LittleFlowersBySligo

Eco Friendly Cards, Prints & Gifts for Little Creatives

Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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Announcement    Thank you so much for popping by to support my small business.
Little Flowers by Sligo brings you eco friendly cards, prints and gifts for all ages.
All original designs are taken from my own art work. I specialise in watercolour work and would be happy to discuss any bespoke commissions for those special occasions.
I do my best to get your order out as quickly as possible, although there are still some postal delays. Make sure you opt for Tracked 24 if you need something quick sharp.

Have a safe day x

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Last updated on 22 Mar, 2021

Thank you so much for popping by to support my small business.
Little Flowers by Sligo brings you eco friendly cards, prints and gifts for all ages.
All original designs are taken from my own art work. I specialise in watercolour work and would be happy to discuss any bespoke commissions for those special occasions.
I do my best to get your order out as quickly as possible, although there are still some postal delays. Make sure you opt for Tracked 24 if you need something quick sharp.

Have a safe day x

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"Don't forget that personalised paintings like this take time to produce and Christmas orders will need to be done in plenty of time... Yep, I said the C word! christmas_tree"
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About LittleFlowersBySligo

Sales 1,282
On Etsy since 2018

Watercolour Work, Primary Teaching and Raising Creative Little Ones

🌸Welcome to Little Flowers by Sligo🌸

I set up Little Flowers after having my second daughter. I was on maternity leave from Primary Teaching at the time and I had begun to pick up my drawing again after a long break concentrating on my teaching career. I completed an art degree down in Lancashire in addition to my teacher training - at the time I worked a lot with acrylics on very large canvases. As with many things in life, as my circumstances changed, my style of art work did too and it became a wonderful way to relax.

I initially focused upon illustrated letters and children's names with my own girls in mind - focusing on cute creatures and flowers (both my children have flowers as their middle names, hence my shop name) and as friends and family asked for commissioned pieces, my portfolio grew to include a much wider range of paintings and products.

I have been a primary teacher for 19 years and have worked across the primary age rages. I have taught art and design within a middle school setting, produced a creative curriculum focus within a large city primary and have run countless art clubs, classes and exhibitions. Over the years, it has become increasingly challenging to maintain a creative focus in schools given the push towards maths and English but I have always tried to maintain a consistent creative presence in my classrooms as art is so essential for children to develop their creativity, express their feelings and calm the mind.

My illustrations are heavily influenced by my love of children’s literature and I adore drawing animals. I always begin with initial sketches which I play around with before putting pen to paper. I use fine liners for all my detailed work and then I add the watercolour layers before going back to more fine liner and then sometimes adding colour pencil detail. For my more cartoon style drawings I use Promarker pens which give a wonderful digitally produced look whilst still being completely handmade. I stretch my own paper for paint work and I use local small businesses for all my framing, mounting and printing needs. I think it is really important to support other local and small businesses where possible.

I now teach part time and work on my own art and my Etsy business and I absolutely love the balance I am discovering of doing a day job that I love but also pursuing my own creative ideas. My girls are avid creatives and love helping me with the photographing process as well as watching me work.

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Shop members

  • Rachael Sligo

    Owner

    Hi Everyone, I'm Rachael. I'm a primary teacher, artist and illustrator and I live in the beautiful town of Morpeth in Northumberland with my husband and two little girls, who are 5 and 3. I like to exercise during the week and I also like to read.

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Last updated on 06 Apr, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

Each custom order has a different completion and delivery schedule depending on the work involved. I will keep in regular contact with each client to inform them of an initial date and then any subsequent changes. Please make any specific deadlines very clear when ordering.

Sizing details

I use a variety of frame and mount sizes, please make sure that you check these details carefully before ordering to ensure they fit your needs.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I am able to offer a gift wrapping service for an additional cost. Please contact me directly via Etsy if you wish to add this to your order.

Wholesale availability

For any wholesale enquiries, please email littleflowersbysligo@gmail.com

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