Friday, July 20, 2007

Etsy have started an amazing competition to create advertising posters for the site. They are giving people the opportunity to showcase their favourite items with the chance of it being selected to be a poster.

They are using the treasury to do this, a place where people select 9 items (3 reserves) from other sellers shops to display their favourite items, inspirations, things they admire, love, want, etc....It is a great way to find new shops and sellers. You can take a look here....Treasury.

Also, people like myself who are always to slow to nab a treasury we can create our own poster list! Hooray.....

Anyway, I spent a couple of hours searching through items I love, styles and themes and came up with my poster. I have tried to use items from different categories art, paper goods, glass, jewellery, clothing, home wares, etc . The overall look was inspired by my love of primary colours and artists like Kandinsky. Hope you like it.....

To view all the other poster entries check out the flickr site! There are so many beautiful entries......

Saturday, July 14, 2007


I have been taking part in some swaps recently on Etsy with some of the fantabulous Artisans on there.

AlisClair and I recently exchanged ATC’s (artists trading cards) I sent her an abstract painting from my city scape range and in return I received this:

It is a beautiful textile piece in the most delicious shades of pink and purple. The ATC is titled 'Little Flower' and features an amazing amount of detail and delicate needlework.

I am so envious of her talents! I wish I had studied textiles more at college....Hmmm, maybe I should give it a go?

I also swapped items with the wonderful ArtyAllsorts. In exchange for a Geisha art print, I received this beautiful print of a Tulip after the rain.

The photograph is simply stunning , the colours are lovely and the tiny drops of rain have been captured glistening in the sun perfectly. I am going to be decorating soon and think Artys photographic prints would look perfect in our bedroom. I will be back for more to fill the walls.

Finally, I felt guilty for swapping all these items for presents for myself so, when Lovealittle and Myself exchanged pieces I decided to get something for my sister ‘LizzyCub’. As a trainee primary school teacher I thought this would be a nice, thoughtful and practical gift which she would be able to use in school. How amazing is this..

From the photos you simply cannot understand how cool this piece is! I have been playing with him for days now and my sister will be lucky to even see him let alone own him.

Friday, July 06, 2007

I've been really busy painting in the last couple of weeks. Thanks to the rain there has been not much else to do!

I've started a series of paintings inspired by the changing seasons. When all four are completed I intend to create notecards and prints from them.

Here's what I've created so far:

Just spring to make now......