Inspired by centuries-old embroidery traditions of Eastern European, this woodland-themed illustration comes packed with life. Living within the delicate and detailed border are woodland creatures, big and small, and a sweet bird’s nest takes center stage. The crewelwork and embroidered fill stitches depict winding vines, littles berries, and colorful flowers and leaves that surround the fox, the hare, the hedgehog, and the squirrel. Beautifully illustrated by the Romanian artist Oana Befort.
Oana Befort is a Romanian-born illustrator and designer living in the beautiful, wooded hills of the American Midwest. Oana finds inspiration in the natural world as well as in the traditional folk motifs of her roots. Some of her favorite ways to unwind are spending time with her family, scavenging for natural treasures outside, cooking delicious meals, or spending a quiet morning with a book and coffee.