enjoy an affordable Christmas with Super Seconds Festival this October

Remember the fab sample and seconds sale from April this year? It's your lucky week, because Super Seconds Festival is coming up again this weekend Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2022. Check out the sale PREVIEW now! It is the UK's biggest independent seconds and sample sale, featuring 250 independent makers: artists, designers and crafters – all offering affordable and very giftable creations...... Continue Reading →

25% off at AratiDevasher.com for 24 hours only – business birthday offer

I will be 43 tomorrow and my little business is THREE! So, starting NOW until midnight on 8th September 2022, you have 25% off everything. Yes, you read that correctly, EVERYTHING! The discount applies automatically at checkout, so if you want to treat yourself, head on over to my shop. If you've never seen my... Continue Reading →

punny, funny father’s day card

Who doesn't love a good pun, right? And fathers in particular, given their predilection for "dad-jokes"! Mine is no less, and since he loves fried eggs (on toast with jam like me), it had to be sunny side up. This one was illustrated on my trusty iPad Pro in Procreate. The gadget was pricey, but... Continue Reading →

quick draw LIVE!

Remember the last time I did a live quick-draw on Instagram?! Well, it happened again, as one of the demos for the Super Seconds Festival in my previous post and it was so much fun! My followers suggested a variety of fun things to draw (mostly dogs!)... And it was an adventure in paint and... Continue Reading →

super seconds festival spring 2022

There is a massive SALE this weekend! I am so excited to be taking part in Super Seconds Festival Spring 2022, and it's going to be a whopper, at which I will be getting myself some bargains too! Check out the FESTIVAL PREVIEW now! The event starts at 10am on Saturday, 9th April and runs... Continue Reading →

working for good – a fundraising announcement

This month, I signed up to fundraise for UK for UNHCR via Work for Good (#notsponsored!!) in order to be able to fundraise both legally and consistently. UK for UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the UK, building solidarity and raising funds to protect refugees worldwide. (via Work for Good which takes care of the legal aspects of fundraising as a business). You may... Continue Reading →

the joy of tidying

There is nothing quite a satisfying as neat and tidy product storage. It's quite terrifying how much I appreciate a tidy drawer. It's not that I spend an inordinate amount of time organising or cleaning up, it's just that once I have done it, it stays like that for quite a while and it's enormously... Continue Reading →

postcards are art too

Postcards are mini prints. If you forget about the name, and just think of them as small but beautiful pieces of art, you'll realise that they're ideal to put in a frame. And that frame can go anywhere. Lemon postcard in a frame Because they're small, they fit in inexpensive, small frames, which are lightweight.... Continue Reading →

it’s so nice to receive a lovely review!

I received a very lovely addition to my reviews page today, for a print that was purchased back in the summer of this year. The customer is very happy with her print, and it's so lovely to hear that! Here's the review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Lovely colourful kitchen printsI really like my 'topsy-turvy kitchen' print from Arati. It's... Continue Reading →

the pros and cons of commissioned work

Hello! I've finished the Fish Pie recipe illustration you might have spotted in my vlogs and here is the full process! I'm also having a chat about commissioned work and why I love to do it. You can also watch on and subscribe to my YouTube channel. There are subtitles available, and the transcript is... Continue Reading →

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