Christmas Cards a la Thefty

Hello! I designed some cheeky Christmas cards last year, and they’re back in stock! They’re bright and festive (and frankly, a bit silly) while remaining totally non-denominational.

There are 4 designs: Dino SantaFroggy Pudding, Gingerbread Robots, and Christmas Cupcakes.  They can be purchased individually (with hand-embellished rhinestones) or in packs of 6 (2 designs per pack).

They are A6 (10.5 x 14.8cm) when folded, and are printed on environmentally friendly paper from FSC certified sources.

Please click here to visit my shop!

Rainbow Aztecs

Hello! For Halloween, I thought I’d show you my ‘Aztec Mask’ drawings.

I don’t know why I gave them this name, as they bear very little resemblance to Aztec masks. Maybe it’s the toothy grins and precious stones?  Either way, mine are more colourful and less…sinister.

I have made a blue version and a rainbow version, and you can find them both in my print shop. Click here!

Before and after


Hello! Last year I showed you a painting called ‘Self Portrait with Black Irises’ (see it here). Let’s call that the before picture. You see, every time I attempt to create a simple piece of art, I leave it for a while until I cave and let loose with the embellishment. On that note, here is the after:

See below for close-ups. (Note the giant eyelashes – I guess that’s what I’d look like if I were Lady Gaga.)

What can I say? I’m just a neon-and-rhinestones kind of girl. It’s not a crime.

Rainforest Rain

Hello.

This is another brand new piece. It is the product of a commission on the (rather nice and wide) theme of ‘plant’. I went for a lush, jungle-esque vibe, complete with lotus flowers, gold leaves and rhinestones. Of course.

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'Rainforest Rain', mixed media on canvas, 25 x 35cm, SOLD

Keep in mind that the leaves and raindrops are painted in metallic ink, and reflect beautifully in direct light.

Anyway, I hope you like it.

OK! A painting with rhinestones and humour.

Hey there,

It has been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been very busy with a new batch of paintings, but also with a new blog featuring my photography. You can find it here.

Now, back to business. This piece is brand new – I just finished it a few minutes ago. It is called OK, and it’s pretty obvious why:

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‘OK’, acrylic paint, marker and rhinestones on canvas, 50 x 50xm

I really like this piece, partly because I got to go crazy with rhinestones, and partly because I got to doodle to my heart’s content:

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It features girls, boys, robots, squirrels, insects, cats, birds, and even some amoebae for good measure.

If you’d like to hang this on your wall, all you need to do is drop me an email.

Redux

Hello there,

does this ring a bell?

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Here’s a hint: It used to look like this –

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When I ‘finished’ the latter, I was going on about how is was much simpler than my other pieces but it still worked. LIES. It turns out that I cannot handle minimalism and, unless I’ve plastered my images with aggressive colours and patterns (and rhinestones), I am not happy.

Now I am happy.

The end.