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๐ŸŽˆM A T T H E W // L A C H L A N ๐ŸŽˆ
Sibling drawings are so fun! Especially adorable little twinnies in matching outfits. ๐Ÿ˜ I have no idea about the day to day reality but I loooove the idea of twins... Two little buddies, being besties for life. ๐Ÿ’™ It was such a pleasure to draw these 2 sweet boys.
#twins #customillustration #designedbysarajoy

โœจ SCHNEIDER FAMILY โœจ
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Gorgeous fam this one! Plus overalls are my FAVE. ๐Ÿ™Œ (Adorable on babes but also so comfy for us too. ๐Ÿ˜) It was so nice to pull ours out with t-shirts [not t-shits as per my initial post... terrible typo, which I blame on last night. ๐Ÿ˜‚] yesterday for our momentary taste of summer, here in Sydney! โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ We didnโ€™t look as cute as this guy, but we sure were comfy. Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, where ever you are! ๐Ÿ’ซ
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#TasteOfSummer #FamilyPortrait #DesignedBySarajoy

People are often surprised that I hand-draw all my sketches. I finish and colour them digitally, but every drawing starts with pencil on paper & itโ€™s my favourite bit of the whole process! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™ve had a bit of a chaotic couple of weeks over here (equally work & personal) & today, I finally have been able to sit down and draw all day. It really is my happy place. Itโ€™s therapeutic, meditative, calming, fulfilling and everything I needed to get my mind back on track & reconnect with everything I love about this little venture of mine... ๐Ÿ’ญ My work space isnโ€™t pretty, my equipment isnโ€™t fancy & my process isnโ€™t perfect but I really do have to pinch myself every time an order comes through, that I get to do this for my day job! Iโ€™m so grateful for my lovely, patient & kind customers. I love you guys!! ๐Ÿ’™ [But also, #realitycheck, Iโ€™m rushing to write this as I know, any second, my peace is about to be shattered (in the most perfect way ๐Ÿ˜‰) when my crazy little chatterbox barges through the door from pre-school with 100 stories and even more questions & the normal state of chaos ensues until bedtime ๐Ÿ˜ด ]. #FineLineBetweenChaosAndOrder
#DontThinkIllEverWorkItOut
#DesignedBySarajoy #WIP

This is my cousin and her gorgeous fam! ๐Ÿ’• we all agree the real hero here is little Frankie and her wild curls. ๐Ÿ˜Itโ€™s so special when I know the people that Iโ€™m drawing... i love capturing details that I recognise and know. I was so chuffed to see all the Fatherโ€™s getting their drawings last weekend too!! It was chaotic but amazing to get those drawings finished for you guys. ๐Ÿค— [If I missed your post because your account is private, please DM me... Iโ€™d really love to see!!] #familyportrait #designedbysarajoy

๐Ÿงก The Sanhueza Family ๐Ÿงก
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Hope youโ€™re all having a lovely weekend! & looking forward to Fathers Day tomorrow. I am stoked to have finally sent the last of my Fathers Day orders. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿคช Thanks for your patience everyone! I was sooooo chuffed to draw so many gorgeous families. It really does make me so happy to draw you all. My apologies to those on the waiting list I didnโ€™t quite get to... I did as many as I physically could. I wish I could have done even more. ๐Ÿ˜ I hope all the Dads love their special gifts & spending time with their families. My thoughts are always with those who find these days difficult, I wish it didnโ€™t have to be that way for anyone. .
Thank you so much for your support always! Iโ€™m one happy lady today as I pack up my computer for the weekend. xx
#DesignedBySarajoy #FathersDayOrders #Done! #BringOnTheWeekend

