New Shop

After being on Etsy these past few months, and seeing the harsh reality of being a seller on there, and wanting to expand what I sell to some of the items that I have made in my studios over the year, I have created a new online shop.

shop.charlotteabraham.art

Here, you can find all original artworks and gifts that I currently have for sale, as well as discounted items from displays and last stock, as well as handmade jewellery. I will be adding to this shop throughout the year with small sketches, paintings and other works, as well as works and experimentations from university. There will be a wide range of items available, so head over there and check it out!

Project 365: September

Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist.

September for me, was a month of planning, preparation and exploration. To be prepared for the fairs and events that I have booked onto in October, November, and December, I designed and started to make all of my Christmas stock. I know people start buying earlier and earlier each year, so I wanted my range to be available for all the early birds out there.

I also prepared for the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Military Weekend by designing more vehicles to print onto cards, and original artwork that I could display and sell. Exploring maths and patterns felt homely again, although by the end of the month, I was itching to do something different – yet again. I made some bigger decisions regarding my practice for next year once Project 365 has been completed. I used my creative time to think about what I really want to do, and even looked to open a new online shop in October, where it would have all my current artwork for sale.

Scroll for hints on what my Christmas range looks like, or head to my online shop to start browsing now – shop.charlotteabraham.art/

244/365 – Prepping – This is a little sneak peak into the Christmas prototypes I’ve been making! Trying to make as many as I can over the next couple of days so then I can concentrate on painting some canvases over the weekend. ⠀
What are your plans for the weekend?
245/365 – Promise – I spent all night last night making prototype card fronts for all my Christmas cards and gift tags! After getting A LOT of card, I’ll be ready to start making them very soon. First, I’ll be celebrating an anniversary with my love ✨
246/365 – Designing – I’m still on a little Christmas binge to make sure I’ve prepped all my designs before I start making them more in bulk. You may have seen me asking about these colours in my stories. Which you do prefer?
247/365 – Celebrate – Got to celebrate our anniversary over the weekend. I love making individual cards for family and friends. I might share a couple others that I was super proud of. But it was really lovely to do simple things together and have a laugh too! ⠀
My new online store is well on its way and it will have all the products I have available to purchase. It will include originals, prints and gifts, and all my handmade products too! I’ll hopefully be launching it the same time as my Christmas range. 
248/365 – Planning – The last of my planning pages for the Christmas baubles! I put a poll up on my stories the other day to help decide on which colours to do as I was only going to do four… but I’ve now got prototypes of all six colours! Can’t wait to show them all to you and officially announce my Christmas collection ✨⠀
249/365 – Shh – Okay so this is the last of the Christmas posts for a little while, I promise! I just can’t believe how excited I’m getting over painting and designing baubles. 
250/365 – WIP – I’ve been working on this canvas for a couple of weeks but it was pretty much blank until today. I’ve been quickly applying small, thick layers to build up these different pinks. I’m thinking a pink morning sky with wonderful yellows, but as usual I’m not planning too much for it may all go wrong that way!
251/365 – Finally – It’s felt like weeks since I started these designs in my sketchbook but I’ve finally gotten round to starting the series of 6 on paper. The first is from the original yellow one I did. I found the pattern I was following was a bit empty so I added more yellow squares in. The pattern is no four in a row!
252/365 – II – there is so much going on behind the scenes here to prep for the next few weeks of craft shows and the big event that many celebrate at the end of the year! I’m glad I’ve been able to sit down and paint this tonight though. I can’t wait to do the others and complete the series ✨
253/365 – III – I really enjoyed painting this blue version today. It felt really peaceful and reminded me of being on the ocean, with nature.
Feeling productive this evening with some card making. How’s your day been?
254/365 – Catch Up – In preparation for the Military fair this weekend, I wanted to design some new vehicle cards that will be for sale. This is an electric plane, the first in the world (or so the article said!). It was a fascinating process to be able to get this to fly. Have a Google, you might find it interesting too ✨⠀
⠀So over the past week or so I wanted to take a little social media break, to only go on when I wanted to post, or so I planned. I ended up not posting and spending even more time scrolling! Reigning it all back in now with some controlled time to post and comment, and some more time for me and creating.
255/256 – Drawing these has been really fun and I’ve enjoyed the challenge of layering different colours to create different effects. For this one, I ended up using orange on top of the yellow, which has created that shading effect around the helicopter without using a harsh grey. ⠀
