A Victorian House and an Etsy shop!

A few days ago I started painting a little Victorian house.

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These houses are everywhere in England. They look so cute, with their red bricks, chimneys and tamed gardens… Bigger versions of doll houses, really. I never get tired of looking at them.

A few days after I completed this painting, I finally opened my first Etsy shop! I have been talking about it for a while and it’s finally happened! I can’t believe it has taken me such a long time to do this. I have loved Etsy for YEARS… It’s all done now and I am incredibly excited. To celebrate, I decided to list this piece for sale at a special price. It’s a one-off, watercolour original, signed by the artist (me!).

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I think it looks cute on a white frame, wouldn’t you agree? It’s the kind of “happy illustration” that I love producing. If you like it, you can purchase it here.

I have a couple of other things in the shop too, take a look! It’s still early days so bear with me. I am stocking up on A LOT of goodies!

Lots of love,

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Illustrated Wedding stationery – part II

A few months ago I designed all the stationery for my wedding. I had illustrated a couple of wedding invitations before (see here), but this time, it was my own, which was extra sweet. :0)

We had a London wedding and as we had lots of foreign guests (my part of the guest list alone was a crazy mixture of people coming from Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, France and the US!), I decided to design a very informal invitation and have a little bit of fun with the illustrations.

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The feedback we received was great, which made me so happy.

A lot of my friends are in the creative industries and know that I am not a traditional person at all. So I expected that they would get a little kick out of the drawings. I was a bit worried about our older guests though: our grandparents, uncles and aunts. But everybody loved our invitations! I guess people are a little bored of the traditional formats with the long texts and serious colors. I guess they found it refreshing to see something different, with a bit of humor.

In the end, I just wanted to make everyone look forward to their trip to London. They were flying such long way to be there, I wanted them to be as excited as I was.

I also designed a map with information about our venue. Drawing a map was a little more challenging than I had anticipated. Especially because I was so worried that my guests would get lost around central London! Luckily, it all worked out in the end. The map was clear and no one got lost. I will post it here next. Stay tuned.

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