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The month of nothing going to plan!

I had so many plans for April!

I would develop some new card designs, I’d start selling art prints and I’d update the whole of my etsy shop with new, bright and colourful photography.

As I’m sure you have guessed by now, as always, nothing has quite gone to plan!

It wasn’t a total loss, I did manage to experiment a little bit more with some digital art, which I am really enjoying:

flower girl

and I did manage to scoff lots of delicious chocolates, thanks to the generosity of the Easter bunny (and family and friends)!

digi easter bunny

On the theme of chocolatey delicious-ness, I came across the most adorable photo on Instagram and had to capture it in my sketchbook:

milkshake

However, this doesn’t make up for the fact I missed out on all my etsy April goals!

My new card designs are still just rough sketchy scribbles in my sketchbook, I only managed to collect my art prints from the printers yesterday, and finally, I’m not convinced that my new etsy photos (which took me a whole day to photograph and edit) are actually better than my current ones!

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I really can’t decide, so please let me know what you think!

And as many of you know, it just so happens to be my birthday this week, so enjoy 29% off in my etsy store until midnight on Sunday with the code: BIRTHDAY29

Here’s to a more productive May!

x

Spring inspiration

So finally, Spring has sprung! Thank goodness, I didn’t think it would ever stop drizzling.

Spring is the time for new beginnings, and as you may remember me mentioning once, or maybe twice… my spring has started with my band new etsy shop! Please check it out and if you like my cards, please spread the word and send people my way!

Since designing the cards, I’ve been thinking about what else I should stock in my shop, and recently I seem to be filling my sketchbooks with animal illustrations, here are a few I’ve been working on.

fox flowers

Daffodils are my favourite flowers, so bright, sunny and spring-y, so I love any chance to sneak them into a painting!

easter bunnies

I don’t think all Easter bunnies are the same, I think some love their job, they are dedicated and serious bunny-types, whereas some others are a little more relaxed, they take the time to enjoy the flowers as they do their egg hiding duties!

otterly adorable

I have two words… otterly adorable 🙂

adorable aardvark

I know an aardvark is an unusual choice, but after seeing you can bottle feed them at the zoo, I’ve found them fascinating. They had some aardvarks on the ‘Secret life of zoos’ programme on tv and they essentially spend all day snoozing on their backs, licking at imaginary termites in their sleep – too cute, I love them!

twoo of a kind

It’s official, life should have more puns – it took me days to come up with this one, and it’s extra special as this was the illustration I did for my mum’s mother’s day card.

llama love

And finally my loving llamas, no pun here unfortunately, but I am open to suggestions!

These are what I’ve done so far, and now I just have to decide whether I want to sell them as cards or prints, or both – what do you think? Do you have a favourite?

Thanks again for all your support, it all seems so exciting!

x

 

 

Happy Egg Hunting Day!

Happy Easter everyone!

happy easter

We had an early Easter gift yesterday when my mum and step-dad came over wielding an arsenal of garden tools to help us tackle our jungle of a garden!

The boyf pointed out we should have taken a before picture, as it was truly a huge mess, but now we have proper borders, healthy plants, a tidy little lawn and cute hedge ball things! Weeds have been scared away, wild honeysuckle has been tamed and we actually used our outdoors tap for the first time (turns out it wasn’t covered in as many spider webs as we thought)!

garden

So although it isn’t quite egg-hunt ready yet, by summer it will be the perfect sunbathing and barbecuing spot!

I hope you all have a day filled with egg hunting, chocolate and bunnies 🙂 and I’ll leave you with this little close up as he’s just so cute!

x

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