Bob Washago Manatee owns Upcurrent Marina, located in the Keys on beautiful Holiday Isle, about five fathoms from the water's azure surface. The Florida sun radiates through the ocean's currents, pooling in this very spot, allowing him to work on the belly of his seafaring projects with ease in its lambent light. To create ambiance, and because his nature is utilitarian, the marina was built from the hulls of centuries-old local shipwrecks. Over the years, it's become almost hidden, and now nestles within a vibrant reef that has given new life to the worn metal.


    Some come to Upcurrent for repairs, restorations, and modifications, while others just come to ogle all of the beautiful watercraft. Bob moves at a steady-but-mellow three knots; and, when not working on a boat, can often be found napping on the ocean's sandy floor, buoying himself every fifteen minutes or so to catch a breath before slowly descending again, as manatees do. But Bob's deliberate, steady pace always gets him where he wants to go and, often, that is right where he is. He never fails to echo this message to his customers as he hands back their keys: "slow down and, every now and then, drop your anchor". Some think he's just talking about the boat.


    Note Card, A6 (4.5” x 6.25”) with envelope in protective cello. 


    On the reverse of each card is a whimsical tale of the animal featured. Entirely collectible, the stories intertwine, creating a much-loved community of characters.


    We print on Canson® Infinity Arches® Aquarelle Rag luxuriously thick 310 gsm, 100% cotton paper. This archival, matte paper with a felt-marked finish and even natural grain showcases crisp detail and vibrant colour.   It is mould-made by master papermakers using one of the world’s few remaining cylinder mould machines.  The company has been making very high quality art papers such as this since 1492.


    Our 90# envelopes come from G.F Smith’s FSC-certified, rich-hued Colorplan range.  We fell in love with a beautiful goldenrod shade. According to the ‘World’s Favourite Colour’ study, people associate the feeling of joy with this colour. Also, this is the very shade that enrobes our trusty #2.  As all of our images are hand drawn in pencil, we thought it appropriate to give a nod of appreciation.


    We donate a portion of gross sales to animal welfare.