CategoryArt & design journal

What is Print On Demand (POD) & why is it good for independent artists?

Print on demand (POD) is a business model where products, such as books, apparel, and home decor, are manufactured and printed only after a customer places an order. This means that items are not pre-produced or stocked in large quantities. Instead, they are created on an individual basis as per customer demand. For artists, print on demand eliminates the need for large upfront investments in inventory, storage, and fulfilment. This allows independent creators to enter the market with minimal risk […]

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Crafting the perfect postcard message (tips and examples)

Sending postcards might seem like a relic from the past. But there’s a timeless charm in receiving a thoughtful note on a tangible piece of paper, especially in an era dominated by emails and instant messages. Whether you’re travelling abroad, sending greetings to a loved one, or simply looking to revive this beautiful tradition, knowing what to write on a postcard can make all the difference. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you craft the perfect postcard message that will […]

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Little Birds — a collection to express joy and vivacity through abstraction

Kingfisher Fine Art Print

Get ready to be showered in compliments. Compliments on your excellent taste. Your eye for unique art. And your wonderful interior design skills. Not only will these little birds liven up your space, but they’ll also instantly transform you from a regular person into an Art Collector. How do I know? To paint these, I blasted classical music and let the energy of the music guide me. These little birds embody the classics from Mozart and Beethoven to Vivaldi and […]

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What I love about colouring & are there any benefits in colouring for adults?

Did you know what your brain experiences relief when it enters a meditative state – such as when colouring? This allows for the stress and anxiety to fade into the background. You’re also expelling negative thoughts by taking action which gives you a hit of dopamine! It has everything to do with refocusing your attention. And colouring requires a modest amount of attention being focused outside of your self-awareness. It’s a simple activity that takes you outside of yourself in […]

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Not Your Average Flowers – a collection of positive sentiment paired with watercolour florals

Positivity affirmation quotes

These are flowers for people who mean business when it comes to good cheer. You woke up this morning determined to put on your dancing shoes. You got a demon to kill. Today is your day – you’re gonna rise, shine and kick some ass! You’re gonna let go of the negativity and the bullshit. You’re gonna put down that burden that’s weighing you down and pay tribute to your unique strengths. You’re gonna give the finger to those ass-hats […]

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Luminance – a collection of animal drawings in white pencil

This collection is not for the faint of heart; it is for the bold. For those who know what they want and aren’t afraid to take risks to get it, the brave souls who aren’t afraid to go on a perilous quest to find their true heart’s desire. The ones who are comfortable with being uncomfortable, who can deal with staring down a bison before breakfast. Those fearless adventurers who do it with passion, or not at all. Who like […]

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The surprising origin of the postcard & how sending a card is participating in history!

Bird cards on a windowsill

The postcard has been around for over 150 years. And whether you’re sending one from your travels in far away lands, for someone’s special birthday or just sharing some awesome memories with the person you made them with, the postcard can do no wrong. It connects two people in a gorgeously nostalgic way. With the perfect design on the front and a heartfelt note on the back, you can never go wrong with sending someone a card. This humble medium […]

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The design process of the Money Mindset Workshop figurehead

When I, at the beginning of 2021, decided that it’s time to start creating courses, I also decided that each course will get its own “card”. I really love Alphonse Mucha’s illustrations and wanted to draw inspiration from his work. This way, each course will get its own lady as its figurehead! Mucha was a painter, illustrator and graphic artist who was born in Moravia but moved to Paris and went on to become one of the greatest exponents of […]

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The equestrian collection is progressing well in Q2!

Ever since I designed the Mulegirls-tee I started thinking about creating a whole collection of gorgeous lettering just for equestrians. It started as a sticker for Instagram. The spark that kicked off me deciding that this collection really needs to happen (rather than me just dreaming about it) was when I was asked by dressage rider Suzi Best to create a sticker for Instagram that said ‘dressage diva’. I wanted the lettering design to have flourishes and curls that I […]

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Why sometimes you just need to chuck it in the f*ck it bucket. And how my “give a f*ck” can be broken while my “go f*ck yourself” is still fully functional

Stop caring about the stuff that doesn't matter and find more energy to live your life

What you need to do is to stop being “positive” all the time so that you can become a genuinely better, happier person. For decades we’ve been told that positivity is the key to happiness and that by “just staying positive” you can gloss over any ugly shit in your life you don’t like the looks of. But we need to stop sugarcoating it, because shit’s fucked up. And we have to learn to live with it. That let’s-all-feel-good mindset […]

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Inside the Mulegirl t-shirt design process

Mulegirls are cooler than cowgirls t-shirt

Get a peek inside the design process of this t-shirt designed for a real mule girl! I was asked to make a design that would be just right for a mule owner because the designs available on the market mostly don’t accurately represent mules. I’ve put together information about the brief I got and what design choices went into it to give it that Wild West feel while keeping it modern. I’ve gathered my initial sketches and step-by-step pictures of […]

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9 studies for pet portraits in acrylic

I explored what it would be like to do pet portraits in different mediums than I’m used to. They’re not remarkable in any way, some of them aren’t even good, but this is a part of the process and I wanted to share what it really looks like. I used to do a lot of pet portraits way back when. It was before social media existed and so I got my commissions just by word of mouth. It wasn’t something […]

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Old Hollywood Starlets: 14 portraits in acrylic of striking actresses that are to die for

Painting people can be a massive pain in the ass. I mean, you just get one thing a bit off and it looks like a completely different person. I decided, once and for all, that it was time to get better at drawing people. Doing it in colour scared me, so I did it in monochrome. Back in 2018 when I started drawing on the iPad I wanted to learn how to use Procreate (my drawing app) better. On canvas […]

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Is my art for you?

Sunset unicorn doodles

I love making empowering art for women. Because I want all you badass bitches to have my art in your life. I want it to inspire you every day. I want the women who are still growing up. I want the women who’ve already seen things and done things. I want the women who are content with their life. And the women who are still searching for themselves or for something else. I want the brutally honest, the terminally awkward […]

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