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Helen Shingler I live in North Cornwall where I indulge my passion for watercolour creating fabulous creatures which become cards that make the world a happier place https://folksy.com/shops/HelenShinglerArt
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Helen Shingler
Happy valentine’s day to beach lovers everywhere! to those who dream of long hot summer days with blue skies, sun kissed skin and toes in the sand. may you always have a shell in your pocket! ❤️ #summer #valentines #loveisforeveryone #localartist #watercolour #dreamingofsummer #heart #pebbles #beach #cornwallhasmyheart #illustration #artistsoninstagram #romance
0 18 3 days ago

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Helen Shingler
Valentine’s day tomorrow! here’s a little reminder that sometimes you need to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince! ❤️ #valentines #love #localartist #illustration #watercolour #quirkyart #cards #kissalotoffrogs #justforfun
4 14 3 days ago

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My homage to one of the greatest love poets john donne, i’d forgotten about this piece but it’s surfaced as february 14th approaches! #lovepoets #lettering #watercolour #artistsoninstagram #valentines #loveisintheair #kisses #letters #localartist #poetry #words #lovequotes #love
3 17 5 days ago

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Two hours later after i sat down and decided to play with white ink on black just because i had to try it! i wasn’t happy with some of the calligraphy so i cut out my favourite words (it’s only paper) which i felt were the best of the rest and really happier to look at them now. i need to slow down when writing, make sure there’s enough ink on the nib and maintain a smooth pressure so the nib glides across the paper! practice practice practice! rome wasn’t built in a day! #localartist #pointedpencalligraphy #moderncalligraphy #calligraphy #ilovecalligraphy #watercolour #cards #words #quotes #myhappyplace #ink #nikkonib
0 17 2 weeks ago

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Helen Shingler
So happy with my new moo cards! each one has max the blue whale on the front and a selection of four different cards from my collection on the reverse side (archie the african crane will be available soon) love the way they look, little miniature paintings! #quirkyart #localartist #watercolour #somethingdifferent #humour #sidney_seagull #cards #greetingcards #folksyshop #uniqueart #illustration #cornwall #bude #creative
1 15 3 weeks ago

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Helen Shingler
Four new cards now in stock @jaunty_seagull as well as re-stocked with my shark - basil! the new sidney and sandy lovebirds card is perfect for a quirky valentine card! it’s only two weeks away! pop in this delightful store which is full of lovely things and the exclusive stockist of my cards in town! #bigupbude #sidney_seagull #localartist #watercolour #illustration #greetingscard #quirkyart #buylocal #justacard #somethingdifferent
0 18 3 weeks ago

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Helen Shingler
Practice makes perfect, trying to write every day but so much to remember! day 2! each letter must be written individually but appear to be joined, paying attention to the letterforms! remember this is not handwriting and i am not someone who believes in writing individual letters over and over as it’s soul destroying! far better to write a quote and this one by oscar wilde is a favourite! onwards and upwards hopefully, oh and then there are flourishes! #localartist #penandink #lettering #moderncalligraphy #learningisfun #tryingsomethingnew #cards
2 12 3 weeks ago

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More practice with the pointed pen and can’t wait to try white on black because that will look fabulous! these will be really useful on my cards! #tryingsomethingnew #lettering #practicemakesperfect #moderncalligraphy #pointedpencalligraphy #learnsomethingnew #penandink #cards #localartist
4 19 3 weeks ago

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Helen Shingler
This is the very first time i have attempted to write in this modern style of calligraphy! i was rather daunted at trying to use this type of nib, being used to the square nib, plus the thought of mastering the up and down strokes but i am now excited at practising until i improve because i love this writing! who knows maybe one day i will even progress to an oblique penholder! #moderncalligraphy #tryingsomethingnew #pointedpencalligraphy #nikko #havingfun #lettering #calligraphy #practicemakesperfect
6 17 3 weeks ago