Tuesday, 13 December 2016

BRAND NEW 'I believe in unicorns' Brooch

A few weeks ago, I noticed a few lovely brooches / pins on Etsy where I have a shopfront too, I love browsing on Etsy , there are so many talented artists and makers there, and I have found some wonderful gifts for friends and for myself!

These little brooches really caught my eye, and set me thinking that I could add a brooch to my collection in time for Christmas with one of my unicorns on, to begin with, I have plans for more designs too. If you know my work and read this blog regularly, then you will know I am a big fan of unicorns and they feature often in my illustrations. So I decided to go with one of my most popular designs which is available as a print and a card in my shop 'I believe in unicorns'  it seemed to lend itself well to the brooch idea.

I got in touch with a very friendly and helpful company called Made by Cooper, who make these lovely pins, and were able to put what I had in mind into production, and now I have these beautiful little enamel unicorn pin brooches , and they are now available to buy on my website.

They are proving very popular so far, below are some pictures of the brooch, and you can get your right here they make ideal stocking fillers.

Take some unicorn magic along with you each day with this little brooch 

The back has a strong pin and a simple clutch fastening to secure it to your clothing.

The brooch comes mounted on a card with the same unicorn on, taken from my original painting.

My daughter wearing hers, which she is very pleased with! A few of  my friends have bought them for their children, but they are a great gift for grown ups too, I love mine, and you're never too old to believe in unicorns!

I'd love to hear what you think of my new little unicorn brooches, just leave your comments below :)

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BRAND NEW Prints Now Available At Sarah Lovell Art

I have been busy drawing and painting away, in between sending out Christmas orders and looking after my little tribe. Which means new designs which are now available as prints for you to buy. I had some beautiful photos taken of the new designs by the very talented Darren Lovell  . You can see the new prints below, just click on the image to be taken to my site and read more about each one, hope you like what you see!

'Jenny' a magical black cat amongst the stars, perfect for any cat lover 

 'Mali' the city cat, there's not a back street or garden gate she doesn't know!

A new Samuel Fox adventure, this time on a mountain train 'Clickety Clack'

 'Down in the Jungle' : Samuel fox explores the colourful jungle with his two little friends, watch out for the tiger! 

Now taking to the skies, Samuel Fox flies his bi plane 'Fox 1' above some mystical islands in 'Let's Fly'

I love the photos of my limited edition (run of only 50) giclee print 'Into the Blossom' it looks so lovely in the white frame. One of these has even been shipped to Hong Kong, get yours right here . 

You can also follow me on instagram @sarahlovellart or 'like' my facebook page too to keep up to date on what I'm doing. You could even sign up to my monthly newsletter to receive some special offers, and be the first to hear about new products. 

Thanks so much for reading, I'd love to hear what you think of these new prints, just leave your thoughts below....

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Dorset Team Etsy Fair......2 more sleeps!

I'm getting more and more excited as Saturday draws near, as the 3rd of December is the day of the Dorset Team Etsy Christmas fair at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne, open from 10am until 4pm.

It is lovely being part of the Dorset Etsy team, I love running my own business, but it means I spend time going it alone. Being part of a 'team' connects me to a wonderful Etsy community of other very talented and creative people, who are all coming together on Saturday. The Allendale centre will be buzzing on Saturday with creativity, happiness and community, and there'll be no better place to start your Christmas shopping.

I'll be in great company, selling along side other members of the Dorset Etsy team, such as The Cat in the Shoe with her beautiful handmade textile sculptures,  Nicolette Dawn with her amazing wire animal sculptures, Love From Hetty and Dave with their lovely hand crafted leather jewellery and accessories, and Little Vagaries with their magical illustrated products, to name a few.

On top of finding some truly original and hand made items for some gift ideas, you know that you will be making some one's day by buying their products. 

You can check out all the information on the fair on the Facebook page here.  

I'll be there with all my hand illustrated cards, prints, colouring books and my brand new 'I believe in unicorns' brooches and limited edition print at a special price! Take a look below........Hope to see you there :)

Limited edition giclee print 'Into the Blossom'

If you can't make it, you can always order from my Etsy shop - free UK shipping and it'll be with you in plenty of time for the big day.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

BRAND NEW 'Into the Blossom' Limited Edition Giclee Print

Hi everyone,
Thanks for popping by to have a read about what I have been up to lately.
I have some exciting news about a brand new print from my original painting 'Into the Blossom'.
This painting started a while ago when some friends gave me a rather large (apx 1.5m square) canvas that they no longer wanted. It's not often you get given a canvas this big free of charge, so I was racking my brains for something to paint on it. It went through different stages and many layers of paint, some layers with some help from my three children!
After looking through some magazines and following my natural instincts to paint a unicorn and a fox ;) 'Into the Blossom' started to emerge. I wanted it to be something magical, and special as the original was for my daughter's bedroom (where it is now hanging) to give her magical dreams each night.
The final layer was done in a mixture of gouache and collage and then varnished to finish the whole thing off.
I have had a very limited edition run of 50 prints made, all printed locally, here in Dorset. The prints are 60cm x 60cm and are Giclee prints done on ultra smooth 280gsm fine art, acid free paper. It is printed with archival quality pigment colour-fast ink. So a very special print indeed , I hope you'll agree.
Here are some pictures of the finished print, if you think you'd like 'Into the Blossom' hanging on your wall, you can find it here . It'd make a wonderful present for some one special in your life....

