Monday, January 21, 2013

Arli Design

You can now find me here:

(click on image to go to website)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013!

'Delartful' has seen plenty of changes since I began almost 3 years ago, but the biggest change was in my commitment to make more art. Since I was young I knew painting was all I wanted to do and it took too long for me to do anything about it.

I didn't really give my brand much thought when I started this. It was on a whim one night as another birthday was approaching, and being sadly aware that another year had gone by not doing what I loved that I decided to set up a blog and make my first post. I didn't give much thought to whether I liked "delartful" enough to have it connected to everything I did.

I have my friend Robin to thank for inspiring me with the idea of doing this blog. It seemed like a good way to finally do something about getting my work out in the world. It fitted around work and the family, and it was a buffer - because I was so nervous putting up work for other people to scrutinise.

I didn't think I would be blogging for this long, and it has changed my desire to paint to thinking that I could actually do this seriously. I also found out I liked surface design and illustration just as much as painting, and I have so much I want to do with it. So now before I take the next step of doing something with it, I am signing off on 'delartful' and starting fresh with 'arli design'.

My new website is where I will continue, with so much gratitude for the start I made here. And I am very grateful for everyone who has supported me along the way. I am looking forward to what may come next, this time it is much more than a whim, dissatisfaction, and a desire to paint.

If you want to come along, this is where you will find me:

xo Thanks! ox

Monday, December 3, 2012

Desktop Calendar : December

I'm not exactly sure how we got to the end of 2012 so fast! Here is my final desktop calendar for the year, and actually, it is the final one for "delartful".

For anyone out there who may be affected by this news, it only means there is some major changes for my blog in 2013, but the desktop calendars are coming with us!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Shop News

I am offering a discount on all orders from my Big Cartel and Etsy online shops
from now until the end of 2012.

To apply your discount, enter the code at the cart area and enjoy the savings!

If you can't see what you are looking for in my shops, contact me and I will add your item.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Market Days

I have been loving the sunshine and getting out my gear to sell at markets!

I have almost sold out of my pendants, and have just about finished making a new range. They will be available online soon (including prints of the original illustration below! These ones are going into the local gallery christmas shop.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Missing Birds

I am not finished with birds, but you would be forgiven for thinking I was. I have been neglecting my blog and birds because of some big plans.

I was more than happy to be one of the accepted artists for an upcoming exhibition, and have been working on some paintings for it.

It is the perfect time of the year for markets, and I have been making lots of things for my stall - the first one ever I held on the weekend. And I'm making more art for the Christmas Shop at the Regional Art Gallery.

I have also become involved in an exciting project for a local artist-run gallery space, and have been working on a website for my new brand. Somewhere in amongst that I have been working and parenting. Whew!

As soon as I can I will show you more...

...and yes, and I will hatch more birds.

Monday, November 12, 2012

IF : Tree

"let's pretend the tree is the sea"

I loved having the opportunity to use my imagination when my children were little, turns out it's not so easy to play these games when they are teenagers.

Monday, November 5, 2012

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