I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the Arts Bazaar on Friday! I loved seeing you there and am already looking forward to my next market! It was a great day with a good turn out and I loved seeing what all the other stalls had brought along too :)

Here are a few pics from the day for you to enjoy, and if you missed out on this market but would like to come another I am at That Dapper Market this Saturday and would love to see you there!

x Lauren



market stall sail and swan adelaide




 market stall sail and swan adelaide

Happy December! Here is December’s Free Desktop Background from Sail and Swan! Simply click the link, download and enjoy! Hopefully it puts you in the Christmas spirit :)

For those of you who don’t know, every month I send out some Sail and Swan love in the form of a Free Desktop Background!

So keep checking for the next one to come out, and keep your office looking bright and fresh :) Plus having a calendar in front of me is always handy!

Lauren



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Here is some recent work of mine - a logo design for A Time for Seasons. This is a beautiful new store that has recently opened on the Main Street in Tanunda SA. It is both a salon and homewares/gift shop in one and it is certainly worth a visit! Run by the beautiful Amanda, it offers fashion, jewellery, candles, gifts and more. Amanda wanted a Logo Design that was soft and feminine but also rustic as well. I incorporated all of this into my design, using soft colours and textures. She has been amazing to work with and I am looking forward to seeing how her store progresses!

I am currently working on some more logo designs at the moment so stay tuned for more work!





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Wooo...So I'm very excited to say that I have some new art prints and greeting cards online! I have gradually been working on these on the side and will be bringing them to my next market :)

Enjoy!


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deer illustration animal drawing art print sail and swan

deer illustration animal drawing art print sail and swan



 lion illustration animal drawing art print sail and swan 

 blank birthday card watercolor illustration sail and swan 

 birthday card tea cup greeting card sail and swan


Exciting news! I'm going to be part of this year's Tafe Arts Bazaar! 

Come along for some fun, beautiful product and competitions! Some of my product at the market will include: Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Doily Bowls and my favourite 'Hedgehog' Book Sculptures!

Here are some details:
Friday December 6th 
1.00 - 8.00pm at the Adelaide College of the Arts
39 Light Square Adelaide

I would love to see you there and it's a great chance to come and support the other artists and designers too :) 


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Well as you may know I mentioned that I've been wanting to increase my Wedding Stationery range and make that more of a focus for Sail and Swan. Over the last month I have been working hard on some new designs and ideas, have got the final products printed, and am now in the process of styling and photographing them. It's been crazy and fun, busy and exciting! I hope you enjoy the final product :)

Sail and Swan offers a Wedding Stationery range featuring Rustic, Vintage and Classic themes. All with a beautiful and handmade touch. Please contact me if you would like to find out more, or if you would like a custom package designed just for you!

Sail the Sea
Below are some photos of my ‘Sail the Sea’ Range which features an old antique map, a ship and a compass. This range works well for a rustic, vintage, nautical or old-world themed weddings. And of course, for anyone who loves to travel! The compass functions as a monogram as well and can be changed to have your own initials or names inside it.

Native Flora
This beautiful theme captures my love for native plants and flowers. It can be printed on plain white paper, brown kraft paper, or even directly onto wood. The ‘Native Flora’ Range features hand drawn illustrations of billy buttons, berries, eucalyptus leaves, field grass and a butterfly. This range works well for a neutral, rustic, vintage, native or garden themed wedding. And of course, for anyone who loves nature!

 Air Mail
This cute and quirky range is all about the beautiful details of air mail. The ‘Air Mail’ Range features old vintage type and decorative borders around the text, as well as a pretty air mail border and red love hearts to match! This range works well for a travel, paper, rustic or vintage themed wedding. Have fun and start your big adventure on your wedding day!

More photos will be available in my portfolio soon but for now here is a sneak peek at some of the latest range.

Enjoy!


wedding invitations old map theme vintage sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations old map theme vintage ship sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations old map theme vintage nautical sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations travel old map theme vintage sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations travel old map theme vintage sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations rustic brown kraft paper vintage hessian burlap sail and swan adelaide

wedding invitations rustic brown kraft paper vintage hessian burlap sail and swan adelaide

Happy November!

Although it is extremely late here is this month's desktop background! Being in hospital is no excuse for being disorganized so I hope it's not too late for you to download it and enjoy it with me - simply click the link and enjoy!

PS - As a side note I am very happy to say that my friend Kestrel has helped me out and I can continue the Sail and Swan blog on my actual website! Big thanks to you Kestrel! I will still try to post regularly on Blogger but will now make the transition into my website being my main posting place.

Woooo.


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Here are some pics of some recent work that I did for the Pipsqueaks Market. This time the market was Halloween themed, and as usual, I had a great time designing and illustrating these bright and colourful pieces for the fabulous Polly, creative director of Pipsqueaks.

Hope you enjoy!

illustration adelaide illustrator market halloween animals sail and swan



illustration adelaide illustrator market halloween animals sail and swan


illustration adelaide illustrator market halloween animals sail and swan



Here is some of my recent work for my friend's baby shower (although I've had to change the details on the invitation to fake names and addresses)! The gender of the baby was a surprise so I went for neutral colours and a mixture of blue and pink, and of course my usual hand drawn style. It was a lovely day with a really relaxed and fun celebration. 


baby shower invitations adelaide neutral pink blue rabbit hare

baby shower invitations adelaide neutral pink blue rabbit hare


Hope you enjoy!
Lauren

Well I'm back from my week of holidays and I have to say I had the best time in Adelaide. So glad that we decided to stay local this time. The hills were still really green and pretty and we were lucky enough to have some good weather too. The last day was a bit rainy and windy but for the most part it was sunny and beautiful. Here are some pics!

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 Matt and I enjoying a late breakfast

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 Best breakfast at the Coffee Barun!


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 Lovely sceney from our room at the Longview Winery


sail and swan bar 9 adelaide coffee

I just adore these menus from Bar 9 - who would thought to use vintage books?!

sail and swan longview winery
 Lunch on the deck at Longview


 Celebrating my mom's birthday at Red Cacao in Stirling




Nice coffees at Bar 9!


 



In case you're not following Sail and Swan on Instagram, here are some of my latest pics of my work and wanderings around Adelaide.


 At my sister's graduation

elephant illustration animal artist australia sail and swan

 Some original paintings that I am working on. Still in the sketch stages.

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Pretty flowers on our street
 
  

Stunner of a sunset that same day!




  

Train tracks near our house
 

Some fairly recent work of mine - hand lettering on glass which was a first for me!







Amazing find at Stirling - check out Red Cacao on Instagram!
 
 
 Barossa countryside



Burger Theory Dinner - yum!
 
 
Nice find at an Antique shop!