⠀Did you know, not all air ambulances are yellow?⠀
256/365 – Trains have been a major part of travel all around the world for many years. I love how each train I see has its own character. I make sure that I have a drawing a colour version of each of my vehicles so if I don’t capture that character, I can have another go ✨
257/365 – Where would a military weekend be without tanks? This one was a special request from the other half to see what it would turn out like, and the little hint of green, for me, makes it complete!⠀
⠀Don’t forget to join me this weekend at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. ⠀
258/365 – My entire Christmas launch is not being counted towards Project 365, so I’ll be continuing with that throughout the festive period. This is adding further to the vehicles I’ve drawn as I couldn’t miss out a steam train after watching them all day at the last Swindon and Cricklade Railway event. There’s just something so calming about them 🚂 ⠀
259/365 – One thing I have missed is flying, or going to events where you can see beasts like these and support the people who travel in them. I thoroughly enjoyed drawing this piece and there’s only one more to share in this mini collection of colourful vehicles. 
260/365 – I’ve not done a design this large in a while, where I’ve had to be creative in the block colouring and the layering of the colours to create the right effect of highlights and shade. Challenging, but in a soft and playful way. ⠀
I’ve been at the Military Weekend at Swindon and Cricklade railway all day. If you missed me, we will be there again tomorrow 🚂⠀
261/365 – IV – Got back to the squares series I started after drawing the vehicles. I wanted something a little more than just the primary colours, so the secondary colours have come out. I’m still following the no connect four pattern. The purple just feels so soothing. 
262/365 – V – Its always interesting to me how different green hues react with white. For example, this green goes a slightly luminous colour without it being luminous. I feel like I’m back at secondary school in the first week of year 7, learning my colour wheel in art class. ⠀
263/365 – VI – I felt like I was bringing some sunshine in with this set of orange hues, brightening up the day. I found it slightly more difficult to achieve the range of colours that I wanted to with the orange, as whatever I put down felt like it was something that I had already done. I arrived on though to complete the series ✨⠀
264/365 – Spare – I made up a spare grid for the squares pieces in case one of them went dramatically wrong and I wanted to start again. Luckily that didn’t happen so I thought I would try the flowers on paint that I tried in my sketchbook a while back. I feel like it’s not necessarily my most successful piece in terms of what I wanted it to be like, but I enjoyed the process of the making ⠀
265/365 – Only 100 days to go, can you believe it? This year has flown by.. I’ve got so much going on at the moment, I thought about doing mini pieces but I also wanted to expand my flower drawing knowledge. I had another grid spare so I decided to go for it. On the days that I’m overwhelmingly busy, I going to add to this grid. Each square is going to be a different flower, a different plant. I’m excited to watch this one grow ✨
266/365 – Roses were yesterday and daisy flowers today. These are the two flowers I’m most comfortable with but there’s a whole grid here to fill. What flowers would you like me to draw?
267/365 – This is the first day of trying something new with these flowers. It’s been nice to sit down for a little while and just concentrate on a little square. There’s been no massive pressure to create a large finished piece every day and it’s made me enjoy the process so much more. I can also concentrate on making all my Christmas stock too!⠀
268/365 – The Swindon and Cricklade Railway Military Weekend was fantastic and I even got to sit down and do a little sketch in practice for all the commission interest I got! An ear, and a nose and tongue, taken from photos of my own bears 
269/365 – There was a gorgeous car opposite our stall on the second day of the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Military Weekend. How could I miss the opportunity to have a sketch? ⠀
270/365 – The aftermath of a fair or event is super big, getting all the stock counted and sorted, putting all the boxes away, and making sure everything is clean before the next event. So instead of doing anything big, I cracked down into another square in my flower challenge. Four squares down, sixty to go!⠀
271/365 – I’ve added a little bit to this to make it a little fuller. I’m looking at finishing this later in the year as I’ve got some exciting things to share with you first!
272/365 – New Sketchbook – I fancied trying something new so cracked out an old sketchbook that hadn’t been touched. I was instantly taken back to the doodling I did years back for a birthday present, and wanted to try it again. It felt so freeing. And it made me want to complete Inktober!⠀
Still catching up with posts so you’ll be seeing the results of Inktober soon..⠀
273/365 – Broke out the A5 sketchbook again for this one. I was inspired by some of my own patterns that I drew a couple of years ago now. You may recognise them from my bag designs too! I was a bit more free this time. This art feels more me, yet I’m still reaching for those graphite pencils to do some portraits! ⠀

September Craft Shows

August was a busy month with four days of craft fairs that went well. They went so well that I’ve booked on to four more days during September where you can find me and my creations!

