You know you’re a bold soul when…

You know you're a bold soul when ... blog post header with hand lettered type, on watercolour shapes and featuring Rainbow Lady picture

You know you’re a bold soul when…

  • You’re beyond youthful fear, over trying to fit in and be ‘beige’… Now you care less about societal demands and want to be you! It’s time to express yourself unapologetically and loudly!
  • Freedom, beauty, happiness and kindness are important to you – with a great big dessert of sovereignty and taking no rubbish!
  • Talking about sovereign… gender, age and actual royal connections aside, you’re a Queen. You know the three archetypes of Maiden, Mother, and Crone? Let’s include and celebrate the fourth one, Queen, after Mother and before Crone. That gives us a lovely lot of bonus, un-destined, in-between years – goodness willing and the creek don’t rise – for action and fun! Listen to more about the fourth archetype here, with Pace and Kyeli.
  • You’re meeting yourself where you find yourself: here. Appreciating your humanity, realness. Naturally the same respect flows to others. You do not, however, suffer fools gladly!
  • You may or may not be what anyone would call older, but you’ve gone through something in life that’s given you a similarly independent frame of mind.
  • In others, you’re seeing past younger and older, gender, ability, skin tone and seeing equally valuable human people
  • You’re committed to supporting friends in their bold uniqueness. You delight in and celebrate kindred spirits’ quirks and awesomeness, their OC tendencies and their goodness
  • No damn sugar coating! In so many ways. Truth telling, with kindness. [Also, no actual sugar! Human bodies don’t function well with that white stuff.]
  • You’re less concerned what ‘others’ [who are these judgemental ‘others’ anyway?] might think, you speak up when speaking up is required, even when your voice shakes
  • You’re getting more comfortable with trusting your intuition, and recognising your sensitivity is your strengthBold woman with text "Your sensitivity is your strength"
  • You likely have introvert qualities – yey, half the population does, y’know – and work with them to do your work in your own best way
  • You sometimes get a ‘What? Am I invisible?’ vibe when out and about … Shhhh, it’s our superpower, luckily …
  • … the important thing is we’re visible to each other :)
  • You’ve realised the importance of good old fashioned gratitude

Join the groundswell!

#kindredspirit, let’s acknowledge ourselves and recognise each other. Let’s percolate up and make society’s fabric awesome. It may smell like a coffee shop.

I’m thinking of you, with recognition, pride and insider joke giggling chortling…
Love Meg x o

 

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The First 5 Pictures of the 100 Picture Project

Header text overlaid on 5 new happy artworks

A million years ago Last century (early eighties) the librarian at graphic design college told us new students this truth/joke: When in a group setting somebody mentions a topic they don’t (yet) know about, the librarian/s present will glaze over briefly (and possibly look seemingly vaguely off into the distance) while they figure out how they would look it up.

I love that (and am related to and around many librarians) and pretty sure I’ve see this actually happen!

I love when people are drenched in their specialty/genius and they want to use their powers to make things better. I feel that way with my new art project, too :)

Art can change the way you look at the world

Have you heard that good art can change the way you look at the world? I love it when I go to an exhibition and afterwards, back outdoors – where I was perhaps half an hour ago – everything seems different with my new art-influenced perspective.

I particularly remember returning to the daylight when I’d seen David Hockney’s many-eyed photographs.

And Christine McCarthy’s (one of my teachers/mentors) and her prints  have forever changed the way I look at coastal sand dune vegetation and other landscape wonders!

My art project has already started to change the way I’m looking at things!

For me, it can feel like a whole other day by the end of a walk or a day, let alone a week or a month or a lengthy project! You too?

Based on other lengthy projects (like my 50 Pictures for my 50th birthday a couple of years ago) I’m guessing that End of Project Me is some way off yet… I am still Start of Project Me. However, I note this art project is already subtly changing my outlook.

