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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Large Prints Are Finally Here!

It's been such a busy December I managed to invest in a beautiful new A3 printer meaning that I can now offer prints up to A3+ in size.  You can see a photo of the little beauty left!

As always, my prints will be on heavy archival fine art paper and I will continue to use Canon ChromaLife 100+ inks to ensure the prints have a long life on your wall.

So far I've optimised and added the most popular designs for sale - you can see them here but do get in touch if there's a design you can't see but would like me to print for you.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

It's Give-Away Time!

Seeing as the last one was so much fun, I'm doing another give-away!  Seeing as Christmas is coming you can choose:

  1. A free signed print of your choice 
  2. £15 off any original painting 

You have a number of ways to enter & you can do all of them if you'd like to increase your chances of winning.  You can:
  • Like my Facebook page
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • RT one of my tweets about the give-away
  • Post your own tweet to tell people about the give-away
  • Post a comment on my blog 
It's open to people who already follow me on Twitter or who already like my Facebook page - simply click below to show you already do and confirm your entry!

Let me know if you have any questions! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Customer Photo - Natalie in Adelaide

It's customer photo time again!  This time a glimpse into the office of Natalie in Adelaide.  I love the cute little floral paintings on the other wall - so sweet!  Thanks Natalie for sharing! :) 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Customer Photo - Emma from Tyne & Wear

Another beautiful customer photo from Emma in Tyne & Wear!  I love the wallpaper - it's such a delicious colour and the paisley is so pretty!  The lovebirds painting was a commissioned piece to fit with the colours Emma had chosen for the room.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Using Google Images to see where your images are online

I've spoken to a few artists and makers lately who've had their images taken and used without permission.

Sometimes it may be a relatively harmless occurrence, with perhaps a blogger or Facebook user posting a photo without realising they ought to ask for permission.  Other times it's more serious and damaging to the artist where there have been Facebook pages and websites set up using images and offering to create replicas of handmade items or prints of original artworks cheaply.

Whilst there are a number of things people can do to try and prevent such theft - such as watermarking photographs, it's not 100% foolproof.  After all, artists and makers need to make sure their images are presented nicely enough for people to want to buy their products and if somebody is determined enough and is able to use Photoshop, they can get round watermarks to a degree.

Quite a big part of the problem is that the owner of the images often doesn't even know their images are being used.  This is where Google comes in.  When I was discussing it, quite a few people seemed unaware of the function in Google Images whereby you could search for copies of your image that had been indexed by Google.  What's more, you could even use it to try and track down the original artist of a piece photographed if you wanted to.  It's really easy as you'll see from these instructions:

1. Go to Google Images, or go to Google and click on Images at the top of the screen.  Then in the search bar click on the little camera icon (as pictured below).

2. Decide whether to paste the URL (web location address) of the image or to upload it from your computer or device, then click search.  

3. Hey presto! Google returns a list of all the places it knows of that have your image.  

That's about it!  I know it won't help prevent people from taking your images but at least if you know about it, you can begin to do something about it.  And perhaps if people know that they're more likely to get found out, they'll be less inclined to take images in the first place.   

Thursday, 1 November 2012

November Giveaway: Win a Free Signed Print

I'm pleased to announce my first giveaway promotion for which I'm offering a free signed print worth £12.50 + shipping.  You can choose which print design you want and you can view all the available prints here.  The giveaway is open to everyone including people outside of the UK.

All you need to do is sign-in below using your Facebook account or email address and then choose to follow me on Twitter, Like my Facebook page, comment on my blog post, or tell your friends by tweeting about it.  You can increase your chances of winning by doing all four.  You can also increase your chances of winning by tweeting about it again on different days.

Don't worry if you've already liked my Facebook page or have already followed, simply click to show you're already a follower and you'll be entered.  You can also increase your chances of winning by tweeting about it again on different days.

Hopefully that's all clear!  If not then let me know and I'll do my best to answer your questions!

Entries close on the 16th November and I'll use Rafflecopter to randomly select the winner.  Finally, your details will only be used to contact you if you win.  They won't be used for email marketing or for selling or passing on to any third parties.

Best of luck!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Customer Photo - Zoe from The Sewing Croft

Another lovely customer photo to share with you.  This time from Zoe of The Sewing Croft. I just love having a nose at other people's creative spaces and Zoe's is lovely.  I can imagine quite happily whiling away an afternoon sewing and making in her studio!  Which reminds me, I really should get around to fixing my little space up how I want it!