Sunday 12th September, 10am – 3pm

Chippenham Art Fair, SN15 3HT

Come along to St. Andrews Church on your way through the Peacock Arts Trail to enjoy some beautiful original artwork. Sellers here range from watercolour animals to abstract acrylic paintings. Come and find me to see some of my new original paintings.

Saturday 18th September, 12 – 3pm

Crafty Mumma Craft Market, SN2 1QR

Join this new craft market in Swindon and see what the local creatives have to offer. This craft market has lots to offer and will allow you to start thinking about Christmas presents! Come and fine me to shop original greetings cards and gifts.

Saturday 25th September, 10am – 5pm
Sunday 26th September, 10am – 4pm

Swindon and Cricklade Railway Military Weekend, SN25 2DA

Come along to this fantastic weekend filled with military and steam at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. Tickets to this event give you access to vintage vehicles and free train rides! Come and find me to get unique greetings cards that are special to this event.


Charlotte Abraham Art will also be at several Christmas craft events over November and December with all your unique Christmas greetings cards, gifts and original artworks. We are not liable for the change in information on the events. Further information about the events can be found in the links to the hosts websites and social medias.

Project 365: August

Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist. August included the first craft fair that I have done, as well as Christmas planning and preparations.

I found that August has been a month with my crystal ball, where I’ve sat down and thought about what I want to be doing in the next few years. I’ve made some smaller decisions, but I have also left some things to just have a longer think about before I make any big ones. I feel like this may have reflected in my artwork this month, with the Christmas sketches, and the works on paper.

