The Otter

Saturday, 29 November 2014

This is my most recent commission of the English river otter. With my work, the detail is what I concentrate on predominantly, especially with wildlife,  as I want the result to be very tactile and give a real sense of character.
I really enjoyed completing this piece as I feel otters have a very strong personality, a strong sense of pride and a protective nature. I loved creating the knotted grass in the background, drawing each one was like solving a puzzle!
For more information on comission's please contact me: 
artistnotincluded@gmail.com.

'Mint Tea Boutique' in Winchester

Thursday, 20 November 2014

I am very proud to say that my Sausage Dog and Pug Prints along with my cards are now available from 'The Mint Tea Boutique' and I thought I would share this haven of pure luxury with you.
'The Mint Tea Boutique' is one of those shops where everything else just melts away. You can chat to the lovely owners about how gorgeous things are, or you can just quietly fondle the beautiful array of treasure's which surround you. 
Basically, it's the shop equivalent of a bear hug.
The Clothes are inspired by Vintage styles with a modern twist, the perfect place to find those staple pieces to work your 'basic's' around, like this Louche 'Neale' skirt.
 The Homeware's have a bohemian feel but again with a sense of nostalgia. I particularly like, and purchased, the 'Kariba Glass Antique Frames' for photographs and keepsakes.
There really is something for everyone with gifts for men and a range for kids that will melt your heart.
So instead of sharpening your elbows for the Christmas rush through swarming shopping centres, take time out, not just for gifts, 
but for yourself. 

Mint Tea Boutique,
The Consortium,
39 Jewry Street,
Winchester,
S023 8RY.

  






'Stamping Around'

Thursday, 13 November 2014

 Sometime's when you find something great, you just have to tell someone about it. 
I needed a stamp for the back of my cards and prints with all of my information on it, and that's when I found these guys :  'The English Stamp Company' 
I was blown away by the professional service, speedy delivery, and I couldn't ask for more from the quality of the stamp. As soon as it arrived I got to work stamping, well, everything in my collection! The other thing I love is the fact that this company is family run and reading through their story on their website is truly heartwarming. 
So whatever your stamping needs may be, these are the people you need to get in touch with : www.englishstamp.com 


"If you go down to the woods today"

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

These cards are hand printed from my original Illustrations on 280gsm, 100% recycled ribbed brown card and are teamed with a bright pink envelope. These cards will be available from our Christmas shop (open from the 6th of December) and my Etsy shop (open soon!).

"If you don't care for Tea Cup Pugs..."

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

"You could at least make polite conversation!"
(The Mad Hatter - "Alice in Wonderland")

These cards are hand printed from my original Illustrations on 280gsm, 100% recycled ribbed brown card and are teamed with a bright pink envelope. These cards will be available from our Christmas shop (open from the 6th of December) and my Etsy shop (open soon!).

Head over tails

Monday, 10 November 2014

On a crisp and beautiful Sunday morning I packed myself off to the studio to print these little characters to hopefully, give whoever you choose to send them to, a bit of a giggle.
These cards are hand printed from my original Illustrations on 280gsm, 100% recycled ribbed brown card and will be teamed with a bright pink envelope.
They can be purchased separately or together (to get the full effect). I think a lovely idea would be to write "Happy" in one and "Birthday"/"Christmas" in the other!
These cards along with all of my products will be available from my Etsy shop (opening soon!) and our Christmas shop, details of which can be found here: "The Old Farmhouse Christmas Shop"

"The Old Farmhouse Christmas Shop"

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Something strange happens in November. Everyone goes quiet. Heads down, scarves up to their ears, headphones in with the music turned up just that little bit higher. Shop windows sparkle and flash and in turn our pulse rates soar. 
Sometimes, at Christmas, it's nice to escape the rush of the department store's and look for something just a little bit different. Something you know, has been made by hand, in small numbers, so you can walk away having just purchased something truly unique.
So, I invite you to escape the city race for a while, and come to our Christmas shop nestled deep in the Dorset countryside. 
There will be home made mince pie's and mulled delights to warm your cockles whilst you browse our collection of original prints, paintings, cards and homewares by *Artist Not Included Illustration and Artist : Jeannie Brunskill : www.jeanniebrunskill.co.uk.

Opening Times: 
6th, 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th of December
10AM-6PM

The Old Farmhouse Studio, 
Gussage Saint Michael, 
Wimborne, 
BH21 5JE.



"Always In My Heart"

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


 There is are few animals as magical Hare's, and this print, hot off the press, entitled "Always in My heart" is the beginning to a magical story about two of them (more to be revealed in the near future!). This print would make the perfect heartfelt "Mother to be" present, or for anyone close to your heart and will be available from my Etsy shop (opening next week!) or my Christmas shop nestled in the Dorset countryside (where Hare's are often spotted!) open from the 6th of December, details of which will follow.

Just a note to say...

Saturday, 1 November 2014

If I could describe one of my perfect morning's it would start with a letter landing on my doorstep. I would make a rich coffee and take a seat overlooking the cities rooftops on a crisp autumn day, ravens dancing comically from tile to tile, and there I would absorb each and every word.
There are few things more heart warming than someone taking the time to write you a heartfelt note, just ... because.
These luxury,  handmade cards give you the perfect excuse to tell someone special, that you are thinking about them (or maybe something more dramatic like... declaring your undying love for them?...It really is up to you).







These cards are hand printed from my original Illustrations on 280gsm, 100% recycled ribbed brown card teamed with a bright pink envelope. More designs will follow.
Both bear and pug designs are available to buy soon, either from my Etsy shop (opening in a matter of days!) or from my Christmas shop which will be open from the 6th of December in Dorset (details to follow).
Please contact me directly : artistnotincluded@gmail.com for more information.


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