Tuesday, 28 September 2010

True Love



Know what? It's true!




I really, really, really, really DO love you!!



Available as an A4 sized print or as a card, or as a digital stamp (Black outline) Message me to find out more on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Your Christmas Heart



Here is my newest 2010 Christmas Greeting! She's just the first of a couple that I have in the pipeline!




I just love her little corkscrew pig tails and the holly detail on her dress, and of course her Christmas Message!




She makes the perfect Christmas Card.

By the way I am selling my handmade Christmas Cards again this year. All hand printed drawings, mounted on quality scrapbook papers, which are then mounted onto quality cards. Hand decorated with German Glass Glitter and left blank inside for your own inscription. I'll be selling them at 4 for £10 plus postage, which will vary according to where you live. I will ship around the world. Just leave a comment or e-mail me on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com and we'll talk turkey!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Witching Hour and a Giveaway!



With autumn comes falling leaves and temperatures . . .



Dry sunny days, and cooler nights . . .



Shorter days and longer nights and . . . Halloween!! I painted this cute little witch yesterday and she just makes the perfect Halloween Card or print! I just fell in love with her little boots, candy corn socks and spider wand . . . not to mention her lovely pointy hat! What do you think??



I have decided to give one of you readers a set of five of my hand designed cards, both to celebrate the starting up of this new Art Blog and to show my appreciation to my followers. To get in on it, all you have to do is to sign up as a follower, over there on the right hand side of this page! I'll be picking a winner from all of my followers next Monday! Good luck!

Friday, 17 September 2010

Nobody Can Be Uncheered



So Winnie-the-Pooh went round to his friend Christopher
Robin, who lived behind a green door in another part of the Forest.
"Good morning, Christopher Robin," he said.
"Good morning, Winnie-the-Pooh," said you.
"I wonder if you've got such a thing as a balloon about you?"
"A balloon?"
"Yes, I just said to myself coming along: 'I wonder if Christopher Robin has such a thing as a balloon about him?' I just said it to myself, thinking of balloons, and wondering."
"What do you want a balloon for?" you said.
Winnie-the-Pooh looked round to see that nobody was listening, put his paw to his mouth, and said in a deep whisper: "Honey!"
"But you don't get honey with balloons!"
"I do," said Pooh.
~A.A. Milne



I am finally working my way around to painting some of the sketches I did when I was on holidays in Canada in July. I just love this little girl and her balloon. It seemed to go perfectly with this Winnie the Pooh story don't you think?





I find balloons quite cheery myself! They do make me happy.



Prints available. E-mail me to find out how you can get one for yourself at MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com. She looks rather lovely framed if I don't say so myself!

Personality May Open Doors



I found this quote the other day and I really fell in love with it. I could hardly wait to put a picture to the words.





This little lady has plenty of personality!




But, I think she also has plenty of character! I just adore her!




She has a sweet little face and is a little bit demure . . . but at the same time . . . you know she knows what she wants and just how to get it.




Plus I just love her dress and stockings. Sigh . . . I wonder if I could get away with it myself?

Sunflowers and polka dots are two of my absolute favourite things, along with cheeky little girls!

Some Cause Happiness




I just love this quote of Oscar Wilde's. When I sat down to paint this little girl, it immediately sprang into my mind!




I'm sure that you would know someone who makes you smile! I know lots of people who make me smile, and who bring happiness to all who know them.





People like my oldest daughter. There is nothing spectacular about her when you look at her, but she just makes you smile and brings joy to everyone who knows her.





I think it's an extra special spiritual gift, don't you? Prints are available. Just message me to find out more.


She Believed in Celebrations



I started painting this little one yesterday, but I didn't like the way the dress turned out. I decided to cover it with some scrap book paper and I love how it turned out.




At first I wasn't quite sure and then I covered her hat with some more paper and added a few scrappy butterflies.



And then I gave her scrappy stockings and some little pansy flowers on her shoes and . . .




I fell completely and totally in love! She has a bit of an art deco feel to her don't you think?




Someone on Facebook suggested that my drawings would make excellent cards. The good news is that I already do make some lovely cards with them . . . now if only one of the card companies would get on the bandwagon and discover them! That would be great! I can see them as unique little figurines as well. I have vision . . . it is only a matter of making them see the same vision I guess!