I’ve been away from social media for almost 2whole weeks! It was lovely, we went away on holiday to north wales which was amazing. I’ve had a little break from art and social media. Not that I haven’t been doing any art, just that I haven’t been bothered to photo it. I guess if it’s not on social media it never happened…. right?
The only pic I took with my phone while away in north wales. What a little beauty! I love the colours, they way he’s gripping the reeds, they seem to just float peacefully. Even with several stinky humans pressing there fat faces on the glass.
I’m working on a couple of commission pieces, which I’ll be able to show you after Christmas. To say they have challenged me would be a massive understatement! I still struggle with people!
I can show you a few other works in progress though. Some chipmunk coasters I am working on.
Yes, I have used a stencil with these ones. It’s hard enough trying to get them all in the right position. Do I feel like a cheat. Hell no. You know why? Because I still have to hand paint each little dude individually. I need to place the leaves by hand. This just makes it easier for me to do these little beauties justice. Do I care what anyone else thinks? Nope.
I love purple, and gold, and Christmas. For our Christmas tree we have mostly purple and gold baubles and tinsel, and I bought this little beauty from Katie and K8tieSparkles on Etsy. I can not wait to put it on my tree!
I have also created a “Colour your own” Christmas card this year. My kids are loving it.
Marcus Age 5
Isabelle Age 8
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See you all next week,
This week I’ve been playing with Resin for the first time. It’s been a weird experience and I think I’ll be definitely using it again. I was coating coasters that I’ve painted with acrylic paint. They turned out really well. I think the saying about robins has a bit of truth to it. I always think of my Dad when I see one.
I have also been sketching and designing some other cute little designs in my sketch book this week. I’m loving holly and leaves with yellow edges. I have a special little project I’m doing just for myself that I’ll hopefully finish this week.
I’ve had a very up and down week this week. Struggling with certain areas in my life but I guess that’s just parr for the course. I’ve been sketching a lot more and managed to get myself a couple of commissions.
I have released my first grey scale colouring page. You can find it in my Etsy store. Carnations are so intricate, it took a while for me to perfect the grey scale.
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What a week it’s been! I’m exhausted, I have however sorted all of my accounts out and I’m up to date with those. YAY! This is a new thing for me…… organisation is a foreign and strange word.
I’ve been preparing for Christmas these last couple of weeks. I’ve made tree decorations, gift Tags and cards. I love how they turned out. I’ll have to do some different designs next year. Check out my Etsy store to see all of my available art.
Above: Work in progress shot, the first of many layers.
I have almost completed my Robin winter coasters. I have to apply resin to them to make them super shiny. It’ll be my first time using resin so it could get interesting……
I have also been researching authors, artists and poets over the last day or so. Let me just say it’s been interesting reading about authors in the 1800’s. I’ve never had to worry about being motivated to draw or paint, but doing the other things that need to be done for my business have been the hardest to get done. Reading about artists and the traumas and triumphs has been a real motivator to get all aspects of my business up to scratch.
One last picture of what I’ve been working on this week. A beautiful little sketch of lavender and bees. I feel very strongly about bees and protecting them. I’ve planted 5 or 6 bee loving plants in my small garden but I am always trying to finding more plants and other ways to help and protect our wildlife? I love drawing bees.
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My new Christmas collection is out now. I have limited stock and won’t be doing any more after these are sold out.
First up we have Christmas Tree Decorations. There are five decorations in a pack. They are all hand cut and hand painted with each design my own. They have been varnished with a semi gloss spray and come with a beautiful ribbon.
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Next we have some Christmas Gift Tags. These also come in a pack of 5. This design is my own water colour design that I created last year. They are all hand cut and made by me. They have a pretty little silver charm and gorgeous red ribbon.
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Last are Christmas Cards. There are 2 different styles to choose from. Each design is a print of a water colour painting I created last year. Each pack comes in a pack of four with matching envelopes.
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Each of my creations have been loving put together for you. They will be beautifully gift wrapped.
Thanks for checking them out xx
My new downloadable colouring book is now available! Please email me to get your copy. The beauty of a downloadable colouring book is that you can print as many times as you like. So if you make a mistake, you can just start again. **
There are 20 images and hints tips on paper and media suggestions for you to create the most wonderful pictures.
Valued at over £20, The Floral Collection is available for £8.
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Here is just a few of the incredible art work from who have already purchased the book or other pages from me.
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A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of creating my best friends wedding table names, and thank you cards.
I created a series of water colour paintings to print on to cream card. I was so worried that I wouldn’t do the flowers justice, but I think in the end the turned out beautifully. What do you all think?
Tulips – severely underrated, they colours they come in are immense. They are bright and intricate int he middle. Simply stunning. Roses – the most romantic of all flowers I think and this orange and pink one is no exception.
My favourited flower painting is probably the poppy, it turned out so well. They way the colours blend together is just stunning. Lily – this one is my favourite flower in real life, I love how this one turned out so much that I’m in the middle of doing an orange one as well.Daisies – such a simple flower in real life but very tricky to make stand out from white paper! Daffodils – I love the bright yellow colour. This was my best friends Nans favourite flower. Bluebells – simply stunning little flowers and such a short window of bloom.
I really enjoyed designing these florals, and I’m very proud of how they turned out. I will be using water colours a lot more I think. They are definitely easier to clean up and set up.
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