Weekly news: February 1st, 2022

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Happy Year of the Tiger everyone!

I hope this year brings you luck, advancement in your projects, time with your loved ones, courage to take constructive risks, an abundance of resources, fun, joy and love!

I made you a special video to celebrate the Tết or Vietnamese Lunar New Year. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

We’ll go back to our regular scheduled programming next week, but rest assured that I’m making progress on my tulip painting 🙂

Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡

Special New Year Video

Inspiration

Why not take this special day to see what’s going on with the Big Cat Rescue live cam? So far, this Tiger seems to have the same schedule as our cats: sleep, wake up, look around, repeat!Why not take this special day to see what’s going on with the Big Cat Rescue live cam? So far, this Tiger seems to have the same schedule as our cats: sleep, wake up, look around, repeat!Why not take this special day to see what’s going on with the Big Cat Rescue live cam? So far, this Tiger seems to have the same schedule as our cats: sleep, wake up, look around, repeat!

L’Atelier

A small treat…

I’ve also made (finally) December’s and January’s vlog video!



Weekly news: January 26, 2022

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I hope you are all doing well!

This week, I’ve started work on my first botanical painting of the year… with a twist! I’ll share it with you when it is more advanced. A friend suggested that I should paint tulips *uhm* a year ago, and I am very happy to be starting work on it this week. I think it’s the perfect cure for the winter blues. It has been incredibly cold, and going outside really has been a struggle. It feels encouraging to be dreaming of tulips and Spring.

Aside from that, I’ve been researching solutions to improve my packaging and reduce the amount of paper or bio-plastic I’m using for orders at the boutique. I designed this stamp to use instead of stickers on envelopes. I really like it! I think stamps have a wonderful feel on Kraft paper.

Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡

Inspiration

A very cute and adorable storybook!

Head over to the blog for a complete review!

L’Atelier

One last and new version of this power couple is now available in the shop!

Wouldn’t make a fun card for Valentine’s day?

A small treat…

This photo series is fascinating: polar bears exploring an abandoned weather station. While you’re there, I hope you’ll explore Dmitry Kokh’s website his photos are stunning!



Weekly news: January 19, 2022

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I hope this finds you well!

This week, I finished Lady Tiger! I really like how she is assorted to Lord Tiger I showed you last week. It was so much fun researching and designing their costumes. I really cannot get over how complex and adorned Elizabethan clothes were.

I hope you’ll visit my portfolio for more pictures.

Since I had this wonderful pair of Tiger Lords completed, I worked on some products to add to the shop. I made these “peeking” bookmarks, and , if I can say so myself, they are so fun. These two tigers really have the most intense gaze, and I thought it would make each reader laugh each time they picked up their books to have the Lady or Lord stare at them.

Administratively, it was also a very productive week as I am done with inventory! I have to admit I dreaded it, but this year I was able to make this tedious task more pleasant by shifting my perspective. By feeling so grateful for my work, my shop, and even the expenses I had for the shop last year, I really didn’t feel dragged down by inventory. I only hope I can remember this mind trick next year!

Until next week,

Take care 🧡🧡🧡

Inspiration

Such a beautiful book: both the story and illutrations are wondeful!

Head over to the blog for a complete review!

L’Atelier

Lady and Lord Tiger really have the spotlight this week in the shop!

A small treat…

I had so much fun scrolling through Meetissai’s pictures. This artist makes funny and quirky little sculptures of animals. They are often very funny or … a bit wacky.