Getting Carded

I’m a little late in posting this week.
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Having a Education Degree puts me in an enviable position at times. I can put my hand up for supply work when I need to, but that also means time away from making Art.

However, I’ve been working on lots of projects aside from the big canvas work. The little competition on Facebook was fun and it’s given me a little encouragement to run similar elsewhere. The winners will be receiving their goodies soon, which is exciting.
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The greetings cards are done and they look fantastic!
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I learn much from dealing with other professionals, especially to do with making assumptions. You see, I assumed that when I ordered 125x125mm cards that the envelopes would be close in size.

They weren’t.
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So it took some courage to delay the release of the cards to ensure the new envelopes I ordered were a good match
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And they are. And I’m so relieved

They will be available in the SHOP early next week….just some pre-orders to fill first on the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
xx Giovanna

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Work it…and re-work it…Baby!

I’ve had times when the art I create looks, well, just “okay”.
Whether it’s the balance of colour, composition or simply doesn’t make me smile.

Today I’m going to show you two canvases that I’ve re-worked that you can now find in my Made It Shop.

Here are the offending artworks.
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They have been bugging me for over a year and with frustration and a tonne of courage I decided to do what many artists have done before, painted over it!!

Here they are re-worked Baby!

BEFORE….
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AFTER…..
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I pulled the quote off entirely as it was all awkward and fumbly and didn’t “mean” anything to anyone. I added some stamping to the top left hand section which balanced the whole composition. The dark blue also added some much needed drama and excitement to the piece.
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BEFORE….
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AFTER…..
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I kept the quote for this one but again added some stamping to that vaccuum in the top left hand section. I chose a warmer red to match the cuffs and collar but also recoloured these to unify the image.
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(sorry for wonky pic sizes….getting used to WordPress’ new media gallery bits n pieces)

Both these originals can be found in my MadeIt store HERE, or click on the badge in the sidebar.

With some love and a cool change, I may get the scanner to co-operate in this super hot weather we’re having, and you’ll see these images in Red Bubble soon.

Much love
Giovanna

p.s. Thank you for all the lovely emails and comments, particularly on FaceBook regarding my Etzcetera Magazine feature. I’m still not sure it’s me in the mag…all a bit surreal, but happy to have had the opportunity and trust from some people I admire. Moving forward and moving Brilliantly!!!

Shop Updates….Hurrah!

Despite the little conversations I was having in my head lately, it seems people were upset that my Made It shop was “closed for a holiday”.

So, due to popular demand, the MADE IT SHOP is ready for business, once again.

sample of prints available in the store

To thank you for all the badgering and harrassment (haha) I’ve taken 25% OFF ALL PRINTS with FREE POSTAGE on prints only.
These prints are fabulous!

I scanned the original artwork on my Epsom Artisan 725 at the highest resolution possible. You can still see the texture on the print! The only altering was cropping the image.

Did I mention how fabulous they really are?

I took the scanned images to my local printing company, Lea Printing at Keperra, and the Graphic Designer simply made sure all the images were centred nicely on the page. We did a couple of test runs with different stock until we found the PERFECT match.

These prints are NOT printed at home, nor at the local photo processing centre. They are top quality and will last a lifetime.
There are 21 different designs to choose from and will be perfect for gifts or keepers for YOU.

Don’t forget there are 10 original artworks in the store just waiting to find a new home! Lots of styles for the special man in your life.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK
"he knew his time would come"

SALE IS FOR THE NEXT 14 DAYS ONLY.

xx
Giovanna