Creature Comforts

by Daniel Mackie September 01, 2016

Welcome to the woods

Explore the DM Woodland Collection

A single tree can be one of the most comfortable and companionable homes available to our animal friends. From badgers digging sets around their roots; to squirrels both bedding in on its branches and feasting on its nuts; to the owls nestled in the tree tops, a tree happily hosts them all.

Some of our favourite creatures are brought together with their mighty homes in the DM Woodland Collection. In this Collection, Daniel's signature style of combining an animal illustration with the environment that supports it comes into its own. Find out more about how Daniel's style evolved. 

The Fox's bushy tail contains a tree trunk with thick roots to shelter its den contrasted with a clearing around his body to flash through at speed. The daring Hare runs between the woodland's shelter and the open fields. The full tail of the Squirrel is adorned by acorn and berries, and its haunches show the trees that both house and feed her. The Badger leaves his set to explore under the trees by moonlight, while the Owl looks down from high in their branches. However, the Hedgehog has migrated to the clover-rich hedgerows and shrubs that edge the thick woodland.

The auburn and burnt orange colours that run through the Woodland Collection bring to mind the spectacular autumn displays that the trees provide as their leaves nourish the ground ready for another hard winter.

The Woodland Collection brings that sense of companionable comfort to our human homes - whether above the sofa in a cosy living room or welcoming guests in the hall. This is also why is it the first Collection to feature on place mats to enhance any convivial table, and is our most popular coaster set accompanying that comforting cuppa. And of course, a Woodland greeting card is the way you send a little home comfort to a loved one.

Explore the DM Woodland Collection - available as greeting cards, art prints, place mats and coasters. 




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