Monday, 30 January 2012

My new shop..

I have just opened my own little Etsy shop....>>>>>here!<<<<<
It features some older prints that people seemed to like when I had my Bigcartel shop online. I felt Etsy may be a little better in terms of exposure, as I had to do a lot of reminding people that the other one was there :) I will be adding newer work if it's up to scratch too!
I have made the big decision today to give up one of my two day jobs which I felt was holding me back a little bit, but I am still staying with my job at Crystals because its lovely..more on that later...almost the end of January, which means we must be a little closer to spring now yes!?

Friday, 27 January 2012

Cut + Paste

Today was spent making the last of one hundred or so Wedding invites for one of my best friends, little sisters wedding in the summer. This involved lots of printing, scoring, cutting and sticking! 
I really appreciated the process and it made me wonder again whether I would enjoy running my own business making personalized invites...I seem to be forever pondering lots of different business ideas, but can never decide on just one!
Sorry for the cryptic photo's- I don't want to show too much detail as the bride and groom must see them before everyone else :)


I spent a few hours during the afternoon at Chapel Porth beach with my Mum. The little bird below was very interested in my hot chocolate! Just as we got back in the car a storm rolled in and we couldn't see the beach through the hailstones battering on the windscreen...the weather is crazy...but I have seen three rainbows today :)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Today has been spent painting a new something for my card portfolio, eating cat shaped chocolates and gathering inspiration. The wind was once again howling outside so it was nice to have a whole day to enjoy being at home in the warmth.
We are hoping the weather perks up tomorrow so we can get some fresh air and take my new car for a spin. I have never had a car that hasn't been chosen for me, this one was all my choice, so therefore as small (easy to park) and friendly looking as possible (curvy not boxy). Its lovely to have my freedom back and to know I can escape during my free afternoons when I get home from work. I am looking forward it being warm enough to sit outside and draw somewhere pretty.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Wishing for Spring...

Yesterday was a typically blustery grey day in which made me wish for Spring to come sooner! It is my absolute favorite time of year, I find it so inspiring and exciting.....I still have a little while to wait, so in the mean time I painted this whilst sat in a big woolly scarf in front of my heater!

Friday, 6 January 2012


Welcome to my new home!

For anyone who used to follow my old blog here:  
All new posts and work will be put here from now on.
The year 2011 felt like an incredibly busy and at times challenging year for me, with many ups and downs within my family and lots of old blog eventually lost pace and direction, so thought it would be nice to start fresh and here we are :)
I hope to share new illustration work and inspiration here, as well as things that make me happy day to day.....Enjoy! Jasmine x