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BALTHASAR
(singing)
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever,

BENEDICK
I would my horse had the speed of your
tongue, and so good a continuer, but keep your
way, i’ God’s name, I have done.
BEATRICE
You always end with a jade’s trick. I know
you of old.
(1.1.139-143)

Source: Beatrice and Benedick Postcard | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


How pleasing to sell a sheet of round stickers!
Shape: Classic Round Sticker

Make your unique style stick by creating custom stickers for every occasion! From special mailings and scrapbooking to kids’ activities and DIY projects, you’ll find these stickers are great for so many uses. Add your own designs, patterns, text, and pictures!

  • Dimensions: Available in 2 sizes:
    • Large: 3″ diameter, 6 stickers per sheet
    • Small: 1.5″ diameter, 20 stickers per sheet
  • Printed on white acid-free paper
  • Vibrant full-color, full-bleed printing
  • Scratch-resistant front, easy peel-and-stick back
  • Available in a matte or glossy finish
  • Use the “Customize it!” button to choose between 7 different shapes

Source: Stained Glass Fish Sticker | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Add a special touch to any present with a customizable gift bag. Made with premium quality paper and ready to use for any occasion. Add your own beautiful designs, artwork, images, and even text for a personal gift bag for friends, family, customers or clients.

  • Dimensions: 7” l x 4.5” w x 10” h
  • Made with premium quality paper for extra durability
  • Choice of matte or glossy finish
  • Available in 3 additional sizes

Source: Hark the Herald Medium Gift Bag | Zazzle

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


I’m delighted to say that 2016 has begun with the news that I have sold a metal print of Burnished Tigers at Redbubble. I’ve never sold a metal print before – it feels rather good!

What doesn’t feel good is the continuing danger to so many species on this earth, not least our own.

‘A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today there are as few as 3,200.’

‘As more and more forests are cleared for paper and palm oil, tiger habitat disappears daily.’

Save Tigers Now is a global campaign by World Wildlife Fund and Leonardo DiCaprio. Our goal is to build political, financial and public support to double the number of wild tigers by 2022, the next Year of the Tiger.’

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


Theatrical Attitude © Sarah Vernon

Theatrical Attitude © Sarah Vernon

This enchantress  was the famous late 19th and early 20th century actress and singer Miss Marie Tempest [1864-1942], who is referred to in the description on the back of my original print as ‘the prima donna of the English stage’ and possessing ‘a very beautiful voice which has had the training it deserves’.

I imagined a faded portrait in a frame that has suffered neglect and fire damage with a hint of gold breaking through. Naturally, I imagined no such thing but this is what came out when I faffed around in Photoshop with a couple of textures from 2 Lil’ Owls: 2LO Confetti 6 (Normal), 2LO – Crackle 11 (Multiply).

Theatrical aficionados might be interested to learn that the actress was the original Judith Bliss in Noël Coward’s Hay Fever. She was made a Dame in  1937.


“Hitler has taken nearly everything from me but my life, but you can’t live on regret. You’ve got to live for the present and future, not the past.”
She was forced to sell her art collection after losing her home in a German air raid during WWII. IMDb


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


This painting of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving as Beatrice and Benedict in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in 1882 is from The Library of Congress and enchanting in its own right.

The background is a blend of the interior of The Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851 from an old encyclopaedia — the venue was originally constructed in Hyde Park and the exhibition was organised by Prince Albert and Henry Cole — and textures from 2 Lil’ Owls.

As soon as I layered the actors over the blended background, it conjured up the likes of William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti!


Benedick
That I neither feel how she should be loved
nor know how she should be worthy is the opinion
that fire cannot melt out of me. I will die in it at the
stake.


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


First Night Design

‘A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today there are as few as 3,200.’

Burnished Tigers © First Night DesignBurnished Tigers © First Night Design

Over wide streams and mountains great we went,
And, save when Bacchus kept his ivy tent,
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants,
With Asian elephants:
Onward these myriads–with song and dance,
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians’ prance,
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles,
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files,
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers’ toil:
With toying oars and silken sails they glide,
Nor care for wind and tide.
John Keats — Song of the Indian Maid from Endymion

Artwork comprising a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy:

Vintage Tigers Printable -The   Graphics FairyVintage Tigers Printable – The Graphics Fairy

One of my earlier designs:

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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!

Available to buy @
Crated
Fine Art America
Fine Art England
Redbubble
Saatchi Art
Zazzle UK
Zazzle US

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Parrot with Plums © Sarah Vernon

Parrot with Plums © Sarah Vernon

Yes, I’m on a roll with the ol’ framed images at Redbubble so here’s an artwork I created a couple of years ago, Parrot with Plums.


“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.” Will Rogers


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


‘A hundred years ago there were 100,000 tigers in the wild. Today there are as few as 3,200.’

Over wide streams and mountains great we went,
And, save when Bacchus kept his ivy tent,
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants,
With Asian elephants:
Onward these myriads–with song and dance,
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians’ prance,
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles,
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files,
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers’ toil:
With toying oars and silken sails they glide,
Nor care for wind and tide.
John Keats — Song of the Indian Maid from Endymion

Artwork comprising a vintage image from The Graphics Fairy:

One of my earlier designs:
Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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Will you be surprised to learn that Manuscript Abstract is not what I intended when I set out?  If you’re a regular visitor, I think  not.  I was actually trying to do something splendid with a yellow rose, which turned out so un-splendid that I scotched it and went in a completely different direction. That rose is still in there but I don’t think you’ll find it!

Inspired by my love for green and gold, Manuscript Abstract combines textures and backgrounds with a vintage postcard and sheet music from The Graphics Fairy.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Hello Everyone,

I’ve been creating another collage with another beautiful piece of clip art from The Graphics Fairy!

The Graphics Fairy

On this occasion I added various layers of vintage documents to Karen’s beautiful birdcage image and played around with colours and blending until I came up with Golden Tweets. I’m sure I was subconsciously inspired by getting to grips with Twitter in the last couple of weeks!

I’m currently putting it onto various products in my Zazzle gallery so do take a look.  Though I ‘say it myself as shouldn’t’, it does look rather delicious on an envelope!Golden Tweets envelope

Take care and keep laughing,
Sarah

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