Saturday, 26 December 2009

Dwell In Possibility




"Dwell in possibility."

~Emily Dickenson

This has long been one of my favourite quotes. I did this sketch sometime before
the Christmas holidays started and could hardly wait to have the time to put my
paintbrushes to paper. I just love how it has turned out.




It holds a gentle reminder to each one of us, that our possibilities in life are only limited by our imaginations and our drive. Nothing is impossible should we put our minds to it.



This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original work is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. It is also available as a download printable image file, just perfect for your mixed media, card making and artist trading card projects. You will receive the image as shown, as well as a black & white version. This image file can be printed as many times as you wish. Please see my terms of use in the side column. The image file will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of payment. The watermark will not be present on the purchased image.

Prints are £10.00 plus £2.00 postage to anywhere in the world. Print will be mailed out priority mail within 3 days of your payment clearing.








Downloads are available at £5.00 with no postage. Please read my terms of use before purchase. Download will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of your payment clearing. This will include a good quality colour image of the above piece of work, plus a black and white image for you to play with and use as you wish within the boundaries of my terms of use. Please note that I retain all copyrights and rights to this image as the original artist, and you are not allowed to sell this image on to others or share it with others except as a piece of your own creative work. Digital files may be printed as many times as you wish. Files may be used as is or altered for your handmade craft and art projects. Please do not distribute or sell the digital file or the printed sheet as is. These images may not be used to create collage sheets or digital scrapbooking kits for sale. Small quantities of your finished project may be sold.








Here is how the black and white image looks. I quite like this as well. How about you?




Have never done this before, but have decided to put this into the Illustration Friday posts. I thought it fit the theme this week of Pioneer. Isn't dwelling in possibility what being a pioneer is all about!!!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Peek a Boo




What child doesn't love a good game of Peek a Boo??? What grownup doesn't love to play it with a child??? I know I sure do!



This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for relatives or a special friend, or a beautiful print for the Nursery.



All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.



Peek A Boo!!!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A Christmas For Emily



Emily is ready and waiting for Christmas, all dressed in her best Christmas dress, complete with a pretty red net crinoline underneath.



She's holding a lovely brown felt teddy bear, which is completely jointed with moveable arms and legs,button trim and adorned with a red satin bow.



Her hair is hand styled and composed of brown worsted yarn, and tied into pigtails with torn fabric bows which match her dress.



The dress is made of Tilda Fabrics, 100% cotton in a pretty red and white print, with lace trim around the edge of the skirt, hand gathered to create a ruched and scalloped hemline, which showcases the underskirt.



The neckline is graced with a hand crocheted lace collar and a pretty white pearlized and red button cameo adornment.



She has red and white striped ticking legs and black painted shoes, as well as white onasberg pantaloons beneath her slip.



Her pretty little face is hand blushed with beautiful hand painted blue eyes and black lashes.



Completely hand sewn of superior materials she would make a beautiful decoration and collectable. She is not intended as a play toy.

The asking price is £30.00. Please contact me on MarieAliceJoan at aol dot com if you are interested. Will ship first class, and insured to anywhere in the world upon receipt of payment.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Naughty or Nice?




Yes, we have come to that time of the year that begs the answer to that age old question . . . Have you been naughty or nice this year???




That Jolly old elf himself wants to know. Will it be a lump or coal or a sweet candy stick in your stocking this year???


This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for relatives or a special friend.



All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.


So . . . which will it be? Naughty??? or . . . Nice???

(and below just to show you what it looks like with a coloured background.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Huggin' Friends



"Hold a true friend with both your hands."
~Nigerian Prover




I love my friends, they are precious to me, and I'm so very grateful for having them in my life. God has richly blessed me some pretty wonderful ones, I'm very thankful to say.




They're all huggin' friends. Which are the best kind. I just love me some huggin' friends, don't you?

This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for relatives or a special friend.





All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.



She's also available with this really fun and colourful background. Something new I'm adding to my prints. A little change is good, don't you think?

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A Little Romance . . .



I'm a bit of a romantic soul myself . . . I love nothing more than a love story and if I can do my bit to help it along . . . well, all's fair they say . . .




Odd that their little pink noses don't show up well on the scan, but I can assure you, they are blushingly pink. Sometimes all that is needed is a teensy weensy push to get two yearning hearts together . . .



Mistletoe, the perfect excuse for a nice smooch!!

This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for relatives or a special friend.




All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Angel Bear



"The Christmas Angels"

If you see some different lights
Around your Christmas tree
It could be Christmas Angels
Hiding there to see.

The fun and joy of Christmas
As they watch the children play.
And as they watch you celebrate
This very special day.

But there's another reason that
The Christmas angels appear,
They're here to remind us why
It's a special time of year.

This is the day that Christ was born
Years ago in Bethlehem
He's the one who is our Savior
He is King of all the land.

So celebrate His birthday
With your presents, cheer and love
And let Him know you're glad He is
Our Savior up above.

Then the Christmas Angels
Will be happy they were here
And they can leave, but don't you fret
They'll be back again next year.
~Ron Lantz, 2000



I recently finished this lovely Christmas Angel Bear. Standing 9 inches tall, she is just perfect for sitting on top of your tree, or as a free standing angel. She's really sweet and has a hand sculpted head, and face created from Warm and Natural needled cotton Quilt batting. She is a one of a kind, and looking for a home to live in this Christmas. Available now for purchase in my Etsy Shop.





Sunday, 13 September 2009

A Holly Jolly Christmas



Have a holly jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
Well
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer

This little character is sure full of cheer and wishing you the best holiday possible! Can't you just hear Burl Ives wonderful voice as you look at her cheery face!



This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for relatives or a special friend.



All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.



Have a Holly Jolly Christmas!!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Comfort and Joy



And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
~Luke 2:13,14

How amazing that must have been to the shepherds on that cold winter's night so many years ago for the heavens to be filled with angels singing their praises towards God for His most unspeakable gift to us.



This little angel is sure shouting out her praises and joy at this most blessed event!



This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely Christmas card or momento for that special person or family in your life.


All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.




(I know!! It's been far too long. I've been busy doing commissions, but look forward to seeing more new pieces from me in the near future. Lots of sketches in my to do pile!!)

Thursday, 6 August 2009

From This Moment . . .



From this moment life has begun
From this moment you are the one
Right beside you is where I belong
From this moment on

From this moment I have been blessed
I live only for your happiness
And for your love I'd give my last breath
From this moment on

I give my hand to you with all my heart
Can't wait to live my life with you, can't wait to start
You and I will never be apart
My dreams came true because of you

~From this moment, Shania Twain





A friend of mine asked me to design a wedding card for her to give to a friend. I was more than happy to oblige. I hope that I was able to capture the sweetness of this special moment in any woman's life.

This latest piece is available as an A4 size print or as a greeting card. The original piece is done in a mixture of water colours, prisma markers, prisma coloured pencils and inks. This would make a lovely card or momento for a sister, daughter, or a special friend.

All artwork is printed on A4 sized Somerset enhanced Archival 100% cotton paper. Cards are 6 inches by 4 inches and mounted on linen textured card, left blank inside, waiting for your own personal message to be inscribed. Printed in Archival pigment inks. Feel free to contact me on mariealicejoan at aol dot com to find out more.




And just to show you what it looks like with words . . . I can also personalize it with names and dates.




From this Moment.