Friday, December 31, 2010

Wishing you all a great New Year !

So its goodbye to 2010, in many ways its been a good year for me, we moved to our new house, my Art work did good, with sales on line and locally. There was some downs with health issues, but on the whole a much better year than the previous years seem to have been.

I want to thank each and everyone one of you who stop by and read my blog, twitter and facebook, it really does mean a lot to me, especially in my Art work, it is such an encouragement...THANK YOU

Here's to a Brilliant 2011, may it bring you good health, inspiration,luck,and friendship :)

The photos are a heart I custom made for a local girl, me on the beach on Boxing day and some pebbles on the beach.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

Sending Christmas cheer to you all, may you have a wonderful Christmas and the Happiest of New years :)
We had snow last weekend, and it is still on the ground, along with lots of ice! this is my Dad and Toby with their snowman .

Sunday, December 5, 2010

I am lucky enough to be featured on this lovely blog, along with lots of lovely items form Folksy :)

heres the item featured :0

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanks for all the support re my illness, I am at the hospital twice in the next week, so hopefully things will get sorted. I had more drama, when Hubby was rushed into hospital with kidney stones, he finally had to have an op! he is on the mend now, and at home driving me

I was so very lucky to win a giveaway, I won some wonderful silver earrings ( which I am sending to my Sister), and this is the shop I won them from, take a peek her stuff is lovely!!

I did a Christmas Craft Fair last Sunday, and it went really well, I sold some cards, magnets, bookmarks etc, BUT I also sold an original painting! so I was really pleased :0
Heres my display;

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sorry for lack of posts, heres why...

So sorry for the lack of posts, I have been having some health issues. Firstly I have suffered with my tummy for a long time, which they put down to IBS, but recently it had been so bad, I finally went back to the Drs, anyway, I have just had my appointment to see the consultant, so hopefully it should be sorted out soon. But then last week I suffered from palpitations which was frightening, I ended up in A&E. I have seen the Dr since and I had to cut out caffeine, which means no chocolate or cheese and only Decaff tea!! well this weekend I had another episode, despite the diet, so I am back to the Dr's today! I just want to feel ok :(

The other week I did a sketch in my sketch book which I did after watching willowings demonstration, if you haven't joined her free course yet you should!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Well I have been busy this week!

I got two projects done this week :0 first was a Manx patchwork cushion, which I made at a workshop and I am soooo pleased with how it turned out!
The second are some Button Flowers I made last night at craft club, they are so lovely to make, and look so sweet :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I have a silly sale in my shop for today only!! time to bag a bargain, don't miss out, bookmarks only $4!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Beach Clean

I am so proud of my 17 year old Son and his friends....On Saturday 18th September, they did a sponsored Beach Clean. This was to raise funds for Oliver's impending trip to Nepal. He is going out there with a charity to work in the Orphanage at Pohara, for 2 weeks.
Despite pouring rain they walked the length of Ramsey beach, which took them 3 hours, picking up any rubbish. They unbelievably collected 20 bags of rubbish!! now not all of this will be local rubbish, the tides bring in stuff from all over.
I just think it was a wonderful thing they all did to help raise money for Oliver's trip, but also to help the local community at the same time.....see teenagers aren't all that bad!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wedding Day

I had this picture in my head and had to paint it.I also knew I wanted to add beeswax to make it dreamy.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I got a new painting finished today she is called "Wishes" and is done on wood with lots of delicious layers!

Available in my etsy shop

Friday, September 3, 2010

Birthday and Rhinomania

Yesterday (2nd) was my Birthday and I had lots of lovely cards and presents and sooo many birthday wishes on facebook and twitter, I feel I have extended family and friends all around the world, I am truly blessed :)
Waynes pressie was a Chamilia bracelet and a few charms, which I have wanted for a while, I can now add charms to it. Of course the colour scheme I have chosen is purples!
To celebrate I am offering 20% OFF EVRYTHING IN MY SHOP for the next week!!

We have just been away over to England to Nottingham to visit family and friends, and whilst we were their, we took a fast train to London for the day, and went to see the Lion King, which was amazing! we did lots of shopping too.
We then went to Chester for a few days, which is where our eldest Son is at Uni. There is a display of Rhinos all over Chester,called Rhinomania! and Nathan, our Son, was lucky enough to be one of the artists involved.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Please watch this!

