Hi all, Here are two images I’ve worked on last week. Together with another 1043 by various artists, they were entered to the Cycling in London Competition launched by the London Transport Museum in collaboration with the AOI. Being a keen cyclist myself I liked the brief and I had fun thinking about the different things people carry on their bikes (I later thought I should have included a self portrait with A1 portfolio!!) The slogan I used brought back to my memory another picture I did some 5 years ago when I was at university, and which was about promoting recycling (I am a keen recyclist too, which is part of why I use collage as my main medium). Making 3D models and photographing them is a different way of working from what I normally do (not the quickest when you’re working on tight deadlines!). But it’s possibly the most fun I’ve had making a picture… Valentina All three of these illustrations are avaliable as limited edition giclee prints. For more information on these prints, and to see more prints by Valentina see 'Valentina's Limited Editions' in the right hand column. Valentina's WebsiteFollow us on Facebook
One of my recent kind dog ventures has been custom making birthday cards - my oldest subject being 100 years old and the youngest 2.
I fell into it accidentally, having posted birthday card samples I'd done a few years ago on my kind dog Facebook page (these were for submission to card companies - all of whom rejected me - even Phoenix cards turned me down). Putting them on Facebook led to lots of requests. They are fun to do though I am very bad at cutting the watercolour paper neatly and in a straight line. It isn't going to make me much money as I suspect the time and effort far exceeds the money I ask but I think just the act of making, drawing and thinking can lead to inspiration and ideas for other, possibly more lucrative projects. Jane Eccles
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As of the end of November I have set up my online shop on folksy - I'm selling original pen and ink and watercolour drawings mounted in handmade frames - I have sold 3 already and 3 privately through my Facebook fan page, one picture being a special commission. And here is a link to kind dog's Facebook page - please visit !