Hello and happy November!
Now the nights are drawing in to showcase the stars above, and as we look up to admire November firework displays, I think the night sky makes a lovely theme for this month's free desktop wallpaper.
I did one of these last month for my email subscribers and it seemed to be very popular, so here's a new one for a new month. If you'd enjoy seeing these sleepy animals under a sparkling night sky as your desktop wallpaper, here's a link to where to subscribe to get it:
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October soon flew by here.
One of the things I can tell you a little bit about is I had a photoshoot of my workspace a couple of weeks ago - a behind the scenes sort of thing.
It was overdue really, as I needed to update the images I had of me in my workspace because:
A. I am five years older than the last set of images I had taken (where does the time go?!)
B. Some of these new images may be used in the near future for a local magazine feature.
C. It also means I can update the about section of my Etsy shop, which I've been wanting to do for a while.
Being an enthusiastic Etsy shopper myself, one of the things I always find reassuring when I discover a shop, is being able to see a bit of detail in their about section showing how my order has been created and will be fulfilled. That is exactly what I wanted to offer to my customers too.
It also means, I can give you that bit of detail about how I do what I do and where I do it.
Here are some of the images from that shoot, which I hope will help show that process...
All the designs start as a line drawing or painting...
Drawing with a simple black fibre tip is my favourite of all...
Those drawings and paintings are then scanned and coloured digitally to capture the brightest print ready colours. The designs are then printed here in Britain using eco friendly FSC papers and vegetable based inks...
All online orders are wrapped by me with the greatest of care and a personal, very heartfelt thank you!...
Once all the orders are packed and ready, I pop them in my big 'Sparrow' bag as shown in the image below (it's a sample from my Society 6 shop - which I have to say, is a very good size and extremely sturdy). Then it's a brisk walk to the local post office to send them on their way..
That's me above, at my corner desk which is where I do most of my work. Things like drawing and painting can sometimes be done elsewhere in the house or garden, depending on what I feel like - but all the digital stuff gets done here.
I hope you enjoyed a little peep behind the scenes and hope you have a great week.
A very happy October to you!
It's feeling very autumnal now, so to celebrate the beginning of this rich, colourful & cosy season, I have created a little freebie for my newsletter subscribers.
If you are signed up to my newsletter an email will be arriving very soon with a link to where you can download this leafy pumpkin desktop wallpaper for this month.
If you'd like to have this wallpaper, all you need to do is join my mailing list here:
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Followers of my Instagram will have seen some of my 2018 calendars in progress. These are now in stock and listed over at my Etsy and Folksy shops...
This year I have decided to offer two versions, with thanks to lots of lovely customer feedback on calendars from previous years.
I listened and now know that some enjoy the humour illustrations featured in many of my greetings card collections and others love the colourful nature inspired designs - so this year there is a choice of one or the other...
I hope you enjoyed having a closer look at the new calendars.
Have a lovely week!
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