Art, Illustrations

Heart of the Steam Machine

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

Art, Illustrations

Your Carriage Awaits

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

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Luggage Juggling?

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?

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One for the road.

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

Art, Illustrations

ETSY 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!!

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9 Hours Till Launch…

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…

Art, Illustrations

What To Draw and How To Draw It.

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.

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Happy Birthday Cupcake!

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!

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Para-van Caravan.

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.

Illustrations

Illustration Inspiration

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

Illustrations

Art In The Garden

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

Miscellaneous

“If not now, when?”

So I don't have any cute little toddlers to take photos of; I have found it quite difficult to get an 18 year old and a 15 year old to participate in cute finger painting photos for my blog. Really? Yes Really. And I don't have an abnormally fantastic and shabby chic kinda house; one… Continue reading “If not now, when?”