Thanks Zoe for sharing.  To check out some of the beautiful items Zoe makes, you can visit her Etsy shop.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Customer Photo - Teal, Turquoise, & Silver Abstract Tree Painting

Did I tell you how much I love receiving customer photos?  Because I do!  It's always a pleasure to see my work hanging in its new home.  This photo is from Caroline in Hertfordshire is just lovely.  The painting was painted to order and is a 40" x 30" teal, turquoise, and silver abstract tree painting on canvas.  Teal is definitely one of my favourite colours so it's a real pleasure to paint with it!  Don't you just love the glass sculptures sat in front of the painting?  I think they're gorgeous and work really well.

If you have a photo you'd like to share with me then feel free to send it in.  I always ask your permission before posting it on my blog.

Monday, 10 September 2012

50% off prints, 15% off paintings

I do love autumn, the colours, the smells, the changes of the scenery around us.  However, I don't know about you but talk about back down to earth with a bump!  The cooler weather is setting in, it's getting darker earlier, and the sporting excitement of the last couple of months is finally over.

So how about a little pick me up?

This week I'm offering 50% off all prints and 15% off all paintings in my Etsy shop.  That includes custom painting orders too!

To get your discount simply use the following coupon codes when you checkout
For prints: PRINTS50
For paintings: AUTUMN15

Coupons are valid until midnight Sunday 16th September. If you'd like to order a mixture of prints & paintings let me know and I'll help you with a listing to reflect the price after discount.

To start shopping go to http://www.etsy.com/shop/louisemead now!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Time Flies, Shop of the Week, & other news!

Well hello dear Blog!  How time flies when you're busy!  I had a fair few orders in August and have just packed off the last custom painting order.  Now I just need to get on with stocking up my shop with new works.

First of all I'd better catch up on Shop of the Week!  So here is a run down of Craft Britannia's featured Etsy shop owners over the last few weeks!

Bebby Jumpers

Beautiful knitted jumpers for babies!  How cute is this little halloween-themed jumper?

You can read an interview with Bebby Jumpers' shop owner here.

Next up is the lovely Laura of Laura's Jewellery.  She makes some lovely pieces that are rather purse-friendly too like this butterfly brooch which is only £6. 

You can read an interview with Laura here.

Steph of Six Skeins makes the most delicious-looking yarns and knitted goodies.  Some of the colours are so juicy I want to eat them!  

You can read Steph's interview here

Another talented knitter is Sandra of The Feminine Touch.  This pullover would make such a cute autumn wardrobe addition! 

Fem's interview is just here.  

If you're looking for cards then Lucy's shop, Fluffy Duck is worth a visit.  

Lucy's interview can be found here.

Other News

In other news I got my result through from my last exam and Open University Philosophy module.  I got a Distinction which I was incredibly pleased with.  It's kind of a double-edged sword though - as now I could get a 1st in my degree so long as I get as Distinction in my next module.  If I'd gotten a grade 2 pass (2:1 level) I'd have put thoughts of a 1st out of my mind but now the pressure is really on to do well in my next module!  

I decided to take up knitting last week too.  I used to knit when I was a little girl but haven't for years.  My first attempt looked like a small child had done it whilst blindfolded but I'm improving.  I'm going to attempt to knit myself a scarf once I can settle on a design and colour scheme!  I'll post some pics once I get around to it!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Read My Interview for The Art Colony

This week some of my work has been featured as Portfolio of the Week on The Art Colony.  I was also interviewed so if you were interested in finding out a little more about me, you might find it of interest.

It includes mostly very early work including pieces I did when I was 13! There are quite a few of my not so good works in there too - I always like to look to remind myself how far I've developed when I'm having a bad day!  You can read the full interview here.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Shop of the Week - Erika Price Jewellery

It's that time again & this week it's Erika Price's jewellery.  Erika is a multi-talented silversmith & jewellery maker. Erika makes one of a kind lampwork glass beads and silver jewellery pieces.

You can read an interview with Erika here and you can have a look through all the items she currently has for sale here.

Friday, 20 July 2012

How-To: Product Photography

I've been promising to start my how-to series for a while but have been so busy, it's taken me a while to get around to it.  I've been thinking about what might be the best subject to start with and funnily enough, photography seems to be the single most talked-about topic in terms of improving your Etsy (or any other) online shop.  

It makes sense really because your photos are the single best tool you have to sell your products to your customer.  Whilst it would be silly to make things look better than they actually are (bigger, glossier, brighter etc), it's just as silly to not to them justice.  You've put all this hard work into making a beautiful handmade item or piece of art so it's only fair on yourself if you put some work into photography that will do it justice.  

