Going to give this one to my little sister. ❤ Thinking of doing a series of cards cause my Etsy shop is doing soooooo well, nottttt! Lol. But one day I will sell something...as God is my witness Rhett I will sell something...Next week I will actually put some effort into putting these black and… Continue reading Vintage Ad Art
I always sing this to myself (and sometimes, annoyingly, outloud, as I do not have a musical ear...so I am told...but they do say I improve greatly after the second glass of wine) whenever I see anything that belongs under the sea. Now you can sing it, in bed, when you are trying to sleep… Continue reading Under Da Sea
Did anyone notice the cameo appearance of Maat the cat just hanging out on her pillow?
So I am totally going to need glasses by the end of the year, my eyes are so tired after these...this problem is not stopping me from watching a Project Runway marathon of season 10 (I think). Every time I watch Project Runway I feel like I just wanna sew and design and totally feel… Continue reading Beards and Octopus. Octopus Beards. Bearded Octopus.
Loved the finished product. I was seeing dots for hours after finishing this (background is full of about 4 million dots give or take 3.9 million). Have a great day! ❤
A lot of my illustrations have long curly hair, at the moment. I've found some awesome examples. Very sorry, but some of these do not have sources to credit. If any illustrations pictured here are yours and you do not want them here please let me know immediately and I will remove them, but they… Continue reading Ya got curly, ya want straight. Ya got straight, ya want curly.
This is Maxine... As some of you might already know, I love Where The Wild Things Are...and I always wanted to be Max in the story and travel in his little boat, so here is Maxine! I love it but I think I'll make the crown a little more solid. Anyway after completing the… Continue reading Maxine, She Is A Wild Thing.
I love these two gals. Kinda the same and kinda different. I suppose they could be sisters, ha! Off to the drawing board. Don't forget to Like or Comment. Ruby xxx
This illustration can be found in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Oh My! Just couldn't resist posting this (very long) pic of a Cupcake For Everyday Of The Month... It, conveniently, provides the recipe too! That is so nice. So give some of these a go and let us all know how it went. Most don't look to complicated. I… Continue reading A Cupcake A Day, For A Whole Month.
Luggage means travel. When I see these old suitcases I just imagine the things they've seen and the places they've gone. Who owned them so many years ago? Who owns them now? Would the original owners be happy we have discovered new ways to upcycle these little wonders, truth be known they probably couldn't care… Continue reading Let’s Go On A Little Vacation!
Meet Terra and Luna. Together they truly are awesome, without one the other can't exist. I've just watched a fantastic doco on the Galapagos Islands with David Attenborough narrating. I'm only half way through but it's one of the best docos I have seen in recent times. His narrating just enhances the quality of this production. What an… Continue reading Terra and Luna
Gotta love an old camera or three. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Cameras; they can capture some awesome images. And some not so awesome images. We're all in possession of a crap photo or two, the ones that were taken without the double-chin filter on the camera (product does not exist) or the photos with you posing in your… Continue reading Well, ya get what you pay for, right?
Thank You Thank You Very Much, you've been a beautiful audience! Seriously you have! I just want to say a big thank you to all who have dropped by to have a look and to those that have liked, commented and reblogged as well. In the few short months I have been doing this I… Continue reading 1000 views!!!
So where is this little one off to? Off to Etsy to find a new owner? http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Just click and have a look around the Etsy shop. Please help to support small business by clicking, liking, commenting and sharing. Thanks All Love Ruby.
I think this rusty little fellow is my favourite. His name is Spencer and he has a great personality. Not a great personality as in...gee he's got a grreeeaatt personality, if you know what I mean...he just has. He is a little gruff at times, speaks is a low low slow slow deep voice. He moves… Continue reading Heart of the Steam Machine
Available in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop I love this little fella, I feel like I'd love to travel around the countryside in Italy in this guy. Might need a name though. Any suggestions???? Hmm I know that a lot of people don't like to comment on posts on a blog, but shouldn't we all just get… Continue reading Your Carriage Awaits
Haven't we all felt like this at times, metaphor for life? Available at my Etsy store http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop along with about 31 others...so far 🙂 I think next weeks task it to start creating some new pieces. I was thinking about doing a series of bubble gum machines, or something similar. And possibly doing a kids story… Continue reading Luggage Juggling?
