Well, of the four Hawker's Pot goat-themed Christmas cards this year, this one has been the runaway seller (leaving Scrooge and his nocturnal goaty visitants in its cloven-hooved wake):
Inside, needless to say, it says "Meh-rry Christmas."
I will be peddling these in Stroud and Bristol over the next two weekends. On Sunday 15th December I will have my suitcase open at Dennis Gould's Open Studio and Letterpress Workshop on Gloucester Street in Stroud (by the Star Anise Cafe) between 10 and 4. Dennis's workshop is always worth visiting, so it's a real pleasure to have been invited along with my suitcase.
The cards are also available in the Made In Stroud shop.
The Hawker’s Pot suitcase will be out this weekend in Stroud with various new goodies in its compartments. These will include:
goat-themed Christmas cards
as well as three new booklets, containing illustrated poems about the mysterious hawker:
The Hawker's Pot Song
The Hawker by the Sea
The Hawker in Autumn.
I will be at the Lansdown Arts Fair on Saturday (10-4 in the Lansdown Hall) and then at the
Stroud Sunday Market (10 till 3).
(The set of three booklets costs £18. If it should so happen that you do not live in Stroud, Gloucestershire, but would like to purchase a set, please drop me a line via email and I will arrange to send one out to you.)
Hawker's Pot is written by Bill Jones, a writer and artist based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
As well as making up puns, I write short stories and make hand-made books. The former have been published in The Warwick Review and other journals and long-listed for the Bridport Prize. My hand-made books are in collections in England and Scotland.