I decided to put my paintings on cards. As always I wanted my illustrations to be colourful, most of them are with funny and cute characters. The cards are great for various occasions, some of them can be used as invitations. They are professionally printed on 350gsm silk paper, inside of the cards is left blank.
A few designs are available in my shop. I'm also taking commissions. Please contact me for more information.
My favourite one is with a Beagle (of course my girl Kali was an inspiration). The next one will be with a Vizsla! But what after that? Maybe a Boxer! What would you like to see on my cards?
My first colouring book is here!
The colouring book is made up of 42 original black and white illustrated pages (with cover), The book is printed onto 170gsm paper (printed one sided) + 350gsm cover, the size is A5 (148 x 210 mm). rinted by professional printing company in Telford, Shropshire, UK.
The idea was to create a book which would be great for colouring on the move, when traveling or somewhere outside the home ( laying on the beach, in a bus etc.). That is why the book isn't big and hasn't got a hard cover - fits easily in a handbag, small luggage or a large pocket. I've decided to use wire bind, because that way the book is much easier to colour on a knee or tiny table. The illustrations aren't punched, they are slightly shrink and have small white border around (can be used for lettering or notes).
The illustrations are various, there is something for everyone. Mandalas, detailed geometric illustrations, cute creatures, even fishes.
Most of the illustrations in the book are new and can be only found in this book...but some of them are available in bigger size (A4) in my Etsy shop.
The book is available in my Etsy shop.
At the end of 2015 I have received two great magazines. One of them I'm sure you know - Craft Stamper - fab magazine for mixed media artists and people who love mixed media. Very colourful magazine with a lot of great inspirations and tutorials.
I was published in the January issue. Not only I have written an article about Textured Canvas but also have made two projects with my Teddy stamp which you could find on the cover as a free stamp! The magazine is still available online. Please show me your projects if you get your own Teddy.
I saw Trish projects at the Craft Hobby + Stitch International in Birmingham (the little frame with Teddy - photo below). They were amazing! I like to see very colourful projects with my stamps...
My crazy squirrel from the Textured Canvas is in the corner of the page. I love what Trish has done with the magazine. More inspirations and very colourful layout. Well done Trish! Can't wait to see next issues...
The second magazine which I have received is a new Stampington&Company publication - The Coloring Studio with two of my illustrations. Brilliant magazine! Many great illustrations and good quality paper. Many tips and tutorials inside, very useful for colouring fans. Really inspiring!
Sometime ago I had a pleasure to be a part of a great show and demonstrating for Everything Art at Art Materials Live in NEC, Birmingham. It was the amazing day. I learnt so much, met lovely people and what is the most important - had a lot of fun creating two canvases.
Firstly I created a Teddy Bear. Full of layers and various bright colours, what I like the most! First steps weren't easy - it was my second time when I was creating something with people around ( first time was on France Papillon's workshops more than a year ago). People were watching, noises around, I didn't have my own materials etc., etc. I only knew that I wanted to have a Teddy Bear on canvas but that was all...didn't think about a composition or colours before I came to the show. I thought that the best way would be to leave it and create something which I felt at the exact moment. I'm really pleased that I made that decision, I like my NEC Teddy.
When I finished the Teddy I still had time to create another project. I still wanted something colourful but a little different and it needed to be quicker than the Teddy - not enough time. I decided to go only for flowers.
I will create similar projects on Wanderlust 2016! I you want to know how I have made them please join us!
Wanderlust 2016 has a promotional price until the 15th of December 2015 . You can buy the whole Wanderlust 2016 course for only £65 (approx $98 / €90). After this date the regular price for the class is £99 (approx $150/ €137), so don’t hesitate and grab your seat now to enjoy the whole of 2016 with inspiration.
Being a member of the class also give you lots of other different kinds of activities on the Everything Art online community, creative challenges and exercises with prizes, interaction with teachers, motivating discussions, creative games, topics that will help you understand art and find a best way to express yourself and discounts from their partners!!
It is going to be amazing!
I love travelling but don't like flying. That's why I always try to find something to do, make my hands and brain busy, during take off. Not always I can crochet/knit ( sharp and metal things are not very welcome on board ) and books are not a very good distraction ( you can read and think at the same time and after a few pages you can't remember what you read, I'm sure you know this feeling ). I needed to think about something else...
