Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Accidents

Don't you just love it when you have a Happy Accident?!
Today I created an image to display the Oyster Catcher silhouettes that I recently finished extracting from my photos taken on the local beach.
This was meant to just be a quick preview to see how they looked all together, and to show people for their ideas and opinions on whether I should go ahead and get them made into wall graphics. BUT you know how it is when you sit down with your craft, things decide their own direction, inspiration takes over and before you know it you have faffed around for ages and created something that you were not expecting. In this case a 'quick preview' which ended up being a little over dressed!
 I posted the preview on Facebook, where Melanie suggested that it become a print...luckily I had created it at a large file size through habit, and saved the layered psd file, so a quick change of the text, a bit of a tweek here and there, and voila!
I must admit, I feel a bit of a cheat to be honest, usually these things take hours, days, weeks often, to get from initial idea to finished artwork, and this was completed in about an hour!
I quite like it though, so I'm going to get a first print done tomorrow to see if any adjustments are needed.

What Happy Accidents have you had recently? I'd love to hear about them! 


  1. I absolutely LOVE it!
    comming from a flying bird/duck obsession I have... and the words are perfect. where can we buy??

  2. Thanks so much Widge!
    I can sell them direct, $25 for the A3 print ready for you to frame, or $38 with acid free mat board and foam board backed. If you would like to email me on I can arrange that for you. :)

  3. I love it too Pam. A very happy accident indeed :)

  4. Thats fabulous!
    I think all of my crafting is a collection of happy accidents :-)

  5. I'm pleased you like it! The first proof is at the printers right now, I can't wait to see it!

    Please keep on having Happy Accidents then JacBer, 'cos they are all amazing!