There's nothing wrong with a bit of self-love on the most romantic day of the year! Being a single girl myself, I will certainly be treating myself to something nice on the 14th, as I do every year, because for some reason I have a habit of being single when Valentines Day comes round.
Whether you are happily married or loved up, I don't see why you can't treat yourself too. So I have a few ideas up my sleeve for you... A little something for everyone.
One For The Pet Lovers
I've got a special offer running through from now until the end of Valentine's weekend, which means you have plenty of time to spoil yourself - 3 x Mini Pet Studies for just £25 (normally £40).
My Mini Pet Studies are one of my most pupular (see what I did there?) "spoil yourself" gifts. Not too extravagant to make you feel guilty or self-indulgent, but just enough of a treat to brighten up the rest of the month, looking forward to receiving the drawings of your beloved pet or pets in the post. We all love it when something nice arrives in the post, instead of the usual bills and junk mail, don't we?
Minis are adorable postcard-sized (apx. A6) custom sketches drawn from your photos. I can use any photos you have, so don't be afraid to sift through your happy snaps and choose the ones that mean the most to you. If you have more than one pet, that's all good with me, just send me the three photos you would like me to draw. I will draw dogs, cats, horses, birds, rats, hamsters, fish... even people if you have a photo of your pet with you or a member of the family in it.
I only do Minis in sets of three, but there are other options on my website if you would like a single larger drawing. The special offer only applies to the Minis though, and expires midnight on Sunday 16th February 2021.
I have a fast turnaround, so you can expect to receive your drawings within a week or two if you live in the UK - and P&P is currently free.
One For The Ladies
Not everyone has cherished pets, so it's lucky I do more than draw pet portraits. This one is for the ladies who like to feel special, look good, and grab a bargain at the same time.
I have a selection of beautiful handcrafted jewellery that I would absolutely love to find homes for. If you are someone who likes sterling silver jewellery with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls, come and take a look at what I have to offer.
I am pricing these specially for the Valentines weekend, and there are only one of each available, so don't hang around if you see something you like. Prices start from just £15. Yes, I really do want to sell these, I have been hanging on to them for ages, and it is time that someone actually wears them!
Come and take a look to see what else I have. Each has a full description so that you know exactly which semi-precious stones you are wearing. Sometimes it is nice to know that, especially if you like to wear jewellery with stones and crystals for their healing properties.
One For The Home
This one might appeal to any gents, as well as the ladies. I have some beautiful prints available of my artwork that will make the perfect gift to yourself. You can display and enjoy these prints in your home, reminding you every time you look at them of how much you value yourself (because you gifted yourself for Valentines, of course!)
Here is a bit of context to the artwork... I walk my dog on Hampstead Heath to get away from the hustle bustle of the city and connect with nature. I took some photographs of trees on my walks because they looked so interesting to me with their intricate webs of branches. Some of the pictures also have the crows of Hampstead Heath in them.
I realised that the photos would make very effective silhouette drawings. So I set out to draw each of my favourite photos, by hand, using a stylus on my digital device. I decided to draw them digitally because I knew I would be able to get cleaner prints of the artwork, and then I could sell each one more than once and have my prints in many people's homes.
I think that these prints would look very effective as a set of two, three, four or more, each mounted, framed and displayed together on your wall as a lovely collection of themed art work. If you live in London, perhaps even near Hampstead Heath, a beautiful display would also make a great talking point when you have guests.
Each print is sold separately. They are all available as A4 professionally printed Giclee Prints, printed using archival inks and museum quality paper. The prints come unmounted and unframed, but you can get in touch if you would like to discuss framing options. Come and take a look to browse all of the current designs. I also have a selection of original artwork and greeting cards.
I hope that you have found something nice here to treat yourself with for Valentines. And of course, with every sale I will feel all the more loved too!
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