Saturday, June 20, 2009

MummyMaps + Simply Stacie

Yes, I am still enjoying my holiday in Transylvania, I am located in the Carpatian Mountains in a town called Csikszerada. Wow, it is really beautiful.

I had a lovely review of my work on an Irish website called MummyMaps that I thought I would share it with you.

I also have a review and giveaway on Simple Stacies blog.

I better get back to holidaying and be well rested for work next week. I have had lots of orders while on my holidays (the downside to online selling, my shop never closes!) so there will be a lot of catch up to do.

Bye for now!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Aileen


I am on my holidays in Transylvania posting this blog, I am having a great time by the way! One of my winners of my Zebra competition just emailed me with a link to her blog showing her and her winnings. I just thought I would share this with you, as it was such a nice thing for her to do.

Here is her winning entry
Aileen-

1. I love it, if I didn't why would I apply for this.
2. The illustration is really cute.
3. I can't find anything like it here.
4. I accidentally linked to your blog via Mundo and really love it.
5. Not my fault if I love it, your illustrations do.
6. There are 6 zebras there.
7. I think that prints going to look really cool at my bedroom.
8. and I think, I'll be able to showing it off to my little nephews & nieces.
9. Because I just can't copy paste the JPEG from your website and print it
on my own, cause it doesn't taste original; while I prefer the original flavor.
10. I love colors.
11. Zebra smells bad but those in this print must be smells good.
12. Today is 5th of June, just a day before the competition ends.
13. There's a name of yours under the butt of the sitting zebra.
14. I'm amazed by how strong your name does, that it can hold on a zebra.
15. I wonder, do zebra celebrate its sweet sixteen?
16. Zebra most mysterious thing is : is it a white dwarf horse with black
stripes or a black dwarf horse with white stripes?
17. Do you know Marty from Dreamworks' Madagascar movie? He is my favorite character in that movie.
18. Thanks to this Zebra prints competition, I'm getting to know much more
of zebra's interesting facts by browsing it, based on my curiosity.
19. HOAA! Guess what? It says, "Some zebras have brown stripes!" wow o_O, so
it ruins the children's mindset about zebra being black and white.
20. I don't know why I'm writing this, but just feel to share it. Another
fact, "In the wild, zebras live about 20-30 years; up to 40 years at zoos."
21. I've watched "Racing Stripes", starring Hayden Panetirre; also ever
watched a zebra racing with the best running athlete in "Man VS Beast" and
the zebra wins. It proves that zebra does running really fast.
22. I'm 23 years old this year and the zebra print would be a great present,
wouldn't it?
23. There are 24 blooming flowers in that print.
24. I'm supposed to be working right now, but I really need to write these
reasons just so I'll have the chance to win one.
25. Oh, I'm a graphic designer anyway, who doesn't have talent in drawing
and that's why I admire any good drawings/illustrations.
26. Of course, I'll appreciate your art and take a good care of it.
27. You don't have to worry about its safety. It'll be save with me.
28. I've even already have a thought of its inside a glassy white frame.
29. If I win one of it, I'll take pictures with it and publish it in my
blog.
30. Number thirty is a perfect number for having a lunch break.
31. ------ going for lunch.
32. ------ ordering a meal.
33. ------ munch. munch. munch.
34. ------ pay the bill.
35. ------ back to work.
36. Okay, let's continue with the reasons.
37. So, there are 4 zebra prints to give away, if I win, I only take 1/4
from the whole 4 prints. :D
38. Those zebras are chubby, so do I.
39. They also have long hair, so do I.
40. Zebra is one of mammal, so do I.
41. I feel more alike with them now.
42. I'm gambling my luck on these zebras.
43. If I had an insomnia at night, by looking through those zebras' stripes
on the prints I'm going to hang on my wall, I might got hypnotized and will easily get sleep.
44. So, that print not only make my bedroom prettier but will also save my life.
45. Because elephants would be too huge.
46. I could never own a zebra.
47. More people are going to be happier, when they see your illustration through my room.
48. I wonder... after the whole office hour writing about zebra beside
working, will I dream about zebra with a tie and pencil on his ear working
in front of a stone table? hahaha....
49. Hey, thanks for reading this far, just another 1 more.
50. Won't 50 reasons is enough for me to win?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Holidays


I have decided to take a break and am off to visit my husbands family in Transylvania. I just wanted to do a last post before I go with an update of my work.

I am delighted to announce that I am licensing my work to the canvas reproduction company - Happy Spaces. They are launching a new online gallery for little people in July. You can go to their website and request to hear more about their launch. There will be 140 art pieces for children's walls for sale, not all mine I might add! Children's artists from all over the world will be represented. I can't wait to be selling my work with Happy Spaces, I think my images will look great on canvas (I hope!). Here is their link-
Happy Spaces.

Anyway, goodbye for now and I will leave you with an image of my husband and I on our holidays ;)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Competition Winners


Well my competition was just great! I could never believe I would get such an interest and such wonderful comments about my work. I realized quite quickly that I wouldn't be able to choose a winner and asked a mummy/work colleague to choose the winners. She decided on these five (it was meant to be four!). I will also give a 10% discount to the other contestants. So, thank you all for entering and here are the five winners and their entry comments!

Andrea-
I'd love one of your free prints...please please! It's my birthday tomorrow (and at 32, I must be one of your oldest fan!) ...it would be a great pressie!

