Art, Illustrations

Greetings – A short history of the greeting card.

Apparently the history of the greeting card goes back to Egyptian and Roman times, clearly they had a different format though.  Papyrus and coins respectively and given at the start of the New Year. Greeting cards, mostly in the post card format, started to become popular in the mid to late 1800’s and were hand… Continue reading Greetings – A short history of the greeting card.

Art, Etsy, Illustrations, Television

Plans for the Tardis

These Tardis blueprints or plans make excellent gifts for the little Whovian in your life!  I have sold quite a number of these beautiful prints lately and shipped them all around the world too.  The A4 and A3 sizes are printed on watercolor paper which give it an excellent vintage feel with the benefit of… Continue reading Plans for the Tardis

Art, Illustrations

How many things can Mrs. Alfred Wells stuff into her station wagon?

Vintage adverts are just beautiful.  I can't wait to have these printed for myself.  Why don't ads look like this anymore? I would love to see a video of the process of making these ads, I am not sure I get the full effect just by watching Man Men.  If you know where to find… Continue reading How many things can Mrs. Alfred Wells stuff into her station wagon?

Art, Craft, Illustrations, Life


Really in love with the chalkboard effect of recent years.  It used to be all hand drawn and now most of it is digital.  Which makes it way more accessible I suppose.  You can get your own things done, invitations, announcements and everything in between.  These are ones are available from Donna at Bubba Beanz… Continue reading Chalkboards

Art, Craft, Illustrations

Tag You’re It…

Well I had a wee bit of spare time yesterday and decided to work on a few things to add to my Etsy store.  So for the next week or two I am going to be working on a heap of paper products like the cute little birdie gift tags, my first attempt at a… Continue reading Tag You’re It…

Art, Books, Illustrations

Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

Little Golden Books, doncha just love them?  So many millions of people have these books included in their childhood memories, and because of that most of us buy our own children these great books.  I really love that we can still buy many of the classics like, Poky Little Puppy and The Saggy Baggy Elephant.… Continue reading Little Golden Books…867 of them, EDIT: Now 1144 Titles!

Art, Illustrations

Pretty Vintage.

Love the old postcards, such a pity we don't send these kind of things anymore. I am so torn between old stuff and new stuff.  I don't think I could decide on my dream house, I would need two dream very modern and minimalistic, and one full of old vintage shabby chic stuff.  Right… Continue reading Pretty Vintage.

Art, Illustrations

Street Art

Most of us rarely get to see street art that isn't crap some bored pre-teen did.  Above is just a few examples of some really impressive street art.  Maybe I just need to get out more, and I might see some of this stuff.  Congratulations to these street artists, they brighten up our days.  Not… Continue reading Street Art

Art, Illustrations

Party Animals.

  Some really great examples of Party Animals.  There are so many clever people in this world.  Have a look and don't forget to Like, Comment or Share. Have a great weekend you party animals. Ruby "Party Party Party" Canoe. xx Stay Safe xx

Art, Illustrations

Robot Love

I haven't done any art for about a week now due to a fantastic dose of the flu...could be worse though.  So I have been very slack with posting on the blog this week.  But I should be back on Monday.  Or I will be back on Monday, with some original art...hopefully.  See you on… Continue reading Robot Love

Home, Illustrations, Life

Without kids, With kids…

Anyone that does not have children...this graphic will make you laugh.  But please believe me when I say real life is much much much worse.  To "complete" this housework, you will need at least 24 hours.  You may also be vacuuming at 2am in the morning cause the kids are awake anyway and there is… Continue reading Without kids, With kids…

Art, Illustrations, Ipad Art

Ipad Owl.

Sorry for so many posts today...last one until Monday I promise (unless something really interesting comes up)...This Owl is another example of the app Paper for Ipad.   Refer to previous post.  Just having a heap of fun with the Ipad and Paper... So have a great weekend all.  (I really wanted to say all y'all,… Continue reading Ipad Owl.

Art, Illustrations, Ipad Art

Paper 53.

I have just discovered an app called "Paper" on the Ipad.  It might take a bit of practise but I am really enjoying it.  The basic app is free with additions available...the additions start at $1.99 and go up to $7.49.  Really worth a look and a play.  Have fun people...if you do have Paper… Continue reading Paper 53.

Art, Home, Illustrations

A Change Is As Good As A Holiday.

Well, last night I was a little bored, not that I didn't have anything to do, just didn't want to do I gave the blog a bit of a face lift.  I hope I haven't confused too many people.  I'd really like to know what you think about the change.  I think this format… Continue reading A Change Is As Good As A Holiday.

Art, Illustrations

Paper Boat Girl. In Progress. Updated.

I have completed a bit more on this piece. A bit of a close up of the paper boat, which I am very happy with. Tossing up whether or not to add a neck and a shoulder with a tattoo of an anchor on it...I might just pencil it in and see how it looks.… Continue reading Paper Boat Girl. In Progress. Updated.

Art, Food, Illustrations

Work In Progress.

Just started this one today.  I never like a picture in its first stages, so I am not too excited by this pic, but it has potential.  A lot of hours and a lot of detail to go.  I will try to do a bit more tomorrow, but in the mean time...I am off to… Continue reading Work In Progress.

Art, Illustrations, Life

Fashion Sketches From The 20’s and 80’s.

  Oh I had to laugh the other day, going through some old school stuff and found my sketches from the subject loosely titled "Fashion".  I'm guessing it is aprox 1985.  I'm sure we could probably guess just by looking at these two pics. This one is my favourite.  I was a little put out… Continue reading Fashion Sketches From The 20’s and 80’s.

Art, Illustrations

Hair Moose And A Fairy Tale.

Once upon a time there was a little girl.  She loved to be outside when all her friends wanted to watch the television.  She didn't care at all.  She, in fact, preferred it. She preferred to be alone in the wild wild woods.  She proclaimed the woods her realm.  She walked those woods like she… Continue reading Hair Moose And A Fairy Tale.