• Downloadable gift tags – ending the December art challenge

    Do you remember that I invited you for an art challenge at the end of November? Well, Christmas is nearly here now and the challenge is coming to an end, so it is high time to share my experiences. At the same time I put together a collection of gift tags of my favourite drawings.

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  • 3 classic illustrators to get into the Christmas spirit

    Even though I’m a great fan of modern – sometimes even minimalist – illustrations, it often happens in December that I get absorbed in looking at the old classics. There are many wonderful illustrators who have managed to capture the wintry atmosphere, but for me – unsurprisingly – it’s the British, who are closest to […]

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  • Merry Christmas!

    Unsurprisingly, December is rushing past me so quickly that we have reached Christmas nearly without my noticing. So instead of coming up with a new post, I have decided to dedicate these next few days to my family and friends. No worries though, I will surprise you with something nice before New Year’s Eve all […]

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  • Last-minute Christmas present ideas for creatives

    I quite enjoy looking at my family members’ face expression when I answer the question ‘what would you like for Christmas?’. I usually start chanting a long monologue about different brands of brushes, papers and notebooks, and during this time there is a spectecular change in their attitude: first they are happily smiling because I […]

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  • 5 DIY Christmas presents that are actually not rubbish

    There’s a slight odour hanging around the notion of DIY presents. Those who have already given some (and have an inner critique) will know that the result is often a little crappy, a little useless, looks a bit awkward, but it was done by our own little hands, therefore it is priceless, and anyone who […]

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  • 6 reasons why you should send Christmas cards even if you haven’t got the time (+downloadable Christmas cards)

    Are you one of those who find the whole Christmas hype, shopping, cooking just a pain in the neck, working even on the 24th, then fall headlong under the Christmas-tree on Christmas Eve? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you’ll probably roll your eyes when I say you should write Christmas cards […]

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  • Snowy night – DIY Christmas card in 7 easy steps

    After all, painting is not a big deal. As a matter of fact, anyone can paint this little picture, who has paint and brushes at hand, as it doesn’t require much talent, yet the result is quite nice. In the next few steps I am going to show you how I made this little painting, […]

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