For last few months I was looking for a publisher for my illustrations. I was interested in something fresh, something different than a normal colouring book. A book or notebook which I can bring with me when travelling - light, small and with a lot of details to colour. I found Yellow Paper House on Etsy and my new journey has began.
I created 15 illustrations for Traveler's Colouring Book Volume 2. The colouring book is available in 5 different sizes:
Standard (4.33 x 8.25 inches), Cahier (5 x 8.25 inches ), Personal (3.75 x 6.75 inches ), Field Notes (3.5 x 5.5 inches ) and Passport (3.5 x 4.88 inches )
Each size contains a little different illustrations. In the smallest sizes you will find only a part of illustration which is in a bigger sizes. The bigger the size, the bigger the illustrations = more to colour! All of the sizes should fit Midori, Traveler's notebooks and other planners.
The illustrations are printed onto 32lb acid free paper. It is not very thick but most Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, Tombows, Zig Clean Color Brushes, Gelly Rolls and Stabillo markers will not bleed. The paper is also great for colouring pencils - I have tried Faber-Castell Polychromos, Caran d'Ache Pablo, Lyra Rembrandt-Polucolor, Derwent Coloursoft, these colour pencils look good and blend nicely.
The cover of the colouring books is black - additional space to create your own illustrations using Gelly Rolls and paint markers.
I hope you will like it! Please share your coloured pages with me. I can't wait to see them!
Today I'm comming to share with you some news. I'm very excited and honoured to be a part of an amazing bunch of mixed media artists. Together we will create the most inspiring on-line classes for everyone who loves mixed media or would like to start a journey.
Wanderlust is a whole year long journey - an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers one every week (each one downloadable and with PDF instructions provided), 50 amazing videos, which will run for over 50 hours in total, access to a forum with an amazing and friendly community, inspirations, challenges, discussions, galleries, workshops, giveaways and generous discounts from our partners. The perfect alternative to in-person classes! To find out more click here.
Follow the teacher's reveals every day on Everything Arts Social Media. Every day somebody new!
As far revealed are: Kate Crane, Teresa McFayden, Rachel Greig, Beckah Krahula, Joanne Sharpe, Flora Bowley, Mystele, Andy Skinner, Finnabair, Birgit Koopsen and Lindsay Weirich.
It is going to be amazing!!!
No time for messy stuff! For last few days I have sat in my studio or in the garden (yes, two days of nice weather in Shropshire) and draw, draw and draw...When I'm drawing then I'm drawing, can't stop and don't want to. A lot more pages to create and I hope in a near future I will be able to tell you why I have been so busy.
Where is a summer?! It feels more like autumn. Probably that's why I felt like coming back to crocheting and knitting. I found a few projects which I would like to make this autumn/winter.
I have started with a beautiful blanket. I found it very interesting because of plenty different squares. The squares are made from various stitches, some of them I didn't know, which is great because I can improve my crocheting. I have two favourite squares patterns, one is with bubbles and the second one looks like waved basket. You can find the pattern here.
This week was full of exiting news. For the first time I was published in Polish magazine - Mollie Potrafi. Two of my colouring pages are available there for colouring (full size) and also there is a short text and my photo ( I should say selfie, took it by myself ). I'm going to Poland in October, I hope it will be still available at shops! I you want to have a look inside it, check out Mollie Potrafi website.
It is not the first time when my work is published in a magazine but still feel amazed and very pleased. This time I wrote an article for Craft Stamper - Masterclass about Stencils. I created two projects with bears, one of them is on the magazine's cover page! I smile to myself every time when see it in shops. In it's 6 pages article I show a few techniques using stencils. They are easy to follow and the result can be very effective! I have never read my article and I don't remember what I wrote few months ago but I hope you will like it!
The magazine is full of inspirations. Many interesting articles and beautiful photos. And of course a free stamp!
I was waiting for this day for months...hello on my new website! You will find here photos of my latests projects, a few information about me and a link to my shop.
I will run this blog regularly to show you what I'm working on and will share with you my inspirations.
Hope to see you soon!