A few years ago a random stranger I met in a bookshop introduced me to Swallows & Amazons and changed my life forever. Arthur Ransome wrote a series of children's adventure stories set in the Lake District around the World War I time period. His characters are living, breathing works of imaginative art. Ever since I delved into these books I've taken the liberty to introduce as many people as I can to them, passing on the gift which was given to me.
This book mark displays my watercolor illustration on one side and vegan leather on the other (dyed a rich black tone), stitched together to create a durable, 4mm-thick rigid bookmark.