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I created Sky Above, Sand Below with a monochromatic seaside scene from The Library of Congress of Trouville Beach in France between 1890 and 1900.

I layered, blended, and played with the image using a texture from Distressed Textures via Design Cuts.

Available at the following galleries which all deliver to the US, Australia and the UK as well other countries around the world:
Redbubble
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfillment centers in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


When I was young, my father – a passionate sailor – bought a small yacht called Bruno of Bath. Eighteen months ago, I received an email from a couple who had bought her, seen a list of her previous owners from the 1960s, found me on the internet and told me they were restoring her. They have promised to sail her to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight where I now live and where Bruno was often moored so that I can see her again. This rusting pilot boat looks nothing like my father’s Westerly but I have named her in honour of my childhood adventures.

Original photograph from Absfreepic. Texture from Jewell of Distressed at Flickr.

So far she’s only available on products at Redbubble but I will be uploading the picture to my other galleries shortly.

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America [14 fulfilment centres in 5 countries]
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Source: Time After Time Poster | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Size: Fleece Blanket, 60″x80″

It’s hard to cuddle by yourself. But with these fully customizable comfy fleece blankets, you won’t have to anymore. Customize the entire front panel and wrap yourself in personalized plush luxury. Delicate, soft and colorful, it’s the perfect blanket for picnics in the park, outdoor events, and cozy winter snuggles.

  • Available in 3 different sizes: small (30″x40″); medium (50″x 60″); large (60″x 80″)
  • 100% buttery soft and cozy polyester fleece
  • Edge-to-edge sublimation printing in vibrant full color
  • Sturdy double edge stitching for a clean finish
  • Back color is off-white
  • Machine washable, gentle cycle, mild detergent
  • Tumble dry low

Source: Through a Glass Darkly Fleece Blanket | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Hope you all had a splendid Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Style: A7 Greeting Card

Classic envelope for invitations and greeting cards. 7 ¼” wide x 5 ¼” high. Works well with laser or inkjet printers. Made for 7″ x 5″ or smaller invitations and cards. Includes free inside printing.

  • Designer Tip: To ensure the highest quality print, please note that this product has multiple customizable design areas. The unfolded outside design area measures 9.2″ x 11.3″. For best results, please add 1/8″ bleed. The unfolded inside design area measures 9.2″ x 11.3″. For best results, please add 1/8″ bleed.

Paper Type: Basic

Your business and personal mailings will stand out with this smooth, vibrant, matte, 80lb text-weight paper. Contains 50% recycled content (10% post-consumer and 40% pre-consumer waste).

Source: The Peacock Collection Envelope | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Sight update: Even though I’m doing so much less in order to rest my eyes, boy, are they sore. The good news is that the hospital had a cancellation and the 6th January appointment has been brought forward to this coming Monday. Mind you, it’s still only a consultation so no resolution for either eye. Grrr! But hey. I’ve sold another clock, which is heartening.

Style: Round (Large)

It’s time to show off your favorite art, photos, and text with a custom round wall clock from Zazzle. Featured in two sizes, this wall clock is vibrantly printed with AcryliPrint®HD process to ensure the highest quality display of any content. Order this custom round wall clock for your walls or give to friends and family as a gift for a timeless treasure.

  • 2 sizes: 8″ diameter (medium) or 10.75″ diameter (large).
  • Material: Grade-A acrylic.
  • One AA battery required (not included).

Source: Lighthouse Impasto Large Clock | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


This is an early effort that dates back to heaven knows when!


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables



“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus


Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK

Take care and keep laughing!

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


Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Crated
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


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Parrot in a Gilded Cage Double-Sided Standard Business Cards (Pack Of 100) by FirstNightDesign

When I posted The Merry Widow image the other week, BeetleyPete assumed (it was a compliment) that I had coloured the central image. In fact, I hadn’t, and the colours were on the original Play Pictorial Cover. However, Parrot in a Gilded Cage is a different matter. The illustration is a black & white sketch from one of my vintage Children’s Encyclopaedia and I coloured it. So there you go, Pete!

Parrot Quote Greeting Card
Parrot Quote Greeting Card by FirstNightDesign

Available at the following galleries:
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Parrot Fashion © Sarah Vernon - Buy from Crated

Parrot Fashion Framed Print © Sarah Vernon – Buy from Crated

I’ve been reading up about the different red-headed parrots, of which this is one, but I can’t begin to tell you which. The name on the original print from the Biodiversity Heritage Library that I have used, ‘platycercus’, seems to be a very general term, hence the confusion. I have combined it with several textures of my own.

Didn’t you always know that parrots were extremely intelligent? I give you this excerpt from Creation.com:

[…] researchers have shown what many parrot owners have known or suspected—that parrots can use individual words in appropriate situations. For example, studies by Brandeis University (USA) researcher Dr Irene Pepperberg on an African Grey parrot named “Alex” showed that these birds have an impressive intelligence—about the same as a five-year-old child. When Pepperberg’s research subjects spoke English, it was not mere “parrot fashion”. She said, “If I ask Alex … how many keys; he’ll tell me ‘two’. If I ask him what colour, he’ll say ‘green’ and if I ask him what shape, he’ll say ‘three-quarter’.” He was able to correctly identify 100 objects, do simple addition and identify seven colours, just as children do.

The article goes on to say that parrots can also behave like five-year-old children in deliberately choosing not to give the right answer even though they know it full well. Wouldn’t you just know it!

Parrot Fashion Laptop Skin © Sarah Vernon - Buy at Redbubble

Parrot Fashion Laptop Skin © Sarah Vernon – Buy from Redbubble

Available at the following galleries:
Redbubble
Crated
Zazzle US
Zazzle UK
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Saatchi Art

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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