Thursday, February 26, 2009

I heart Sharon Montrose

Wow! Sharon Montrose has just listed some new photos in her etsy shop. They are so cute, I especially like theses bunnies. I think I am developing a thing for bunnies, they're becoming more common in my sketches - so far I haven't painted any, but I don't think they're too far away!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My First Stationery Set!

This is what I've been working on lately.. Last night I finally listed these little note cards. They come in a set of 10, 5 or just 1 on its own. And there is a printable version available, I hope it will be popular because its so cute - polka dot envelopes with a lining included! I really like making stationery so no doubt there will be more to come.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Ooooh... Look!

Many thanks to RWillisglassartist for including "Love Letter" in her gorgeous purple & turquoise themed treasury..

Monday, February 16, 2009

I "heart" Stephanie Fizer

I have been in love with the illustrations of Stephanie Fizer for quite a while, thought it was time to share.. Stephanie currently has free shipping on everything in her shop until Feb 20th. Click on the pic to visit her shop. She also has a blog! Make sure you check it out.

I am so absorbed in all of the wonderful things in blogland lately, and the best thing is all the lovely people behind the arty blogs. I am making some wonderful friends in the online community who are so encouraging to me - I hope that one day I can be just as encouraging and helpful to somebody else!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Little Things #2

Here are the rest of the series I posted last night.. They are for a custom order, I know what the final product is going to be.. but it will be a surprise for you! :)

The Little Things

These birds are part of a series I'm doing for a custom order.. its still a work in progress, I have quite a few frames to go. The series is about 'the little things' ..

Monday, February 9, 2009

Daily Artwork - Monday..

Even working a dream job has those Mondays.. Today everything seems so trivial when compared to the devestation in Victoria at the moment. If I had a dollar to donate to the survivors of those fires, I would quickly do so. However, the starving artist scenario is all too real at the moment. I have been applying for part time work, here and there, but find I'm dreading the moment my phone may actually ring. So far I have escaped any phone calls.. its almost like they can sense my unenthusiam! I just want to be an artist, and now that things are rolling I really don't want to have to slow down! Anyway.. here is today's artwork - hubby was home today so production was at a minimum.. but I got this little Illustration listed. I hope you like it! :)

I "heart" Vol25!

Thought it was about time I shared one of my 'hearts'! There are so many Illustrators out there that inspire me.. Anyway - it seems as though I am the last person to discover this particular little corner of the etsy world. Vol25 is a shop filled with delighful drawings, and I discovered that the voice behind the shop - Jessica, and I have a few things in common.
  • We are around the same age.. I am still a bit younger (for some reason I don't like people in the online etsy/blog community to know my age.. more about that another time!)
  • We both like to please customers, Jessica stating that "a heartfelt customer testimonial is just about the greatest payment you can receive". I agree. And.. I also enjoy customizing work for people.
  • I am also self taught, and inspired by things around me - every day.
  • I also enjoy cooking.
  • And most of all, I agree that sleeping in should be made a sport.. I would be an Olympian! :)

So make sure you check out vol25, just click on the pic below.. it will take you right there!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Well as promised, here is todays artwork. I'm really not impressed by it at all, but maybe you will be. It is just waaay to hot to paint at the moment, I had so many issues with this painting. Maybe that is why I'm unimpressed, I know how much frustration that went into it! I haven't signed it and don't feel like listing it, so maybe I'll fix a few bits that are annoying me sometime.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Here's something different for you.. they're not birds, are you suprised?! I've been playing around in Illustrator for a couple of days, I love this little lamb.. not so sure about the other ones though. I think I might work on them some more. :) Hopefully tomorrow I will have another one of my bird series up. Its been so hot, its nearly impossible to paint, I find it dries before I have a chance to work with it. Its quite frustrating so I've been sitting at the computer drawing instead!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine's Vouchers - Gift from the Heart

Todays creation was a little Valentine's booklet - its available as a printable PDF on etsy. I had the idea last year, and made a booklet full of vouchers written by me for my then fiance. So I took that idea today, and created a cute little birdie booklet full of blank vouchers. The person giving the booklet can be as creative as they wish, and I'm sure their special someone will appreciate the thought! :)