Ever thought that making art was silly or not worth your time?
Someone shared this amazing video on Facebook, and it really is amazing. It spoke right to my soul, take a few minutes to watch :)
You are worth the time

Monday, August 16, 2010

I really am purple!!!

I took this quiz and guess what colour I am???
Yes Violet...see I really am purple!!!


You surround yourself with art and music and are constantly driven to express yourself. You often daydream. You prefer honesty in your relationships and believe strongly in your personal morals.

Find out your color at!

Your score was 54/180.
3,240,670 people have taken this quiz.
And 166,104 got Violet like you.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


I finally got my new painting finished!!
she is listed in my shop

Friday, August 13, 2010


Hi thanks to all that entered my giveaway, and congrats to the winners, all the parcels have been sent out, I really enjoyed giving my art away, I hope it brings you joy!
I am working on a new painting, which I am excited about :)
meanwhile I have put a couple more prints in my esty shop, as these are affordable ways to collect art.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I have drawn the winners and because I had so many entries, 109 in total, I decided to do a 1st,2nd,3rd, and then 5 runners up small gifts.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random integers, generated without replacement:

41 39 27

Timestamp: 2010-08-10 09:38:22 UTC

Note: The numbers are generated left to right, i.e., across columns.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random integers, generated without replacement:

14 40 35 36 52

Timestamp: 2010-08-10 09:41:01 UTC

Note: The numbers are generated left to right, i.e., across columns.

I used to chose the numbers, and this is the result;

First Prize is Jade Boylan illustration. from my blog
Second prize is mami made it . from my blog
Third prize is julie Roo Marlow from facebook

the 5 runners up who will get a little something are;
1. Calej from twitter
2. Karen Scammell from facebook
3.Meeyeehere from my blog
4.BRD Girl from my blog
5.Natasha May from my blog.

Phew!! congrats to everyone, I will try and contact you all, but if you read this first you can e-mail me your details at; karenjtomlinson athotmaildotcodotuk

thanks for taking part :)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I have hit so many miles stones recently, including 300 followers on my blog and 100 sales in my etsy shop, so I feel like celebrating :)

So I am giving away one of my new bottle cap pendants AND A FEW SUPRISES!!! maybe a print or some cards??

To enter;

1: Leave a comment here on my blog,let me know how to contact you :)
2: follow my blog, if you are a follower you get an extra entry!
3: leave me a comment on twitter
4 :leave me a comment on facebook .

Good luck!!!

OooI should say I will draw the winner on 1oth August :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wanna wear my Art????

I had this idea a while ago and finally got some done. I have printed my artwork onto t-shirts!!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yesterday I got my 300th follower of my blog :) I am thrilled, it is amazing that people like my art and take time to follow my blog.You are all very important to me and give me such encouragement. So can I say big THANK YOU to you all, it means a lot!
So I am thinking a giveaway perhaps???
Watch this space :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Blue Poppies

This is a canvas I had been itching to do, I had a vision in my head of how I wanted it to look and I am pretty pleased with the result.
My lovely friend Kelly, who is stitchnmmoma on etsy kindly featured it in a treasury she made heres the LINK

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Photos to share

Ok I finally took a couple of photos of our house, so thought I would share them :) One is of the house, the other of the beach at the bottom of the road .
Also I got a new painting done, she is called "Friend" and is done on wood.

Friday, May 28, 2010

New Painting

Thought I would share with you a painting I did a few weeks ago, when I was fed up of all the delays in moving house, so I unpacked my paints and had a lovely art day. It is on wood and was too big to fit on my scanner, so this is a photo of it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Well I am in my new house!! and I have to say I love it! Moving was very stressful and tiring, but well worth it :0
The Lady who has some of my artwork in her shop asked me to run the shop for her yesterday, and I really enjoyed it, I was able to take my sketch pad, which was great.

