Why not say hello to my birds, butterflies, fish and botany at Pattern? Pattern is a version of Etsy that offers you to buy arts, prints and cards without setting up a buyers account. I think that you, like me, have grown weary of websites that demand you filling in personal information, accept cookies and bombard you with newsletters and advertisements. Let’s see how Pattern works; I certainly will let you know. I have set up a domain name that is easy to remember: paula + art + shop and then followed by the usual .com.
It that the only thing I have done lately? Oh no. I’ve been working on a book on which I will report more soon. I am also working on a few commissions and I have added lots of drawings and paintings to my shops and I have printed a promotional card (Blue Ceramics with Irish Beach Stones and Zebra Cacti) that I can send to you if you are one of my loyal blog visitors. (Mail me!)
Also, I had an interesting commission to work on: ‘Mandarin Ducks with an orange background’. To be honest, I was apprehensive. An orange background? I set out to explore adding a bright background and when I had done the job, my family and I were very pleased. It works and I think it is because the mandarin ducks are exotic, suggesting a rich Indian sunset or Asian sunny glow works very well. I like to hear what you think of it.
For now, enjoy November! I do, for sure. Ireland has autumn colours, you wouldn’t believe it. The Irish woodlands are full large oak-trees, light blue and grey lichen and the most awesome autumn colours.