I'm not an expert by any means but I have learned an awful lot over the last year or so.  You only have to look at the terrible photos of the first few items I sold compared to now!

Here are some tips I compiled for the Etsy CB team, they're the ones that have helped me best.  Feel free to add any of your own in the comments below.

1. CONSISTENCY IS KING: Once you’ve settled on a style of photo, stick to it. People like to see consistency in your shop, it can really enhance your brand. Whilst people like buying handmade, they don't like things to look amateur.  This is an important difference to remember.  People love handmade but they still prefer to see a level professionalism when they buy and this includes product photography.

2. SAY NO TO FLASH! Avoid using flash – it will make items look washed out.

3. GO OUTSIDE: It's worth trying to shoot outdoors on a cloudy day, the clouds act as your very own softbox.

4. NEUTRAL BACKGROUNDS: I know there is debate about this but unless you're a particularly good photographer I say, if you can, shoot against a plain or white background. Whilst nature and home decor can look nice, it detracts from the item you want to sell. You want all the attention on your gorgeous product! You can buy a white blackout blind from Argos for a few pounds, they can be a great cost-effective alternative to buying a professional backdrop. When you've taken a photo, check if the white background looks white or if it has a blue/yellow tint to it. If it has a tint, try to move somewhere that has better lighting.

5. IT'S OK TO EDIT (a little!): Use some software to adjust the saturation levels and temperature of your finished photos so they really ‘pop’ on the screen and grab attention. There are plenty of free programmes on the market if you're on a budget - I know lots of people use Google Picasa.

6. STEADY NOW! If you’ve got one, use a tripod. A still camera can take longer exposures without blur which means more colour and more rich details for customers to see.

Camera Settings:

Depending on how many bells & whistles your camera has, here are some bits you might like to play about with to get the best from your photos. At the end of the day, the more suitable your camera settings, the less editing you need to do at the end of the process.

- FLASH - Say no to flash – flash is really bad for product photography and should be avoided, I can’t say this enough!
- ISO - Set your ISO as low as possible – lower ISO means less fuzzy ‘noise’ in the photo. If you find you can't shoot with the ISO low, it means you need to shoot in better light.
- SHUTTER SPEED: Slower shutter speed (much easier with a tripod or the camera resting on a steady surface) - Your camera may not have this option, don't worry if it doesn't.
- TIMER: Consider using the timer if your camera has one – that way you won’t cause any shake when you press & release the shutter
- APERTURE: Not all cameras will allow you to control this but if yours does, generally f8-f11 seems to be good for bringing products nicely into focus
- WHITE BALANCE: On my own camera I find it's best to set this to auto but you might find it worth trying the different presets on your camera to get the right one.

That's it for now, if I think of anything else I'll add it.  In the meantime, happy snapping! 

Friday, 13 July 2012

Christmas in July

Crazy or what?  Yes, Etsy is running Christmas in July for the most organied of you who want to start stocking up on gifts & goodies for December.  Or perhaps you're not that organised and you're just looking for a bargain - it doesn't matter the reason really.  What's great is that 1000s of Etsy shops are offering special discounts.

To get into the spirit of things I'm offering a lovely 20% off everything from today until the end of July. Simply use CIJ20 at the checkout.

You can visit my Etsy shop here.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Shop of the Week 19 & 20

Dear me, I've been so busy this last month I keep falling behind on the Craft Britannia Shop of the Week.  Well here are two from this week and last for you.

First up is Muntjac Vintage run by the super lovely Nadine Britton.  As the name suggests, Nadine's shop sells lovely vintage items such as these cute Russian dollies!  You can view an interview with Nadine on the CB blog here.

Second up is Phoenvix, a jewellery shop run by Carrie.  Carrie makes mostly one of a kind pieces due to the way she sources her beads.  You can read an interview with Carrie here

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


I'm doing a very special offer for the 4th of July celebrations - 25% off everything in my Etsy store.  Simply use the coupon code JULY4 at the checkout.

The discount includes all paintings - those in stock and custom orders, and all prints as well.  If you've had your eye on something then now is the time to buy.  The offer will be running until midnight Sunday 8th July 2012.

Craft Britannia Treasure-thon

Last night the Craft Britannia Etsy team had a treasure-thon.  For those of you who don't use Etsy or treasuries, you may be wondering what on earth that is!  Well, in a nuthsell treasuries are a place on Etsy where members curate galleries of items they've found on Etsy.  If Etsy likes them, they may be selected for the front page meaning extra visitors for the people featured and the person creating the treasury.

