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Well, it's finished! I can finally share it with everyone :) But first I'll just fill y'all in with what's been up recently.

I'm not one for feeling sorry for myself and I'm certainly not an attention seeker, but I haven't had a brilliant year. Unfortunately, my little sister unexpectedly passed away in September. I then fell out with my family, suffered from health problems and lost my job. I am thankful for the things I do have, such as a roof over my head and my loving boyfriend, but I definitely needed a way to entertain myself and push through the hard times.

So I'm super stoked to introduce my little pet project: Never Bird Designs. An Etsy shop dedicated to creating art, jewellery and crafts inspired by fairytales, myths and folklore!

Admittedly the idea for Never Bird was blooming in my mind long before my sister died and things went a bit crazy. After acknowledging the fact that I'm never going to exploit my artistic side in the Money-Making-World of Everyday-Life, I decided to undertake something that would fulfill the artistic itch I'm sure we all suffer from every now and again! Never Bird is kind of my baby and I enjoy and have enjoyed every second that has gone into making it a reality. It's  an awesome learning experience, and I couldn't think of a better way to fill my spare time!

Everything is handmade and affordable. The latter was important to me because I'm always broke (haha) so I hope that the prices are accessible for everyone. Most importantly, I hope to expand into plush making, tshirt and bag designing and more. Plus lots more original artwork. It's very early days at the moment! Suggestions are always welcome :)

I would very much appreciate it if you guys took the time to check it out, and even spread the word if you like what you see!!  www.etsy.com/shop/neverbirddes…

Also! I have a new Tumblr account (my old one is now inactive), so please follow me/check it out! If you follow me I'll follow you back :) --- www.neverbirddesigns.tumblr.com

I'll be posting artwork that was for Never Bird on my dA account in the next week and don't worry, I'll still be doing fanart in my spare time too! :)

If you have an online/etsy store or generally make anything cool, please let me know in the comments! I'll be sure to check it out!
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spiffy3334 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
i understand sudden losses, my grandfather suddenly passed away Saturday. as well as both my kittens. you have inspired me to focus on my crafts as well. and you asked for some feedback so my feedback on the store is maybe you could be inspired by sleeping beauty?? i would have to buy some.... wow that sounded like a bribe..... also tigers eye would make great pieces and is very affordable. also goes with everything. there i have put my big mouth in :)
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather and cats. The loss of someone dear isn't something you ever get over, but you do come to terms with it and learn how to live without that person, even though it takes time. It may seem difficult now but it will get easier as time goes on. My thoughts are very much with you. :heart:

Sleeping Beauty is def an upcoming project! I just decided to focus on a few fairytales for now so I don't overwhelm myself :giggle:
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sallyt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm so so sorry to read about your sister, I can't imagine the year you've had. Way to go for focussing on creative things - the shop looks beautiful, and I wish it much success!
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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SankofaRida Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm praying for ya, been having an equally tough year myself so I understand how you feel. With the right support, you'll make it thru!
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I hope we both have a fresh start in the new year :hug:
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robokiss Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your sister. It is amazing to read that though you have been through some extremely tough times, you have brought yourself to a positive place through your art. The Etsy shop looks amazing and like you said, unique and affordable! I wish you all the best, and I'll be keeping an eye out! :)

I'll be following you on tumblr too!
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you so much :hug: Art has always been a form of therapy for countless people over the years, it's def helped me a lot :)
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robokiss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Your art touches a lot of people too, which is great. :) Here's to a happy 2013 for you! :heart:
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Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so, thank you :hug:
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