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Spring Tree of the Four Seasons Series

Ever wonder what a tree would look like without leaves or blossoms growing on one side?

The new baby foliage on this tree faces the other way, giving good reason to believe the grass IS greener on the other side. Or in this behind the seasons look, Spring IS sprung on the other side.

I created this illustration in late 2008 using Windsor & Newton Watercolour, Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens and Pilot Hi Tec C pens on Arches Watercolour paper. It measures 8 by 8 inches (20,3cm by 20,3cm).

Today, made me think about this illustration as tiny little buds are appearing on the trees outside which will soon turn into blossoms and leaves. I love Springtime and the awesome power it brings; both restoring and rejuvenating the life surrounding us.

lilac bush buds photo taken Jessica Doyle on April 2, 2010 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

Soon the lilacs bushes that line the North and part of the East side of my house will be opening. I snapped a picture of the little buds beginning to appear. I’m so excited that Spring is here, people.

I think this afternoon seeing as the sun is burning off the fog, I will start raking the dead leaves from the lawn and picking up the debris and garbage that always seems to appear after the snows of Winter melt. Hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Good Friday everyone!

The original illustration has since sold to an art collector here in Canada, however lovely archival prints are available in the shop.

The 2010 Art Calendar is in limited supply

There are six 2010 Art Calendars remaining in my studio as of today. I will not be making more until I create the 2011 art calendar! And earlier this year, I made a video talking about the art calendar.

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.

It’s available on Artfire and on Etsy. If you would like more than one please let me know and I’ll adjust the quantity in the listing for you.

The Four Seasons Tree Series is now Featured on a Polarity LOCKET SET

A little while back I announced that the Sassy Sea Urchin and George the Fish were available on a recycled locket set by Polarity. They are no longer available due to some exciting news which I can’t tell you about… yet.

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To take their place I offered Polarity the rights to use the Four Seasons Tree Series to feature on a locket set with four interchangeable lids. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall…

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The set is stunning and for sale in my shop now!

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And if you are looking for the Four Seasons archival print sets (8×8 inch and 5×5 inch size) they can be found in the Print Sets Section of my shop.

Polarity also writes and authors a fantastic blog! Go and say hi to her!

2010 Art Calendar (12 month handmade archival print sampler)

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.

It’s available on Artfire and on Etsy.

New Art & Craft Supplies and Introducing itsy-bitsy Greeting Card Sets

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fanshefolds from New York. She has access to so many exciting papers that I can only dream of getting here in Saint John. Many of my original ACEO’s are created on her rounded corner acid free ACEO stock.

The mini envelope craft punch makes these sweet envelopes that measure 1.5 x 1 inch (38mm x 22mm). They are tiny!

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I created miniature greeting card sets using the punch and various other tools that will remain a mystery to you as I can’t give all my secrets away. 😉

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The Four Seasons Set available here

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And they are all packaged up like this.

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Cheers!

*ACEO – Art Cards, Editions and Originals

Fall Tree of the Four Seasons Series

It’s almost that time of year where the apples ripen, the leaves turn yellow, crimson and amber in colour and thus fall to the ground.

Fall Tree is the last in the Four Seasons series to be introduced on my blog. I drew her with Faber Castell Pitt artist pens, Micron pen and painted her with Windsor & Newton watercolour on Arches 100lb watercolour paper. Reproductions are available in 8×8 inch (20,3cm by 20,3cm) size and 5×5 inch (15,2cm by 15,2cm) size.

The other three seasons of Spring, Summer and Winter are pretty to.

Cheers!