Monday, 18 January 2021
Thursday, 14 January 2021
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Well, that took a bit longer than I thought...
At the end of last week, the actual artwork for this design was almost finished. But it's taken some time to turn it into a proper collection at Zazzle.
It's worth it, though. You can leave these items as you are, and have an ultimate-in-whimsy garden sign, throw pillow, mug, doormat and more. Or you can personalise all the text to say whatever you want alongside the art showing a fairy in a flower... I'm guessing that people's names will be popular, or "Welcome,". But I could be wrong.
What text would you add in this design?
In any event, enjoy these designs, which you can see as a collection here.
More very soon.
Friday, 8 January 2021
It's time for another freebie, in this case an A4 printable pattern of green spring/ summer leaves. It would make a great background or piece of wrapping or craft paper. Or you're welcome to use just some of it as clip art. You can use it any way you like in line with my angel policy.
To grab this, just right-click, click or tap (depending on your device) and save, and you're good to go. (IF you take a picture of anything you make, I'd love to see it (maybe on the BoundingSquirrel Facebook Page?) and would also do what I can to promote anything you make which incorporates it too.
If you're more of a fabric person, the design is also available on many different kinds of fabric, from Zazzle. The image below shows the design on a fat quarter...
But however you use this design, have fun with bringing a touch of spring and summer into your life, whatever the season when you're reading this.
And I'll leave you with a little teaser that there's another project almost finished too that I think you'll like. But it's not quite finished, so will leave that to post at the start of next week. (or the next post, if you're reading this later).
Take care and see you then!
Thursday, 7 January 2021
Let's all be gentle with each other today, for a variety of reasons.
But in the art context, am attempting to be both brave and gentle by posting a thought have been having for days...but illustrated for the first time ever (for me) with an attempt at a watercolour landscape.
Am posting here in the interests of transparency and "keeping it real". And hoping that the words at least will feel inspiring for someone, as they did for me.
More very soon-take care.
Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Hello there. It's a new year, but in the general weirdness and Januaryness, thought you might like something to raise a smile. (This is a watermarked image, so please share this too, if you know someone who needs to grin a bit as well).
This cartoon came from watching a really cute documentary about penguins of the world. As for the vegan spin...who knows?)
Take good care of yourself-more soon.
Thursday, 31 December 2020
Hello there, and hope you're doing well and thriving despite all. Couldn't post this photo before now as it was a present. But this "watercolour elephant in a fridge magnet," has become, not just what was right to send then, but an idea that keeps floating around for me...
|The elephant fridge magnet in question (please excuse my bad photography)|
'Cos let's face it, if 2020 has proved anything, it's that deciding to find joy can help to keep us sane, healthy and happy. So that's what am planning to do, whatever happens in 2021. You're welcome to join me in this, if you'd like.
And although am not officially posting as a 100 day challenge anymore, will be posting regularly, because have missed it in the last week. Nothing has, or will disappear (I just need more time at weekends, and for projects that take longer to complete).
So there will be more very soon. And in the meantime, I wish you health, happiness, and all the joy you can find, whether you're reading this at New Year, or any other time.
Friday, 25 December 2020
Thank you for sticking with me through it. Thank you for your support, and thank you just for being there at the end of this strangest of years.
Thursday, 24 December 2020
PS. This card is available at CartoonsbyClare at Zazzle, but obviously, you're looking at it for 2021 and beyond by now ;-) .
Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Originally, today's post was going to be a video run-through of some of the things that have been visited the most on BoundingSquirrel this year.
In the meantime, if you'd rather watch the video instead, you still can. It seems that the most whimsical illustrations came out on top this year.