Happy April!! Here is our Free Brush Script Desktop Background for you to enjoy, featuring a lovely Coco Chanel quote. It is simple, inspiring and will hopefully brighten up your office! Not to mention it may force you to clean up all those messy files on your computer...or am I the only one who leaves my desktop looking cluttered at the end of every month?! Simply click here to download it and enjoy :)

In other news we are still working on our upcoming online shop. I have had a few issues to overcome along the way, and am still sorting through a few problems at the moment. I absolutely can't wait to get it up and running, so please hang in there with me! Good things come to those who wait :)

And on one final note..if you like this month's Free Brush Script Desktop Background, we have a whole range of inspirational quotes in our Etsy shop which you can view here. They feature my free style brush script hand lettering in beautiful blacks and whites.

Free Brush Script Desktop Background wallpaper Sail and Swan Chanel quote inspirational design art blog artist

Decorating a nursery can be tough! Where to start? What colours should I use? Do you want to keep using the room as a nursery in future? With our new range of Nursery Prints here at Sail and Swan, we thought it would be good to show off some of the cutest nursery set ups we have come across! Hopefully these Whimsical Baby Nurseries will give you some ideas for what colours to use, how to display artworks, and even how you can theme your baby’s nursery! There are so many different themes you can use in a nursery, and many are good for both boys and girls!

The first two images below were found at littlehandsillustration.com. The rest were found at Style Me Pretty Living. If you would like to see our Sail and Swan range of nursery prints, then simply click here.

I hope you enjoy!

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whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan


whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan


whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan

whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan

whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan

whimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swanwhimsical baby nursery cute decor wall art prints kids bedroom ideas sail and swan

Ladies, get ready for the Chateau Tanunda Wedding Open Day this April! Come along to see their gorgeous wedding venue, set in the Barossa Valley. Vineyards, a gorgeous garden and the beautiful old building make for a lovely wedding location! There will also be a selection of beautiful suppliers and on the day for you to see, as well as wedding set ups so you can get ideas for your own wedding! The Chateau Tanunda team will also be there on the day so that you can ask lots of questions and get helpful advice.

The event will take place on Sunday April 26th from 11am to 4pm. Free entry and refreshments on arrival.

Here is some more information below or you can check out the event on Facebook here.


chateau tanunda wedding open day bridal expo adelaide sail and swan


chateau tanunda wedding open day bridal expo adelaide sail and swan
chateau tanunda wedding open day bridal expo adelaide sail and swan

chateau tanunda wedding open day bridal expo adelaide sail and swan

Today we are sending a huge THANK YOU to Tickle the Imagination Magazine for featuring one of our pretty Sail and Swan products in their current issue!! We feel incredibly lucky to be part of such a special and beautiful magazine!!!

Tickle the Imagination celebrates all things handmade and creative in Australia. Their issues are full of inspiration and ideas, and showcase talented artists, designers and stylists. It is published quarterly, and you can find their stockists here or you can subscribe here online! You can also check out their online directory here.

I was completely drawn in by the DIY projects (make your own handmade paper???!!!! Ah-maz-ing!) not to mention the gorgeous styled shoots and products/styling.  I found the content very inspiring, and was completely drawn in by the beautiful photos. In fact, I can’t wait for the next issue already!

Here are a couple of sneak peek images for you to see, but I would highly recommend getting yourself a hard copy :)

tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan

tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan

tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan

tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan

tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan
tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan


tickle the imagine magazine handmade craft artist designer stylist styling blog sail and swan

Woohoo I am super excited because Love Cherish Adore is here again! Get ready ladies because this April and May we have a gorgeous and vintage(!) Adelaide wedding fair that I’m sure you will love :) Sail and Swan will be there among many other great businesses and product on the day. This isn’t just any wedding fair..Love Cherish Adore is unique, vintage and will leave you feeling inspired for your wedding day. Bring some friends along and we would love to see you there! Here are some pics from last year’s event!


Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

Adelaide Wedding Fair Love Cherish Adore Sail and Swan Vintage Rustic Boho Indie Wedding

I’m currently still in the process of working on some designs for my card collection, and thought I would it would be nice to get some illustration inspiration with lovely Autumn colours! Autumn colours can be bright and vibrant but also toned down and understated..they're incredibly interesting I find! And  came across this quote which I love:

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

So I hope you enjoy these images below and feel as inspired as I do!

In order from top to botton is: Fruit Illustration by Marisa Seguin, Children's Book Illustration by Migy, Watercolour Artwork by Grow Creative Shop, Animals Illustration by Greg Abbott, and Leaves Pattern by Carin Berger.

Autumn Colours Illustration Art Artwork Inspiration Blog Artist Sail and Swan



Autumn Colours Illustration feathers watercolour Art Artwork Inspiration Blog Artist Sail and Swan


Autumn Colours Animals Illustration Art Artwork Inspiration Blog Artist Sail and Swan

Autumn Colours leaves Illustration Art Artwork Inspiration Blog Artist Sail and Swan

Happy Autumn everyone! I must admit that I'm a bit devastated to be saying farewell to summer but I certainly enjoyed it while it lasted. Nevertheless Autumn is also a great season filled with crunchy leaves, hot cross buns, warm sunny days and even some rain too. Well it's time to celebrate bringing our scarves out again, so here is a great way to start off your month with our free Lion Wallpaper and calendar for you to enjoy!

This month we have featured our lovely lion friend with his vibrant orange mane. He is also available for purchase in our online shop as an art print. Simply click the link here to download and enjoy this free wallpaper!

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