Yaelfran from Argentina contacted me in late August to ask if I’d be interested in submitting a drawing to the We Are… series of colouring books she produces monthly. Of course I said yes! What artist doesn’t love illustrating for children! And to quote the listing:
I can’t tell you how exited I am about this wonderful project.
“WE ARE…” is a monthly publication, that showcases Etsy’s artists illustrations in black for you to paint or just to keep as they are.
Every month we will featuring a group of 15 illustrators who will showcase their interpretation of a different theme. There will be also SPECIAL EDITIONS, like HALLOWEEN or CHRISTMAS ones.
This publication is printed on 250 gr paper, with a professional printer. It’s size is 4 x 6 inches closed. A very sweet size that gives you the possibility to take it with you in your bag, wallet, pocket, etc.
You can also separate the pages (by trimming them carefully) and have different and gorgeous postcards!!!!!
And below is the drawing I submitted to We Are Healthy of raindrops falling on a flower and a vine helping them both grow healthy.
Title – Infinessence
Artist – Jessica Doyle
Medium – Drawn with Faber Castel india ink on vintage wallpaper I salvaged from my home
Size – 8×8 inches (20,3cm by 20,3cm).
Date of creation – September 2009
I couldn’t bare to throw out all the wallpaper we took off the walls. Much of it came off in large sheets; big enough to draw upon. I rolled it up, bagged it and saved it. The bottom most layer of wallpaper dates back to Circa 1920.
Earlier this week I finished designing my first ever calendar featuring twelve of my most popular prints. It looks lovely hanging on the wall or sitting against a window or on a shelf.
This fourteen page twelve month calendar features a different illustration for each month, including the Sassy Sea Urchin and the Four Seasons which mark the change of each season. It was designed and illustrated by me, Jessica Doyle.
I printed each calendar page using archival Epson Ultrachrome ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. The pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer nylon ribbon here in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. The pages are 4.25 by 11 inches (10,8cm by 28cm)
Best of all… because of the way I designed this calendar, the reproductions can easily be trimmed for matting and framing afterwords. And it makes a wonderful gift.
I’ll be packaging Set It Free over the next couple of days and shipping it out to you by the weekend. I hope you enjoy the print!
Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts on what you would like set free with me. They made me smile in knowing that we are not all that different, in that we do share many common worries, fears and hopes for today, the past and our futures.
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I’ll be announcing the winner on Tuesday! xoxo
To enter this giveaway, simply tell me what you want set free
To grab the free download, navigate this way
To win the prize, be the lucky one drawn
Oh… and the prize… number 1/40 limited edition 11×14 inch print of Set It Free valued at $42. It will be numbered, titled and signed on the front and arrive with a certificate of authenticity.
You can enter as many times as you like BUT you need to tell me something else that you want set free each time that you leave a comment below. It could be your soul, for a loved one who is sick to be better or a wish for that dream you had to come true.
You can download the print your own 8.5×11 inch PDF of Set It Free as many times as you like BUT it’s only for personal use (the full copyright policy is in the download).
This giveaway closes on September 21, 2009 and is open to all residents of earth. Winner will be announced on September 22, 2009.
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