November 28, 2014

The leaves are still swirling outside...

...but I'm in the house with my budgies at my side, totally immersed in washes of alizarin crimson and cadmium yellow. It's a good place to be!

November 21, 2014

This was fun!

I've been busy creating some new things...

This week, instead of painting, I've been busy putting some of my artwork on all kinds of fun products. It's been really interesting to see my paintings take on a new life!

I've used Society6 to make all these great things available (with a wee bit of help from a certain someone). They include prints, mugs, tote bags, pillows, greeting cards, clocks and more. It still makes me chuckle to see my kale on an iPhone case! But I like it! There's even a shower curtain available but I really don't think a life size swiss chard is necessary in anyone's life!!

I've ordered a few things myself to check things out and I'm really happy with the quality of Society6 and their store and shipping experiences were great too.

When you have a moment, please take a peek and let me know what you think!
I can also make more images available if you have a particular painting in mind.

Thanks! Here's a few photos:

November 09, 2014

I painted a single leaf...

...that had fallen from the huge old cherry tree in my backyard.

And as I was painting all its intricacies this week, all its holes and creases and veins, I could easily see how this leaf has been on its own journey. It had a unique life, tucked in among all the other leaves up there in that cherry tree. A life with the larger group, yet its own. 

I call this painting: "Every leaf has a story to tell."

The original watercolour painting is currently available in my shop.

Prints, tote bags, mugs and other fun things are available in my Society6 shop.