I was walking past a tree with ripening apples, searching my mental filing cabinet for what paint colours I could use* to approximate Mother Nature’s palette. Like the librarians, right?! Seeing my palette in my mind’s eye, mixing a colour… Lol! <3

Here’s a collage of the first 5 pictures of the 100 Picture Project:

5 new pictures, 4 are paintings and one is a black and white colouring page

Click the picture to view and read the description/story of the first four in my online gallery shop.

Picture 5 is a great Winston Churchill quote I came across that’s going to be super relevant this year! To help embed it in my psyche, I spent some hours lettering and decorating it…  I even have it (smaller) on my vision board to remind me, and had it pasted down even before I nominated my big art project.

The colouring page of the Churchill quote is not for sale!

But, you can have it!

Whaaaat? How does that work?

It’s now a part of the Tangerine Treasury secret library of downloads!

If you’re already signed up for my mailing list, you can access this as a downloadable colouring page in the usual way. Otherwise, sign up and download today!

Related / Unrelated News …

How intriguing is this recent article about instagram changing the way we involve ourselves with art? Might I even suggest the term ‘play’ with art? Certainly there’s influence going in both directions :)

You can follow along the 100 Pictures Project artworks in progress on instagram and facebook… go ahead and comment when one of them resonates with you!

Love. Light. Peace.
Meg x o

 

* Red and the light pink mixed. It was a lovely ripe-y pinky red.

PS There are still some 2018 Bold Art Calendars left – mostly Bold Women and a few Cats, and right now there are a couple of Still Lifes.

Catsanova Invitation Adelaide Fringe 2018

PS2 If you’re in Adelaide and you like cat art, come to the Catsanova Fringe Cat Art exhibition at Pepper St Art Gallery, Magill, between February 18 (the launch) and March 23! I’ll have some artwork in there … did you see, one of my paintings is on the invitation (top right) :)

PS3 Click this for your own copy of the current Print of the Month. As of this writing, it’s a cat one :)

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2018 Art Project: Introducing the 100 Pictures Project

I’ve just set upon an audacious goal for an art project this year: 100 pictures in 2018.

Tangerine Meg looking towards a blue page with chart of an art project drawn up in black marker lines and writing

There are so many pictures I want to do, have been ‘meaning’ to do … so many series and themes I’ve been meaning to play with. To force gee myself along to make headway on these pieces, this morning I’ve decided in 2018 to aim for 100 pictures! Holy Moly.

100 Pictures Project, Rules

  1. The 100 Pictures Project pictures can be small, middle-sized or big
  2. The medium can be lino print, pen and watercolour, a sketch turned computer illustration, a pattern design, a colouring page, or anything else that’s a fair equivalent
  3. The 100 Pictures will comprise 10 each of these 10 themes:
    Cats (breeds),
    cats (storybook),
    dogs,
    still life,
    chickens,
    quotes,
    flowers,
    people,
    black & white animals,
    cups & mugs.
  4. I can categorise a picture however I see fit, but check off only one box per picture
  5. If I started a picture in 2017 and finish in 2018 it can be counted, but if I start a piece in 2018 and complete in 2019 that won’t be counted. [I say this knowing I have 2 lino prints verging on ready to print! Likely I’ll start some this year and complete in 2019, too!]
  6. The hashtag is #100PicturesProject if you want to search for progress over the next months, the images will build up. [I’ll make that into a link once it’s ‘worth’ searching!]
  7. I will probably make calendars with the pictures, but am not focussing on that initially
  8. You can certainly buy these along the way if you want to own a piece of this 100-piece body of original artwork! [Thank you! That helps keep the stove and computer running too!]
  9. Cards? Giclee Prints? Maybe … yet to be decided! Do you like the sound of that?
  10. This art project will utilise my tendency towards compulsion focus-when-I-have-a-chart-to-tick-things-off to good advantage, serving to make me encourage me to delve into my chosen themes and prioritising making artwork over generally getting distracted.
  11. I reserve the right to change these self-declared art project parameters if they just aren’t serving. Or extend the time! [I estimated my 50th Birthday project taking 2 months, and it took 10!]
  12. This is a blog post/weblog/journal article! The official webpage for the 100 Pictures Project is here.

