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Hi if you want to contact me via email, this is the one: chantellejhartley@switchbladekittens.com

As you can probably tell I work by hand, mainly in oils; sometimes in colour pencils. Original pictures are available on request. At present only cards of the pictures posted are available because I haven’t quite mastered how to scan a large enough file for anything else! Here is a silly little bit of writing to start you off. Thank you for looking and have a great day and an adventure filled life, Chantelle.

’Tickle the teapot
pat the peas,
pass the crimson bananas please.
My cat has a pair of long green boots and loves to stick pears in his flute.

Kiss the kettle,
chat with the beans.
My mouse has a pair of canary kid gloves and a suprising affection for playing in mud!

  • A little bit of nonsence adds a touch of spice, a splash of colour brings new life.

Hi there, my name is Chantelle and when I was in grade two the teacher took my mother aside one day and very solemly explained that she thought I had some rather serious learning difficultties. I did the usual thing when we arrived home: took out my pencils and began to draw.
‘Put that down for a moment,’ mum said gently, ‘I want to ask you a few questions. What colour is a banana?’ ‘Yellow,’ I replied. ‘Can you pass me the yellow pencil,’she requested. Slightly baffled, I passed her the yellow pencil. "What colour is an orange,’ she continued. ’It’s orange Mum,’ and without being asked I handed her the orange pencil. Mum took out a sheet the teacher had given her and asked ‘why did you colour this banana in blue and the pineapple, pink with green spots?’ ‘Oh that,’ Well of course I know they aren’t the right colours, but why do I have to do them as they are. Bananas can be blue, or pink if I want and the sky can be yellow.’ A smile appeared on her face and she said, ‘they can be any colour you like at home, but at school will you colour them in the way the teacher wants,?I don’t think she can understand imagination.’

  • Joined: February 2007

Journal

Help needed with scanning and uploading pictures

Hi there everyone, I seem to have trouble with the scanning and uploading of pictures, can anyone give me some easy advice on this? Also, I haven’t looked around REDBUBBLE for ages so I am really sorry that I haven’t answered questions and added comments in a while. If anyone wants to contact me please email me at: headed@switchbladekittens.com
Posted about 7 years – 6 comments

My First Day On Redbubble

Wow! I uploaded some images this morning and I am humbled by the enthusiastic comments I have received. Thank you, from the top of my head to the tickle of my toes!
Posted almost 8 years – 6 comments