๐Ÿ’™ T H E O D O R E ๐Ÿ’™
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Happy Weekend everyone. โœจ Hope youโ€™re enjoying the day with your loved ones and doing something fun. Iโ€™ve stolen a few hours to work on your Fathers Day orders this morning, Iโ€™m so excited to send them all out!! And, while Iโ€™m here, I had to share the gorgeous Theodore. ๐Ÿ’• I loved drawing his lil overalls & the pup!!! ๐Ÿ˜ What a muffin. .
#designedbysarajoy #customillustration

Mr & Mrs Ortner ๐Ÿ’• 25.01.18
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I will never tire of drawing sweet couples on their special day. I pretty much have the best job. ๐Ÿ˜
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#MrAndMrs #WeddingDay #designedbysarajoy

Eeeeep!!!! Did you guys see this?! I was soooooper excited to do this illustration for the gorgeous @joshandjenna and see it in their stories over the weekend. ๐Ÿค— Just being a total fan girl over here... I love them, love their work, love The Block and so chuffed to see one of my lil drawings over there. Not to mention Fredโ€™s ponytail and little fingers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• so bloody cute! I hope it finds a special spot on a special shelf somewhere in that sweet lil home. Iโ€™m always so grateful for the support from such lovely, talented folk. ๐Ÿ™

#HappyDays #SoExciting #TheBlock #JoshAndJenna #DesignedBySarajoy

A M A R A & R U B E N ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿคต๐Ÿฝ
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OK, I am actually a bit obsessed with these ones!!! AND I looooove drawing sets like this. They just look so great together, side by side. ๐Ÿ˜
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I was so thrilled to get an order for both wedding ceremonies, from their gorgeous friend (a regular customer ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜‰). The colour and detail in the traditional outfits was SO satisfying to draw... And this beautiful couple were absolutely radiant in every single photo of the modern ceremony. It truly was such an honour to draw. This mish mash of cultures is totally my thang... I can tell from the photos, both days were so full of love and fun. ๐Ÿ’•
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#married #couplegoals #designedbysarajoy

With the City 2 Surf over the weekend, it felt appropriate to share the gorgeous de Mestre Family. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ I love when Iโ€™m able to capture cute details like this, to really let their personalities shine. โœจOne of these days I will run it... One day. Maybe. ๐Ÿ˜
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#FamilyPortrait #designedbysarajoy #City2Surf

Iโ€™m taking last Fathers Day orders today. I meant to do it Friday, but I was too unorganised and didnโ€™t make an announcement, so today is the day! Please send them through by tonight and Iโ€™ll work like crazy to finish them all in 3 weeks. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™โœ๏ธ I can draw any kind of family with (or without for that matter) any kind of Dad; Super-Dads, Step-Dads, Dads-In-Law, Grand-Dads, New-Dads, Old-Dads, Fur-Dads, Dadโ€™s-To-Be, Angel-Dads and any others out there. ๐Ÿ’›
#FathersDay #FathersDayOrders #DesignedBySarajoy

Sometimes, simple is best ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’• This sweet family look just perfect with no background & no text, pure and simple. I love when my customers request something a little different to what I normally do and it comes out just right. ๐Ÿ‘Œ Also, itโ€™s the first time Iโ€™ve been asked to draw this pet combo, it was so fun!! ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ“ (That leaf was just poorly placed btw, not strategically censoring the pigs identity. ๐Ÿ™ˆ) .
#DesignedBySarajoy

The Smith Family ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ’›
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I know I posted a Smith Family just a few squares back, they are both Smithโ€™s, I swear! Iโ€™m not just randomly giving everyone the same name. ๐Ÿ˜‰ How cute is their little fur-baby in there too! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ
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#designedbysarajoy #Smithfamily

๐Ÿ’› Michael, Alison & Sophia ๐Ÿ’›
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I was so touched by the story of this sweet family. A relative got in touch when little Sophia was born premmie. They were all spending their days at the hospital while Sophia fought hard to get big and strong, so she could go home. As you all know, Iโ€™m a mess when it comes to anything baby related (I swear I look at the baby photos a little longer than I should when I receive them, they are just so snuggly and cute!! I wish I could cuddle them all. ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿ˜)... so of course, did my very best to get it over to them to lift their spirits as quickly as possible. โœจ I love hearing the stories of these gorgeous families I get to draw. โฃ๏ธ
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#designedbysarajoy #premmie #BabyLove

