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Look at these cute bugs!
Hello! I have some free printable Valentines in this post for you, but first, I’d like to introduce you to my newest design, these adorable little folk art inspired bugs! For Christmas, a friend gave me a book called Imagine A Forest: Designs and Inspirations for Enchanting Folk Art by Dinara Mirtalipova, which has been calling to me from my wishlist. The book is absolutely beautiful, and I spent much of Christmas Day pouring over the rich illustrations and gathering ideas. I hadn’t planned on doing any artwork that day, but inspiration took hold and I spent the next few days making these little beetles, which I am totally in love with.
I highly encourage you to check out this book. The artwork is gorgeous and it includes a bunch of little tutorials and inspiration on how to draw a bunch of different folk art inspired themes. Of course, I went straight for the beetles, but she also shows you how she paints flowers and foliage, animals, mythical creatures like sirens and mermaids, people and homes, even little gingerbread houses! It’s also great that she has some recommendations of her favorite tools of the trade and some ideas about color palettes. Folk art is so accessible that I think even a total beginner could pick up this book and be making super cute stuff in no time!
My little blue beetle design available on a bunch of cool stuff at Society6, like note books, coffee mugs, throw pillows, blankets, even a shower curtain! And of course art prints, framed or not. Click here to shop my Society6 page!
Free Printable Valentines
And, just for YOU, I’ve made some FREE printable Valentines in an exclusive pink version! The sheet of valentines is 8″x10″ so it can be printed on standard US Letter size paper (8.5×11) or on international A4 size paper. I recommend printing them on lightweight cardstock either on your home printer, or at a shop like Kinkos. Then just cut them apart (use a paper cutter for best results!).
To get the free printable Valentines, just head to my FREE Printable & Digital Library! If you’re already a subscriber to my email list, you’ll get immediate access. If you haven’t signed up yet, just pop your email address into the form, and then check your email for a confirmation message with the password to access the Free Printable & Digital Library. You’ll also get a discount code for my Etsy shop when you sign up!
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