callyscreations


My latest creations! ~

Hey everyone! Lately I have been working a lot on my artwork. Unfortunately I have been off work due to sever back pain, so I have been using my artwork to take my mind off the pain and create some new work! It can be very difficult taking my mind off the pain and how bad it can really get, and I don’t know what I would do without my artwork.

Here’s my new paintings for the new year ~ they are all available to buy on etsy, just simply click the photo to go to my shop! 🙂

twilight blossoms

twilight blossoms, painted on 8×8 inch thin canvas; available to buy on etsy

floral fusion

floral fusion, painted on 8 x 8 inch thin canvas; available to buy on etsy

flowers in summer bloom

flowers in summer bloom, painted on 16 x 16 deep edge canvas; available to buy on etsy

paper flower dreams

paper flower dreams, painted on 12 x 12 inch canvas board; available to buy on etsy!

 

 

 

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Thoughts about Art and Reading

Hey Everyone! 

I’ve not made a post in a while. Last week I was really busy preparing for the Light House craft fair on Saturday the 10th. It went really well on a whole, many awesome people and crafters, a lovely venue and Cally’s Creations has made some new fans! I love doing Craft fairs to meet people who are attracted to my work. I’m not even bothered that most of them don’t buy anything, the positive comments and amazement on their faces are just as good, knowing that people enjoy looking at my creations!

Here’s my at my stall (not looking my best, though!)

Another thing I have been focusing on a lot lately is reading. Last week I decided to challenge myself to read 100 books this year. I have read 10 books so far, but having my Kindle last week (yay) means I will be able to read faster. I love my Kindle so much! The books I have read so far are:

Kate Atkinson – When will there been good news?
Christopher Ransom – The People next Door
Bernhard Schlink – The Reader
Jane Casey – The Burning
Harlan Coben – Darkest Fear
Araminta Hall – Everything and Nothing
Claire Seeber – Tell No one
Erin Kelly – The Poison Tree
Sophie Hannah – Kind of Cruel
Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games (book 1)

I am currently reading the second book of The Hunger Games trilogy, ‘Catching Fire.’ I mostly always read crime/thriller books, but I am *trying* really hard to read new genres and different authors this year, and broaden my reading vastly.

Do you have any recommendations for me?

Anyway, I will be continuing with my artwork at the end of this week and uploading some new items to Etsy, including some packs of assorted stickers of my artwork!

Watch this space, and enjoy your evening!

Cally xo



Plans for the week ahead…

Today was meant to be a productive day of re-photographing all my art, but as the weather was gloomy and not much natural light came into the house, I have had to leave it!

So as well as re-photographing all my artwork and products, this week I hope to…

  • Make some prints of my original artwork on card stock
  • Make some prints into bookmarks by laminating them and adding ribbon for a decorative finish
  • Textured some more canvas boards and bring them to life with some of my illustrations
  • Make some Valentines day illustrations

Lets hope I can keep motivated and stick to my plans!