why has it been so quiet?

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2016 was almost silent for The Grateful Red.  I apologise for that!  2016 turned out to be a big big year for my family and myself outside of my business and unfortunately that meant something had to give… and it was my beloved Grateful Red.

However….. that also led to some time to think about what I am doing, what I want to do and on what journey I wish to take you all!

So…. welcome to 2017 and a year of new adventures.  What does 2017 bring to The Grateful Red?  A complete change in direction.  A refocusing on what is important to me and bringing that all together to share with you in the form of new works.

Living in a lovely rural community, in a ramshackle 115 year old cottage, surrounded by my animals and gardens, I found that the consumerism of printed paper works was starting to grate on my love of all things vintage and recycled.  So this year I am bringing you a range of works that focuses on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.

To kick it off I have been working with some of my lovely china pieces I haven’t had the heart to throw out once they were damaged and broken, as well as using some lovely vintage costume jewellery pieces I have collected over the years and remodelling some other vintage items.  Keep up to date here and on Facebook.com/thegratefulredstudios or Instagram: thegratefulredstudio to see what I have been making.

All items are OOAK and you are guaranteed to own your own unique piece.  I would love to hear what you think of this new direction (good and bad!).

Warm hugs and HAPPY 2017!

 

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Meet Marlia and Keeya

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I am pleased to introduce my two newest prints to The Grateful Red family.   Thank you to our wonderful Instagram and Facebook family for putting forward so many awesome names to choose from!  My two beautiful sons each drew a name from the box and Marlia (left) and Keeya (right) were the two beautiful names chosen!

They are currently available only via direct message but I will aim to have them in store come Easter time when I do a refresh and restock.

2016 – the Year of the Critters!

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Welcome to 2016… officially the Year of the Critters!

After launching my first Critters at the end of 2015 they have been a huge success and I have started working on adding to the Critter family in 2016.

First up is ‘Geraldine’.  Geraldine is a very Zen Critter.  She focuses on inner peace and harmony.  Geraldine’s mediation mantra is “Sky above me, Earth below me, Fire within me”.

Please welcome Geraldine to the Critter family.

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Spring is in the air

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What does your favourite flower say about you?

What do I love most about Spring?  My magnolia tree is in full bloom.  I absolutely adore magnolias and think they are one of the most beautiful, regal and graceful of flowers.

Inspired by our many flowers I have decided to put together a ‘Meaning of Flowers’ selection of prints.  These prints are going to be available exclusively through The Handmade Exchange‘s new retail online gallery – with some great discounts for multiple buys.

 

 

Happy Shiny New Designs

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As many of you would have seen I am featuring alongside some amazing artisans on  The Handmade Exchange (check them out) tonight with some of my newest works (at very discounted prices)

Here is a look at the items on sale tonight as well as a few of my other works that have been recently completed and will be in my store this week : )

And yes – for those that have asked – there are some new gold foil prints!
(I know I have been a bit slack on the gold foil lately as I have been playing with my watercolours)

Enjoy!



 

 

oooohhhh…. new Instant Downloads!

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You talked – I listened… instant gratification it is!
Welcome to downloadable wall art!  Yes – you can now access The Grateful Red designs in digital format via my new shop LittleRedDigiArt.  Now you can print my designs at home!

I will slowly be adding to this store so check back regularly!