Welcome to Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.
I had such a nice Friday night with my boys - Steve was at a work function so the boys and I lit a little fire in the back yard. We toasted marshmallows, ate s'mores and baked apples. We had sleeping bags on the trampoline, got out some sparklers, good friends came over - and then to top it all off - the excitement of the neighbourhood fireworks - all good!
(For those of you not in NZ we celebrated Guy Fawkes on Thursday, and Friday night was a continuation of that : )
The rest of the weekend was lovely too - gorgeous weather, a bit of gardening, lazing in the sun, and of course some time spent at the skateboard park! My boys are growing up!
Enough rambling from me!
I have some illustrative goodness and a rather lovely blog for you today...Are you keen to get started?
I love this first print below by Stephanie Fizer, isn't it so cute, colourful and heartwarming?
Self taught, Stephanie works digitally from original sketches. She has developed and mastered a process of adding subtle textures to her work, giving each piece depth and detail.
With a large collection of prints, paper goods and printables in Stephanie's store, there is plenty to choose from, and refreshingly there's goodness to be had for both boys and girls - yay!
(images from Stepahnie Fizer)
visit Stephanie's website
visit Stephanie's store
Some more warm-hearted illustration to share - this time by Fréya Ete.
Fréya produces a collection of works that are thought provoking and quirky, each one carrying a message that stirs emotion.
"She began her working life as an Art Director for Republic Advertising, but left to start her exploration of the world and along the way began to think about a different career. Illustration seemed a lovely logical option and she was delighted to discover that people enjoyed her creations as much as she enjoyed doing them."
(images and quote from Fréya Ete)New Zealand LOVE...
Today I wanted to introduce you to Heart Felt -Adventures Growing up in New Zealand.
"Heart Felt is our story of growing up in New Zealand. We love to encourage the children in our passion for art, music, literature, nature, imagination and adventure! We hope our story will inspire you."
It's a great read! I think you'll like it : )
(image and quote from Heart Felt)
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I hope you week has started the way you had hoped. I'll see you tomorrow for G!
until next time, xxoo