Anyone who has shared a bond with an animal will know of the unconditional love they have in unlimited amounts! Animals are the most faithful friends that is why they appeared on a new Finnish stamp issue that celebrates the upcoming St. Valentine's Day.
StampNews.com invites our readers to appreciate these heartwarming items and add them to their collections.
Anne Vasko is a first-timer as a stamp artist; her stamp illustrations for this year's Valentine's Day stamps depict stylized wild and domestic animals. The animal motifs in the stamp booklet Together include a dog, a cat, a finnhorse, an owl and a deer.
"For the stamps, I wanted to depict friendship between different animal species. The animals' encounters are sympathetic and a little tongue-in-cheek. Many of the animals are also faithful friends to people, sharing their everyday life", says Vasko.
A newcomer in the field of stamp design, Anne Vasko is an experienced artist who combines different techniques and materials in her illustrations. She has illustrated several books, both her own and books by others, and she has also designed textile patterns. Vasko is also the Finnish pioneer in coloring books for adults, the first of which was published already in 2007.