Craig-

I'm a kids teacher over here in sunny Thailand. Your poster would look awesome on my classroom wall. The colours are knockout. Please! Please! Make my classroom more beautiful and put a smile on my students faces.

Laurie-

I have used several of your prints to decorate my son and daughter's rooms. Jacob's favorite is Circus Lion: Roar, and Hallie's favorite is Mrs. Octopus. I love your use of bright colors, and how your art protrays a sense of fun and silliness. My children love waking up to the sight of something so cheerful each morning. Your zebra print would fit right in with the art my children already have....however, I would like, if I was one of the lucky recipients, to display this print in my classroom. I teach severely disabled preschool-aged children (ages 3-5). I am working on redecorating my classroom, making it more visually fun and interesting, and using art work to inspire kids to create works of their own. Your zebra print would be a great way to start that process. Thanks for considering my competition request! Laurie--mom and teacher

Niamh-

I'm a very lucky aunty,
I have a new niece you see.
Her name is Laura Wills
And she's as gorgeous as can be.
She has amazing eyes and a beautiful smile
And when she looks up at me
My heart skips a beat for a while.
She has a big sister Jenny,
Who loves her lots and lots
She smothers her hugs and kisses
and tries to feed her jelly tots!!!!
So for Laura's bedroom the zebra's would be treat
And when she looks up at it,
She can smile and remember me.

Aileen-

1. I love it, if I didn't why would I apply for this.
2. The illustration is really cute.
3. I can't find anything like it here.
4. I accidentally linked to your blog via Mundo and really love it.
5. Not my fault if I love it, your illustrations do.
6. There are 6 zebras there.
7. I think that prints going to look really cool at my bedroom.
8. and I think, I'll be able to showing it off to my little nephews &
nieces.
9. Because I just can't copy paste the JPEG from your website and print it
on my own, cause it doesn't taste original; while I prefer the original
flavor.
10. I love colors.
11. Zebra smells bad but those in this print must be smells good.
12. Today is 5th of June, just a day before the competition ends.
13. There's a name of yours under the butt of the sitting zebra.
14. I'm amazed by how strong your name does, that it can hold on a zebra.
15. I wonder, do zebra celebrate its sweet sixteen?
16. Zebra most mysterious thing is : is it a white dwarf horse with black
stripes or a black dwarf horse with white stripes?
17. Do you know Marty from Dreamworks' Madagascar movie? He is my favorite
character in that movie.
18. Thanks to this Zebra prints competition, I'm getting to know much more
of zebra's interesting facts by browsing it, based on my curiosity.
19. HOAA! Guess what? It says, "Some zebras have brown stripes!" wow o_O, so
it ruins the children's mindset about zebra being black and white.
20. I don't know why I'm writing this, but just feel to share it. Another
fact, "In the wild, zebras live about 20-30 years; up to 40 years at zoos."
21. I've watched "Racing Stripes", starring Hayden Panetirre; also ever
watched a zebra racing with the best running athlete in "Man VS Beast" and
the zebra wins. It proves that zebra does running really fast.
22. I'm 23 years old this year and the zebra print would be a great present,
wouldn't it?
23. There are 24 blooming flowers in that print.
24. I'm supposed to be working right now, but I really need to write these
reasons just so I'll have the chance to win one.
25. Oh, I'm a graphic designer anyway, who doesn't have talent in drawing
and that's why I admire any good drawings/illustrations.
26. Of course, I'll appreciate your art and take a good care of it.
27. You don't have to worry about its safety. It'll be save with me.
28. I've even already have a thought of its inside a glassy white frame.
29. If I win one of it, I'll take pictures with it and publish it in my
blog.
30. Number thirty is a perfect number for having a lunch break.
31. ------ going for lunch.
32. ------ ordering a meal.
33. ------ munch. munch. munch.
34. ------ pay the bill.
35. ------ back to work.
36. Okay, let's continue with the reasons.
37. So, there are 4 zebra prints to give away, if I win, I only take 1/4
from the whole 4 prints. :D
38. Those zebras are chubby, so do I.
39. They also have long hair, so do I.
40. Zebra is one of mammal, so do I.
41. I feel more alike with them now.
42. I'm gambling my luck on these zebras.
43. If I had an insomnia at night, by looking through those zebras' stripes
on the prints I'm going to hang on my wall, I might got hypnotized and will
easily get sleep.
44. So, that print not only make my bedroom prettier but will also save my
life.
45. Because elephants would be too huge.
46. I could never own a zebra.
47. More people are going to be happier, when they see your illustration
through my room.
48. I wonder... after the whole office hour writing about zebra beside
working, will I dream about zebra with a tie and pencil on his ear working
in front of a stone table? hahaha....
49. Hey, thanks for reading this far, just another 1 more.
50. Won't 50 reasons is enough for me to win?






Thursday, June 4, 2009

Children's Wallpaper


I have at last added a wallpaper category to my online shop. Unfortunately it is only available to my U.K clients at the moment. They are produced by a U.K. company called Digitile.
You have to order a minimum of four rolls and each roll is 500 cm high and 46.5 cm in width.



I think these would look amazing as a backdrop to a bed or cot in a child's room or baby's nursery. Just having these images featured on one wall would make all the difference to your childrens bedroom.

I will add more to the range as soon as I get a chance. I will keep you posted and please leave let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment. All opions welcome!