DreamyMeisme

Elena Blanco's unique wall art

London, United Kingdom | 1312 Sales

DreamyMeisme

Elena Blanco's unique wall art

London, United Kingdom 1312 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(200)

Announcement   HELLO!
My name is Elena Blanco and I'm the artist behind all the creations you will find here. I’m also the person running this small business and communicating with you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or comments.

My work is exploratory, imaginative and playful, combining abstract shapes and colourful patterns with figurative elements. I love watercolour and ink because of their beautiful luminosity.

I’m a full-time artist based in London and always have lots of projects going on.
Find out more about me and my work in social media and other shopping outlets:
SOCIETY6 https://society6.com/elenablanco
DENY-DESIGNS https://www.denydesigns.com/collections/artist/ar:elena-blanco
SAATCHI https://www.saatchiart.com/DreamyMe
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/dreamymeisme
PINTEREST https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dreamymeisme
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/dreamymeisme
TWITTER https://twitter.com/dreamymeisme

Read my story on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DreamyMeisme#about

In this shop I sell original work as well as prints and a few art downloads. I also take commissions.

I often run sales. Keep an eye!
Thanks for visiting.
Elena

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 12, 2018

HELLO!
My name is Elena Blanco and I'm the artist behind all the creations you will find here. I’m also the person running this small business and communicating with you. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or comments.

My work is exploratory, imaginative and playful, combining abstract shapes and colourful patterns with figurative elements. I love watercolour and ink because of their beautiful luminosity.

I’m a full-time artist based in London and always have lots of projects going on.
Find out more about me and my work in social media and other shopping outlets:
SOCIETY6 https://society6.com/elenablanco
DENY-DESIGNS https://www.denydesigns.com/collections/artist/ar:elena-blanco
SAATCHI https://www.saatchiart.com/DreamyMe
INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/dreamymeisme
PINTEREST https://www.pinterest.co.uk/dreamymeisme
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/dreamymeisme
TWITTER https://twitter.com/dreamymeisme

Read my story on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DreamyMeisme#about

In this shop I sell original work as well as prints and a few art downloads. I also take commissions.

I often run sales. Keep an eye!
Thanks for visiting.
Elena

Elena Blanco

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Abstract landscape inspired by the beautiful island of Menorca. In this piece I was interested in the contrast between the watercolour fluffiness and the sharpness of the ink lines as between the greenery and the rocks in the landscape of Menorca.
Strange how some images come about, from accidental visions and discoveries. Read about it -my inspiration and processes, on my Facebook page @dreamymeisme
I'm listing lots of original pieces that could make for a good present. This one is made with black ink. It has light and energy and wonderful depth through layering. Its title is "Life flow"
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About

Art is revisiting childhood

++++ What I do ++++
I do drawing and illustration of everything and anything. I do patterns, flowers, people, cities, animals, abstract, landscapes... I like exploring all subjects. I find lots of joy in art. My artwork is sold at Etsy, society6, Deny Design, Saatchi online, Habitat UK and IKEA.

++++What I sell on Etsy++++
On my Etsy shop, I sell giclée prints, art printables and customised illustrations. Custom illustrations are my most popular article. People ask me to illustrate something for them. This is an interesting challenge. I try to avoid cliches and keep a sense of exploration. I like to add something unexpected to the brief -my very own interpretation of the stories my clients share with me. Drawings and illustrations have been a great source of joy to me and through my creations I would like to give the same to others.

++++ How it all started ++++
I studied architecture in Barcelona. I loved the creative part of my studies but I didn’t enjoy working in an office so much. Nevertheless I worked in architecture for years until I had my children. Then I rediscovered the wonders of childhood and wanted never to forget them again.
I was fascinated by children's books and gave up my career determined to become a children's book illustrator. I started by creating a few of my own picture books but unfortunately none of the publishers I approached were interested in them. Desperate to find a way to sutain my art practice, I asked people for advice. A friend suggested I tried Etsy. With prints from those early books I opened my shop in 2011.
My business' breakthrough was discovering people liked my customised illustrations. This happened quite accidentaly but custom illustrations are now my most popular product. I feel very lucky to be able to work with people's stories to produce art for them. This opportunity has helped me develop my art in many new directions.

+++ How I create +++
When I work on something new, I start with lots of doodling. Letting myself play and enjoy my painting. Sometimes I do watercolour, gouache or ink washes over lots of sheets of paper. From each one something different will develop. I get into a bit of a creative trance and lots of ideas come in to guide my work. These ideas are based on my sketch book work or on images I've seen somewhere. Sometimes is a technique I want to try, sometimes a combination of colours. Visiting galleries inspires me a lot and after some exhibitions I get very creative.
For my more illustrative/figurative work, I'm always inspired by stories. Stories are everywhere, in books, in films, in what people say...
I work at a messy home studio created in a corner in my living room. When the mess becomes unbearable I start tidying up and unfinished drawings appear that inspire me again. I draw every day, even if it's just a doodle. Drawing keeps me inspired and joyful. I use mainly watercolour and ink because of their beautiful luminosity.

++For news, offers and giveaways sign up to my newsletter here http://eepurl.com/dso2zf
++Products featuring my prints are sold on-line at society6 and http://society6.com/ElenaBlanco and Deny Design https://www.denydesigns.com/collections/artist/ar:elena-blanco

Thanks for taking the time to read about me!

Shop members

  • Elena Blanco

    Owner, Artist

    Above all, I love literature. My work is inspired by stories, dreams and poetry. That's why Dreamy Me is me.

Production partners

  • Studio One Frame

    England, United Kingdom

    I've been working with Studio One Frame since 2013. They produce giclée prints of my artwork. The quality of their papers and printing is excellent and working with them is a pleasure! They are located in a converted barn in Essex, England.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Sep 24, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

My artwork is available for wholesale. Please contact me.

Sizing details

Please contact me if the print size you are looking for is not listed. Most of my prints are available in lots of different sizes including large posters

Paper and printing quality

My prints are produced with a technique called giclée where archival inks and fine art paper are used resulting in an excellent colour and texture reproduction (you'd find it hard to tell the print from the original) Archival inks mean the print will not fade and will last for centuries!
For prints I use Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper. This paper has a watercolour texture, it's strong and thick.
For large posters I use Fotospeed Matt Ultra 240gsm paper. This paper is smooth and bright white and although cheaper it's still lovely!

Order processing

Processing print orders takes 3 working days but in busy dates (Christmas specially) can be up to 5. If you need quicker processing please choose express processing as your delivery option when checking out. This option is also a tracked delivery.

Original pieces are processed within 1-2 working days.

For custom illustrations processing takes normally around two weeks.

Delivery

Standard delivery is free for all items.

For prints and posters the free standard delivery is not tracked. To upgrade to a tracked delivery please choose tracked service at check out.

Original pieces and custom illustrations are shipped with a tracked, insured service included in the price.

Estimated delivery times are as follows:
UK 1-2 working days
Europe 5-7 working days
Rest f the world 5 -10 working days.

If you wish an express delivery please contact me to discuss options.

Missing or damaged items

If your prints were missing or arrived damaged we will send new copies. Please notice that to confirm loss we will wait for 4 weeks from first shipment before sending replacement.

Commissioned illustrations are tracked and insured. It is very unlikely they would go missing but if it happened contact me and we will let you know how to proceed with a claim.