โฃ๏ธ MR & MRS MANTON โฃ๏ธ
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I was told this would be the first and only picture in the new pad of this gorgeous couple! Makes me pretty chuffed to hear this... I know what itโ€™s like to have blank walls ๐Ÿ˜ we are constantly moving and renovating, so despite my absolute love of it, artworks seem to always be the last thing to tick off the list. Hope this special one is sitting somewhere pretty in itโ€™s new home. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ’•
#designedbysarajoy #newhome #newlyweds

The Christening of Penelope Mae โœจ
I love when customers request special little details to make these drawings unique to them. The flowers and cross were such a sweet addition for the gorgeous Penelope. ๐Ÿ’•
#designedbysarajoy #christening

Happy Friday everyone!! It has just suddenly stuck me, amidst the chaos of this week, thatโ€™s itโ€™s about 6 weeks til Fatherโ€™s Day! Where is this year going?! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ Iโ€™ll be taking last orders in about 2 weeks time. โœŒ๏ธ So if a bottle of tequila isnโ€™t going to cut it this year, maybe a lil family drawing might do the trick? ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ (if Iโ€™m honest, Iโ€™m pretty sure my hubby would just prefer the tequila ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ but letโ€™s not get into that). I love drawing families of all shapes and sizes, so please get in touch if youโ€™d like a lil something for a special Dad. ๐Ÿ’™ #FathersDayIsComing #DesignedBySarajoy

I love when my customers have ideas that work out beautifully!! I usually do littlies floating in the clouds with a letter balloon, but Georgeโ€™s Aunty ordered this for her special little nephew and wanted it to fit the theme of his room & naming day ceremony. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’™ So I did my very best to follow the super specific outfit instructions (ohhh my heart! ๐Ÿ™Š) and she asked to have him standing, instead of floating, with some cactus plants๐ŸŒต(cactuses? cacti? Who even knows! ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ) I have to say, Iโ€™m pretty happy with how it all came together!! Heโ€™s an absolutely darling, Iโ€™m so glad I got to draw this one. [Which reminds me, if your kids arenโ€™t perfect models standing for a clear full length shot for me to base the drawing off, then who even are you?! Kidding! Obviously this is ALL OF US. I can always piece it together from a few different snaps or special outfit requests. ๐Ÿ‘Œ Iโ€™ll make them look angelic and cooperative, you donโ€™t even have to! ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™] #designedbysarajoy

How good are Grandmaโ€™s?! ๐Ÿ™Œ Iโ€™ve done a few prints for some gorgeous grand-kiddies with their Grandma like this and they get me every time! I was one of the lucky ones, growing up with both of my Grandmaโ€™s being a huge part of my life (one still is! Kicking on with things like being 86 ainโ€™t no thang ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ’ƒ). My boy is similarly lucky with both of his being a HUGE part of his everyday life. Even though he doesnโ€™t know how lucky he is, we sure do. ๐Ÿ™ And I make sure he gets every opportunity to bond with them and have these memories set deep within him. Especially because we know our days are numbered with my Mum, we donโ€™t take a single moment for granted. (Also, endless amounts of babysitting! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ says me, about to head off to a kid-free dinner tonight, thanks Nanna!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ ... But, definitely, mostly, grateful for the bonding and the memories.) โœจโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™ #GrandmasAreTheBest #DesignedBySarajoy

Ahhh the best kind of DMโ€™s!! I loooove seeing my pictures hanging in their new home, more than you guys know. Thanks so much for sharing @ashtonterese! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’› How cool is this frame too, such a great idea. #HappyFriday #designedbysarajoy

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