Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Clandestine


Clandestine
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks entry for Illustration Friday.

The topic is "Cladestine"

Their midnight meeting had to be quick, after all who would understand the love between a vixen and a hare?

Markers and Brush pen.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Fairy phone charm


Fairy phone charm
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I've been experimenting with a lot of different crafts recently. One I always come back to however is the joys of shrink plastic.

I want to make a lot of phone charms ready to sell in the new year on my Etsy store.

I have other projects I'd also like to try, such as:

Mask Masking
Crystal Resin jewellery
Latex Molds
Chocolate casting

As well as my usual attempts at Illustration Friday and general Illustrations and doodles.

Perhaps I'll sell some prints as well.

Muffin being very Festive

My lovely little Muffin being festive this Christmas. Just a Christmas related update since its been awhile.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Of Puppies and Rainbows Ipod Purse

A bag I made from felt to hold my huge Ipod classic. The bag is big enough to hold my purse too.

"Of Puppies and Rainbows" is an on going theme with me. Below are the other images sharing the theme.

www.flickr.com/photos/muffinpuffart/2063181350/

www.flickr.com/photos/muffinpuffart/2501529905/

Similar


Similar
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks entry for Illustration Friday. The topic this week is "Similar"

To me peacocks all look very similar, but to peahens there is obviously some differences which allow them to choose the best mate.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Balloon


Balloon
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My entry for this weeks Illustration Friday.

The subject this week is "Balloon"

So here's a rambunctious puppy playing with a big red balloon.

Drawing this made me want to start singing the Sesame street theme for some reason. "Sunny days......."

Monday, 1 December 2008

Friday, 28 November 2008

Felt Tissue pocket


Felt Tissue pocket
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I got the sewing machine out today since I'm unable to leave the house to do much else. Being ill is horrible.

I've spent most of my life trapped inside because of illness, so catching something now that means I can't work or go outside is very frustrating.

Still here is the fruits of my labour.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Opinion


Opinion
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This weeks entry to Illustration Friday. Subject being Opinion.

I wonder who she shall end up listening too?

Not my best effort this week unfortunately. I have bronchitis so lacked focus.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Dead Dead DEAD

Last night my printer/scanner of 2 years died a sad and relatively annoying death.

So today I had to brace the pain of going outside despite being quite sick to purchase a new one.
I'm now the proud owner of a Lexmark x4690 Scanner Printer. Awesome. It prints and scans better than my old one and its quieter to boot.

Now to work on this weeks Illustration Friday!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

So far

I'm feeling very rough at the moment. Turns out I have bronchitis, which involves a lot of coughing and pain. Its been hard to do much in the last few days.

I'm thinking of doing a few odd doodles to cheer myself up.

Anyways I've sold a few more badges this evening on Etsy, and I may have sold a few in a real store in Truro too.

As for Etsy my current total is:

32 badges and 1 Phone charm. Huzzah!

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Pretend


Pretend
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My entry for Illustration Friday week starting 17/11/08

Subject "Pretend"

Markers and Brushpen.

I've been here before.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Updates

I've been ill recently with a rather nasty cough so I've had a break from art for awhile.

I'm currently working on several projects for Christmas presents.

At the moment I am working on a cross stitch tiger. I originally wanted to do a little kitty cat, but it started to look more like a tiger so I went with that in the end. I couldn't find a cross stitch book with a design I wanted so I decided to make it up as I go along. Its going fairly well.

I have to participate in this weeks Illustration Friday. I've missed the last too weeks.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

New advertising banner.

New advertising banner.


Also I'm finally getting round to my advertising posters, I may also make promotional badges to advertise my store. <3

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Repair


Repair
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My entry for Illustration Friday week starting 27/10/08. Topic is "Repair"

A pair of treasured toys who have been loved long by their respective children. They sit atop a little leather seat in the bedroom, waiting for the day till their children can gather enough pennies to take them to the old man, who lives down the road who will repair them.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Late


Late
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My entry for Illustration Friday week starting 20/10/08

This weeks topic was Late. So I choose to illustrate the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Strings


Strings
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My entry to Illustration Friday. This weeks topic was "Strings" so I choose to go for a rather obvious idea of a Marionette puppet.

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Sugary


Sugary
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I've taken up "Illustraition Friday" to help with drawing and ideas.

This is my first entry.

The topic was Sugary, so here is the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

My dream

I made another sale today on etsy.

I was starting to worry, as I'd had a bit of a dry patch when it came to sales.

Still I mustn't give up as this is my dream!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Feedback get!

I received my first pieces of feedback today on Etsy. I'm really pleased.

Business has been slow of late, but hopefully with lots of advertising it will pick up.

I'm thinking about attempting Illustration Friday from now on. To keep the artwork flowing so to speak. I imagine it would help with the frequent bouts of Drawers block I get too.

I'm getting a little more popular on Flickr. My art gets more views there then it does on Deviant-ART.

I still need to work on the poster for MuffinPuffART! In the UK. I may attempt that tomorrow.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

My Moo cards


My Moo cards
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My cards for advertising.

They are a really nice quality. I'm very pleased with them. However they cost about 9p per card so I don't wanna be handing them out willy-nilly.

My Moo stickers


My Moo stickers
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
My Moo stickers have arrived. Aren't they wonderful!

They were quite pricey to make but I'm pleased with them reguardless.

The only problem with stickers is I never quite know where to stick them.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Work related fun

A coworker has commissioned me to do some art to aid the child she works with.

She offered to pay, but I wouldn't dream of asking for money from her. Others maybe, but for her and the child she works with its free.

