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New Traditions

Wintery trees in Pink

Do you decorate?

I’ve always adored holiday decorations. Or, at least, I used to, before I had adult responsibilities and recognized that I was short on space. (Clutter didn’t bother me as much as a child.) Even the holiday decorations in stores made me giddy, and I dreamed of which “style” I would put up if I were grown up and had my own home.

Now I am, and I do, but I’m not very interested in decorating. Which makes me sad.

In fact, I’ve become less interested in decorations the bigger my home has gotten. I put more effort into decorating when I was 21 – and squished into a small apartment with 3 other people – than I do now. I don’t know why.

Well, yes I do. Now my priorities are different. My business is my focus. My studio has expanded exponentially with each move we’ve made, thereby rendering any “bigger space” irrelevant. I also grew to hate clutter, in part because I spend all my time in a messy studio. It doesn’t help that I try to be all minimalist and Zen. It’s hard to fit multicolored lights and reindeer into that. Continue reading

O is for owl no.1 and no.2 – OMG more ACEO cuteness!

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

More cuteness for you! These owls are appearing much larger on screen than they are in real life. they are full of whimsical detail and would look wonderful matted and framed into an 8×10 inch frame.

Each O is for owl ACEO is created with Faber Castel Pitt Artist Pens, Pilot Hi tec C pens, Winsor & Newton watercolour and Prismacolor coloured pencils on thick archival white coloured card stock.

illustration, art, owl aceo by artist jessica doyle

No. 1 is listed on HandmadeCloud with No. 2 being listed on Etsy.

3 Whales Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean

A fresh and free flowing illustration created using acrylic, india ink and varnish on acid and lignin free matte fine art paper… I used a special varnish technique on this illustration that makes the whales and their respective tail fins pop off the matte paper.

acrylic painting fish sea ocean atlantic marine-life paper jessicadoyle

Paper size – 8.5 by 11 inches / 21,5cm by 28cm

The original is listed for sale on HandmadeCloud.