Tuesday, 26 May 2009

One Starry Night



Which of us as a child of the 50's and 60's did not experience the joy of being able to participate in our school or churche's annual Nativity Play. I was lucky in that they were still being done when my older children were at school and even today the local village church does one at Christmas time which Todd and I like to go down and watch.



They are charming affairs . . . the little boys dressed up in their bathrobes, with mother's tea towels draped atop their heads and tied into place . . . the little girls with their long dressed and blanket head gear, the angels with their gilt wings tied into place. It's all so very lovely and
helps to remind us of the true meaning of Christmas and God's special gift to the world one starry night, a long time ago . . .





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, with a painted scrap paper star accent. This would make a lovely card or momento for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.

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.


One Starry Night . . .

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Birthday Joy



What could be more exciting than getting a whole stack of beautifully wrapped gifts for your birthday???

Perhaps getting a lovely little birthday card filled with love and a message of Joy!!!



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 gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.







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.

Birthday Joy!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

The Apology



To err is human
To forgive takes restraint;
To forget you forgave,
is the mark of a saint.
~Unknown




Sometimes it's just so hard to say you're sorry. The words just don't seem to come or they seem so inadequate. Here's a little card that might help saying I'm sorry to be just that little bit easier, or at least break the ice . . . .


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 gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.




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 can also put sentiments on the front of the card for those who wish it that way. Any font, any colour, and any sentiments. Just let me know what you would like.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Think Snow



I know we're just getting into spring time and summer is still a bit of a way's off, but in the Greeting Card industry it is never too early to be thinking about winter.



This little girl has her mind on snowflakes! I can remember as a child how very excited we would be with the first snowfall of the 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, inks and paper card snowflakes. This would make a lovely gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.

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.

Friday, 8 May 2009

It's The Little Things



It's not the big grand gestures in life that have the most meaning.
It's the small things . . . a cheery smile, a helping hand, a simple prayer, a tiny cake . . .





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 gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.



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.


It's the Little Things . . .

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Joy



For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.
~Psalm 30:5

This is another one of my favourite scriptures. It reminds me that tomorrow is a new day and a new beginning. Joy truly cometh in the morning, and after the rain, the sunshine appears. This is hope . . . every cloud does have a silver lining.



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 gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.




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.




Joy truly does cometh in the morning . . .

Uh Oh . . .



Uh Oh . . . He really didn't mean it. Honestly. Truly.
It was an accident, and accidents do happen . . . Can't you see he's sorry? He won't do it again . . . a promise true, cross his little heart.



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 gift for a special friend, child, grandchild, or other loved one.

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.



UH . . . OH . . .