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Sight update: None! All I know is that I’m missing so many lovely posts and it’s infuriating. Thank you for continuing to support me here even though I’m not able to respond in kind.


Accent your home with custom pillows from Zazzle and make yourself the envy of the neighborhood. Made from high-quality Simplex knit fabric, these 100% polyester pillows are soft and wrinkle-free. The heavyweight stretch material provides beautiful color definition for your design while also being the perfect complement to your couch!

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Source: The Jungle Look Throw Pillow | Zazzle

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Sarah


Featured in A Little Bit of You 29th November 2012. / A layering of 5 of my own photographs and textures to create a rough-edged abstract. Created in Photoshop. / Blog / Facebook / Twitter • Also buy this artwork on home decor, apparel, stickers, and more.

Source: “The Light at the End of the Universe ” Throw Pillows by Sarah Vernon | Redbubble

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Sarah


Texture TanEphemeraKitchenLabels via Design Cuts.
Photo from Unsplash by Ales Krivec.
Photo from Unsplash by Padurariu Alexandru.
Own scrapbook image.


“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero


Windows to the Soul Pillow
Windows to the Soul Pillow by FirstNightDesign at Zazzle


“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
Aristotle


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Sarah


Created with my own photographs and scanned ephemera blended with a vintage architectural drawing from The Graphics Fairy.


‘There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.’ Pablo Picasso


Accidental Abstract Greeting Card
Accidental Abstract Greeting Card


‘The surrealists, and the modern movement in painting as a whole, seemed to offer a key to the strange postwar world with its threat of nuclear war. The dislocations and ambiguities, in cubism and abstract art as well as the surrealists, reminded me of my childhood in Shanghai.’ J. G. Ballard


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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Happy New Year!


First of all, a quick note to say that I’ve almost run out of bandwidth this month (we downloaded a couple of films for the holidays) and I have to make what’s left last until 7th January. This is why I’ve not been doing my usual round of blog visits, alas, and won’t be able to until the 8th.


A surreal piece created in Photoshop with various family photographs, a clock face created for Behind Time using a photo by Rachael Towne on Flickr, a texture from 2 Lil’ Owls, and a fish from The Graphics Fairy.

I’d like to dedicate this post to writer Jo Robinson whose husband passed away suddenly on Boxing Day. It was cruel timing and Jo will have more than the blues to come to terms with now and in the months ahead. I have not stopped thinking about her having to bear such a terrible loss and send her much strength to withstand the tragedy. Take heart, Jo. We’re all thinking of you.

Available at the following galleries:
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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Originally posted in July 2013, here is Architectural Oddity again with all the gallery links (below).

Surreal art created with a vintage postcard in my collection of the British Textile Pavilion at the 1908 Franco-British Exhibition in London.
Background layer: Playing with Brushes.
Texture: Textures of Italy.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
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Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah



‘The confluence of perhaps the most exotic cultures in the world exist right here in this pink city. Arabian, African, and European influences are found in the streets, its inhabitants, and its monuments.’ Sensational Colour


Marrakesh Arches Greeting Cards

I went to Morocco in 1986. A week in Agadir was not the delight my then boyfriend and I had hoped. The sky was grey, the beach was grey, and the sights were grey. We hadn’t realised that the earthquake of 1960 had destroyed so much. According to BBC News, it was the deadliest in Moroccan history.

The rebuilding was typical 1960s fare and depressing beyond belief.  Marrakesh, however, proved to be a highlight and we spent two days and nights taking in the lemons, pinks and ochres of the buildings and the souks, and bought endless supplies of saffron. We also tried to sell my chap’s wilful, spoilt and selfish daughter for a couple of camels. The Arabs didn’t want to endure her temper tantrums any more than I did. Shame!

Marrakesh Arches
Marrakesh Arches Throw Pillows

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
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Saatchi Art tba

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The Jungle Look

Playtime! This abstract took two seconds. I lie. It took about five minutes. I had an old photograph of leaves (probably weeds, although I’m sure the green-fingered among you will be able to tell me what it is) in our Cretan garden which I had meant to do something with for aeons.

The Jungle Look

I used a freebie texture from Design Cuts and placed it on top of the photograph. I  chose the ‘Difference’ blending mode in Photoshop.

The Jungle Look

There revealed was a rather captivating abstract with greens and golds and purples.

Have a bountiful weekend!

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art America
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Saatchi Art tba

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


THE GOOD NEWS: my Cosmote internet connection is back to normal…well, as normal as it will ever be in these parts! I had not, it turns out, used my monthly bandwidth limit. Everyone’s connection has been unconscionably slow in this area for the last week or so because of the weather — a wind that could knock you flat in a second, let alone destroy elements of the landscape like aerials.

The joy of being able to create again knows no bounds. It soothes my soul. For Oriental Glimpse, I mixed and matched innumerable flower and architectural images from my collection and The Graphics Fairy along with a textured background from Denise at 2 Lil’ Owls, courtesy of a specially discounted bundle from Design Cuts.

Available at the following galleries:
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Fine Art England

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Don’t even think about asking for news of my computer! Missing you all. Take care and keep laughing!
Sarah

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bucharest catacombs

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What do I call this? An abstract? A collage? I’m going for an ‘abstract collage’. It was playtime when I combined a texture layer from Kerstin Frank, a page of text with a clock from my 1920s Children’s Encyclopaedia, and owls and doric columns from The Graphics Fairy. I bet you didn’t guess there were owls in there!

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


One from the archives.

First Night Design

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My latest abstract is the result of a happy accident.  I began with the idea of creating a faux vintage picture with an animal, in other words, something along the lines of the image below (genuine vintage).

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But as soon as I blended a background from Textures of Italy and a photograph of a goat that I took a couple of years ago, I was so delighted by the shapes, textures and colours, that I wanted go no further.

I have no doubt I’ll be doing my faux vintage animal in the near future, though.

Take care and keep laughing!

About Sarah & First Night Design

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Just a quick post to let you know that the untitled abstract for which you provided such valuable feedback has now been unleashed and is available to buy at Fine Art America.

Sell Art Online

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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Mr FND likes this abstract but I’m not at all sure about it. I thought I would ask what you lovely people think by adding WP’s neat little poll widget, which I’ve wanted to try out for a while now!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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