Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Post: Finding FREE and LEGAL Images

creative commons -Franz Patzig-

I've just had one of those wonderful ahhh-so-THAT's-how, can't-believe-I-didn't-know-this-earlier, can't-help-but-share-this moments. I have always wondered how to find images that are both free and legal to use on my blog. As it turns out, it's easy. I know it's not exactly the greatest discovery on the planet, but for my fellow ignoramists, here's how... Finding FREE and LEGAL Images (this link will take you to my latest post on my new blog).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Blog...

You may have noticed that I haven't been around for a while... And part of the reason is that I'm carrying on my blog at a NEW ADDRESS.

I decided to change because I suddenly realised that I'm no longer Esther Griffiths, as my blog address states! I am now very happily married, and my last name has changed to Tattersall. My new blog, FinEsseArt has all the posts/comments etc from this one. (I have, however, yet to change my header image which still sports my maiden name.) A couple of new posts you may not have seen are...

Thus ends 2010


Make sure you come on over and follow me at my new blog address! I sure miss having you wonderful followers hang around. It can get kinda lonely without your company to spur me on! ;-)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

'Button Thief' for sale

The children's book that I have spent the past year illustrating has finally been published, and is now available for purchase for NZ$19.99 each.

Latesha Randall, ill. Esther Griffiths, Button Thief, Button Books Ltd., Dargaville, 2009.

Button Thief is a book about friendship, forgiveness.... and buttons! It is aimed at 3-7 year-old girls - and with some trickier words it is one that is intended to be read aloud to kids.

If you would like to purchase a book, either...
- Contact me directly
- Email our newly established publishing company, Button Books Ltd., at

For more information, visit our website.

I will be uploading more images onto my blog over the next little while. The original drypoint prints are now for sale, for between $30 and $120 each. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Button Jars

Another drypoint print for the children's book that I'm illustrating... We now have a date set with the printers, so I'll have to get a wriggle on and finish off the last couple of illustrations!

Esther Griffiths, Button Jars, 2009
Drypoint print on paper
13.5 cm x 27.0 cm

These prints will be for sale once the book has been published (hopefully the first week of December - just in time for Christmas!).

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My new Felt shop

Hey everyone, check out my new Felt shop! I only have one item for sale there at the moment - one of my 'Daughter of the King' prints - but will be adding more each week or so.

Felt is an online outlet specifically for handmade things. It is the New Zeland equivalent to Etsy, where users can buy and sell handcrafted goods. The more artists that can get on board the better, I say... C'mon guys, register now – it's FREE! (Hooray!)

Have a look at my
Etsy shop too...