213/365 – Well I wasn’t expecting that – so I said in August I wanted to head back to my sketchbook. Last night I grabbed my hardback A3 sketchbook, a single paintbrush and a handful of paints. Then this happened.
214/365 – Morning – I was so engrossed in painting this last night. The layers, the colours, the hairdryer. It all felt like I should be doing it. I feel like I’ve missed getting lost in my paintings like this. Time for more 🖌 ⠀
215/365 – Prepared – Last night was always about preparing for tomorrow’s craft fair! I glued over 150 bookmarks in two hours, a record that I’m tempted to beat later on in the year. I’ve got a couple of things to do before I’m completely ready. Let’s keep our fingers crossed the weather will be kind!
216/365 – The C Word – Is it too early to mention it? To plan for it? Yes, I’m talking about Christmas! It’s my second Christmas as an artist but the first time I’m selling at fairs and doing a mini Christmas range. This was a quick sketch of an idea while at the Vintage Weekend!⠀
What would you like to see?⠀
217/365 – By Hand – Did you know that all my designs are originally done by hand? I may alter them on the iPad or scan them in, but they are all original by yours truly. I’m excited to have some time off from work and perhaps expand the alphabet series again. Oh and work on my website, do some gardening, sort out the house…
218/365 – Colour – I’m really drawn to colour at the moment and had the sudden urge to grab my pencils at lunch. It isn’t the best, but it allowed me to play, and I think that’s what is important. ⠀
219/365 – Sorting – We’ve been sorting some bits out in the house that needed to be done and this beauty was in a tattered mess when I re-found her. She’s been bought back to glory with The Witcher in the background. Can you tell I’m a sucker for Lego?⠀
PS: I might even crack out the big sets soon!⠀
220/365 – Sketchbook – The watercolours are making a reappearance today with this lil number. I felt like something was missing though so I grabbed my sharpies and gold pen and got to work! I’m loving the fluid lines and shapes at the moment. No leaves though!⠀
Also don’t you love the dramatic lighting?⠀
221/365 – Hills Are Alive – With the view of colour! I got you there didn’t I? The watercolours are making another appearance but I felt flowing after the last piece. Can you tell which line I started with?⠀
222/365 – Blob – I’ve dragged out the gel pens for the past couple of paintings and honestly I love the effect! The shiny against the soft. It’s interesting to see how the gold and the silver sit different on the same colours. There’s always something to learn ✨⠀
223/365 – Catch Up – So I’ve continued to create every day but I haven’t had the time (or energy!) to post anything. I’ve had three days of craft fairs over the past two weeks and there’s another five full days over the next month. I decided to try out some watercolour paper that I’ve had for a while but it started to pool. I dabbed it with some paper but it smudged and it went completely wrong according to my head. So, I trusted myself and just went for it. And voua la!⠀
224/365 – Designing – So while I’ve been at fairs, I’ve been having a play and sketch of a few designs that can be used for cards, baubles and other Christmas related items. I know it’s only August but these designs are going to go through prototypes, redesigns and colour picking, among a hundred other bits to do with them. It’s the first year I’m taking Christmas selling seriously, and I’m having quite a lot of fun with it!⠀
225/365 – Waste – I try to make sure that nothing goes to waste that could be used as possible artwork. Remember that I tried to get the damp patches off the watercolour painting the other day? Well this is the imprint I made. I went in with one pen and an empty head and came out with this. It’s amazing what you can do when your mind is left to it!⠀
226/365 – Stickers – I’m working on something super exciting at the moment and I’ve just finished up some prototypes! With the scary season coming up I’ve made some super cute Halloween stickers which will be available soon. I have to admit that my favourite one is the little ghost.⠀
Which is your favourite?⠀
227/365 – Cutting Out – I’ve had a little play with those designs that I started the other day. I had to draw it on the iPad to get some super clean lines and then get the cricut to do its thing. I need to make some adjustments to it to make sure that they cut super smooth when I next try it out.
228/365 – Mixed – I’ve been drawn to these weird, fluid shapes recently as well as mixed colours with gold and silver. There’s something in the shimmer an sparkle that gets to me, and then how it sits on top of colours differently that’s just fascinating.
229/365 – Double Spread – I love playing around with shapes and colour at the moment and watercolour gives the instant effect that I look for in mediums nowadays, especially in my current sketchbook! Playing around with straight lines and curved shapes in layers today, a little contrast against day 228. ⠀
230/365 – Not everything goes to plan – Remember I shared those stickers? I bought some heavier duty sticker paper the other day and the laser printer and all the settings that it was supposed to work with, well, didn’t. The frustration was high so I’ve contacted the seller to see what suggestions they have and have another go soon. Fingers crossed they will be ready before my Etsy update on Wednesday! ⠀
231/365 – Seasonal – While in the middle of planning for next season, I got a little carried away with some plans that I might bring about in Spring! Love coming up with new ideas from old designs ✨⠀
232/365 – Design Design Design – I’m not going to share this whole design with you just to keep you on your toes but it’ll be available before the end of the year 🔺 it’ll be part of a series, because apparently I like these!⠀
233/365 – Tying Up – I’ve been tying up loose ends and making the last of some bits and pieces. I had a few of the designs of the bookmarks left which I decided to put on a white background. This means that there are two limited edition white and white designs out of the 200 bookmarks! ⠀
Looking back I can’t believe how much I’ve made and created this year and I’ve got some bigger pieces in the works in the background of all this ✨⠀
234/365 – Waste not want not – I try to keep my waste down and use parts of materials in other makes. While on my lunch I couldn’t help but notice a lonely bookmark that had nothing happening to it. So, I grabbed my pens and made myself a lil something 🌸⠀
235/365 – Double Sided – The bookmark came out again and the other side covered! I really played around with colour in this one, finding out which colour sits well where. For example, I think the luminous pink and the sea blue look lovely together, but the peach and dirty green were not a great match. ⠀
What colours do you like?
236/365 – Transfer – Still playing catch up with artworks that I made a few days ago now. I really enjoyed working with felt tip pens and exploring how colours sat next to each other. So I thought I’d translate it into my sketchbook and play around with a different variety of shapes!⠀
237/365 – Shine – Got out the felt tips and gel pens bought some more colour to the page! I’ve loved exploring how different colours sit next to each other, the magic of the colour wheel, and the added textures of the gel pens. I always love learning new things ✨⠀
What do you like learning about?⠀
238/365 – Down Time – Even through my down time I’m still being creative. I’ve got around 5 different cross stitch kits that I’m working my way through depending on which area of the house I’m in! This one is a little confusing so I’ve been colouring in the squares as I go on a copy of the pattern
239/365 – Slow Going – I’m not going to pretend that I don’t have bad days, I feel like I have them rather a lot. But Project 365 is getting me creative no matter what. This is just a simple sketchbook spread but I got to play with some new pens that will be put to good use over the next few months!⠀
240/365 – New Pens – I’ve always loved getting some new craft supplies and I treated myself to some gold, silver, white and black Posca pens for future exciting things (that I will be announcing soon). I decided to have a play and realised the red versus blue felt very Montague versus Capulet.⠀
Does anyone else get the same vibes?
241/365 – False Light – I love photographing with natural light but I forgot to take a photo of this one before the evening light. The pattern is inspired by a retro puzzle book I recently got with a puzzle called ‘no four in a row’, where no four noughts or crosses can be in a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally!
242/365 – The Other Side – So after doing this pair, I really want to make a little series like I did with Configuration. To bring maths and art closer. As much as I’ve enjoyed doing Project 365, I’m ready to dive into bigger, longer term pieces. I’m going to continue until the end because I’m determined and I can’t wait to see what else I can do in 2021! ⠀
243/365 – Another One – Thought I’d do a little update on another cross stitch I’m working on. I started on the top left corner, got a bit bored and started on the bottom corners, and now I’ve gone back to the sky and fill in the bigger blocks of colour. I enjoy doing this one in the evenings as the printed pattern means I don’t have to concentrate as much as with other kits!⠀
Do you think I’ll be able to finish it in time to get it framed for Christmas? 

