I loooooove getting post, so much so that I am determined to keep writing to my Canadian penpals, and to increase my writing to international friends and family in the hope they reply (and I obviously like writing to them!) So when I saw the Art House 4×6 exchange I had to join in – all I had to do was send artwork that was 4×6 and a stamped addressed envelope, although that was the hardest part as it needed to be stamped to send from the USA – thanks Joe for the stamps, and in return I will get a surprise through the post from someone I don’t know – what a fab idea, and it’s free! Thanks Art House – I’ll post a pic of what comes through the letterbox when it arrives. Now to start thinking about what to write for my noteswap…
Have a great Easter,
As I’m on a train back ‘home’to my cousin’s birthday at the races (today’s Folksy listing inspiration) I thought I’d use that as today’s theme… Our train is delayed because of damage to overhead lines so I’ve got plenty of time to look through today’s items and choose a few:
Lemonade and lamingtons – Dragonfly bookmark (plenty of time on our dealyed journey to read a book)
Made by lolly - Lovebird wall art (am travelling with my boyfriend, and this is so striking I had to include it – gorgeous)
Pants and paper – Purse (would love a cute purse like this for the part refund I’ll get for my delayed train, and always good to see fellow April Foolers still listing)
Mushy… makes – Button brooch (just because it’s cute and made me smile, which is a good thing on this journey)
LondonFogg – Clock hand necklace (if only I could turn the clocks forward and be home already – this item is on my wishlist for a client meeting)
Hopefully we’ll be home soon as it’s been a loooong day!
I have added a couple of Easter cards to my anonymity range, available to buy on Folksy…
The first was inspired at the weekend by the first signs on spring – amongst the cool and crisp morning, and blue sky were some daffodils which caught my eye in the garden as we came back from a wedding! The second was for my god-daughter, and the Easter egg hunts that have been taking place for many children recently.
So enjoy, and as always any feedback is welcome through my website and through my shop on Folksy!
When disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti happen it’s often a stark reminder that there are people much worse off than ourselves. Faye Rossi has come up with a great fundraising idea, heARTs for Haiti, which is ‘an exhibition of art, photography, and crafts to raise funds and awareness for Haitian earthquake relief organisations.’
The freelance work I was doing dried up before Christmas so money is tight at the moment as with many during the recession, but this is a fantastic way to use my art to help others… and I’m calling all artists to do the same, any piece of art/photography/craft you can donate will help so many in need! Alternatively you can bid for the art that has been donated on the facebook group.
‘Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things’ - Nicholas Meyer
My art, and even this website, may not have happened by accident but it all started with one…
As the name suggests, I’m very accident prone and the idea of a website to share information about not only my own but other art, design, illustration, craft, and general creativity came about when I broke my hip and shattered my femur and had plenty of time to fill many a sketchbook with ideas, doodles and moments of insanity!
This website is my attempt at pulling out new tricks and trying new things to keep engaged with the creative world around us and hopefully inspire others to appreciate design.