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Free Summer Floral Wallpaper Download

Floral Desktop Wallpaper

Hello everyone, happy weekend!

As usual, I haven’t been keeping up with the Hux Loves Honey blog since I’m busy working on lots of new things for the shop and some shows that are coming up! I promise there will be sneaky peeks on here soon, but following along on Instagram is your best bet for seeing things first.

Now, I work on a Mac lap top that is pretty much ancient by technology standards now – it’s old enough that Apple doesn’t make parts for it anymore and I get laughed at by shop staff. It is also dying a slow, slow death and trying to get any work done on it takes hours longer than it should. The patience you need for getting anything done is kind of like going back to dial up, if you’re old enough to remember that. Personally, I think the sound alone is forever embedded in my memory!

Mock up of floral desktop wallpaper

Anyways, it’s decrepit and inefficient and the plan is to get a shiny new iMac this summer. In the meantime I decided to pretty up this old beast, so I put together a colourful floral wallpaper from a painting I did recently – you might have seen it on my Instagram account already. And, since I’m not the only one who appreciates a pretty desktop I thought it would be nice to share it with you guys! If you want to see more free wallpapers let me know, it’s my first time making one, but they’re fun to put together.

You can download the desktop file here.

And the iphone file here.

Just right click to save the image, then once the file is on your desktop, right click again and select “Set Desktop Picture” – simple as that! If you’re on a PC you may have to go into your settings instead.

Now go enjoy your pretty new tech!

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All the Flowers

I’m finally – finally – nearly finished this first batch of greeting card designs! Currently, there is just a little bit of re-working a few designs and finishing up the lettering and I can digitize the lot! Cannot wait to show everyone what I’ve been working so hard on, but in the meantime here are some florals:

Blue Floral Painting

Mint Green Floral Painting

Lilac Floral Painting

Painting flowers was actually the most intimidating part of this process so far, but I’m always drawn to colourful floral designs so I wanted to give it my best shot to be able to include them in my own products. It’s great because flowers can be as colourful as you like, so it’s been fun to experiment with different colour combinations and it also feels good to push myself to do something out of my comfort zone. So even if no one else enjoys them, it doesn’t really matter since I enjoyed the process of creating. Although that being said, it’s hard not to have those days when you feel like everything you create sucks. Maybe it’s just a natural part of the creative process… the important thing is to just keep creating anyways :)

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Birthday Card Process

I’ve been terrible at keeping up with this ‘every Wednesday’ blog post thing… but, here is the mostly finished piñata lady. She’s just sans text still. I’m pretty happy with the colour scheme on this one. 

Pinata Card process

And here are some cakes I was working on today for another birthday card. 

Birthday Cakes painting process

The sponge cake got a little maimed… 

Next week should see this first batch of card designs getting wrapped up. Can’t wait to share some mock-ups of the finished designs!

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New Projects

Happy New Year!

This is the year I finally launch a big new project that’s been looming in the back of my mind for quite some time now. So, while things have been a bit quiet on the blog front these past few weeks, I have actually been busy painting and drawing and lettering away. There have been a few sneaky peeks on the Hux loves Honey Instagram account, but here are some more examples of what I’ve been working on:

Bird Party progress

Hello Parrot sketch and finished painting

Mermaid and Deep Sea Diver sketch

Genie Bottle process

These are all going to be turned into greeting cards and notebooks, with more in the works. I’m still looking for a place to get pencils printed, so if anyone happens to know of such a place, please share the love! 

In the meantime, there will be a free Valentine’s Day printable next week! 

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Published!

It’s just the tiniest article, but my Mom’s blog has been published in a magazine that sells internationally. Pretty exciting! It also shows the logo and a screenshot of the website I designed for her a few months ago: 

Storm's Stitches magazine feature

 

You can check out her website here: stormsstitches.com if you’re interested in her blackwork embroidery or just want to check out the design. 

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