MissBelle UK had the idea for us to have a treasure-thon where we spent 3 hours making as many treasuries as we could, featuring at least 6 team members in each one.  Between us we created over 120 treasuries in 3 hours and we got the tag for the treasure-thon trending.  We were only expecting to do around 50 so it went pretty well!  Hopefully at least one will make the front page for Etsy Europe.  It was great fun anyway and we're talking about making it a regular thing.  Perhaps I'll let you know in advance of the next one.  You can view all the treasuries we made here if you'd like to see them.

Sunday, 1 July 2012


I've learned a great deal since I began selling my art online, particularly Etsy, and I now find myself giving advice and sharing tips with new artists and makers on various aspects of photograping, promoting, and selling online.

I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination - I feel I still have a lot to learn - however I thought it would be good to share some of the info I've learned both as an Etsian and also from running websites over the years.

Topics I'm going to be covering include:

  • Product photography
  • SEO
  • Building and running a website
  • Getting start on selling on Etsy
  • Promoting yourself
  • Pricing
These are the main things that come to mind but I may add more as I go.  Let me know if there's anything you'd like to know and if I can help, I'll do my best to share some info.  

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Catching up on Shop of the Week

Two shops this week as I fell a little behind last week whilst I was preparing for Reading Arts Week.  The first shop is Kitzie G who sells items with her beautiful botanical designs on.  You can read an interview with Kitzie here.

The second shop is Red's Ribbons where you can buy gorgeous burlesque-style accessories.  You can read an interview here.


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Last Day of Reading Arts Week - Come Join Us!

Last day of Reading Arts Week 2012 – Come down and bring your art work with an easel and join us!

The Big Art Picnic
Friday 29 June, 2pm – 8pm
Caversham Court Gardens
FREE Entry!

Art stalls, outdoor art exhibition by Reading College, fashion show
and free boat trips (12-6pm)  to Caversham Lock to see the Arts Week Mural!

Performance Schedule

2pm - Street Dance by Geoffrey Field Junior School
2:30pm - Splendour of Misfortune Reading College band performs
3pm - Luke Paulo – Singer/Songwritter
3:30pm - Progress Theatre to perform a teaser from Henry IV Part One by William Shakespeare
4pm - Irish Dancing by Scoil Rince Celtus UK
4:25pm - The Mayor of Reading announces Reading Arts Week Winner 2012
4:30pm - Reading Arts Week Fashion Show by Lyndsey Clark & Adrienne Henry
4:55pm - The Mayor leaves by boat to Caversham Lock to unveil the Arts Week Mural by Helen Brady
4.55pm – 50 members of Caversham Rock Choir perform live
5:30pm - Headspace - Reading College band performs
6pm The Patient Wild performs live
7pm - 8pm – The emotive and complex Mercia returns for the second year!

Bring along a rug and a picnic and enjoy an
 afternoon and evening of local entertainment!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Reading Arts Week is nearly here!

I popped down to the Penta Hotel in Reading to drop of two of my paintings this evening for this weekend's Reading Arts Week exhibition.  It's free to get in and showcases a wide range of professional and up and coming artists from across Reading.

You can find out more on Facebook, the Reading Borough Council website, or you can follow on Twitter.

It looks like it's going to be a soggy weekend so why not pop along for something to do!

Monday, 18 June 2012

New Paintings

I did my Philosophy exam on Friday so no more uni until September now.  That (in theory) means more time for painting.  Good thing too as I've lots coming up over the next month so hopefully I'll sell a few.

I finished this painting yesterday.  More to show over the next few days too.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Shop of the Week - Merry Go Round UK

It's that time of the week again and this week the Shop of the Week is Merry Go Round UK.  Julia makes a range of handmade accessories and supplies. You can take a look at an interview with Julie here.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Turning Veggie

So, after years of attempts & wanting to do it, I've finally managed to turn vegetarian!  I had managed to considerably cut down the amount of meat I was eating and was only buying organic meat from the supermarket.  By adopting an organic-only policy, I found we naturally ate less meat anyway as it's not cheap!  However, it's better all round for health reasons not to mention the welfare of the animals so we were happy paying the extra for it.  Even so, after a while, eating organic wasn't enough to ease my guilt over eating our farmyard friends!

It's been a month now and I'm finding it a lot easier than I thought I would.  I don't eat salad at all which makes it a bit more of a challenge for me.  Yes I know, a salad-dodging vegetarian who ever heard such a ridiculous thing!

