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In Love with the Sea

Hi everyone. I came across this beautiful Jules Verne quote only a few weeks ago and had to make my own version of it.
It really captures the powerful & spiritual hold the sea has over us. It’s hard to believe this quote is almost 150 years old. But it’s so relevant today to have a connection to nature in an increasingly disconnected world.

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”

Jules Verne. Print by Dreaming on a Star

Jules Verne. Print by Dreaming on a Star

Dreaming on a Star has also designed these beach-inspired magnets.

Beach-inspired magnets by Dreaming on a Star

Beach-inspired magnets by Dreaming on a Star

I’m so lucky to live on the Wild Atlantic Way. I get to play in the sea and be continuously inspired by the beautiful, changing landscapes of the Irish Coast. 

Beach-inspired magnets by Dreaming on a Star

Beach-inspired magnets by Dreaming on a Star

[All products are available from Dreaming on a Star’s online Shop. Click the photos to go to products.]

NEW Dreaming on a Star Etsy Print Shop!

Hi everyone. Dreaming on a Star has a new Etsy Print Shop! I opened this shop last month and have been slowly adding items to it. I am delighted to say I have made 3 sales so far. This shop is a labour of love for me. I put my heart and soul into every piece I design for it.

Dreaming on a Star's Etsy Print Shop

Dreaming on a Star’s Etsy Print Shop

So far there are super cute magnets, pretty mirrors, quirky badges, inspirational wall art and lovely greeting cards. I plan on adding professionally printed notebooks soon.

Sea Fever - John Masefield - Art Print by Dreaming on a Star

Sea Fever – John Masefield – Art Print by Dreaming on a Star

 

Lovely Pocket Mirrors by Dreaming on a Star

Lovely Pocket Mirrors by Dreaming on a Star

I hope you like my Etsy Print Shop. Keep checking back as I will be adding lots of new items in the future!

EDIT – Dreaming on a Star also has her own Online Shop – Click here 

The Creative Life – Listen to your Spirit!

Hi everyone! The last few months, I’ve been feeling disillusioned and today I think I’ve made a breakthrough.

Listen to your Spirit - Words by Fleetwood Mac, Design by Dreaming on a Star by Tina Devins 2016

Listen to your Spirit – Words by Fleetwood Mac, Design by Dreaming on a Star by Tina Devins 2016

I got up at 7.30am on my day off to finish this illustration. I know in my heart and soul this is what I want to do. You can have the wildest dreams but life can be harsh and put you in your place.

A creative life is a bittersweet life – the highs are ecstatic but the lows are deep and dark. I’ve wanted to give up so many times but something keeps calling me back.

To borrow another’s words, ‘I’d rather fail at something I love than succeed at something I hate.’

Listen to your spirit – what is it telling you?

This post is dedicated to other creatives – I feel your pain but I share your joy!

(The illustration was inspired by Fleetwood Mac and the boundless sea & sky. Thank you )

Greetings Cards

Hi everyone, I have been busy designing new Greeting Cards for all occasions – Birthday, New Baby, Wedding, Love, Thank You & Christmas.

Greeting Cards by Dreaming on a Star 2015

Greeting Cards by Dreaming on a Star 2015

I really enjoyed making these. I love designing typography and drawing quirky doodles. Read more…

FREEBIE – Gratitude Journal Cards

Hi everyone. Today is FREEBIE day! You may recall me talking about Gratitude before and how important it is to have it in our lives – this post might refresh your memories!
Well today as gratitude to you lovely people, I have four FREE Journal Cards for you to download!

FREEBIE - Gratitude Journal Cards by Dreaming on a Star

FREEBIE – Gratitude Journal Cards by Dreaming on a Star

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Happy Birthday Olive!

On 27, Apr 2014 | No Comments | In design, illustration, inspiration, love, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today is my niece, Olive’s birthday! She’s 3 years old and I drew her a little illustration to celebrate her birthday. She’s a cutie pie, full of energy and mischief.

Happy Birthday Olive! Illustration by Dreaming on a Star

Happy Birthday Olive!

She’s a sparkle of sunshine in everybody’s life.

My family tell me how much she reminds them of me when I was little. So I’d like to wish my little kindred spirit a Happy Birthday.  Love my niece. 

Have Gratitude for your Life!

Hi everyone. I’ve been reading lots of inspirational books lately and one thing that keeps cropping up, is cultivating a sense of gratitude in your life. Do you have gratitude in your life?

Dreaming on a Star - Begin each day with a grateful heart - Journal Cards

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In animals
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By Tina

Tribute to Spooky

On 02, Jan 2014 | No Comments | In animals, love | By Tina

Hi everyone. I apologise about not posting in a very long time. Unfortunately I had some bad news that I found it hard to write about.

My beloved pet Spooky got sick in November. She spent many weeks going to the vet, getting injections and being nursed but in December I had to make the painful decision that no pet-lover ever wants to make.

Spooky Bunny

Spooky Bunny

Spooky went to heaven on the 4th December. Read more…

Beatles lllustrations by Dreaming on a Star

On 12, Sep 2013 | No Comments | In Beatles, etsy, illustration, inspiration, love, my work | By Tina

Hi everyone. A few weeks ago I went to International Beatles Week in Liverpool. It’s a week long celebration of all things Beatles. There’s loads of Beatles tribute bands, films, documentaries, shows and a memorabilia fair. It’s quite literally Beatles heaven if you’re a fan of the Fab Four!

Beatles Illustration by Dreaming on a Star

Beatles Illustration

I’ve always been a fan of the Beatles but it’s only in the last 10 years or so that I’ve become a bigger fan. Their body of work never ceases to amaze me – from their raucous, rock-n-roll beginnings to their unmistakable jangly, catchy pop, to their more experimental, psychedelia and finally their thoughtful, more mature songs. Read more…

Happy Ruby Wedding Anniversary Mum & Dad!

On 21, Mar 2013 | No Comments | In inspiration, love, Valentines | By Tina

Hi everyone. Today is a special day. My Mum and Dad celebrate their Ruby Wedding Anniversary. Forty years ago today they started their life together and today they are still in love.

Dad keeps Mum’s number in his phone as ‘Honey’ and Mum bakes buns for Dad and slightly over-bakes them, just the way he likes them!

I hope this inspires you that true love really does exist and I’m a very lucky person to have grown up with that.

This post is dedicated to my wonderful parents. I love you both and look forward to your Golden and Diamond Anniversaries 

Mum & Dad

Mum & Dad

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