Photo collage including: Tangerine Meg's smiling face, a cat, the numbers 53 and 54, and a radial decorated heart.

100 Pictures Project, Motto

Note, in this ^^^ double exposure photographic self-portrait, the start of this quote:

Continuous effort – not strength, luck, money or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.

~ Winston Churchill

… which is one of my faves on my new Vision Board for 2018, and I wholeheartedly believe it! Everything I’ve ever impressed myself by achieving has taken the long way round, and I’m gonna need reminding of it almost every day while I chip like a-bird-punching-at-a-diamond-with-a-tardis-inside at the 100 pictures!

I’d love to hear in the comments section if you have a specific art project or goal – or other life area – for 2018.

I’ll get on and post this now – I’ve got pictures to make!

Talk soon, Mwah!
Love Meg x o

 

PS There are still some 2018 calendars left… I’ll adjust the gallery shop to reflect if/when I have Still Lifes coming back from stockists (though they seem largely to have sold out) and currently I have 8 Cat-themed, and 22 Bold-Women-themed ones in hand. 10% off for everyone. (Members have had full choice and 10% off since I did the print run. Join here for next year (and freebies)!)

PS2 Please share along a link to this 100 Pictures Project to any friends who you think might like it… it’ll be fun to welcome more kindred spirits to the tribe, yes?
#catlovers #gardeners #indieartcollectors #boldsouls #boldartlovers #happyartlovers #originalartcollectors

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Live Bold List 49: 15 Small things I’ve learned so far this year

I journeyed with Tangerine Man* (my husband), on an 8-hour each way road trip for a couple of days to Melbourne, Australia, and came home with some fresh perspectives.

15 Things I’ve learned (or done) so far this year

  1. We saw a wonderful skull exhibition at a gallery we’d not been to before.
  2. A generous French woman (who we stayed with) said I “… could be her daughter”, because of our ages. Me: “Yes!” :D
  3. Took trams and trains – Melbourne has a great public transport system – and despite taking ‘wrong’ ones and getting on and off at various ‘wrong’ stops, made it home with generous amounts of walking.
  4. Found out that I am kind of soothed by op shopping (thrift store shopping) … Kinda disappointed but I guess it could be worse, right? It could be expensive or do no good.
  5. I have noticeably progressed with my FODMAP foods self-knowing. No problems while away, hoorah! I discerned my quantities, and even ate at a mexican restaurant!
  6. Went to Side Hustle book tour talk. After a long day of walking and crowds, I lit up in recognition of ‘my’ people in the queue. Chris Guillebeau speaks well, using stories to creatively make his points, is appreciative of his world wide community, and was friendly as he signed my copy of Side Hustle School. [Currently reading it!] “What’s next?” At the Side Hustle Book TourPhotos of the event are here (glad I somehow knew it was wear a striped top day!) and were taken by Peter Fritz who is doing interesting work supporting mid-life reinvention.
  7. Saw this cool wobbly reflection
    section of a city scape showing a rippled reflection
  8. Saw lovely art making a statement on an everyday electric hub thingy. Do you know who painted these?
    painted sides of electricity boxes sighted in Melbourne
  9. Drove! [Grateful for a reliable car!]
    view out a windscreen at a road and a blue sky
  10. Caught up and had dinner with my adult son
  11. Recorded some grids on footpaths (sidewalks) … they might make nice textures for photos, or patterns for pictures. We’ll see.
    Three footpath patterns and textures
  12. After toying with a great many words over the previous days and on the road trip, I’ve chosen a fitting one for my 2018 Word of the Year… Embrace. I started smiling when I alighted on ’embrace’ – a good sign, right? I think it’ll work nicely for me in 2018, and will wrap around [see what I did there?] many aspects. For me, it relates to quality of life, self-acceptance, relationship consolidation, skills and interests consolidation, embracing of whole self-ness, and of course actual hugging! [I’m nervous putting a private, not-yet-played-out guidepost ‘out there here’ in ‘public’, and I’m not wanting any feedback on my choice, thank you.] Have you ever used Embrace for your word of the year? I feel it may be a popular one…
  13. On that note, do you want me to illustrate/decorate your Word of the Year? Check out my new service here.
  14. Once my word was discerned, I was able to complete my 2018 Vision Board upon our return. Fun :)
  15. I resolved to make a priority of art in 2018 … my next blog post is about how I’m going to make sure I do!