My First Craft Shows

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been out and about with my artwork in Swindon with my first two craft fairs EVER. These fairs included the Vintage Weekend at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, and the Ultimate Business Fete at Covingham Primary School. I thought I would share what I’ve learnt from these two events and you’ll get a sneak peak of what my future plans are too!

Why craft fairs and other events?

I decided that I wanted to ‘get out there’ with my artwork, and make that step into the world by having a physical presence. I reached out to several different event hosts that were local to Swindon, UK, to get my name on the lists and sign ups. I dived in with three fairs in August and many more lined up during the Christmas season.

My first fair stall set up

My experience

I felt like I was pretty prepared when turning up to these first couple of fairs, with massive thanks to my close family for helping me to be that prepared. I will share a blog post with you on how I prepared for these shows later in the year.

I used wicker baskets and other small storage items to showcase my products. These worked really well and gave my stall an almost country aesthetic, which I really loved. The pop of colour from my originals and cards really caught peoples eyes, and drew them in. On a couple of days it rained, so I was really grateful that we had sides on the gazebo.

The three days of craft fairs that I had, I felt like I didn’t have as many sales as I hoped. I sat down with my other half, who helped me throughout these days, and came up with a plan to try to help the set up of my stall and the number of sales that I would get!

New card stands for my fair stalls

My next steps

I’ve decided to design more greetings cards specifically for a couple of events that I’ve got coming up, including military vehicles and trains! I’m paining some landscapes and larger abstract artworks that I will be able to bring and display.

I’ve also changed up my display with two new card stands, where you will be able to view the cards as you walk by, instead of them being overlapped by each other. This will also save on table space, where I can showcase other items!

I’ll always be adapting how I showcase my products of original artwork and gifts, and each fair that I will be doing will add to that learning experience for me. If you have any hints or ideas for what I can do during my fairs, give me a shout!

Me at one of my first craft stalls

Project 365: June Review

Project 365 is a 2021 project in which I aim to produce an artwork a day and sharing it. These will range from sketches to paintings to sculptures. Some are available to purchase on my store, and some are experiments with materials. This experimentation will expand my knowledge of how I can use materials within larger artworks and expand my practice as an artist. We’ve already taken a look through the first five months of the year, but now we close the chapter on the first half.

