Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Work to be launced at Finders Keepers Melbourne




Sweet William will be at Finders Keepers Market on Friday and Saturday at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne. We haven't done a market for a little while and we have lots of lovely new products to show everyone, so if you are in Melbourne come and say hello. Here is a sneak peek of some of the new work...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Subscribe and Win 3 prints!

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Go ahead and subscribe to our online newsletter here for a chance to win any 3 Sweet William Prints of your choice! Hurry, competition closes 5pm on Friday 10th of October 2014! YAY!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Finalist in the Etsy Design Awards - yay!

Circle Collage Illustration nominated for Etsy Design Award

I am most flattered to be a finalist in the Australian Etsy Design Awards! My illustration, entitled Circle Collage has been nominated as one of the finalists, amongst some amazing artists! You can vote for my entry here and be in with a chance to win a $250 etsy voucher for yourself, yay! Thanks so much everyone, Paula xxx

'View the 58 finalists to vote for your favourite item or Etsy shop. Etsy Design Awards celebrate the people who make Etsy.com a destination for great design. Entrants have the chance to win a trip to Etsy's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, and be featured in the December issue of Inside Out.
Vote now and go in the draw to win a $250.00 Etsy gift card'

Friday, September 12, 2014

It 's all about flowers.

Sweet William Prints - available here

Messing around in my studio with my paints

Prettiness on my mantelpiece 

Sweet William Wooden Postcard available here

Prettiness on my kitchen bench

We have had a very long and cold winter here in Melbourne but things are looking up now that it is Spring! I just love Spring and celebrating all things new. So here are a few shots dedicated to Spring!

Friday, August 29, 2014

A little DIY in pastel pink

I am on a bit of a pastel pink mission. A few days ago I painted this little side table in my lounge room pale pink and am very happy with the result! I mixed the colour myself in my studio and applied two coats. What a quick and easy update! What do you think?

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Work in Pastels



I do love bright colours (as anyone who follows my instagram feed will see) but I am also very fond of soft colours, especially soft blush, pink, flesh tones which look lovely set against white... so I revisited some of my brightly coloured designs and gave them a bit of fresh pastel makeover, I love this grey and pink colour combination and I am pretty pleased with the result! These two brand new prints are now available from our Etsy shop.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Lots of new goodies


It has taken a while but at last we have been able to upload lots of new goodies, including these lovely tags and wrapping paper into our etsy store. We are so very pleased with our brand new stationery range which we have designed, produced and packaged all in our Melbourne studio. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Brand New Cards now available!

Eventually after months of planning and production I am in a position to be able to offer these brands new cards for sale in our Etsy shop - enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sweet William Prints in three sizes

We can now offer all Sweet William Prints in three sizes - A5, A4 and A3. Here is a shot of the three sizes framed - they would fit  5x7, 8x10 and 11x16 inch frames. All our prints are available from our etsy shop here.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Group Exhibition

I am very pleased to be part of a group exhibition with 'Just Another Project Space' and Signed & Numbered in Prahan. I have this original collage called 'two worlds' in the exhibition. Opening Night Thursday, July 17th 6-9pm at 153 Greville Street, Prahran and 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street). All welcome!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

30% SALE OVER ON HARDTOFIND.COM.AU

Sweet William is having a 10 day sale on all Sweet William prints and cards - hurry sale ends on July 24th! Head over here - hardtofind to grab a bargain!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Inspiration

Where do you go for inspiration? Do you constantly seek fresh new, creativity? I suppose it can be found anywhere, all around us all the time. Thankfully we now have brilliant tools for collecting our online inspirational imagery such as Pinterest! Here are a few images that have been exciting my eyeballs lately. All links to these images can be found in our Pinterest account @oursweetwilliam

Friday, July 4, 2014

New Web Site!

We are very excited to announce that our brand new website has gone live today - check it out at:

sweetwilliamprints.com.au

We would love to know what you think!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Exciting times!



Very busy and exciting times here at Sweet William. We are thrilled to announce that we will be doing our very first trade show in Melbourne from 31st July- 3rd August with Life In Style

"Life Instyle is Australia's only boutique trade event showcasing emerging trends, brands and products that are on the cooler side of style and design. With a strong commitment to creativity and originality, our events provide a definitive platform and inspiration filled sourcing experience for design-savvy buyers."

We have been putting together a new range of prints and cards to take to the show as well as a few brand new products. We have updated our look and feel and launched a fresh advertising campaign with a brand new web site coming soon. Keep checking our instagram feed for sneak peeks and  updates. We are excited and look forward to this next chapter for Sweet William.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

From my studio - abstract work


I could spend hours loosing my self in a world of colour and ink in my studio making happy abstract messy paintings.  Here are some pieces I  have been working on. These pieces will eventually make their way to our etys shop as archival quality art prints but I am just too busy having fun with my brushes right now!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lia's Mexican Party

We recently had my daughter's 12th birthday party at our home. Great fun was had by all preparing for the Mexican theme. Pinterest is such a wonderful place to collect ideas and gather images for a party, what did we used to do before? You can view our Mexican Party board here. While looking at party ideas on Pinterest we came across happythoughts where we found amazing digital downloads to use in the party decorations. I customised the designs by adding Lia's name, it was all so easy and I think came out beautifully. The 30 plus 11 year olds had a blast but I not sure my white washed floors will ever look the same again! Enjoy the photos from our fun filled Mexican party!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Holiday in CapeTown




We recently went back to my home town, CapeTown, on a family holiday. It was lovely to return to a place that I know like the back of my hand, catch up with old friends and discover new and exciting changes. Here are a few shots from our trip.