I recently had a print framed and I'm so pleased with how it looks in this white frame :)

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

NEW Occasion Cards

I have been inspired by the lovely flowers and colours which are out in force across our beautiful country side and garden at the moment and designed four new occasion cards, including 'Get Well Soon', 'Thinking of You' , 'The Most Amazing Mum' and  'My Wonderful Nan'.

All the cards are blank inside for your own special message and come cello wrapped with a colourful envelope. There's free UK shipping and at the moment there's a special offer on my website to celebrate the release of these new cards ( I have some new cat cards too!), just enter the code 'NEW' at the checkout to receive 20% off your order.

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below. You can also keep up to date with what I'm up to on my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram @sarahlovellart  

Thanks for reading :)

NEW Cat Cards! Hand Illustrated and Available Now.

Hi everyone,

Hope the sun is shining where you are, Summer has definitely hit Dorset!

Lately at Sarah Lovell Art HQ, I have been busy drawing cats, to add to my existing cat cards. I would like to introduce you to 'Mali', 'Spike', 'Theo', 'Maddy' and 'Jenny'. They are all pet cats belonging to my friends , and have now been immortalised and made a bit famous by being featured on my cards!

You can get yourself these cards on my website  . They are all A6 , blank inside for your own special message, and come cello wrapped with a colourful envelope. All my products are printed here in Dorset on 'Carbon Captured' paper with biodegradable inks. I hope you find one (or more ) that you like!

Also I have a very SPECIAL OFFER on my site until the end of August, you can enter the code NEW to get 20% off your order, and there's free UK shipping on all orders too.... bargain!






I'd love to hear what you think about these , or if you have any questions, or would like your cat included in the collection (i'm planning on adding more cats) just let me know in the comments or email me at sarah@sarahlovellart.co.uk 

Monday, 25 April 2016

'Don't Forget to be Awesome' New Print by Sarah Lovell Art

I am not sure where I first heard 'Don't Forget to be Awesome' but as soon as I heard it, I liked it, and it stuck with me, a great thought to start each day.

Last year I did an on line course with the amazing Lilla Rogers. The course is called 'Make Art that Sells' and I had been thinking of doing it for a long time. I finally decided to do it, and didn't regret it! I LOVED it, it was just like going back to art school, except the students were all over the world. we had a facebook group to chat in and share ideas, it was such a great experience, and I would recommend it whole heartedly to anyone interested in making art that sells.

So, one of the weeks assignments was 'Wall Art', and part of the brief was to include some words. As soon as I read the brief, 'Don't Forget to be Awesome' popped into my head, and I knew I wanted to make a piece of art with these words. This print is the result of that week. I have the original in my hallway,  we see it each day we come down stairs, and it always puts a smile on my face.

I decided to make it available as a print to hopefully put a smile on your face too! You can purchase your print right here

The print is hand illustrated and printed here in Dorset on 260gram paper with biodegradable inks. Hope you like it, oh, and don't forget to be awesome. 

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Stock Up On Greetings Cards for all Occassions

Do you have a special draw where you keep a stock pile of cards?

Well I may just have some news that will interest you! I have just added a 'Card Collections' page to my website  where you can choose from a number of card collections to stock up on cards for all sorts of different occasions, or, if you wish, to keep and frame for your home.

There are collections of 3 to 6 cards, from flowers, to unicorns to bikes. All the cards are hand illustrated, then printed here in Dorset on 'Carbon Captured' paper with biodegradable inks. They come individually cello wrapped with a colourful envelope, and carefully packaged in a silver envelope , so they reach you in perfect condition.

Here's a taster of some of the collections, and you can see them all right here

Love and Babies Collection

Hand Illustrated Bike Collection

Hand Illustrated Flowers Collection 

Unicorns Collection

Hope you enjoy having a look around and that you find a collection to help stock up that drawer! 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

Does Your Mum Believe in Unicorns? (Then this may well be the perfect mother's day present!)

Mother's day is a week away and you may be on the search for that something special, and may be a bit different from a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates, or something to go with the flowers and chocolates? Either way this present is bound to delight any mum out there , not to mention , put her in touch with her creative side and give her time to relax her mind and colour in. 

May I introduce 'I Believe in Unicorns' A Colouring Book by Sarah Lovell. 

This beautiful book is completely hand drawn , and features 20 detailed illustrations for your mum's colouring pleasure. Each picture is also accompanied by a positive affirmation to fill her day with happiness and positivity. The book is spiral bound so, the 'Carbon Captured' paper pages can be easily removed and displayed once coloured. 

You can get a copy right here

I'd also love to hear what you think , if you'd like to leave a comment below.