This product is part of the #makeforgood collection, a project powered by Australian Etsy sellers and in support of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign. 30% of the sale price of this product will be donated to Plan’s Because I Am A Girl Campaign. It’s $30 USD, and a limited run of 30 copies! In my Etsy shop now: http://www.jessesmess.etsy.com
All funds raised will go towards supporting projects that help promote the equal rights of all children, helping lift girls around the world – and their entire communities – out of poverty. To learn more about this project go to etsy.me/makeforgood.
I recently received a great array of samples from Nuovo group who I publish cards with. So great to see them from the screen to the flesh! Soon to be distributed in Australia, woohoo!
This is me… tick tocking til our second baby is due (any time now?!). I’ll be bloggin less frequently, but baby spamming more on Instagram! @jessesmess if you are on there. Thank you for all the art support over the past few years, I’ve been loving working as a freelancer, beyond words!
I’ve been experimenting with wrapping paper (wallpaper?!) designs…. Good timing to celebrate the rainbow on the internet after the amazing news that the US has moved forward in allowing same sex couples to marry. Move along Australia!
Officially, Proteas stemmed from South Africa, but we’ve sort of claimed them! I’m hoping to turn these into a card or calendar collection soon…
I’ve been very disciplined at making sure I do at least one drawing each week for the ’52 Week Illustration Challenge. It’s been a great way to experiment with media, and without some sort of theme I often get stuck on ideas – so loved the weekly prompt to kick me off. Here is a collection from the past few weeks…
A long, long term dream has been to create children’s books, and much to my excitement, the past year has been the beginnings of this – I’ve been working with several publishers on some picture books and board books, hurrah!
Recently the first project was released – two board books, available through Amazon and in the U.S. through Little Bee Books (although sadly not Australia at this stage). Written with my friend Jo, the books are touch and feel for little ones, and were much fun to create. More to come!
It was a lovely change from normal projects to be able to put together a bundle of flowers, herbs and spices for my regular Chinese Medicine clinic, Quiescence. This was just a few from the project, there is about 30 in total… they will be used for business cards and herb labels.