Friday, 14 April 2017

Spoonies Artist Problems

The unfortunate reality of being an artist with a chronic illness. So many ideas. So little energy.

Ah well. I'll get there.

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Sweeties and Wrappers

Hello my lovely loves!

I've got another piece I did for a friend to show you today. This is one I've had in the back of my mind for a long. long time now, but it's only been recently that I've been well enough (finally!) to complete it.
This is for one of my Trans friends, as a kind of half Birthday, half Congratulations-on-getting-your-hormones-and-officially-starting-your-transition present.

When I talk to people about the Trans community for the first time, especially with those who aren't familiar with it, I always use the analogy of sweets in the wrong wrappers. Obviously, it's a little more complex than that, but, it works if you're trying to keep it simple and lighthearted, or trying to explain the concept to children.

This piece is an extension of that analogy, because I've always felt that it doesn't matter what your wrapper is (or what you decide to change or alter about it), it is most definitely the inside that counts, and that's what I wanted to reiterate to my friend, as they start the next leg of their journey.

I also made sure that this was the first piece that came out of my new printer... and just check out how crisp it is!!! Worth every penny.
(I may do prints of this, or cards, but it's something I'd want to okay with my friend first. It's my piece, but I made it for them, so we'll see.)

Enough mushy stuff from me, I'll try and post again soon.


Monday, 16 January 2017

A very Star Wars birthday

Hello my lovely loves!

Here's a couple of pieces I did for my friend's 30th birthday!
His girlfriend has whisked him away to Prague, but he's given me permission to show these on the interwebs.

The Jedi one is my favourite, but I had to give a Chewbacca one a try, because Chewie is his nickname. Turns out it's pretty hard to make a portrait look like someone, but also like a Wookie.
Ah well.



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Money raised!

Hello my lovely loves!

My Christmas card sales for the year are now closed and it's been really successful.
Thanks to everyone who bought cards or donated! You've helped to raise enough for two tickets to Crisis at Christmas, and a little left over for the everyday kitty.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Cards on sale!

Hello my lovelies!

My Christmas cards are now on sale on my Etsy shop. In fact, I've not had time to write this post because they've been selling so fast! I'm afraid all the 10 packs are gone, as well as all the angel-only 6 packs.
There are still plenty of 6 packs of mixed designs, and Home Alone cards in both 6 packs and 10 packs. There are still single cards available in both designs. Head on over to snap some up before they go :)

There's also a separate listing for those who wish to give an added donation to Crisis (on top of the 10% of the profits I'll already be giving.)


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Christmas Card designs 2016

Hello my lovelies!

Introducing this year's Christmas cards designs. This year's Christmas cards are a little bit different. Instead of just having a design on the front, I've created two wrap around designs to make the best use of the available space!
The cards are square, and contain a message inside.

10% of the profits will be going to a homeless charity, Crisis, so you'll be doing some good as well as getting some pretty awesome cards.

I'm just waiting for he proofs to come back so I can make any minor adjustments needed for printing, so hopefully by the end of the month, these bad boys will be available to buy, both separately and in mixed packs.
One is a play on the traditional hymn "Hark the herald angels sing" and the other a loving homage to Home Alone.