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The Dream Sequence – recycled magnetic locket set

recycled repurposed magnetic locket set polarity jessicadoyle

This adorable, industrial little locket is created from a recycled steel auto part to which a little eyehook has been silver soldered. The locket has FOUR magnetic interchangeable lids all featuring my artwork.

sea urchin magnolia pussy-willows sky artwork by jessica doyle, wall decor

  • Locket comes on an adjustable length 30″ 2mm nickel plated brass ballchain
  • Locket size is 1 1/4″
  • This Set Features: Day Dreams, Spring Magnolia’s, Sassy Sea Urchin, Pussy Willows

Just add your favorite little picture inside the locket.

recycled repurposed magnetic locket set polarity jessicadoyle

Polarity is an American jewelry artist with whom I have collaborated to create this beautiful locket set.

This locket set is available exclusively on HandmadeCloud or Etsy.

The Dream Sequence is also available as a beautiful fine art print set that looks sweet hanging above one’s bed.

2011 Desk Calendar – Floral and Mandala Inspired fine art print sampler

floral flowers mandala desk calendar jessica doyle 2011 design

This calendar is a collection of 12 floral and mandala inspired illustrations that I created to represent each month of the year.

months calendar 2011 jessica doyle handmade design typography

Each calendar page is printed using archival ink on premium matte paper, meaning it will last a lifetime. After printing I place the pages inside a clear jewel case in my studio located in Saint John, NB, Canada. Continue reading

Hello HandmadeCloud.com

Ten facts about HandmadeCloud

  1. The monthly newsletter sign-up works
  2. Not all categories have product in them yet
  3. Payments in Canadian Dollars (CAD) are securely handled offsite via Paypal or by Local Pick-up
  4. Check-out and Registration work seamlessly
  5. Gift cards will be available soon
  6. Flat rate shipping for Canada, USA and internationally
  7. You can shop by colour or other…
  8. This site is a work in progress
  9. Eight months is a long time to be keeping a domain name secret
  10. Digital downloads will be available sooner than later and be licensed in a happy CC kind of way

And after all this, if you notice a glaring bug, don’t hesitate to contact me, or if, you just want to say something that won’t cause me angst about this site… those words, phrases and sentences are most, welcome to.

;)

Red Gate Run – Custom Wine Label Design

    Client – Christopher Plante from San Francisco, California
    TitleRed Gate Run wine label illustration and hand drawn lettering
    Medium – Kroma Artist Acrylic and Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens on Arches Watercolour Paper
    Size(s) of original(s) – Front label – 5 by 8 inches (12,2cm by 20,3cm) and back label – 4 1/8 by 4 1/8 inches (10,5cm by 10,5cm) which is exactly double the size of what the labels will be printed at

Red Gate Run - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2008 - Back label illustration and design by artist Jessica Doyle

The final illustrations were adjusted for colour and mandatory text added by Christopher’s graphic designer in California. They are printing labels for both smaller and larger bottles, hence the two designs for the back label. I’m so pleased with the results and can’t wait to try the wine!

Red Gate Run - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley 2008

It was a great working with you Christopher! Thank you.

If you have a project that you feel I’m well suited to work on, do get in touch with me. Have a look through my blog, Etsy shop or Flickr Gallery for a sampling of previous illustrations I’ve completed.

A little Something – Series of three illustrations

Series Title – A Little Something (series of three paintings)
Medium – Kroma Acrylic, Ceramcoat Varnish and Faber Castel Pitt Artist pen on Cypress Archival card stock
Size of each painting – 8.5 x 11 inches / 21.5cm by 28cm)

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Seasonal Kaleidoscopes or Why I Like Winter

Each Winter I seem to migrate no hibernate into my dreams, put paint brush to hand and begin painting floral and embellished little artworks. Stroke after stroke I load the paintbrush and simply paint. I think it dawned on me that much of my recent angst was due to not letting my mind flow freely and for me that means creating sometimes anything.

While living in Vancouver I dearly missed Winter and the quietness it brought about. The seasons their blend into each other with Winter being but a blip of minor cold and incessant rain in December and January. There is no distinct separation of Fall to Winter and then Winter to Spring. And this really affected my psyche, as for 30 years I was acclimatized to distinct seasonal separations and time lapses. That first year I remember thinking when does Winter start or end for that matter? And when does Spring arrive? Yes, the Magnolia’s and Cherry tree blossom’s bloomed but the grass was green in February when I arrived, and it was 11º Celsius when I a stepped off the plane in a bulky Winter coat thinking I’ve arrived in paradise. Is this really Canada? Continue reading

The painting of the boxes and coming soon – the trunk!

I seem to float between drawing on paper and the need to paint three dimensional objects that are useful. Each little wooden box starts out naked… then I clothe it in Gesso and let it dry and harden overnight and upon waking, sand it smooth before decorating it’s skin.

When my mind is restless and full, it seems to gravitate towards painting freehand patterns to work those repetitive and occasionally obsessive thoughts out of my head. It’s gratifying to see a flirty flower, then pattern emerge stroke after stroke contouring the box surface.

When the pattern is complete I varnish it three times for good luck!

Each little box measures about 1 1/2″ – 2 11/16″ (4cm – 6,9cm).

Recently, I commissioned my father to build 10 trunks for me. These trunks are the old antique style trunks. They measure about 12 to 16 inches in width and are made from his own pattern. I’ll be painting larger and more one of a kind items this year. The trunk pictured below is one Dad built for me about 15 years ago!