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Brushstrokes of Connection: The Enchanting World of Live Guest Portraits

In the realm of event entertainment, the allure of live guest portraits has taken center stage, turning celebrations into living galleries of shared memories. As the strokes of an artist’s brush dance across the paper, the atmosphere transforms into a dynamic blend of creativity and connection. Here’s a closer look at the enchanting experience of […]

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How early should I book my live wedding painter?

Planning a wedding involves a multitude of decisions, from selecting the venue to choosing the perfect dress and everything in between. Among these decisions is the often-overlooked aspect of live wedding painting—a unique and memorable way to capture the essence of your special day. If you’re considering hiring a live wedding painter, one question that […]

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Mums deserve the best… the best is a portrait!

As Mother’s Day approaches, the search for the ideal gift to express love and gratitude begins. While flowers and chocolates are timeless classics, consider stepping into the realm of timeless memories with a custom portrait. Here’s why commissioning a portrait is the perfect way to celebrate and honour the extraordinary woman who shaped your world.  […]

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Crafting Narrative on Walls: A Guide to Creating Themed Mural

Introduction:  Murals have the power to transform spaces, tell stories, and evoke emotions. One compelling way to enhance the impact of a mural is by infusing it with a cohesive theme. Themed murals not only captivate viewers but also provide artists with a focused and inspiring framework for their creative expression. In this article, we […]

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Interview with a Live Wedding Painter: Insights from the Easel

Can you describe your artistic style and approach to live wedding painting?  Sure, i would say my artistic style is ever evolving, but i try to capture the likeness of the couple and surroundings, but use larger strokes to maintain the brush details. I try and get looser with every wedding, and sometimes I’m really […]

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Live Wedding Painting Trends

Live Wedding Painting Trends: What’s Hot in 2024

In the ever-evolving world of wedding trends, couples are continuously seeking unique and personalized elements to make their special day stand out. One trend that has gained immense popularity in recent years and continues to make waves in 2024 is live wedding painting. Capturing the essence of the celebration on canvas in real-time, live wedding […]

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The final chapter

The final chapter…

Welcome to the final chapter! I’m grateful that you’ve decided to keep reading this far, and that you’ve been part of my journey. The tribe I have behind iampoppy Designs is amazing, and one I could never have even dreamed of having. I take moments to take it all in all the time. To feel […]

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what makes a portrait so special

What make a painted portrait so special?

What make a painted portrait so special over photography? Portraiture is one of the oldest and most enduring genres of art, dating back thousands of years to the earliest civilizations. A painted portrait captures the essence of a person, conveying not just their physical features but also their personality, character, and even their innermost thoughts […]

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The rise of wedding stationery...

The rise of wedding stationery…

The rise of wedding stationery… As mentioned in the last episode of the iampoppy Diaires, I had transitioned into wedding stationery around 2015/6 and was picking up a fair amount of clients. Or so it felt like at the time. In this episode, I go through the highs I had in my wedding stationery years, […]

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should I chat to the live painter

Should I chat to the live painter?

Should I chat to the live painter, or do they prefer to be left to paint? When it comes to weddings, couples often invest a significant amount of time and money in selecting the right vendors to create their dream wedding. One such vendor that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the live […]

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Making my first sale

Making my first sale I get a little personal in this part of my story. I could leave it out, but I feel that these set backs in my life have actually been want has made me, what’s been the driving force to my success and has given me the motivation to go from making […]

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in the beginning, a story of art

In the beginning…

In the beginning…   I’m going to go way back, to the early days before the business.. because it’s always fun to dig out the old artworks which should not see the light of day…but will! I have always dabbled in art, since as long as I can remember. I loved books, mainly for the […]

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