Hello! Welcome to my new little venture as I branch off into another part of my hobby tree and bring you my artwork!
I will be branching out over –
Branding (including logos and other blog/website related imagery inc media kits, etc)
So first, let me tell you a bit of background information…
Since I was about 4 years old I wanted to be an artist. I finally started an Art & Design course at college after completing a Media course but ended up dropping out because I fell pregnant with my eldest daughter, Eloise. Art went on the back burner for a long time, I did things here and there but nothing major. Tulip + Moss started out as an accidental side business really!
When I miscarried back in 2014 I lost myself for a while too but a couple of years ago, I started finding ways to “give back” to Mums and babies in need in memory of my little one whether those ways were in the form of physical items, donations or random acts of kindness.
I started by crocheting little hats for even the tiniest babies for the NICU. This little project then branched out to crocheting octopus and Jellyfish for the organisation Octopus for a Preemie. These guys ship out carefully inspected octos and jellies to hospitals all over to preemies and other babies born too soon. I had a brief break from this because I developed Carpal Tunnel Syndrome last year which has only just recently sorted itself out.
One of the “random acts of kindness” I started doing was after I came across a lady on a photo editing group on Facebook, she had just suffered a miscarriage and only had a single photograph of her positive pregnancy test to remember her baby by. She was asking if the editors on the page could make her photograph special. I messaged her and offered to paint her test along with whatever quote she liked. I had previously painted my own little watercolour illustration of my bump and also a little “Rainbow Baby” illustration of my little Lily Bean.
Over the past year I’ve painted a handful of painting for various women I’ve come across online and offered my artistic skills to them, and ones who have come to me and asked for paintings of their pregnancy tests, rainbows, quotes, constellations, their ideas and mine.
Since having my constellation prints become popular I decided to start up a little side business to make 4 year old me happy. I still offer my pregnancy remembrance paintings for free but for those wanting to purchase one of my constellation prints they will be available on Etsy soon!
If you have suffered pregnancy or baby loss and would like a painting then please get in touch by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via any of the social media links on the left.
I currently have 4 slots available each month which I will reconsider depending on how popular they become. I do not charge anything for these, the only suggestion I make is that you donate to Tommy’s.
For more photos check out Tulip & Moss on Instagram @tulipandmoss.
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