How has your year started, dear bold soul? I’d love to hear… drop a comment below or on my Tangerine Meg Visual Artist Facebook page.

Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

 

*Not his real name

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Changes big and small this year (so far)

Thing to remember: 2017 is not over. I’m not summing up something that is, as yet, incomplete.

All the same … what’s been making a difference so far?

header for Changes blog post, with blue sky photo and coloured party lights.

Tangerine Man and I moved into our new house, which is a big, wonderful change *and* we’re still de-fragging boxes, belongings, baggage!

We inherited some beautiful green curtains, and this week got the ikea hardware to make them work. Lucky us, they fit just right and need no further adjusting.

I formed my new studio into a video shoot backdrop (see background of next picture at left). Glad I got it functional early on, though the rest of the house is scrambling to catch up!

We lost our other old orange catboy. After caring for small, medium and large dependants for 27 years, we’re taking a short pause (paws?) from pets.

After those big changes, and many months, I/we are settling down – feeling ownership, starting to viscerally get that ” … we don’t have to move”.

How is it that I feel *more* like myself when I have henna on my hand? I imagine folk with tattoos get feels something like this. My capable hands are starting to look like an old lady’s hands in photos. Are you noticing some changes that come with time passing, too?

This year, I doubled the size of pages I write on each morning from A5 to Julia Cameron‘s recommended A4. And more recently, I added in some gratitude recording (3 Things I’m Grateful for) in the morning along with about 3 core desired feelings (CDFs), and a Martin Seligman suggestion, a What Went Well and Why recap in the evening. This has helped be more in touch with an optimistic perspective – aware that I’ll be recording these – and I’ve enjoyed having a dedicated time in the day to not only debrief and plan, but also to practise with words and language.

My (and yours, too) efforts and projects add up! I’ve come a long way since starting blogging in 2007 … from starting a mailing list, making and showing art and making calendars, and this year introducing great quality art reproductions of my work. I’ll be turning 11 years old as a blogger in 2018, and I have plans for something fun around that next year. Stay tuned. :D

the left image is a hand coloured lino print entitled "A Veritable Garden" showing the human digestive tract as a garden; the right image is a pair of walking shoes aligned with a compass of chalk hearts on a road

Lately, I’m getting closer to the crux [not the horcrux!] of this FODMAP and inflammatory foods digestive puzzle. I guess, why should a whole bunch of crap being touted as food work in a human body? Even if you don’t want to lose weight or look younger – JJ Virgin addresses us as though we do – this book is important to read.

Just this month I got the party lights up! They’re so festive! #thismakesmehappy

party lights installed and lit and a half face selfy, all with blue sky, right hand side deeper blue

Well done, Australia on #MarriageEquality! Hoorah! Pause for a minute, breathe and enjoy, then no doubt the next challenge will need our energy!

Not trying to be comprehensive today, just practising casting my mind back and reflecting on some of the events and progress of the year. I might do a full, the-year-is-finished round up after December 31st, or I might be busy making my yearly collage / vision board. In any case, this has been an ‘almost’ round up. Hope you enjoyed it! Paste a link below if you’ve blogged a yearly wrap up. I’d love to see! :)

Trying to remember: a helpful thing to do amidst the flurry is to pause and remember to be grateful. Do you do that, too?

Kindness and Love,
Meg x o
(here in the Aussie sun in front of a friend’s party lights!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS Want to gift yourself (or a fellow cat lover) *Cosy*, my December Print of the Month? It has a somehow both an awake *and* snuggly atmosphere, just right for a bedroom or other room of relaxation … check out on the right below for a close up peek at the paper texture.

