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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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