This is the second Friday Friends feature dedicated to wonderful handmade things for children and I want you to meet Jodie of Wishsong Design and Wishsong Creations.
There are so many adorably whimsical creations available from the Wishsong stores, here are a few of my absolute favourites !
I have a really really soft spot for these cutie pie felt softies.........
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The Fantastical Wishsong Design Fairytale
Who is Wishsong Design ?
Wishsong Design is primarily all about my whimsical and colourful children's illustrations and paintings however I have branched out into making necklaces and jewellery often incorporating my artwork, for children and adults alike, as well as unique and colourful baby block sets and even some little felt toys! Wishsong Design was name after a character from my favourite series of books, a magical ability he had that when sung, he could create life like images and pictures with his voice. It seemed a fitting name for my artwork.
I have always drawn and painted since I was little. The majority of my life was spent finding pictures that I loved and then I would copy them freehand, particularly animals and anything nature oriented. I was blessed with the ability of proportion (inherited from my very skilled artist grandmother and mother) and spent my later years painting photo realistic animals, with a passion for African animals.
My niece's and nephew's definitely inspire me! Their love for princesses, unicorns, fairies and all things fantasy give me great inspiration! Plus I'm a big kid at heart really and love all of that stuff too! Nature and animals also still inspire me, I still paint realistic animals on occasion and also do a lot of whimsical animals too. Personality intrigues me and I love to try and capture some sort of personality into each creature I paint. Colours are wonderful too!! You won't find many of my paintings that aren't colourful!
What medium don't I work with would probably be the better question!! I love creating with lots of things, but if I narrowed it down then definitely watercolours are my medium of choice, well for my children's artwork that is. I also use acrylics for my larger animal paintings and chalk pastels for pet portraiture and furry animals! I'm now thinking about trying copic markers too!
Children's artwork, whimsical paintings, photo realistic animals and pet portraiture. I have also recently branched out into making glass pendant necklaces with my artwork featured under the glass, unique wood earrings and wood pendants, paper brooches with my artwork, magnets, wooden baby block sets with my artwork featured, felt toys, and am hoping to make memory card games for kids featuring my artwork, and art greeting cards. Too many ideas, not enough time!
I have always had a soft spot for my Rapunzel painting but recently I love my little dinosaur block set I made for a customer.
I would love to be a children's storybook illustrator one day! I always imagined it would be when I'm married and a stay at home mum, but would always jump at the chance if it came along sooner! I just want to continue to create works of art that can be shared and enjoyed by others!
Dear readers - do you want to see more ? Here is how you can connect :
You can buy lovely things on Etsy here :
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and on Madeit here :
You can also follow all the Wishsong Design news on Facebook here : www.facebook.com/WishsongDesign