PS2 Several Cat and Bold Women themed 2018 Calendars are available. “As soon as possible” is the best time to secure the theme you desire! As of this writing I have approximately 27 Bold Women calendars, 10 Cats and 2 3 0 Still Lifes (that’s going to fluctuate this month a bit due to January, stockist change outs and so on!)

PS3 This post is kind of a listicle without a numbering system, isn’t it? Oh well, at least there are lots of pictures! Happy day, bold soul. Thanks for reading right down!

PS4 Are you on my mailing list? Get on it if you like my art and want to get the holiday email in your inbox very soon! Here’s a sneak peek of the desktop artwork I’m making for a holiday gift (do you like the coloured lights?):

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Danielle tells it, on fear mongering

Watercolour blues and greens background, with white print in hand-written looking font with a paragraph from White Hot Truth.

Be encouraged, bold soul. :)

I enjoyed the book, White Hot Truth by Danielle LaPorte. Have you read it? What did you think?
She espouses that our search is very personal and we have a lot of independence, and there’s also some big stuff trying to weaken us. ‘Hidden’ in the book is this ^^^ paragraph. And once you see it, you can’t un-see it.

Have a great week,
Love Meg x o

 

PS Order your November Print of the Month now, if the Vincent Van Gogh guavas resonate with you. I’d love to hear if there’s another of my pictures you’d like to see as a future Print of the Month :)

PS 2 Would you believe? I now have a homewares section on my website – how exciting! Today I made time to enter all my available cards, which now total 95, not including a few discontinued pictures that you can still get in person at markets! If that gives you decision fatigue by osmosis, there’s a link to the Serendipity packs of 10 – picked for you, on a theme.

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What is a Vision Board, anyway?

Have you made a Vision Board before, kindred spirit? Was it fun, useful?

close up of a 2017 collaged vision board overlaid with title, reading "What is a Vision Board, anyway?", Tangerine Meg

What and why I like Vision Boards

I’ve gotten a lot out of my yearly collaging. I love that it’s visual, and that it’s kinda like encouraging time travel…  when you send light and guidance to your later-in-the-year-self, going, hey remember we wanted to get this stuff done in this way, don’t get cluttered or overwhelmed, ok? Then a breath and a pause. And things get more back on track. Even when you’re putting out daily fires emails, liaising, doing errands …

It looks like I’ve been doing a yearly collage for around 5 years. I got onto them via the Leonie-who-formerly-called-herself-Goddess who said a tiny percentage of people plan their year and even less write anything down. A Vision Board is a visual way to bring a to reality longed for plans you’ve never quite got to. [Note to self: There seems a disproportionately high ratio of awesome folks called Leonie. *Sends virtual *mwah* to beautiful Leonies the world over*]

I can’t remember where I read it, but I agree that business and life planning is more like guesswork and parenting (see also: guesswork) than it is like say a spreadsheet or a static list. If you start off the year knowing what you intend, you can fine tune or even re-think the details along the way as things become clearer or evolve. Vision Boards are more of a light, a guiding hand-hold reminder of, “..is that what we wanted?”, “remember we thought we’d aim for this …” It’s a message from Now Selves to our During 2018 Selves.

Another activity I find valuable at the end/beginning of the year/s is writing and answering difficult questions. I’ve sourced my set from a variety of places, and you could write them for yourself if you’re good at creating insightful questions! It’s also useful to summarise yearly income and outgoings, ‘specially with a business and not a GoTo job, thought it’s good to have your head around money stuff, either way.

How I do it

I like to take the opportunity of the down time week between Xmas and New Year and spread out all the magazines I can lay my hands on, cut out way too many things that light me up – inspiring or relevant phrases, pictures of health and home, archetypal ‘me’ images I relate to, usually some pictures of well-lit fruit, and illustrations of happy people in fields with balloons or flowers.

