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Tehehe… Seriously… Another one? Awww… Thanks ETSY 😀

 
 

2. Owls

Handmade stationery featuring OWLS by ETSY. Yes, again… Hmmm… People seems to like my little Henry :’)

listing #87327747 mentioned and added on ETSYs curated treasury list by Studio Green Garden… http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTgzNTczNDN8MjAxMTgzMjAyMw/legs
 
This is the second mention Samphire Arts has had in a matter of weeks! ;-)) Better get some new work out soon! Sorry folks been a busy start to the year but I’m already cutting a new print and preparing for an open studio event in conjunction with the London 2012 Olympic & Mayor of London!

Here’s the previous listing added in the Valentines promo and included Henry the owl

(http://www.etsy.com/listing/87317590/henry-the-owl-thinking-of-you-i-love) and Keys to my heart print (http://www.etsy.com/listing/87324530/keys-to-my-heart-wall-print)
 

legs by Studio Green Garden on Etsy

4. Keys to my Heart

Another feature on Blomming’s e mag… (yay!)
This time, it’s the KEYS TO MY HEART PRINT

Find the perfect gift to celebrate Lovers’ Day

Time and again, I revisit Eleni-Sophia –My first illustration after a very very long hiatus from hand making any sort of artwork let alone a simple sketch. I used to have a sketchbook on me everywhere I go but after returning to work and taking on more studying, I was lucky if I got out for a coffee + sketch. My sketches almost always record whatever time I found to myself, my thoughts or just a doodle. So it was a pleasant break when going about my day-to-day, I could clearly visualise her. I had already named her Ella and slowly she grew from my mind to paper on a single sketch! I hadn’t accomplished anything this fully conceived and executed in years. As usual, before I did the final version I thought I’d do a test run and see what it would turn out as. I took some left over but lovely water-colour card and sketched her directly and later painted her with pen and ink, water colours and other medium to bring her little details to life etc. The supposed draft felt so finished I have never made another one like it.

But something wasn’t quite right yet.

Until my pal mentioned: “She can’t be ‘Ella!’ She doesn’t look like a ‘Ella'”.

That was it! She isn’t ‘Ella’  she’s…

Eleni…

I added Sophia after her name just because I love that name. She finally feels complete my little Eleni… (Well… until I find something else for her to do like this bag!). Her pockets have little Yellow stitching and Pink buttons with Green ribbons at the top for that little extra something… I even added a little companion for her-a little Duck as I didn’t want any cuddly toys and it reminded me of my ol’ faithful Blue and yellow truck…

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The original Eleni hangs in a silver frame above my desk with the two corners at the bottom of the frame with two lovely ‘sayings’ that came stapled on a tea bag. I loved them! And promptly tucked it in my sketchbook for ‘another day’ just like so many other little things I have accumulated…

The ‘sayings’ are:

“On with the dance,

let joy be unconfined…”

– MARK TWAIN –

and

“Choose well, your

choice is brief and

yet endless.”

– GOETHE–

I couldn’t agree more…

Thank you for looking!

x

P.S: 

The bags are made from lovely durable cotton and have extra long straps that can easily be carried over your shoulder or for cyclists…If you or someone you know would like to order one, please drop me a line allowing time for hand-painting + delivery. For more queries or customisation, please get in touch. Please note, hand printed/painted items, products vary as they are not mass-produced on a machine making each item unique in its own rights. Ta!

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