Tuesday, July 23, 2013

dancing in the sunshine ;)

The leaves dance merrily to the sound of the Clash!
Check out my earlier how-to if you fancy having a go at making your own leaf mobile out of fabric scrap and felt. I hope you're all having a fantastic summer wherever you are! :) 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hey Doodle doodle!

I've finally got my act together and designed this fun new pdf project, yay for me!
It's called 'Blooming Bunting' and its the first in my series of arts projects primarily aimed at creative young uns!  The bunting is very simple and easy to make with clear instructions (I've had it tested beforehand just to make sure it all works as it should). There are many ways to use the floral motifs in this pack and the great thing is that you can have total control when it comes to colour scheme, be as tasteful or as zany as you wish!. Use watercolours, markers, crayon, pencils... the choice is yours. The artwork is all my own, having been originally hand drawn with black ink. There are ten floral motifs to choose from and each has its own quirky look. I've also included a little bunch of funky butterflies to flutter here and there.

I've set the price real low so everyone can have the opportunity to make their own blooming bunting - the perfect project for a rainy day! Its available as an instant download which means that you don't have to wait hours before getting the file.  Just pop on into my shop for more details, and If you have any queries be sure to get in touch! I'd love to help :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

time to bloom! ;)

This past week has been a little crazy! Been potty training Charlie for the last 5 weeks, everything was going well until Monday when he decided that going to the potty wasn't really that much fun after all. He's now telling me that he's too little for pants, bless him! So in between major squealy tantrums and little accidents, I've been keeping myself sane drawing flowers. Thank goodness for art! Pop on over to my facebook page www.facebook.com/tanyamacart  if you haven't already, you'll see my finished piece 'time to bloom' which you can download and print for your own personal enjoyment. Would love it if you could 'like' the page, and i'll do my best to 'like' you back ;)  

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

its about time...

my latest offering! I recently created a fan page on facebook (finally!) and held a little giveaway for this 8" x 10" original piece of art. I'd love you to come and have a look and perhaps 'like' me if you have the inclination!. I'll be sharing work in progress shots, shop discounts and maybe a cheeky little giveaway or two  >>> www.facebook.com/tanyamacart ;)*

Thursday, May 2, 2013

uplifting. original. affordable. art ;)*


Hiya everyone! I just though I'd drop in and let you all know that my etsy shop is back up and running! I've had a bit of a rethink and decided to freshen up the shops look and feel, with focus on affordable, original art as opposed to one off bits and bobs. I'm very excited about a new series of flower illustrations I'm currently working on called WILDflowers - please do drop in and have a wee look! And I'm creating a whole collection of sweet little birdFOLK. There shall be more listed over the coming weeks so come on over ;)
P.S I'm instagramming and pinning like mad these days - are you? I'd love to keep in touch! Pinterest>> http://pinterest.com/mrshappyheart/pins/ 
P.P.S Oh and Charlie Boo says hello! He is now 2 and a half can you believe it! Xxx

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

the paintbox is out again....

I'm using the same rowney paintbox i've had since i was 13 or 14! perhaps its an heirloom in the making ;)

I've had a dabble with letraset aqua markers here too and the playful splattering comes courtesy of Charlie's old toothbrush. Its a softer look for me as usually I like my colours big, loud and in yer face ;)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Crayon/Oil Pastel/Watercolour Resist

This is one of the simplest techniques ever! Just doodle with crayon/oil pastel, brush on liberally with watercolours and let the magic reveal itself. Very therapeutic for yet another rainy day! ;)