Then I cull cull cull, down to the crux of what I want to hold in mind for the year as best as my creative dancing mind can hold. It works, though … when I look at my vision board now in October, it still makes me happy and reminds me of XmasNewYearMe’s goals, inspiration, intentions. I’ve make something I love to look at: a rainbow of colours, uplifting phrases, things I’m aiming for in my life, words that make me feel like I’m speaking and anchoring my truth. Paste it all on. It’s right there, and doesn’t talk, it shows, so it works quickly and is more accessible than say a hidden word document on your computer (though they’re useful for plenty of things, too).bolsters, blocks and other yoga equipment neatly stored under the OM sign and fairy lights

Adelaide Bold Souls, want to book in some accountability?

Have you been meaning to make a Vision Board for years, and never quite gotten around to it? Or want to make a start early, so that in December/January you simply add in your last sunny epiphanies and then you’re done? Or, gah, don’t want to make a beautiful in-progress mess for the cat to sleep and stretch all over, or get out AllTheEquipment and the good stuff gets taken by small loved people into different rooms not to be found for ages?

What if you could make a date now – paid, for extra accountability and with all materials provided – to get going on your 2018 Vision Board? You can expect to leave at the end of the session with your Vision Board in hand, if not finished then well and truly started. Go here to read more if you can get to Christies Beach, South Australia, on November 12 and it’s your cup of tea (oh yeah we’ll be having tea there), ‘cos Yaisa Nio (of Yoga Here and There) and I are putting just such an event on, combining our zones of genius to guide you along this process… yoga feet with a cool tat surrounded by colourful creating materials

We’ll have lovely colours, plentiful magazines to cut and paste, kindred spirits to keep you company or even to help you find that picture you’re after, good scissors and sticky glue. So it just works. Go here to book your spot.

tangerine meg showing her last years vision board

See you there? Technology permitting there’s a link below. If not, click this to go get your limited spot. The strictly limited spaces are almost half booked as of this writing.yaisa nio and tangerine meg looking at the camera with fairy lights in the background

These pics are from our practise run last week :) Salt Yoga is a gorgeous venue, right?

Even if you can’t or don’t want to do this Vision Board workshop with me and Yaisa – there are only 12 spots after all – post a picture of your Vision Board on my Facebook if you like. I’d love to see!

Talk soon,
Love Meg

 

 

PS My Studio Clearance artworks are getting quietly snaffled up by early bird kindred spirits. Click that link ^^^ if you want to check them out. Don’t wait and think it will be still there at the Murray Bridge makers market. Though I’d love to see you there too :)

PS2 Cat art calendars are back in stock! Custom Cats are nearly booked out for the year – one spot left. You can still get your October Print of the Month here.

PS3 Click these groups of words | for other times | I’ve written about | Vision Boards

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Live Bold List 48: In defense of Listicles

In which I put forward that the maligned blog format, a list – sometimes fondly (or not) known as a listicle – is as valid as other post structures.

Header featuring cat art, post in defence of the humble list post

Live Bold List 48: In defense of Listicles

  1. I think a list can be just as deep, complex, beautiful and connecty as another article! It depends how you approach reading and writing them… I like the structure of a list and try to write as much detail and explanation as I would in a well-edited sentence or paragraph.
  2. A list is a ‘specially relatable format if you are an organised and action oriented person.
  3. Calling it a listicle kind of indicates they’re ephemeral or melty like a popsicle, right? Or is it a reference somehow to a testicle (which they also rhyme with)? << Not gonna follow that train of thought! I think lists are as strong and lasting as their content, not weakened by their structure.
  4. My preference with prose is for it to be nicely broken up, illustrated, have headers, and maybe even small numbered/bulleted sections. Why not introduce with a sentence, have the bulk as some hearty listiness and even illustrate within the listicle? (Or not, as today).
  5. I love doing a link list to cool stuff I’ve found on the net, and finding new things that way, too!
  6. It’s a great ‘limitation’ to make sure you’re succinct! The numbering somehow guides you/me/the writer to make points clearly, which I think is a good thing.
  7. I myself have written about 48 list posts – I like ’em! Happy to share thoughts, feelings or other points in a list!

In other news

Had a lovely time on Sunday, when Yaisa and I held space for 6 beautiful souls to make a start and a difference to their 2018. Shining Lights.

