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Accidental Gift Tags

Marti Magna Christmas Gift Tags Woodland Creatures

Accidental Gift Tags

I accidentally created the most adorable Christmas Gift Tags.  So I start my day by doing some warm up illustrations in my art journal but  I also knew I was out of empty pages so I thought I'll use a sheet of my good paper that I use for original illustrations and cut it into several small pieces of paper for the warm ups.  This Elf was one of the warm up illustrations and after creating the fox below I thought wait a minute... I can cut them to measure about 3 x 5 inches, punch a hole for a pretty string or...

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Artwork with a sense of innocence

Marti Magna illustrations mermaid

Artwork with a sense of innocence

There's only been a handful of Art Shows or Festivals where I've participated as a vendor and it's endearing to see little kids be just as interested in my work as their parents.    The majority of my illustrations and paintings consist of innocent childlike mermaids, unicorns and other mythological creatures.   Hugs for my Bud The original illustration of Hugs for my Bud sold right away at the last Art Show I attended but prints are available in a couple of sizes which is the next best thing to owning the original.  These simple illustrations were created using Caran d'Ache and Watercolor paint.    Thanks...

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Latest Obsession

Marti Magna Caran d'Ache In the Making

Latest Obsession

So my absolute favorite product right now are the wax color pastel pencils from Caran d'Ache they're a wax pastel but I call them a "color stick" my favorite thing about them is that they are created with excellent fade resistant properties. I've seen them referred to as "color crayons" or "pastel crayons" but I wouldn't dare call them a crayon. So yes they do look like crayons but they're far from it -  no insult to crayons but this would give the impression that neocolor's can be used by anyone of any age for any project which in deed they can be BUT the reality is that...

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