Saturday, 28 May 2011

Competition Time! Win a Quote for Father's day.

Win a 'Child's Quote' from Blockart in time for Father's Day!
 Father's day is looming, and Tesco's is stocking up it's sock/hanky/beer isle.  This year, give him something different - and something which you will like too.  Celebrate the madness that is childhood by immortalising one of their funny little sayings on a block.

It's competition time!

In time for Father's day, I am giving away a child's quote block.  All you have to do to win the block is follow my blog, and Blockarts facebook page and then leave a comment below telling me the quote that you would put on your block.  The winner will be chosen by me, and will be based on the most appealing quote!

Get your thinking caps on, I am looking forwards to having a chuckle at the funny children's sayings...

(If you already follow both, please feel free to enter!)

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Summertime Inspiration

At the beginning of summer, the weather lifts my mood and makes me hopeful for sunshine and days of heat and yellow silence.

My husband took this photo of a dandelion, which I think is so beautiful.  Soft, floaty and full of hope...make a wish, shut your eyes...

This will be appearing on soon.  Until then, visit my web site for art for babies, Birth Date Prints, children's wall art, and art for the home.  It's not on the high street, but online!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Favourite colours

Stuck in my shed today, designing and colouring and have noticed that my palette seems stuck on these selected colours.  They all have such evocative names:  faded green; chalk, dusty pink...summer colours.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

I'm turning Japanese, I really think so!

Make someone's day!
When I was at the SECC Glasgow Baby and Toddler fair, a few customers bought some of my Japanese doll pictures.  Two ladies mentioned that Marks and Spencer had a design which would match my children's wall art.  So, after a nose about, I have found a few little thing to mix and match if you are looking for girls room design inspiration!

Geisha Cushion and matching duvet set -
Japanese doll wall art -
Vintage doll lamp base -

Hanging Japanese doll lights -

If you know of any other items which might help make this 'room', let me know!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Glasgow Smiles Better!

Blockart - Best in Show!
Over the long weekend we had superb sunshine and everyone was in holiday mode.  Everyone including the Glasgow Baby and Toddler Fair customers, who stayed away in droves, allowing us stall holders to feel slightly dispirited, but mostly depressed as we all knew that this was the hottest weekend yet, and we were missing it!

I never set the Glasgow art world on fire, but as the fair was so quiet I was able to nose about and I did speak to lots of stall holders, and can share some of them with you today.

The first mention must go to my neighbour, Louise, who stocks Pregnancy wear in her online shop, Global Maternity.  Her stock is so pretty I saw people who were not pregnant making purchases!

Scallywags stocks bright, funky items.

The second mention is to the most bright and funky shop, called Scallywags.  On show were the most beautiful quality childrens toys and practical items, like this owl back pack.  I had to restrain myself, but they are online my will power may not make it!

Lastly is a company called Connell and Hart Glass.  Their crystal hand and foot imprints are divine beyond belief.  Superbly detailed prints of little hands and feet, I am desperate to get some...but I will have to sell some more blockart first!

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For gorgeous crystal imprints :

For super and amazing personalised art for babies and children: