.

Our Story

A line is a dot that went for a walk.  (paul klee)

When I was ten years old, my mother encouraged me to paint a watercolor picture of an outcropping rock from a trip to Wyoming to visit my grandfather whom I adored!  I did the painting and then we submitted it to the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington, in the children's section (ages 10-12).  I was so excited and when the fair opened, we went to the children's section -- but my painting wasn't there!  When we asked about it, the said that no child, age 10, had painted that picture and moved it to the adult section.  I was devastated and cried as I told the judges I had painted that picture.  They didn't believe me and said I was lying.  Mom and I went to the adult section and there was my painting.  Not surprisingly, I didn't win an award, my painting was very good but I wasn't an adult!

Shortly thereafter, I stopped drawing and painting because I always heard the voices of the judges.  Rather I focused on excelling in school, later earning a doctorate and becoming a pressor.  For many years my "dot that took a walk" emerged in books and teaching.

At times, I sketched but always heard the voices from when I was ten.  But then I retired from the University and I began to draw and paint and engaged in finding myself in art.  I studied diverse methods of artistic genres and, perhaps not surprisingly, returned to watercolor.  And now I create handcrafted unique watercolor cards!

I have always loved unique cards to send to friends and family -- that premise undergirds my approach to my handcrafted cards.  Unique, one of a kind, original card designed and painted for a special person!

Meet the Team

Our team is unique!  There's me, the artist and founder of Art Escapes by Anna.  And then there's Frodo, Kashee and Buddy.  They give love and approval unconditionally.

Regan McCook

Founder & CEO

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Eric Teagan

Vice President

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Timothy Barrett

CFO

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Next Steps...

Please go to our products pages and select unique handcrafted cards or some of the larger art pieces.