Anyway I have to work on a rabbit with bucked teeth and a long uncoiled snake, which will somehow aid with speech therapy.

In etsy related news, I've not sold anything else yet. Ho hum.

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Moo

I just ordered some Moo cards to help with advertising. I'll hand them out to people who display an interest in my store.

Today I have been all over the place in regard to Etsy. Livejournal, Facebook, crafting websites....

My mother has been able to nab a few orders for me by wearing a large badge with Muffin on the front. Seems lots of people would love a badge of their pet.

I'm going to work on a poster to promote my store so Mum can put it up at her place of work for me.

Advertising

I decided to join a few Live Journal Communities to do some Advertising for my new Etsy store.
Below is the Image I used.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Ready for Winter


Ready for Winter
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
Just a happy picture drawn to kill time.

Blue Mermaid Badge 1.5 inch

This is one of the badges that I first sold.

I've actually had 4 sales now. I'm really starting to enjoy this selling on Etsy malarkey. I just need to up my views 10 fold.

My Badge maker had a little glitch last night. I was so worried that it was ruined, luckily I managed to figure out what the issue was an now its right as rain.

I've been doing a lot of market research. Making sure I'm making a profit, looking for other materials to use and seeing what everyone else has luck selling.

I'm thinking about making some stickers, magnets and pet tags next. I just need to figure out how.
Perhaps I'll make some cute pet tags out of plastic as well.

Friday, 19 September 2008

HUZZAH!

I had my first sale today on Etsy! I sold two badges to a women in America, and the thing that make me happiest is they were badges featuring my traditional media Illustrations opposed to the images I made just for badges.

I'm so terribly happy. <3

Monday, 15 September 2008

Happy Mermaid Pins


Happy Mermaid Pins
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I'm trying to upload something to my Etsy store as much as I can.

Today is my little set of Happy Mermaids who originally came to life as a sticker set.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Thursday, 11 September 2008

ETSY GO!!

After procrastinating for just under a year I've finally gotten round to opening up and Etsy store. HUZZAH!

At the moment I'm selling just badges. Time to get myself out there!

http://www.chianne.etsy.com/

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Here thar be Dragons

Inspired by my obsession with hoarding the most pointless items. I have drawers full of things that I just can't part with, it made me think of a Dragon's Hoard.

I put so much effort into this picture I surprised myself! I'm usually a very lazy artist.

8 hours, draw in Brush pen and coloured with Markers.

The Mermaid


The Mermaid
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I wanted to draw something happy to show my mood. This is what happened when pen met the page.

I really need to keep up with my art Blogging.

I've recently gotten a Badge Maker and I'm going to attempt Ebay shortly.

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Happy Frog


Happy Frog
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
Another piece of art in preparation for my cutesy buttons and sticker store.

Drawn with Brushpen and a coloured with markers.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Attempt number two!

I've decided to try my hand at Etsy again. Not that I actually started the last time.

I've been getting all my old art work together and coming up with new ideas, ready for when I purchase a badge maker. I'm also going to think of some sticker designs. So in my store I hope to be selling the following items:

  • Cute Badges
  • Stickers
  • Pocket Mirrors
  • Scarfs
  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Felt items
  • Keyrings
  • Posters

At least thats what I'd like to be selling. Also I want to make my own comic and also work on my Children's Books. I've come up with several ideas for both comics and the books. I just need to knuckle down and get to work on them.

I'm going to design the packaging for the badges and stickers to be contained in now. I already have a small logo sorted out, I just need to see if it looks better in black and white or in colour.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

Lost


Lost
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I adore drawing long hair. Thats probably because I am growing my hair long myself. I recently just passed 21 inches long. It just about reaches my elbows now.

I drew this picture when I was feeling a little sad and lonely. Its not that uncommon for me to feel that way so pictures like this are common for me.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

Of Puppies and Rainbows

This is a picture of my lovely little Parsons Russell Terrier called Muffin Puff.

I was feeling a bit sad when I drew this, but Muffin always puts a smile back on my face. I've decided to update my logo at the top of this page with this image instead of the old one.

I might give the whole blog an overhaul. Now that my boyfriend is linking to me from his art page I feel like I need to make more of an effort since its his Art Student friends who may see this blog.

World of Dreams


World of Dreams
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
This is one of my favourite all time pictures. I don't usually colour a full page in but I managed to here.

I based it on my favourite song, its called "Dreams to Dream."

I spend a great deal of my life day dreaming or sleeping, I wish there was more for me to do in life. I have many hobbies, but none really make me feel less lonely when it comes down to it.

Saturday, 31 May 2008

Self Portrait


Self Portrait
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
A picture I drew of myself. I'm not sure what else to say about this picture.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Duck Pin


Duck Pin
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
I made this several weeks ago, when I was having a bad week at work.

I was told I needed to grow a thicker skin as I'm too sensitive. I don't like that phrase thicker skin as it makes it sound like being sensitive is a bad thing.

Someone told me think "Duck" it times when people say harsh things. Let their comments slide off like water from a ducks back.

When ever I have future hard days, I shall wear my little duck pin.

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Whoa long time no posty!


My heart
Originally uploaded by Marinrin Chianne
Its been ages since I last posted here, so I figured I better get the ball rolling again.

I've hit an artists block recently, although I am expressing myself in other ways so I don't feel too bad about it.

Since I haven't posted in ages I do have a back log of art to show, so until I feel up to making more I will just post some here every few days.

The art displayed here is a piece I drew several years ago when I found out my boyfriend was going away to University. I felt like I was locked down in place while he gets to float away to a different life entirely. I wasn't much wrong to be honest.