Tabita W Harvey is a young artist with a background in classical drawing and a passion for all things creative. She currently uses digital photography, mixed media collage art and photoshop’s freehand pentool to create artwork but likes to experiment with other materials as well.
Last week on facebook, one of my artist friends from uni, Niki Ferguson, posted a photo of herself with really colourful hair last week and I felt inspired to do a drawing. After a week of working on a commissioned project, I finally took the time to do this drawing for myself!
Pigma Micron marker 01 maker, promarkers and white gel pen on cartridge paper about 21 x 21 cm.
Niki is currently running a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds so she can go to a big exhibition in London she’s been invited to showcase her artwork at. Have a look at her funding page and feel free to donate if you like her work and want to help
I make a lot of personalised boxcards for lots of different occasions, although mostly birthdays. Last Christmas a did a big custom order for the cast of the local panto. Here’s a small selection of my custom boxcards, some are orders and some I’ve made to give to friends and family. I now have family in four different countries so there’s a lot of different languages involved when I make cards.
If you want to order a card, contact me on facebook or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I made this light glass block for my cousin for her birthday. I designed the flower wreath a while ago in Silhouette Studio and reused it for this as I thought it fitted really well. It’s cut out of purple vinyl and stuck on a hollow glass block with purple LED lights inside. I tied some matching ribbon round it and improvised a bow out of lots of little scraps of various purple ribbon I had lying around.
I made this a triple time zone clock for my mum for mother’s day (and one for myself because I also fancied one). I’ve got a brother in Canada, I’m in Scotland, my parents and all my mum’s family are in Denmark and my dad’s family is in the Netherlands (those two are in the same time zone so they share the clock on the right).
I used Mod Podge to stick lots of ripped up old atlases to canvasses and attached silent, sweeping clock mechanisms (I tried with normal ticking ones at first but the triple ticking was getting a bit much). I can make these with any locations as long as I have those pages left in my atlases.
I just opened an Etsy shop! At the moment it’s got a selection of my boxcards and earrings. Click on the banner to check it out!
I did these drawings for a couple who recently adopted two little girls and I wanted to congratulate them on the addition to the family. Done on cartridge paper with Micron pens, Promarkers and a little bit of colour pencil.
A fellow artist friend of mine, Freja Friborg, recently had a baby and posted an adorable photo of him on Facebook. I just had to do a drawing. It’s about 30x30cm on cartridge paper with pen and ink, Promarkers, metallic markers and a bit of colour pencil. It’s the first time I’ve had the chance to properly use my Promarkers and I love them!
I’ve wanted to try glass etching ever since I found out you could use the Silhouette Cameo to do stencils and use etching cream. Nearly 10 months after reading about it, I tried it myself and made these personalised wine glasses as a Christmas present.
I designed this nativity silhouette for my latest batch of Christmas boxcards and wanted to try something new with it. The nativity is cut out of vinyl and stuck on the outside of a box frame which has frosted vinyl on the inside along with LED lights.
As I hate to waste vinyl, I cut a much smaller version of the nativity out of the blank area in the stable and made a Christmas bauble. The vinyl silhouette is stuck onto a circle of acetate which was easy to roll up and pop into a plain glass bauble.
Really you could put anything inside a bauble and add fake snow or glitter to give it some sparkle, I just went with something simple.