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Tutorial – Standing Hearts made with watercolor pencils!!

Hello!! I hope you are doing good and are enjoying the crisp January days!!

In my latest tutorial we will be making these gorgeous Standing Hearts!!
They are a celebratory standing ovation for your own heart, thanking it for all the beats it has given and the beats yet to come!
It is a promise to look after your heart with good food and exercise, and to protect it from harm, whilst keeping it open to all the goodness that life has to offer!

I hope you enjoy making this heart with me, and I would love to see your version of the Standing Heart!!

Here is the tutorial video

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

standing hearts tutorial art craft joanne seale

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Tutorial – How to make watercolor pencil bookmarks!!

Hello everyone!! I hope you are well and enjoying the very first days of a new decade!!
I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year as I think every day should be a opportunity for newness!
Can you imagine how good it feels to wake up in the morning and step into a new you? So that by bed time you have become a slightly better version of yourself?
That one step can be a great journey all of its own.

Maybe you have decided to start arting for the first time?

In this video I can show you how to use simple watercolor pencils to create some colourful bookmarks!!
I hope you have a go at making them and please do share them in the Facebook group!

I didn’t use references for my fishes but if you need some ideas to work from here is a link to a Pinterest search for colourful fishes
Pinterest fishes

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

watercolor bookmark tutorial joanne seale

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‘Tree of Life’ Giclee Print!!

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

Hello everyone!! I hope you are good and all set for celebrating the new year!! Whooo we made it!
One year has passed and I’m sure we are all looking forward to starting 2020 with a bang!
I know I am.

Watch out for some new content that I will be posting on New Year’s Day, I think you will enjoy it. :)

I would like to conclude ‘Tree of Life’ month by offering you these hand printed and signed prints.

As you know I created this Tree of Life painting to show how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.
It is a creative representation of self care and personal growth that can adorn your wall and inspire you every day.
It can be found here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/752574696/tree-of-life-art-print

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

tree of life painting giclee print joanne seale

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Art For Your Screens December Edition – Tree Of Life!!

Hello!!! I hope you are doing well on this glorious December day!!
I have been chilling and planning everything that I need to do next week which will include creating a new art tutorial aimed specifically at people who want to start arting for the first time! Stay tuned for more information!!

On Friday I went ice skating for the very first time! It was at Somerset House in London with Dj’s and even a steel band!!
However I don’t think my body will every recover from the experience lol, lets say that I managed to ‘Skate’ by holding onto the rail and pulling myself along for the whole 1 hrs session… ummm I think I need more practice.

Anyhow..

Art For Your Screens is a new way of collecting, displaying and sharing artwork, this digital file can be used as a screensaver and wallpaper on your mobile phone.

The Tree of Life image shows how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person and show how self care is an important factor in our every day.
Let this art on your screen be a reminder to take care of yourself whenever you look at your phone!!

click on the picture to go to the download page
or view it here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/762468889/art-for-your-screens-tree-of-life

tree of life art for your screens joanne seale

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New Greetings Card!! – Tree of Life month

Hello everyone!! I hope you are doing good on this December day? Maybe you are gently sliding into seasonal events and planning for the last month of the decade!!
Wow! we have come so far in 10 years.. I actually started this blog in 2010 and my first post was about my fascination with infrared photography, you can view it here
https://phloem.co.uk/2010/12/28/infrared-videography/
I will be once again taking up infrared imagery in 2020 as part of a dreamy landscapes project that will hopefully become a calendar, so watch this space!!

Anyhoo as we celebrate the end of a decade and welcome in a new calendar year I want to introduce you to December as ‘Tree of Life’ month and release my ‘Tree of Life’ painting in various different formats for the first time.

When I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person. I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

I think its quite fitting as we go into the new decade and into new versions of ourselves, to capture a reminder of how we can be both strong and delicate at the same time, and that all our aspects need to be nurtured in order for us to grow.

This first offering comes in the form of a ‘Tree of Life’ greetings card.
Please click to link below for more details and delivery options.

https://society6.com/product/tree-of-life2218276_cards?

I welcome you all to join me in celebrating ‘Tree of Life’ month too, maybe you will paint a tree of your own?
If you are new to arting I will be making some new tutorials specifically for you to step into this wonderful life of art and creating.

Its easier than you think!!

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

tree of life painting greetings card joanne seale

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Tree of Life painting – Acrylic on hot pressed paper

I’ve been thinking about this Tree of Life painting a lot recently, when I painted it I wanted to explore how the needs of a tree are very similar to the needs of a person.

I placed those needs around the tree like the earth in which its roots could grow.

As I take moment to breath before starting some new projects this painting reminds me that we can be strong and delicate at the same time. It’s all about balance..

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July Edition of ‘Art For Your Screens’ – You Are Enough

Hello! It is now July so time for a new edition of ‘Art For Your Screens’!
This month’s drop features my painting ‘You Are Enough’ and is great as a screensaver or wallpaper on your mobile phone, so you can have it on display at all times!
You can download it here
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/718412103/art-for-your-screens-july-edition-you?

art for your screens painting joanne seale

This month one lucky person who downloads the artwork will also receive a signed physical copy of my cute cat watercolour painting posted to you, I will be selecting someone at random so watch this space!

watercolour cute cat face art painting joanne seale

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