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A tiger and one yawning mouse – childhood drawings from 1984

childhood drawings of Jessica Doyle from 1984 - one tiger and one yawning mouse

If you are an artist you’ve likely been drawing since you were very young in age. These are two of my ink drawings from 1984. I would have been 11 years old when I drew both of these on pretty pink and yellow papers with a blue Bic pen. Continue reading

Acid Plaid – ACEO

A study of line and organic shape to produce pattern.

Size – 2.5″ by 3.5″ including a small white border from where it had been taped while painting.

An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals.

Materials Used:

  • Sakura Micron Pen – purple & green
  • Windsor & Newton Watercolour
  • Cold press watercolour paper

This ACEO is listed on HandmadeCloud.

Hand painted jewellery box – Burst

hand painted jewellery box by artist jessica doyle

handpainted miniature box by jessica doyle

hand painted jewellery box by artist jessica doyle

Colour Burst!

This rounded unique maple wood turned box has been gessoed, sanded, meticulously decorated artist quality acrylic then varnished four times for durability. The inside is sanded smooth after a couple of coats of gesso.

“Burst” is signed on it’s bottom by me, the artist and is availble for purchase in the art shop within the Handpainted Boxes Section.

Box Dimensions – 1 1/2″H by 2 1/8″W (H-3.8cm by W-5.4cm) It’s tiny!

ACEO Collection – And then there were wine bottles

These little illustrative ACEO’s were inspired by the Happinez Wine Bar located in Uptown Saint John. They are the first six in a series of nine wine bottle themed ACEO’s.

You can see how they progressed from ink drawing to watercolour to the now finished ACEO with the final coloured penciling touches laid down on them.

I’ll be blogging the other three in this series tomorrow. Hope you like them!

If there is one that you need to own, they are $70CAD a piece plus shipping. Simply let me know via a comment or use the nifty contact form on this blog to get in touch with me and I’ll Paypal invoice you. These ACEO’s will not be listed in my Etsy Art Shop as they are being created for the Upcoming Saint John Gallery Hop.

ACEO Gallery Hop Poster – You are invited

Jorgen Klausen, photographer and owner of the Klausen Gallery designed this fabulous poster for the upcoming group exhibit taking place on May 7, 2010 during the next Saint John Gallery Hop.

Both Milton the Fish and Annabelle the Fish are featured on the poster.

I am madly working on those ACEO’s. I have four more to finish then must scan them and bring them over to the gallery. I will post the final scans to the blog so that you can see them to. I will have both open edition and limited edition ACEO prints, originals and boxed sets of ACEO’s on hand at the show.

An ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals. They must always measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches and can be created with any medium. They are the exact size of a hockey or Magic trading card. And trust me, they do look lovely matted and framed into an 8×10 inch frame.

Hope to see you out at the Gallery Hop! xo

New Valentine Greeting Cards and a mini giveaway

Update – comments are now closed. I will announce the winner of the four pack of Valentine’s on Tuesday! xoxo

Over the last week I have been working on a couple of new designs for Valentine’s Cards. And they are completed and listed in the shop now. The first is called Hearts on Strings and the latter is entitled The Flamboyant Heart.

Each set contains six matching greeting cards and six envelopes. Each card measures 4.25 by 5.5 inches (10,5cm by 14cm). They are blank inside so that you can write your own special greeting.

Mini Giveaway

Leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a set of four greeting cards. The set contains two Flamboyant Heart’s and two Hearts on Strings cards. This set of four greeting cards were my test prints until I got the colours corrected. Rest assured they are still cute as ever! I’ll draw the winner on Monday night.

And if you really want to make a big statement with the one you love, don’t forget that I create Tickled Pink Hearts in miniature greeting card sets of eight as posted earlier. These little sets although tiny take me longer to produce than their larger cousins.

Each set of Valentine’s themed cards are listed in the Valentines 2010 Section of my shop along with some other items I feel would make beautiful gifts for Valentine’s Day to the ones you love. Order early as my supplies of each item is limited and then there is that shipping part to! I want them to arrive on time for gift giving.

Two new sets of miniature greeting cards

I am happy to introduce two new sets of miniature greeting cards featuring the magnolia blossom and the pussy willow blossom. The introduction of these two blossom themed sets brings the total number in the series available to collect and use to ten!

miniature greeting set of pussy willows by artist jessica doyle

Use them for gift tags, scrapbooking, dollhouse miniatures or anything else your heart fancy’s.

miniature greeting card set of magnolias by artist jessica doyle

Each was created using my original pussy willow and magnolia ink drawings. They are printed with HP Vivera inks on heavy matte paper. The envelopes and seals were hand punched, folded and glued together by own hand(s) shown in the first photo for size reference.

Each set includes:
•8 cards (2 of each blossom)
•8 white envelopes
•8 seals (colours may vary)

miniature greeting card set of packaging by artist jessica doyle

Greeting card size – 1 3/8″ x 7/8″ (35mm by 22mm)
Envelope size – 1 1/2″ x 1″ (38mm by 25mm)
Seals size – 5/16″ (8mm)

Each set is listed in the shop within the paper goods section. Do remember that holiday shipping deadlines are fast approaching especially for international orders that are traveling outside of Canada (which is where I live). I will be posting these deadlines soon. Order early if you want your order to arrive in time for the holidays. Thank you!