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Red Eared Slider

Red eared sliders are probably my favourite turtle. They’re just so gregarious. That flash of red on their faces is really fun to paint, too! I decided to go maximum rainbow on this guy and give it a rainbow shell.

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Tarts Sticker 2023

Here’s my shop freebie sticker for this year! Tarts is all about apples this year. I really enjoyed painting this little guy. Besides being my brand mascot, he’s also just super fun to draw with his big, round head and tiny, noodly arms.

I’m actually planning to repaint this piece in rainbow colours to better match my other stickers. For now, this little guy goes out in every order from my online or Etsy shops!

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2023 Goals

There are a few changes I want to make in how I do things, and the new year feels like the perfect time to do it!

First, I’d like to focus more on producing educational content. I’ve always felt drawn to teaching, but my physical health has prevented me from teaching in person for many years. Producing my first class for Skillshare has helped me feel more confident that teaching online is a viable option! I plan to produce one class every month (or every two months, depending on my health) to be published on Ko-fi, Patreon, and possibly Skillshare. Since Skillshare requires a pretty strict structure, I need more experience to know if I’ll be able to follow their guidelines in a reasonable amount of time. I’ll also be reviving my YouTube channel and posting shorter tutorials there for free.

For donation-based content, I’m switching my physical rewards to Ko-fi from Patreon. My Ko-fi offers tiers for just tutorials; tutorials and a monthly sticker; and tutorial, a sticker, and a 6×4” print. My Patreon will now only have one tier for access to tutorials. I feel like Ko-fi is more available as a one-off payment option while Patreon is better for subscriptions, and I’d like to make it as easy as possible for people to choose what works best for them.

Finally, I’ll be reducing the number of sticker packs I offer in my Etsy shop, and I’ll be focusing on recreating my most popular packs in rainbow style watercolour. I’ve been unhappy with the huge number of digital designs compared to my limited number of prints and traditionally painted designs, and I feel this change is a good step forward. The downside is that it takes longer to paint one sticker design traditionally than it does to create a whole sticker pack digitally, and it will likely take me one or two months to release a full pack.

Thank you for your amazing support! I hope you have a fantastic and prosperous 2023!

Monthly Sticker – Box Turtle

Hello lovelies, and Happy New Year!
I hope you’re all having an amazing new year so far.
For my first post of 2023, here’s my latest sticker design: a rainbow coloured Eastern box turtle! I’m slowly re-creating my classic turtle sticker set as traditionally painted, rainbow turtles. It’s taking quite a while, but I’m really enjoying the process and outcome so far!
The jumbo, holofoil version of this little guy is a Ko-fi exclusive and available only this month! Please be sure to sign up if you’d like to get one of these shiny friends for yourself.

Micro Turtle and Snail Rugs

Here’s the last batch of micro rugs I’ve created for this year: Snails and turtles! I loved my original turtle so much that I decided to create a template and make some turtle friends. And the snails are just because I love snails. That’s my only excuse haha!

I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support local artists at the Capital Art Sale this year! Everyone I spoke with was stoked by all the support from the community. You all rock!

If you’re interested in learning how to make a mini rug like this, you can check out my Skillshare class on rug tufting!

Use my referral link to try Skillshare for free for one month!

If you’d like a custom rainbow rug (or other rainbow-y art) of your pet, please feel free to check out my shop for pricing info.

Cat and Dog Micro Rugs

These adorable little guys are more micro-sized rugs! I free-handed the tortie in some extra space I had around another rug, and it’s extra small at just under 6” on the longest side. I created a template for the two tabby rugs, but they ballooned a bit up to 7”. They feel a little hefty for tree ornaments, but they’d still be very cute wall decor! The puppers are also around 7” but are quite a bit lighter because of their shape.

The blue tortie is available for sale, but the blue tabby is a door prize at the Capital Art Sale running at 1111 Regent St. Today is the last day, so please be sure to check them out!

If you’re interested in learning how to make something like this, you can check out my Skillshare class on rug tufting!

Use my referral link to try Skillshare for free for one month!

If you’d like a custom rainbow rug (or other rainbow-y art) of your pet, please feel free to check out my shop for pricing info.

Mini Border Collie Rugs

Here are two small rugs of a border collie puppy! I really love the look of the orange border collie for some reason. These are the last two rugs I’ll be making from this design! I’m excited to create some new, smaller designs for next year.

These rugs are about 13” on the longest side and come with two D-rings attached for easy wall-hanging.

These rugs will be available at the Capital Art Sale running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St.

If you’re interested in learning how to make something like this, you can check out my Skillshare class on rug tufting!

Use my referral link to try Skillshare for free for one month!

If you’d like a custom rainbow rug (or other rainbow-y art) of your pet, please feel free to check out my shop for pricing info.

Fox on Wood 2022

I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve painted on wood. It’s such a unique painting experience with the watercolours; they really react so differently with the watercolour ground.

I wanted to create a wispy, kind of celestial feeling with this little fox. This was my first time using salt with my watercolours, and I find the result really interesting and fun. Definitely something I plan to keep playing around with in the future.

This original painting, and exactly two prints, are available at the Capital Art Sale running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St. Watercolour always looks way better in person, so I definitely encourage you to check it out if you can!

If you’re interested in learning how to create rugs with a rug tufting gun, you can check out my Skillshare class on rug tufting!

Use my referral link to try Skillshare for free for one month!

If you’d like a custom portrait of your pet, please feel free to check out my shop for pricing info.

Calico Rug

This is very probably my favourite rug I’ve created so far. I experimented a lot with carving the yarn after the rug was tufted and glued, and that gives this piece especially sharp, clean details. I also just really enjoy the balance of colours. This design was based off a kitty I met at Purrfect Cup a couple years ago. The little kitty found her forever home long ago, but there are always more kitties in need of loving homes.

This rug will be available at the Capital Art Sale, starting tonight, and running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St.

If you’re interested in learning how to make something like this, you can check out my Skillshare class on rug tufting!

Use my referral link to try Skillshare for free for one month!

If you’d like a custom rainbow rug (or other rainbow-y art) of your pet, please feel free to check out my shop for pricing info.