About

Hi – my name is Tanya.

This blog was started in January 2013 as I set on the journey to re-discover my creativity. Re-discover? Now where did it go?

I’ve been drawing and painting and writing as long as I can remember.

Persephone (Ink)

Adam’s Apple (Ink)

Loneliness (Ink)

Sadly, I have never attended any creative classes in my childhood and when it came to selecting my future profession, I went along with my parents and got myself a business degree.

I worked for a year and… enrolled in a graphic design college program. I loved every second of it, my projects occupied almost every waking minute of my days. Unfortunately, I had to drop out after the first year and go make money.

Harry Potter Board Game (Digital)

Dots (Ink, paper)

Fast forward a few years, I took some community painting classes for a few months.

Cactus flower (Acrylic, canvas)

French B&B (Acrylic, canvas)

Fast forward a few more years, I reached a certain dead-end in my career and decided to throw it all away and enrolled myself into a graphic design program. Again. But then I simultaneously got a wonderful job offer and found out I was expecting a baby. Career change plans dismissed (and good thing, too – as I discovered that my interests lie with illustration, not graphic design!), I spent some time with books, learning watercolours – with books.

Japanese Tree (Watercolour)

Twilight Stones (Watercolour)

Fast forward 2 more years… now… I am happy with my career. I am happy to be a mother and a wife. But this creative worm still wriggles somewhere inside me. This year I want to feed it and develop it and see where it takes me. I enrolled into an illustration class. I participate in various illustration challenges. Perhaps the worm will turn into a beautiful butterfly?..

12 Responses to “About”

  1. Artist in LA LA Land January 29, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Wow. What a journey! So glad you started the blog. I ‘m following along on your creative adventure!

    • Tanya Littleberry January 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      thank you for following me! I am hoping for an exciting journey 🙂

  2. Alias M. January 29, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

    Congratulations on rediscovering your creativity! Thank you for sharing your artwork. Your paintings and drawings are very beautiful. I am looking forward to more posts of your work!

  3. queeniescards February 14, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

    You have amazing talent, Tanya! Ever thought about selling your pieces on Etsy? A lot of your artwork would make great framed prints!

    • Tanya Littleberry February 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Thank you!
      To be honest – no, I never considered this. I have no idea how etsy works 🙂

      • queeniescards February 17, 2013 at 9:34 am #

        It’s like eBay, you list an item and people can purchase it. Might be worth exploring 🙂

      • Tanya Littleberry February 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

        I get that – I don’t know how people find you, how you promote your stuff… oh and how do you go about this income once it’s tax time? 🙂

        I’ll have to look into this… maybe there’s a “how to sell on etsy for dummies”? 🙂

    • Tanya Littleberry February 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

      Hey there – I took a look at Etsy… and all the talk of shipping costs, custom forms and taxes scared the *** out of me!!! Are you actually selling stuff through there?

      • queeniescards February 24, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

        Hi again! I’ve been meaning to reply so thanks for reminding me! Etsy is great for exposure because of the community. It’s also a great ecommerce site that has everything embedded and ready to go. Unfortunately, you’re right, it comes at a cost. You pay Etsy and PayPal a portion of your profits, and depending on the prices of your items you may not pocket a lot in the end. However (!), if you establish a decent store, you’d be surprised at the volume of clients you’ll receive! All of that being said, I’ve only yet to set up my shop because I haven’t had the time to devote my attention to Etsy. I have my own separate website that I sell from, and was going to finally list some cards up but I got pregnant last year and it didn’t feel like the right time for me to start. I’ve a frequent buyer on Etsy though! You can always test it out and if it’s not right for you, no loss! 🙂 I just think your drawings are really unique and I could see potential interest for them as prints 😉

  4. 1337Mando January 31, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    I have loved looking at your work for a while now! Which is why I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award: http://bit.ly/1DjdeK3

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