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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
It’s not a proper winter without some fox art! (Or at least, that’s what my husband keeps telling me.) I wanted to update my old fox design and hopefully create a slightly more friendly face for this foxy friend. This rug will be available at the Capital Art Sale running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St.
I have to admit, I have a huuuuuuge soft spot for turtles. This is the smallest of my latest micro rugs, at about 5-6” long and about 2-3” tall. So smol! This little one also has a yarn hanger attached to the back, and is ready to hang out on a wall or tree. This little turtle will be available at the Capital Art Sale running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St.
Here’s a new type of rug I’m trying out: Micro sized. This little squid is about 6-7” in diameter, and I’ve even added a whip stitch border to help it look extra finished. I’ve attached a little loop of yarn to the back so it’s all ready to hang on a wall or tree! This little squid will be available at the Capital Art Sale running December 7-10 at 1111 Regent St.
I decided to create a new tiger rug design! I think the tiger’s less direct gaze is a little more charismatic. I also tried swapping out mid tone, cool colours for the stripes to help the rug feel more vivid and colourful overall.
Crabs are just so charismatic. I’ve wanted to paint one for a while, but I just couldn’t resist when I saw this guy with its little eye horns. I had a lot of fun, and learned a lot, playing with textures on this piece.