Rad A. Drew Photography: Handmade Cards by Cuban Artist Amy Hernandez!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Handmade Cards by Cuban Artist Amy Hernandez!


Amy in her studio with one of her cards featuring Flamingo's.

In the case of creator Amy Hernandez, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Amy is following in her father's footsteps as an artist and entrepreneur. She is the daughter of my friend, Cuban Photographer, Ramses Batista. 

On a recent visit to their new home in Atlanta, Amy showed me her line of handmade postcards and note cards available on Etsy

Amy ponders what she will reach for in her collection of materials.

Working in a studio that she shares with her dad (who does his extraordinary encaustic work there, but that's another story!), Amy works with mixed media using found objects, art papers, lace, colored inks, and a large collection of ink stamps, to create beautifully unique, wonderfully constructed works of art, all in postcard or note card size ready to frame or mail to a friend.

This is how she describes her experience:

As an artist I have found a way to express myself through the creation of these postcards. In them I reflect all my thoughts, the way I feel, and I combine those thoughts and feelings with vintage techniques which is something I have always enjoyed doing. Creating mixed media postcards allows me to use different materials that I put together creating each postcard as a unique piece of art.

Amy's designs vary and may be whimsical, nostalgic, humorous, and personal. 

The card above was created with a family friend in mind who is obsessed with Flamingos!

To view and purchase Amy's work, or contact her directly, visit her Esty Store.

Thank you for taking time to read. I hope you'll visit Amy's site and let her know what you think of her work!