Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Gallery cards!!!

Well I finally got them done! here are 4 of the designs of cards that I am giving to the gallery, fingers crossed they sell!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


So I managed to get the next painting for the cards for the Gallery done last night.Its the Madonna with child, I was thinking along a christmas theme, and this popped into my head :) I love the rich colours, I never set out to use a certain colour scheme, it just evolves with the painting!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

new designs for Gallery

So the Sayle Gallery, here on the Island want me to do 4-5 designs of cards for the Gallery shop,
I finally got one of the new paintings done and would like to share it with you. As the design is exclusive to the gallery ( ie can't buy that design any where else) I can't use this design elsewhere, which is a pity, as I think I really like it :) I have tried to use vivid colours, so they show up well when they are printed out smaller for the cards.I have 2 more ready woodburned and the faces done ( I always do the faces first), ready to paint.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Lovely Jacki of christiecottage.blogspot.com has so many things going off on her blog, she is amazing!!! every wednesday she has a giveaway called " win it wednesday" and this week the prize is one of my artblocks!!! so drop by and enter, you could win this purple Angel

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The gallery they say yes!

The Lady from the big gallery on the Island got back to me yesterday, with a yes the rest of the committee love my work and want me to do 4-5 exclusive design cards for them for the gallery shop.
The next preview night is 4th November, so I need to get busy! The only thing is that they want the images to be exclusive to them, so any image I use I can't sell any where else. So I need to get some more Angels/ fairies done!
If it all goes well and they sell ( please send more positive thoughts- it worked last time!) I could have more of my work in there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The winner is!!!!

congrats!!! I shall get the Frida bag off to you in the post as soon as I have your address.

I said I would give a second prize if I had alot of entries, which I did, so second prize goes to Cara!!! well done :0

My son Ollie helped me by drawing the winners- thanks Ollie !
and thanks to all who entered :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Spread the Love Giveaway!!!!

So I finally hit my 50 sales mark on etsy, I am so pleased, and with the sucess of my craft fair at the weekend, I feel its only fair to have a giveaway and spread the love!!

I am going to giveaway this cotton tote bag which has my Frida artwork on it.

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment here on my blog or on my facebook fan page
If you are a follower or fan please let me know as you will automatically get another entry.
Make sure I know how to contact you if you are lucky enough to win!
I shall draw the winner on Sunday 18th October, as I want to get it in the post on Monday, before any postal strikes start!

If I have lots of entries I may give a suprise second prize :)
Good luck!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Well the craft fair was a success, but not quite in the way of sales, I did sell some things, a canvas, a few pendants, magnets and cards, and I got a couple of orders.....but the best bit was that I got asked to put my art in a local shop and 2 local art galleries!!!! HOW COOL IS THAT???

One of the galleries is a small local one, but it was nice to be asked, but the other is THE big gallery on the Island. The lady said she loved my work and would I do some exclusive things for her...erm well YES! but she can't promise me anything as she has to go back to the others on the board, and if they like it I am in...so here's fingers crossed that they do.

So I think you can say it was a big success exposure wise. here is a photo of me and Mum on my stall ( Dad took the photo, sorry its a bit blurred)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Arrrrgggghhhhh postal strikes!!!

So the postal workers in England have voted to go on strike, now isn't that just great!!! It could mean no Christmas cards or presents, it could mean no etsy sales ( as I won't be able to guarantee delivery), it could mean I can't buy things off etsy. Geee I am so mad!!

Any way tomorrow I am doing a craft fair, and I am very nervous about it. I keep having dreams that I don't sell anything!
So if you would like to think of me tomorrow, pray for me or send me positive vibes, I REALLY would appreciate it.
I will let you know how I get on!

Here is a bag I recently sold in my etsy shop. I shall be adding more soon, and I think I may have a pre- strike sale....lol

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I am in ArtTrader magazine again!!

I am so pleased to have one of my atcs in the art trader magazine again!!
It was from the whimsical Marie swap, its this card,
Go check out the magazine, its FREE, you just click to download, and then you can read at your leisure or print it off.
Its full of artwork and tips and ideas
this edition has the following;
  • Metal Manipulations
  • Artistic Journeys: Artful Aprons
  • Walk-Through Art: Fine Art Pears
  • Art for All 2009 - Art Weekend Highlights
  • Critique Corner with Andrea Melione
  • Design 911
  • Creating Mixed-Media Paper Beads
  • An Introduction to Art Markers
  • Portrait Art with Markers: Blending for Faces
heres the link http://www.arttradermag.com/

Friday, October 2, 2009


My son Oliver and his girlfriend Katya have got engaged,
so last night we went out for a family meal, with my Parents .
They are both very young and know they have a few years of study ahead of them,
but I think it shows a maturity that they are thinking of a commitment and that they plan to marry in 4-5 years,we are very proud of them.
We wish them all the best for the future :0

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Lets celebrate as today 1st October is world vegetarian day!!
I would like to send all my blogger friends a big **hug**
I have been a vegatarian for 19 years, and thought I would celebrate by making an etsyveg team treasury on etsy, why not check it out, it shows the variety of things you can buy on etsy;