Within June I had to take a social media break and it changed the way I produced and showed my artwork to a larger audience. I played around more with the style of my work, rather than trying lots and lots of new things. I also found myself sitting more comfortably with the natural curves of leaves, positioning myself to grow further with that recurring subject. Within my social media break, I also created a plan of what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go with my artwork. I now have several craft shows lined up for August, where I will be showcasing my work in an unknown environment. I’ve turned to making more products and sending them out myself, another large change to my print on demand services. And I lastly made changes in the way I post to my social media. To draw myself away from sitting and scrolling for hours on end, I now schedule and plan my posts in advance. This will leave me more time to relax, make and ultimately be happier. June looks very same-ish, but July will bring some surprises.

152/365 – Jelly Bean – I’ve been a bit quiet, despite the scheduled posts, as my energy is on interviews for a new job as well as my Etsy opening! Depending on how this week goes I may be back before the end of the month, but I’ll be listening to my body and my mind to see how I feel first. Thank you for all sticking with me! x⠀
153/365 – Green Bean – I’ve slowly been making my way through the backgrounds that I painted a little while ago now. Some of these will be available on my Etsy, and then some others will be available in the craft and independent business shows that I will be doing in Swindon and the surrounding areas over summer! Lots of things happening behind the scenes at the moment..⠀
154/365 – Sunshine – It’s been super sunny in England these past few days and I couldn’t help pulling out this sunshine yellow colour when looking outside! What’s the weather like where you are?⠀
155/365 – Half – This has been a break that I needed to make, finding what I truly want to create, to make, to explore. I still don’t know what that answer is, but I know I’m starting to feel happier with myself. How are you feeling?⠀
156/365 – Falling Leaves – I wanted to try something a little bit different here, and just adding the falling leaves makes all the difference. It’s making me think of some designs to create in polymer. Yes, you heard that right, I’ll be playing around with polymer to create some earrings!⠀
157/365 – Little – I enjoy the symmetry some of my work is having at the moment. That simple repetition through different patterns or sizes of leaves. I often choose the leaf design depending on the colour and size of the painted shape in the background. I’ve still got over 50 of these backgrounds but some of these will be Etsy or show only exclusives, with each one being an original!
158/365 – Growing – Every time I draw a leaf, a branch, or something that comes from nature, I feel like I’m growing too. Does anyone else get that feeling too?
159/365 – Floating – With some combinations of the leaves and shapes, it sometimes looks like everything is floating. I sometimes wonder what it would look like in a frame, or mount.⠀
160/365 – Gingerbread Man – I don’t know how often you look at the shapes in the background, but sometimes they remind me of really simple things, such as jelly beans or gingerbread men. What do you see in the shapes?
161/365 – Forest – This one is a slightly different style to the other pieces I’ve drawn. Fuller. More forest like. It reminds me of the watercolour pieces I did towards the end of May with the layered branches. What do you think of the mini forest?
162/365 – Big – I’ve had some really exciting, and really big changes happen in the past few days. It has made me look forward to the future in my own careers, and I am currently in the process of making some plans. These plans will help me to de-stress and keep my head on straight. Sometimes I get too involved in the things I do, and these plans will give me the space to get some much needed fresh air. Can’t wait to come back and share everything with you x
163/365 – Sunshine – Was it me, or was yesterday just uncomfortably hot in the UK? I want to see a cracking thunderstorm and let it break some of this humidity! How are you finding the weather?⠀
164/365 – Changes – So I announced yesterday that I have some big news and changes that have been happening recently. I’m still making plans and setting others into place. Despite this, my Etsy launch is still going ahead! Don’t forget to have a look NEXT WEDNESDAY!⠀
165/365 – Style – I’ve enjoyed just creating these simple, natural pieces these past couple of weeks. It’s allowed me to still delve into lightly different styles, while also taking a break to find myself a bit more.⠀
Which has been your favourite this month?⠀
166/365 – Painting – Not only have I been adding to the collection of leaf paintings and drawings, but I’ve also been painting the house. We’ve had a room completely re-modelled and it’s looking absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to start using it as a little workshop area, so you may be seeing some different things from me soon! I’ve also got a little sewing area too, so I can sit down and have a relax there as well.⠀