My Son had cooking today and he made the most delicious cheesecake, and the decoration was amazing! I don't think it will last long!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

House moves and a blog feature

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, I had no idea how moving house could take over your life! We had a set back yesterday and we are now moving next week (20th May). So much of my time has been sorting through endless cupboards, but also its so stressful and completely distracts me from my art :(. So I am so looking forward to getting in now and finally settling back to my art, I miss it so.

I had some great news yesterday, a lovely lady called Krishenka has made me the feature Artist of the month on her blog! It cheered me up now end :0

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Greetings

Sending Easter Blessings to you all!
Me I am having a good Easter, went to church this morning, had a lovely big Easter Sunday dinner, with all the boys here as Nathan arrived home from Uni yesterday. I can hear all the boys talking and laughing together, which makes my heart smile :) It s amazing how quite the house is without one of them here, I dread the day when they are all gone.

Here is my new art block, which I added to my etsy store .
I made 8 art blocks the other day,as the local shop has sold most of my items and I needed to make some more- wow I am so thrilled!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I have so much going on at the moment, most of all we have sold our house, and fingers crossed we think we have found one we like. So my head has been swimming with houses and thoughts of moving! We are only moving locally, but its still a big upheaval.
I am looking forward to having a good clearout, which is what a move forces you to
I realised I hadn't shown you my "Friends are the Flowers in the Garden of Life" painting.
I have it as a print in my etsy shop

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Computer is back!!

Yeh my computer is working again :) I cannot tell you how I hated not being able to scan and print and reach my images!
The good thing is I was able to spend more time painting, and have 2 new pieces to show you, both with Bible verses on them.
One is on canvas, with reds and oranges, the other is on wood.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


peggyapl.....congrats to you :)

I shall leave a message on your blog, and I hope you enjoy your prize.
I generated the number on RANDOM.ORG, the winning number being 44...which is strange as my fav number is 4 :0

I am having BIG computer problems, my computer is sick, so I am having to use Hubbys laptop, so can't import pics to show you, or print anything at the moment, I am hoping we can get it sorted soon, so for now no new pics to show you all :(

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A GiveAway!!

Hello my wonderful people, sorry I haven't blogged for a while, but to make up for it I have decided to have a giveaway :0

I am going to give the winner a print of their choice; they can chose from "thoughtful" "hold on to your heart" or "always my Sister"

To enter all you need do is leave a comment here on my blog,
If you are a follower of my blog you get an extra entry ( just tell me)
You can enter on my twitter too.

Good luck:) I shall draw on Sunday 7th March :0

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Heart shaped rock

We had a family day out yesterday, we went down to the south of the Island to Scarlett point, the place of an extinct volcano. The rock formations here are amazing, and yesterday the sun was shining, and the sea was wild, which made it very dramatic and beautiful.
Whilst the boys scrambled over the rocks, I looked around the loose stones and sitting there was a heart shaped rock :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good news and Great news !

I have had a strange couple of weeks, feeling very lacking in inspiration, not sure if its the time of year or something else.but I can't seem to settle to any art, even if I have the ideas!
Anyway good news, I got 2 atc's done today :0
and GREAT news one of the paintings I put in the exhibition at the big gallery on the Island SOLD!!! I am so chuffed :0
It was this one, so hopefully its gone to a nice new home.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Etsy front page :0

Yesterday I was amazed to find that I had made the front page on Etsy! wow, I didn't realise until someone told me. I am rubbish at trying to get a screen shot, but I can give you the link to craftcult to show you here

and this is what made it in a treasury by kalliaSuppliesland.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

another art doll

I am so loving making these art dolls, this one is from my fairy with black manx cat painting.
They all need a new home now :) then I can make more!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

London was fab!

what a fab christmas pressie from Hubby :0 we had a wonderful few days in London. We went to the V&A, The Natural history Museum, Harrods, Covent Gardens , westminster and of course the Lyceum Theatre to see the Lion King.There is only one word to describe the show AMAZING! the costumes were unbelieveable. we had the best seats in the stalls, and alot of the animals went right by us.The hotel was lovely and just around the corner from the V&A and across the road from the tube station.
We were lucky to get there,they cancelled all flights after ours left for Gatwick. then Gatwick was shut for 2 days and our flight was one of the few to leave on thursday night, the first back to the Island for 2 days, we were so lucky!