I think I've found it easier this time as I'm not doing it because I feel I 'should' as an animal lover but because I can no longer reconcile eating meat with my love of animals.  Maybe I'll share the video that tipped me over the edge with you some time!

To be honest, I think it's never been easier for one to become vegetarian if they want to.  For starters there are some really impressive ranges of meat substitutes now.  Of course, if you love a nice rare steak then a meat substitute may not do it for you but for me, the removal of the guilt when I eat means it tastes delicious!  I've also actually found the experiences with new food really exciting.  Now, when we go for dinner, we try places that are vegetarian-friendly and I've been sampling all manner of new dishes that I would have previously overlooked.

I'm also lucky that my husband Kieren has been incredibly supportive and has enthusiastically tried all the new dishes I have been cooking - gorgeous curries, chillies & stews.  It's been made easier by our joint love of spice - I don't miss meat at all in the yummy hot & spicy curries I've been making.  It's also been surprisingly easy to keep up with my weight loss plan.  Mind you, I was a bit naughty over the bank holiday weekend with some cinnamon buns and a trip to the new Patisserie Valerie in town but I'm back on the wagon now!

I haven't entirely given up milk yet but I have cut out butter and have substantially reduced my dairy intake and I don't eat cheese anyway.  I am still eating eggs although I only buy organic ones.  Long-term I'd really like to get some chickens so I know for certain that any eggs I eat come from happy chucks!

Well, that's about it for now.  I'd love to hear your stories of turning veggie/vegan or even if you've made a decision to cut down on the amount of meat you eat.

New Sale Section

I've now got a Sale Section in my Etsy shop.  This is where you can pick up paintings at a reduced price.  Take a look and you can see some of the paintings for sale!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Reading Arts Week 23-29 June 2012

I'm pleased to share with you that I'm going to be part of Reading Arts Week from 23rd to 29th of June 2012. Two of my pieces are going to be part of the exhibition at the Penta Hotel in Reading on 23rd & 24th June.  There's a flyer below to give you more information.  I will also have a pop-up shop on a couple of dates in that week - more details to follow soon.  

Shop of the Week - Natural Bathing Co

Well it's Wednesday, what a great four-day holiday it was even though it was raining.  Still, only 3 days of work left until the weekend!  Quick blog post to introduce you to this week's Shop of the Week which is the Natural Bathing Co this week.  Natural Bathing Co makes gorgeous handmade organic soaps and other lovely bathroom items.  You can read an interview here and you can visit the Etsy store here.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Shop of the Week - Spinning Streak

It's that time of the week again and this week the Shop of the Week is Spinning Streak.  Spinning spins her own yarn as well as making lovely creations from that yarn.  From her shop you can buy yarn, fibres, and finished goods.  You can take a look at an interview with Spinning here.

Last few days to get 241 prints

As May is drawing to a close, we're into the last few days to get 241 prints.  Simply visit my Etsy store and use the code 241PRINTS at the checkout.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Craft Britannia Shop of the Week - My Small World

This week's shop of the week is Katie's 'My Small World'.  Katie makes a variety of adorable little things although I especially love her handmade bears - see the gorgeous little fellow below!  You can read a full interview with Katie on the Craft Britannia blog or visit her Etsy shop to have a look at some of her cute creations!

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Shop of the Week - axevictimus

It's that time again - Craft Britannia's shop of the week!  This week it's Tony from axevictimus!  Tony makes jewellery from wood and metal.  You can see one of his designs below.  Feel free to visit Tony's Etsy shop and you can also read an interview with him at Craft Britannia's blog here.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Bead-making, prints, & more

Well what a lovely weekend it was in terms of weather.  It made a nice change from all the rain.  Still, true to form it's pouring down again!

Sadly, I was a bit too busy to enjoy much of the outdoors this weekend.  So what have I been up to?  Well, I have been speaking to a number of websites in who are going to start listing my prints & paintings which is exciting!  I've also been reshooting a lot of my existing paintings in order to make them into prints and I've also got a couple of custom pieces that I'm working on at the moment - one of them for my sister to go in her new home.

I also tried my hand at bead-making.  I'm quite pleased with the result - all I need now is a little chain to pop them on so I can make a little bracelet.  I'll try to find some time later on to share the result with you!

I've also got my last essay for my current Uni course due in on Thursday - I need to get my act together with it as I need to start revising for my June exam as soon as my essay is in!  Nothing like leaving things until the last minute to put the pressure on!

