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FROM THE ARCHIVE 18th February 2013

Night. An abandoned palace. The middle of nowhere. Two ghostly figures. Now let your imagination run riot. Created with an interior from Wikimedia, my own backgrounds and textures and a clock from …

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Inspired by the work of J M W Turner, I created Turning Windmill (yes, the part-pun is intentional!) by using one of my textures, one from Kerstin Frank and a photograph of a windmill in Estonia from Wikimedia.


‘Windmill or no windmill, he said, life would go on as it had always gone on—that is, badly.’
George Orwell, Animal Farm


When I first posted about Turning Windmill in January 2014, I was not at all sure about it and had yet to upload the image to any of my galleries. But those of you who were following my blog at the time were enthusiastic and I went ahead and put it up for sale. I’ve become very fond of the image and am rather glad I left it as it is.

Turning Windmill Service Tray
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“This little piggy saved some water,
This little piggy biked for sun,
This little piggy used windmills,
This little piggy used sun,
And this little piggy squealed
‘Re-re-recycle!’
All the way home.”
Jan Peck and David Davis illustrated by Carin Berger


Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

 

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


Turning Windmill @ First Night Design

Turning Windmill @ First Night Design

Inspired by the work of J M W Turner, I created Turning Windmill (yes, the part-pun is intentional!) by using one of my textures, one from Kerstin Frank and a windmill in Estonia from Wikimedia.  I have not yet uploaded the artwork to any of my galleries as I’m still not too sure about the slightly garish tone. My instinct is to make it much softer.  What do you think?  Do you like it as it is or would you also prefer a softer aspect? If so, do take a moment to comment below.  Thank you.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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A Night at the Palace © First Night Design

A Night at the Palace © First Night Design

Night. An abandoned palace. The middle of nowhere. Two ghostly figures. Now let your imagination run riot. Created with an interior from Wikimedia, my own backgrounds and textures and a clock from The Graphics Fairy. Linking to Brag Monday.

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Here are three diverse designs for Christmas, all of which include elements from my favourite vintage source, The Graphics Fairy.

This snowman design was commissioned by a hotel that wished to send a card by email to their customers and wanted something with a cheerful snowman and lots of colours.  “We want a happy card!” they told me.  It’s not the sort of design I usually do so it was a challenge.  My customers liked the result which pleased me enormously.  It will soon be available to buy online at Zazzle.  The snowman was cut out from an image on Wikimedia, the top hat is from The Graphics Fairy, and the eagle-eyed will recognize the background from one of my other designs and which I covered with more snow.

Santa's Little Helper

Every element in this wholly vintage-effect collage is from The Graphics Fairy.  I love it, particularly the typography on the toys broadside.  This image is already available at Zazzle.

The Musical Angel

Hands up those of you who know where the musical angel is from!  The flourish in the bottom left-hand corner was a freebie from Digital Kiss on Etsy, while the background comes from Deviant Art.  I shall be adding it to products at Zazzle later today.

Linking to Brag Monday.

Enjoy the lead-up to Christmas and don’t get too panicked!  You know what I always say:

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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