Etsy Shop Tag

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! So today it’s Chinese New Year or otherwise known as the Lunar New Year. What we usually do when it comes to celebrate this rather important date in the Chinese calendar is that we eat traditional Chinese food with friends and families, exchange and open lei sees (otherwise known as red envelopes) and there are dancing Chinese dragons/lions too. I remember when I was younger we’d used to eat Chinese sweets which came in a rather beautiful containers with divided segments for the individual sweets. We used to spend Chinese New Year in Hong Kong when were we younger, which was all the more a special occasion as we’d only see our families maybe once a year. I remember we would open up or lei sees and light up paper lanterns in the evening, followed by loads of delicious food of course! There’s really no getting away with food.

This year it’s the Year of the Rat so to celebrate this rather special little creature I have made a print which is now available in my Etsy, Folksy and Urban Makers shop.

Well, I’m going to end it here. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and take care.

Hello everyone! How’s your week been so far? I’ve added a new piece of work to my Etsy shop titled: ‘What a Time to be Alive’ available in two sizes: A4 and A3 size.

My most recent work has been the influence of self-care, mindfulness and positivity. I’m hoping that my art will spread some joy in these dark times we’re currently living in right now. The world can seem like a very bleak place especially when you’re reading the news and you’re constantly bombarded with sad and awful news.

I’m going to end it here as I’m going to go back to my sketchbook and do some drawings for the rest of the afternoon. Look after yourselves and enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Hello lovely readers!

Just to let you all  know that I’m going to be away for a couple of days as we’re going camping in the Netherlands, so my Etsy shop will be closed. Yes, that’s right! We’re going all out and we’re going to have a mini adventure and go on walks, explore new places, camp on the fire (who loves baked bananas??!!) and I’m all geared up for it. I bought myself a fancy Berghaus hiking backpack as my Nike bag makes my back proper sweaty- gross I know.

Lots of photos of the Netherland will be posted here once I get back. Oh, and any recommendations as to what to do, see, eat, drink, visit etc. please leave a reply in the comments section. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it.

Have a lovely week everyone and take care!

 

Well, my birthday has come round pretty fast! Urgh, I’ll be 31 in a week and I say this every year but I’m not fussed about my birthday anymore. No, I really mean it. I don’t feel any different either!

Do you fancy 31% off? To celebrate my birthday all you have to do is enter BIRTHDAYTREAT during checkout. The coupon will start today on Monday 14th until Wednesday 23rd.

Happy shopping!

Hello dear readers! How’s the start to your week been? It’s been a bit chilly though, right? Even though it’s been oh so very cold when the sun comes out though there’s that lovely warm feeling, even if it’s just for a split second. The air felt really crisp and fresh- I actually love it when it’s like this. In saying that, the transport in London literally freezes (there I said it) to a halt… and it makes commuting such a wonderful journey. I could go on about the trains but I’m going to have to bite my tongue as I’ll go off in a tangent!

 

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working hard at my presentation for Doncaster Central Learning Centre; I’ll be hosting an Etsy training workshop sometime in the next couple of months and I’m really excited about it. It’ll be my first training workshop as well so I’ve been planning and prepping a slide which I’ll be presenting to the attendees. I’ll post more about it once it comes closer to the date.

 

This post rounds up with some gift ideas for Mother’s Day, since it’s only round the corner (next week!).

From top left to right: You’re the Best Card, Swan Postcard, Little Blue Bird Pocket Mirror, Together Fine Art Print, The Blue Bird Fine Art Print, Small Emerald Green Necklace

 

**UPDATE: There’s currently 15% off everything in my Etsy shop (apart from the sale section) from now until the 10th March.**

 

I’m going to end my post here so that’s all for now. I hope you all have a brilliant week and thanks for reading and following my blog.

 

Jo