etsy Tag

Good evening folks! I hope your week has been an absolute blast. Mine? Pretty sweet actually, I’ve managed to spend quite a bit of time designing some new cards for my shop. I’m super pleased to say that they arrived today and now they’re available in my Etsy shop here.

New postcards to follow within the next few days so I’ll keep you all updated about it.

Enjoy the rest of your week and take care,

 

Jo

Oh dear! I’m a little bit behind with updating my Etsy shop. My bad! I’ve been meaning to add new products ages ago but this thing called time there’s never enough of it during the day! I’m delighted to share with you all two new pocket mirrors and notebooks now available in my Etsy shop.

Winter Flowers Notebook: £3.00

Summer Flowers Notebook: £3.00

Set of Two Notebooks £5.00

Unicorn and Swans Pocket Mirror: both £3.00 each

Swans Pocket Mirror: £3.00

Unicorn Pocket Mirror: £3.00

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift then have a look in my Etsy shop. I will be closing it this week for a couple of days so get your orders in as soon as possible if you’d like it shipped before the big day!

Christmas is literally round the corner, and with that in mind, I’ll be closing my shop over the Christmas period from 22nd December until 2nd January 2018. I need to put my feet up and take a well deserved break! So now is the time to make any last minute purchases!

I would like to say a massive thank you to all my customers who have supported me this year; by buying from me you are supporting a tiny, independent business who’s passion for producing beautiful artwork for all is a dream come true! I hope 2018 will be a year for happy times, good things to come, positive vibes and continuing to grow and learn from previous experiences.

Of course, an obligatory post of ‘2017 highlights’ will come, but until then here’s a photo of Mario looking uber handsome. Just because.

Jo

 

Happy September everyone! The summer holidays sure did whizz by super quickly, right? With a blink of an eye I’m back at work again… there’s another six weeks or so before the next half-term so really when I think about it it’s pretty decent.

Just to announce that I’m having a big old sale over at my Etsy shop. All art prints (A4 and A3) have a whooping big 20% off- now until Monday 18th September so get them while you still can!

 

In other unrelated art news, I’m having an assessment with Mind next Tuesday for some counselling as my social anxiety/anxiety is getting worse as the years go on. It’s time I faced my problems head on and seek professional help. I’ve had anxiety for a very long time now, especially social anxiety, and big outings and events makes my skin crawl and my stomach do triple somersaults (no, I’m not exaggerating either). At the moment I can’t really face new people in a closed environment, I’m coping albeit smiles and random small talk but the thought of it makes me want to avoid things like that.

I’ll let you all know how the assessment goes so I’m hoping Mind will recommend some form of counselling sessions for me.

Thanks for reading my post as always and have a great week wherever you are!

I’m honestly not the one to be telling everyone about my birthday, I’ve never made a really big fuss about it. Especially over the last few years I’ve been happy just to have a small birthday- nothing too big, just celebrating my birthday with my friends and families.

On Tuesday I’ll be 30- not sure how I feel about it yet. Those two digits still feels quite alien to me. Who knows, maybe on Tuesday I’ll be crying at work or I’ll happily embrace it and see it as a milestone to everything that I’ve done over the past few years. In my early twenties- just after I had graduated- I had no idea what I wanted to do in terms of my artwork (direction, style, medium). You assume that you’ll have everything all sussed out, like, knowing where you want to be career-wise. It’s not that easy though. Things aren’t that simple or clear cut. As I hurtled towards my mid twenties that feeling of dread hit me like a brick wall. Has anyone else experienced that? That constant thought of ‘I should really be settling down now to a secure job/relationship/buying a house/getting that pension sorted out’ etc. By my late twenties I was like, ‘Fuck this. I’m going to do what I want and I’m going to be happy whatever happens’. I’ve found that trying out different options out meant that I could sift through what I liked and didn’t like, which I think was probably the most important steps I’ve done. Because as much as people/professionals will give you advice, it’s really up to the individual to choose their own paths through positive and negative experiences. But then you look back and realise those kind of things makes you a better person. It’s taken me such a long time to have a positive mindset, accept that what I want to achieve will take time, and appreciate the small things in life such as taking time out to learn a new recipe or read a book I wouldn’t normally go for.

So to celebrate this momentous moment I’m having a 30% discount over in my Etsy shop. See below for more details:

I’m looking forward to spending time with people I care about (and being fed as well which is nice). I hope you all have a super weekend! Birthday treats start as of now!