Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Rose Painting & Free Printable: Love, Peace & Justice

This rose painting was originally going to be something very different. However, in the light of everything going on, it turned into a statement of belief about the way in which all people, everywhere, deserve to be treated and viewed, simply because they are people.

If these values resonate with you, please feel free to download, share and print this image as you need.
(You can also find it on various physical items here).

Sending love to you with this, wherever you are. x

Love Peace and Justice Rose Painting/Free Printable

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Peaceful Window Box Painting

How are you doing? Have you been trying new things, or finding familiarity with the known? 

I've found myself swinging between both of those poles, but did manage some experimentation, but did manage something new: adding in a (tiny) bit of architecture to this little window box scene. After all, have been staring at a *lot* of windows (and not much else, for several weeks :-).

If you're one of the people interested in the "how-it-was-done" details of this, it's actually a stroke by stroke digital pen and wash watercolour in the Rebelle 2 software app, with some final adjustments in Krita.

Be safe, be well, be happy as you can. There is definite light at the end of this lockdown tunnel thingy. 

More soon. 

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

New Painting & Wall Art: Freesias

And just like that, one week has a strange habit of blending into another in a lockdown (or depending on where/when you are reading this, perhaps near-lockdown) scenario. How are you doing with that?

However, some normality has returned around these parts, as there's a new digital painting in my Redbubble shop. These pretty, colourful, and above all *cheerful* freesias to brighten up your space.

Freesia Wall Art

If you fancy this design, but would like it in a less traditional form, it's also available in the shop on gift and home décor items. However you like it, enjoy it, and more soon. 

Friday, 1 May 2020

Free Frog Clip Art & New Froggie Craft Sheets

Free frog clip art-image of green frog
Hello there.

Can't think where this week has gone. But have been spending a lot of it drawing happy, green frogs.

So if you want this little chap, this new free frog clip art is yours, Just save the image (no sign-up required, though if you fancy saying this came from, please do).

To get this frog as part of these gorgeous and fully-designed card-making and craft sheets though, including a multi-directional pattern, shaped card, inserts, tags, inserts, sentiments  and verses...

All you need to do is tap or click here.

Have fun with these, and hope that you a lovely weekend, in spite of everything going on right now.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

New "Butterflies & Aquilegias" Mini-Kit for Cardmakers and Papercrafters

How are you doing? There are so many ways to adjust to our temporary "new normal," I hope you've found the ones that are just right for you.

One of my strategies has simple been to keep designing. But it can be challenging to keep inspiration flowing amid all the changes. This week, I struck lucky, and was able to complete a design request for a customer. (She's fine with this going on general sale too, by the way).

And so, am happy to present a new mini-kit to you, "Butterflies and Aquilegias".

The kit includes a card front optional decoupage layers (that you can also use as embellishments too, a gift tag, verse, sentiments, blank insert and printable background paper).

As well as making a fab card, you could also use them again and again in other scrapbooking and craft projects.

So, if you're wanting to bring a bit of summer into your locked-down life (or your life, if you're reading this later) you can download the kit straight away here.

And if you make it and want to sell the finished card, please remember that's completely fine under my terms of use. (If you have pictures, that would also be awesome, and I can help share them on social media if you wish).

In any event, enjoy, and hope you have the loveliest weekend you can.

More soon.

Friday, 17 April 2020

New Echinacea Inspiration-Free Printable

Hello again and hope you're managing to keep safe, well and as happy as possible in these strange times.

In order to help that along, this image  is fully printable, and yours to download and share if you wish. Echinacea is traditionally a plant associated with healing, so it felt like a good choice. Just right-click and save to download.

Thanks for being here, be well and more soon!

PS. As ever, if you happen to be feeling crafty and want to work with just the image, it's available in various craft sheets here.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

A Free Printable "Thank You"...

Hello there.  Hope you're well, and thriving as much as possible.

Today's offering is a free printable.

In these strange times, there's one thing am finding myself doing (even, I hope) more than usual. And that's saying thank you, to so many people who are, in their various different (and often unsung) ways making life easier

If you're feeling like that too, please right-click and save (or simply tap and save, depending on your device) this printable "thank you" design, with my blessing.

As ever, if you'd like to be able to do even more with this design, there's also a download in my shop here. But if all you need is a thank you card, this printable should be all you need if you can simply fix it to the front of any card base, cardboard or heavy paper.

It prints out well (300dpi) at 4 x 6 inches, making it an easy size to post as well.

Finally, I wish you the best possible weekend you're able to have (and promise that there'll be something other than daisies in the next post).

More soon!

Monday, 6 April 2020

New Free Wallpaper: Cheerful "Field of Daisies" Design

Hello there. Today's offering (free wallpaper for your phone or device) is a cheerier offering than the last, although it developed from it.

If you'd like it on your phone, just right-click and save this image.

Please note, I'm new to trying to design wallpapers. I've done my best to size this for what seems to be the largest phone screens available (so that everyone sees something good, no matter what their screen size.). But am no expert in this, and you may need to resize or change this to suit your device: please feel free to do so.

That's all for today, but if you'd rather have a bigger file in this design that you can print, it's also available here.

More soon-take care.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Art Journaling...& Should I Even Try It In A Crisis?

There was a conundrum you see. The situation does seem a bit sticky round these parts at present. (Not to mention the myriad of unusual practical issues that are facing millions of us right now).

But on the other hand,  the sun is shining today. My partner and I are also lucky enough to have all we need at this moment. And we're told that the best thing we can do to help others is to stay indoors.

So, daring to do some art journaling, did feel somehow, right. And, though in normal times, I'd probably "tsk" at this result and not post it, by doing it at all, I suddenly felt 100 times more positive.

Therefore, if you're in a similar position, I dare you to go ahead and make some art. Affirm that life *does* and will continue...And share every shred of joy you can find.

Pen and wash with wax and water-soluble crayons & Posca Pen on mixed-media paper

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Friday, 20 March 2020

Digital Art Journaling: "The Darkest Hour is Just before the Dawn"

Hello again. Hope you're doing OK, wherever you are, in the weirdness of the world at the moment.
The phrase, "the darkest hour is just before the dawn", keeps ringing through my head. So I've illustrated it in Krita as a piece of digi-art journalling.

It's fine to download share or do whatever you want with this if it help-now or at any time.

The original quote is apparently from a theologian called Thomas Fuller in the 18th Century, if you're the kind of person who asks these things.

Anyway, be well and happy.

More soon.