6 beautiful souls holding up their vision boards for 2018 in a wood-lined yoga studio

What are your thoughts on list blog posts, dear one?

Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

 

 

PS Want to read a longer post by me? Check out this Series: Be Kind Part 1 and Be Kind Part 2, both have many pictures, thoughts and activities and require much scrolling :)

PS 2 Go Australia! The postal vote came back with a majority saying “yes” to marriage equality! Of course we want to treat everyone as equally able to marry under the law! Want a celebratory tshirt? Go here :)

PS 3 We do however have a lot of work to do regarding welcoming guests in distress. :( Here are 2 sites where you can help: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Gifts for Manus and Nauru (the second is where you pay for phone credit so folk can keep in touch with their people).

PS 4 See below or click this to check out my November the current Print of the Month :) Limited numbers <3

 

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New Thing: Print of the Month!

watercolour red and purple background with hand-lettered looking font saying "New Thing: Print of the Month" with an angled image of a nasturtium watercolour still life by Tangerine MegLast week I assembled the final pieces for something I’ve been wanting to offer for ages. I was recommended to a place that does superb quality giclee prints, ordered a few to test out both the print and choose a suitable paper stock, figured out how to pack and mail them, and set up my online gallery shop with the first one!

Print of the Month – it’s here!

I’m now offering superb reproductions of my artwork in limited editions – just 25 this time – printed with archival pigment ink on gorgeous acid free paper, hand-numbered and signed by yours truly. This inaugural edition will be available throughout October 2017 or until 25 are sold, whichever happens first.

I picked (get it? picked!) Nasturtiums in Handmade Glass for the first because it’s been a tribe favourite. Maybe because of the intriguing light reflecting and refracting around the nasturtium stems in the glass? What do you think? Also: general #nasturtiumobsession

Technical details

The paper size is A3 (297mm x 420mm or about 11.5″ by 16.5″) allowing white space around the image for mounting if you choose to use it, though it also would be perfectly lovely displayed in the crystal clear cellophane bag it will ship in. There’s a foam core backing so you can lean it up in your office or sun room for display, or get a simple A3 frame to show it off.

This is still in the experimental phase – note the beta price which I’ll hold for as many months as I can before I need to increase it!

You had me at Print of the Month… Technology permitting, just below this sentence is a little picture and Add to Cart button, etc. If not, click this to get whoooshed to see the current Print of the Month in my gallery shop.

 

What do you reckon?

Do you have a favourite picture of mine you’d like to see as a print? I’d love to hear your suggestions! :)

What have you taken step-after-baby-step towards and made come true that you’ve really wanted? I’d love to hear, either below  or in the Facebook comments.

Talk soon,
Love Meg x o

PS Print of the Month is here :)

PS2 I’ve been sending our Bold Art for Bold Causes order percentage contributions to TPRF as usual, lately directing it to “Where the Need is Greatest”. There is much humanitarian aid needed right now. Sending love and light to affected souls, too.

PS3 I’ve ordered another wave of calendars… if you want to ensure you get yours, order here! Mwah! Talk soon :)

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Bold Living 59: Georgia O’Keeffe on flowers and friends

watercolour red and purple background with hand-lettered looking font wiht Georgia O'Keeffe quote, with an angled image of a nasturtium watercolour still life by Tangerine MegI so appreciate you – thank you for coming here, and reading this!

Pretty sure I’ve featured this Georgia O’Keeffe quote before; it fluttered again at my temples for this nasturtium still life picture with the reflect-y refract-y light in the glass. It’s such a lovely thought, ‘cos it reminds us to make the time to see a flower and/or a friend. Funny that she would’ve said this back in the 1920s or so, and we can barely imagine things being so time consuming as they are now… I guess there’s always a juggle!

Have a great week!
Love Meg x o

 

PS if you like this picture, check out my New Thing: Print of the Month. Nasturtiums in Handmade Glass is the October 2017 image – indeed the first image! – for these superb prints of my artwork. I’m swooning over the gorgeous paper and print quality.SaveSave

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