Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Portraits

I would love to have the time and subjects to paint and draw more portraits. When I lived in student flats at University it was great to have lots of willing subjects available! Hopefully I'll find some time and people to get back into portraiture again someday. For now I'm happy to enjoy the amazing variety and beauty of portraits on Flickr - there are some stunningly talented people out there, here are some of my favourites:


1. Alma Garret, 2. Disturbed, 3. susan, 4. SUEÑOS DE BAILAR, 5. V, 6. Commissioned George, 7. Misia, 8. Paula Ramires - Portrait, 9. M6, 10. grief I, 11. SARAH VAUGHAN (American Jazz Vocalist) re-post from 2008 by request, 12. Rostro ( Autorretrato), 13. study #2, 14. sp drawing, 15. pastel portrait of laura from 07, 16. version

Created with fd's Flickr Toys.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Circles & Sales

Woohoo!
I've been having a great week for sales, I've sold a couple of paintings, a couple of bracelets and a few cards!!! Which is great - It seems that my little Etsy shop is picking up some views and building up an audience. It's great to know that people like my work and I'm getting some really lovely feedback too.

I've also not been doing too badly with sales in my CafePress shop. I started selling on CafePress nearly 2 years ago now. Their products are great - it's such a nice idea, anyone can upload photos or their own designs and paintings and the site will print your images on any of a range of products when someone places an order. So the site takes care of the production and postage of your items for you and you earn a small commission when your designs sell - genius!

So far my best selling item is my 'Circles' throw pillow - it is gorgeous, so I'm not surprised :-)

I've also sold a fair few of the same design on T-shirts:





I also recently sold this framed print - it's great to think that my work is hanging on walls across the world now! This week I've sold paintings, cards and jewellery to America, Canada, Russia and the UK, wow! :-)

The only drawback in the past has been that the site was US based, with all of the prices in dollars. But now they've got a UK version, with prices in pounds which is great!

Please have a look at my online shops to see more of my art and many more exciting products!

My UK Cafe Press site: http://www.cafepress.co.uk/whetnallart
My US Cafe Press site: http://www.cafepress.com/whetnallart

My Etsy store for Original Art and Jewellery: http://www.dickandfranny.etsy.com/





Monday, 18 May 2009

Chunky Charms

I've been doing quite a bit of beading on and off over the past few months - here are some of the results.

1. rich harvest, 2. disco black , 3. treasure chest, 4. pink & aqua, 5. egyptian queen, 6. red and black , 7. purple & bronze, 8. apple green & silver, 9. silver & plum, 10. owl necklace, 11. blue, 12. green & mean, 13. green & mean, 14. woodland, 15. aqua, 16. chunky berry
Created with fd's" Flickr Toys.


I sold a few of them at the Hastings exhibition and I started listing them in my Etsy store yesterday and I've had a sale already! yay!

Please visit my shop for more: www.dickandfranny.etsy.com

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Bicycle Blues

Some great bike based art on a selection of Etsy items:


I want to ride my bicycle, original ACEO by me:



Sociable

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