167/365 – Almost Half Way – Can anyone else believe that we’re almost half way through the year? I can’t believe that my Etsy store is opening next week.. Make sure to keep tuned for some exciting products that I’ve got lined up for you with even more coming each month x⠀
168/365 – The past couple of days have been really big for me. I’ll be back within the next few days to tell you all about it. Let me just finish setting up some things first!
169/365 – Etsy – I can’t believe my Etsy store is opening THIS Wednesday! Many of the leaves will be Etsy exclusive products and you’ll be seeing all my greetings cards there too. I’m currently experimenting with clay and plaster, with a sneak peak coming soon.⠀
Comment an emoji if you’re excited!⠀
170/365 – Push – I pushed myself a little hard the other day and did too much. It’s given me a little setback with things but I feel like things are falling into place. How are you?⠀
I’m still exploring with the shapes and leaf designs – these could go on forever but I’m feeling some bigger pieces on canvas again, as well as a smaller collection.⠀
171/365 – Countdown – ONE DAY to go until my Etsy launch! I’m getting more excited about this as each day goes. In the meantime, I’m still drawn to these falling leaves alongside the climbing stalk. ⠀
172/365 – Scared – I’m going to be honest, I am super scared that my Etsy store isn’t going to be as successful as I hope it will be. I know from experience that there are good months and bad months, however there is always doubt. Any small/independent businesses here get the same feeling?⠀
Etsy store open TOMORROW!⠀
173/365 – Square – As they say ‘be there or be square’. Head to the link in my bio to check out my Etsy store which has now officially launched! I’m super excited for you to see what you can buy from myself and other independent businesses there. ⠀
Link in bio.⠀
174/365 – Invite – I got an invitation to an evening of music and art in a local gallery for this weekend. I’m so glad things are opening back up again and the majority of people are keeping safe while enjoying the things they love doing. Hopefully now, everyone in the village will go on a family walk at different times too!⠀
175/365 – Bean – I’ve still got loads of these backgrounds and sometimes that feels overwhelming, however the more I do the more I want to create! I’ve almost created 100 different ones now. Have you found your favourite?
Comment below!⠀
176/365 – Square Windows – These little squares peak out into the bright blue sky as the leaves and vines grow over. Finding these smaller leaves through the watercolour and fine liner pieces earlier in the month changed how I drew these shapes. There will only be a handful more as I move onto slightly different things next month!⠀
177/365 – Weather – With the weather being so rainy, grey and dark the past week, it was wonderful to spend the day in London with gorgeous blue skies a couple of days ago. It made me pull this sunshine yellow background for todays art of the day!⠀
178/365 – Climb – Leaves are something incredibly powerful. They help things grow, sustain life, and are ultimately quite beautiful looking. ⠀
What are your favourite plants?⠀
179/365 – Mixing Up – I’ve got a new job and got my weekends and evenings free! This means I have a select time that I can create and do artwork. I’ve been mixing it up a bit behind the scenes already which you’ll be seeing next month. Let me just create a few more of these first!⠀
180/365 – Simple – With all the dots and branches, I headed back to a simple leaf. Sometimes you cannot beat the basics!⠀
181/365 – Collection – Leaves has grown into quite the collection with almost 100 pieces! Each one is individual and sometimes I don’t understand how I can keep going with these but then I find another way to draw, another way to create. Project 365 has led me to do so many things that I wouldn’t have usually done. I’ve inspired, I’ve created, I’ve continued. The past six months has been a game changer for me and to look forward to what my artwork will look like in another six months time feels impossible. But I do know that I will still be here, and I will still be creating artwork.

Don’t forget to check out my brand new Etsy store – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlotteAbrahamArt

Etsy Store Launch

The Charlotte Abraham Art Etsy store opened today. This Etsy store will sit in conjunction with the store already on charlotteabraham.art, however there will be Etsy exclusive products released each month. Greetings cards, more expensive originals, and prints, will be available on both stores. Etsy exclusives will include cheaper originals (Under £50), as well as the most popular greetings card designs of the past couple of months.

As I experiment further with materials and products, there will be several things that you may not be able to find on one store, but you will be able to find on the other. On top of this, I will be attending several craft fairs throughout the year and these will, again, have exclusive products that are not available online.

Head over to my Etsy now to buy your original artwork and gifts –

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CharlotteAbrahamArt