Moving Day. Available at my Etsy Store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop Thanks for all your support guys! ❤ Ruby
Merry Christmas! A little early? Okay one last post. Print of my illustration. At my new Etsy Store http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ref=si_shop <-------Hit it, you know you want to. Night Night zzzzzzz been a long day Ruby xx
The Magnificent Owl One of the items in my Etsy store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/RubyCanoeDesign?ele=shop_open
Finally opened! Why not pop on in and have a look around at my Etsy shop. I have just listed 32 different illustrations for purchase. Retro and vintage feel to most of them. Trailers/caravans, cars, yummy looking CUPCAKES for your kitchen!! Really cute, so come over and have a look and let me know how… Continue reading ETSY SHOP OPEN!!
So after many months of work, my Etsy store is almost ready to roll!! I'm really excited to start this journey. I'm also really excited to get back to creating and designing as I've devoted so much time to getting this up and going. 10 Things I Have Discovered In The Last Few Months: Good things… Continue reading 9 Hours Till Launch…
Wild Thing I thing I think I love you! “Oh, please don't go—we'll eat you up—we love you so!” I can't imagine there are many people who haven't read this book. When I read it I was Max and I felt sad and cranky to be in the room by myself, and before you know… Continue reading More Monsters, Wild Thing Monsters!
A little discovery I made on http://www.archive.org This is a small selection of the book, What To Draw And How To Draw It by E.G Lutz. I think these illustrations are just fantastic. If you have kids, these illustrations would be great for them to follow. I remember those "easy" to follow "how to" instructions,… Continue reading What To Draw and How To Draw It.
Happy Birthday, that is, if it happens to be your birthday, and if not, then you should probably follow my blog and refer back here when it is your birthday ❤ If it is your birthday; what did you get for your birthday? Did you get pressies and cake? I really think that we should… Continue reading Happy Birthday Cupcake!
A sneak peak at my Retro Caravan Collection. Please Note: This is a photograph that I took and I'm not a photographer. All works are professionally printed. Prints will be available for purchase within 2 weeks (maybe sooner!) and will not have the black faming. So check back here for the opening date of the… Continue reading Para-van Caravan.
All done...Ruby xx
This is Wobbly House Lane. The first house has many many rooms to house the large Fitzherbert family. Mr and Mrs Fitzherbert, Goldie Fitzherbert (10 year old girl), Noodles Fitzherbert (8 year old boy) The Twins; Bill and Ben Fitzherbert (not flowerpot men) (Ben is short for Benweena...a girl! both are 4 years old), and… Continue reading Wobbly Houses
Well here it is, the new banner! Yay, I really enjoyed this one, but I think I am going to have today off. I have the lounge in my sights and a hot coffee and a Star Trek The Next Generation marathon (my sister just rolled her eyes). Have a great Wednesday. ❤ Ruby
Just working on a new header for the blog. Let me know what you think or just hit like would be great too 🙂 Have a great day.
So this is my Facebook banner (the first one anyway). I love that owl so much, the poor little guy needs a name though, I will have to think about that. I am a huge fan of the poem The Owl and The Pussycat, so I may have to look to the poem for inspirations… Continue reading Illustration Inspiration
My take on an illustration that I have seen recently on Pinterest. (The original is by Felicia Atanasiu, who does such wonderful work!) Cowardly Lion: Courage! What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty… Continue reading Welcome to Tues…Only a few more days till the weekend…You can do it!
Poppies, Fungi and Wattles. Poppy Spree:- I went on a poppy painting and sketching spree last year. And I had a great time with it too. By the end of the spree I was just using coloured pencils which I absolutely love at the moment. The top picture was on canvas paper and I had… Continue reading Art In The Garden
Just a little pile of cupcakes I am working on. This one should eventually make an appearance (after a bit more work) at the etsy shop when it is up and running. Who wouldn't love a pile of cupcakes?