Finally, I sold quite a few prints over the weekend on my two-for-one offer which is great news.  Seeing as it's been so popular, I've decided to extend the offer by another week.  To make it easier I've made a slight change - now you can add all the prints you want to buy and use the code 241PRINTS at the checkout.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Two Canvas Abstract Flowers Painting

'Sunny Daze' - Original painting of abstract/whimsical pink, red, yellow, gold, and white flowers on a rainbow coloured background. Painted across two deep-edged, chunky box canvasses.

What is it? It's an original acrylic abstract/whimsical painting on two canvasses

Colours: Purple, lilac, pink, red, orange, yellow, gold, white, green

Medium: Acrylic on gallery-wrapped (stapl...

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Craft Britannia Shop of the Week - Flying Cheese Toastie

You may (or may not) be aware that I belong to the Etsy team, Craft Britannia.  The team has started a new idea fairly recently to do a 'Shop of the Week' where we all take a little time to tell our friends, & customers about the chosen shop.

This week it's Rachel Elliott Glassworks.  Rachel is a professional glass artist who creates beautiful sculptures & jewellery in her studio in Edinburgh.  One of Rachel's best known collections of sculptures are her hares, which come in a wide range of colours, patterns, and designs, like the one below.

Green Paisley Hare Glass Sculpture
If you're interested, you can read a full interview with Rachel on the Craft Britannia blog and you can see her current items for sale at Flying Cheese Toastie, her Etsy store.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Special offer - buy one get one free on prints

How was your bank holiday weekend?  Mine was good, fairly relaxing albeit rather wet!  Back to the grindstone today mind you!

Seeing as this grey, wet, weather doesn't seem to want to leave us, I've decided to offer buy on get one free on all prints in my Etsy store this week.  In order to take advantage of the offer, simply add one print to your basket and when you checkout, tell me which print design you'd like as your free one.  Simple!

Friday, 4 May 2012

New Note Cards!

For ages I've been wanting to add some smaller items to my Etsy store and now here they are!  Some cute little postcards/note cards with envelopes.  The backs are blank for you to fill with your greeting and they're printed on high-quality ultra-stiff card so they can be kept and framed should your chosen recipient wish to! 

You can buy them for £1.95 for one and £5.75 for a pack of four currently.  If you'd like to buy one, here they are

Thursday, 3 May 2012

You can now buy prints in packs of four - starting with the Flower Collection.

The Flower Collection - 4 Art Prints on A4

Brighten up your walls with this collection of four A4 prints of my original abstract flower paintings. The collection contains one of each of the four prints pictured but if you would prefer a different selection - perhaps more than one of the same, please let me know in the message to seller using the number listed below:

In order of pictured...

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Customer Photo - Julie from Minneapolis

It's great when customers send me photos of their paintings hanging pride of place.  This one is from Julie in Minneapolis.  It makes me so happy to know people are enjoying my work in their home.  I love what Julie has done with her daughter's bedroom.  The colours are so warm and comforting & I love the duvet cover pattern. The 'Dream Big' decal on the wall is such a great mantra for a little girl to see before she goes to sleep every night too!

Thanks Julie for sending me the photo and allowing me to share it!  I really love what you've done with the room. x

The beautiful bedroom created by Julie in Minneapolis for her daughter.
If you have a photo of one of my paintings or prints hanging on your wall that you'd like to share, feel free to send it to me.  It's always wonderful to see my work in its new home!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Blue Abstract Flowers now available as a print

This is a lovely print of one of my original abstract flower art paintings created using acrylic paint on canvas. It's a great and affordable way to begin collecting my artwork should you wish to!

The image is printed onto A4 satin photo paper using 30-year light fast archival Canon inks and has a small margin around the sides of the image to allow for framing.

The print will packa...

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Monday, 30 April 2012

New print available Abstract Flowers Print from Original Painting

This is a lovely print of one of my original abstract flower art paintings created using acrylic paint on canvas. It's a great and affordable way to begin collecting my artwork should you wish to!

The image is printed onto A4 satin photo paper and has a small margin around the sides of the image to allow for framing.

The print will packaged carefully and posted to you in a hard-bac...

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Blue, Green, & Silver Abstract Flowers Painting - Original Whimsical Painting of Flowers on Canvas

'Spring Morning' - Original painting of blue and silver abstract flowers on a blue and green background painted on canvas.

This is an original, abstract painting on canvas. The painting was created using heavy-body acrylic paints, and liquitex pouring medium and string gel. It is slightly textured in places and the silver glistens ever so slightly in the light.

The painting w...

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