Hi everyone, these are some pieces I did today. They are my latest work. I am trying to get the light carefree look I get with my digital work. I also don’t want them dark in the background. They have been fun to create. The girl with the presents might be my 2013 Christmas card to everyone this year. I have decided to design one card a year that I give to everyone. They are drawn on used Christmas cards. I asked friends to give them to me instead of throwing them away. As long as they had no sentiment they wanted to keep of course.
I love cute oddities, quirky and the surreal. I start with a pretty character and build a quirky story that leads to a surreal environment and then return to my character with fresh eyes. The process begins again, till I am happy with the result. I am always careful because I don’t like to over work the piece. Sometimes simple is the very best.
My main characters or little stars:
They are brave little ones, they are courageous, they are intelligent and nothing phases them. They are full of life and know a large part of who they are already and were they want to end up. They won’t be bullied or hemmed in. They believe in their dreams. They respect others and want others to flourish. They love their family, animals and the planets.
Why originals? Why not originals? Bookmarks weren’t always so throw away, and I have decided to take mine back to the unique status they should have. Look at my bookmarks as the adverts in between a movie if you will, they give opportunity to remind you to buy that delicious ice cream you have been dreaming of getting…
My bookmarks are pieces of original art, they can be touched, stroked, a personal treasure to each buyer. The avid book reader will enjoy them as much as their books. Each bookmark has a story or narrative running through them. They make delicious gifts for any young reader who is just starting to read. These beautiful bookmarks can also be framed, as mini originals.
These are made using recycled cardstock, they are thickened into extra layers using a technique I have created that strengthens the platform, for painting on. The layers are varnished as more paint and working is applied. The back is prepped for hanging on its own if required or it can be displayed in a frame. Some pieces require box frames.
Thank you for visiting. Stay blessed.
Hi everyone, here are some of my latest merchandise from zazzle.com with my artwork on them. I love the pacifiers, they would make amazing gifts for an expectant mum who wants something unique. There are prints available for the nursery to of the characters on all my products. Baby clothes are also available with my images. Makeup purses and ‘kool’ bags as I like to call them are also in my zazzle shop. These larger bags are great as gifts to uni students or any hip and fashionables out there. So much more to come. Love you all now I am off to get the little ones ready for a day of play.
Hi every one, this pic is of my display in the merchant square fair today. It was my first time selling there. I loved the venue and everyone’s stall was professional. I am back hopeful tomorrow afternoon (Sunday).
I am starting to do my weird and wonderful pieces again. For each new image I want to do short poems or stories. I would really love to illustrate some kids stories I write soon. Doing poems or short stories will get me back into my writing interest again. I want to be able to tell my little ones some bedtime stories with pictures just from mummy. Nite nite
I have been working on more ideas of my wee characters and thought of creating paper dolls of them, as in already created prints or new specific paper dolls to be downloadable. This is my first one, what do you think?
Hi everyone, its been a week or two. I have been keeping myself busy as usual, then I had some access issues but all sorted now, hence my current posting. So one of the things I have been up to lately is thinking about my work and its relevance, I started looking at what I was putting out there. From the recent work posted for sale on my etsy store you will see that I am looking at the area of conservation.
I have always been really into wildlife. I was part of the YOC as a child, young ornithologist club, and still spot the birds till now. So I was also thinking of when I was a lot younger and what I thought of the wildlife and natural habitats around the world.
So this current collection which will probably go on for a while because I have a large list of research animals and natural objects I want to depict through a child’s eye. They are the future and I think they should have a say. It is a lot of fun creating these pieces. Definitely takes me back to my childhood. So check out my etsy shop for more of these cute nature kids. Nite nite
These are some cute little buzzy bees I have been creating. You can find them listed on my etsy shop just link through my shop tab above. Nite nite
This is one of my figurative abstract images created on made with paper app 53. I made a sale of one of this image today, I am grateful to The Lord for each and every sale over the years at the different points of my life. Thank you to the buyer, I hope the print I send will fulfil your expectations. You can find this print at my etsy shop, just use the shop tab to get you there. it is entitled ‘you will never believe what I heard’. There are also other goodies on my zazzle and Redbubble sites. Nite nite everyone.
This is one piece I am listing on my etsy shop for sale. I love it. Mixing the lovely yummy colours was fun, more to come. Nite nite.