Welcome to the brand new and official Patrons of the Picsees news feed. We made this wee page so that those of you who ever so kindly supports our art can easily find all the latest patron’s news and rewards in one place…and you can now also access all of your exclusive content & downloads from these pages if you have your monthly patron’s password at hand.
This September everyone who supports us with $5 or more can claim this lovely set of button badges for free from our wee webshop. It features a big & small badge that’s all about books and their abode, and all you need to do to claim yours is to follow this link, add the set of badges to your basket and enter your voucher code during checkout to get 100% discount on it.
So, if you support us with $5 or more just visit 'your gifts' page and log-in with your current patrons password (you can find it in the email we sent you at the start of this month or by clicking here) to get your voucher code.
PS: This freebie can be claimed until 30 September 2019.
We made lots of lovely new gifts for you to download this September! There's a brand new printable greeting card that features our drawing of 'The Monsters of Loch Ness'. You can also download the September and October edition of our printable Picsee calendar, with our wee drawing of ‘Kale the Goblin’ on September’s side and on October’s side you’ll find the scariest little picsee you've ever seen to celebrate Halloween. You can of course also download the September edition of our digital desktop calendar and as always you can download our bonus 'I Support Art' social media cover.
And that’s not all, everyone who supports us with $5 or more will also be able to claim a free set of button badges featuring a big and small badge that’s all about bookshelves. We’ll send you the voucher code for it in a few days’ time.
We will also be sharing some sketches with you and if all goes well, we’ll have a brand new Picsee picture to show you too
You can find this month's downloads on your rewards page.
PS: These downloads are available to all our patrons until 30 September after which they will move to the archives.
We've been spending most of the past week indoors because it was just too warm to be outside for long. And on one of those indoor days, as we sat reading stories on the windowsill, we saw some bugs taking shelter from the sun in a shady nook. Normally we’d invite them all into the house, but since an incident earlier this year that involved a tiny horde of toads, we are no longer allowed to have more than 3 creepy crawlies in our room at a time, and so we decided to build the bugs a wee little house of their own where they could hide away from the hottest part of the day.
We got straight to work, with myself, Mika and Eric on interior duties, while Brother and Ingo built the structure and all the outside bits. They started by making a few little bug doors with an old hole punch and had the walls up soon after, which meant we could climb in and start our work on the inside. First we fitted a carpet which we made from some placemats and after that we fashioned a snazzy little sofa by filling a polka-dot sock with some barley corn (Don’t worry, we only take socks from the laundry if there is at least one more sock just like it left for our human beans). Next we taped a selection of macaronies and cannellonies to the walls for the wee bug bairns to play in and made some drawings of famous bugs from history in the spaces between these. Finally, when brother and Ingo fitted the roof, we painted some blue skies, clouds and a smiley sun and moon on the ceiling. When we were done, we invited brother and Ingo in to have a look at how cozy it was...but that proved to be a bit problematic because the wee bug-doors was sized to fit little bugs and not big brothers. At first this was rather funny until we realized that if they can’t get in, we can’t get out either.
We considered our options and thought about making it our forever home, but as soon as we realized that there is absolutely no way we could ever play a good game of hide and seek in such a small place all discussions turned towards finding a way out. Once again, we considered our options and concluded that we had but one choice and did something we wouldn’t normally do… We told Eric that under no circumstances is he allowed to do anything to the wall that would damage it in any way, and promptly turned our backs on him. Of course, by the time we turned around again a second later the wall was completely broken down and Eric was outside explaining how he has never been anywhere near the wall and had nothing to do with the fact that it appeared to be ever so slightly damaged. And since he just got us out of a rather tight situation, we agreed that it was probably true, and the wall has always been like this. We then all lend a hand to mend the wall, after which we took the wee bughouse outside and we’re glad to say they loved it and had no trouble getting in and out at all.
PS: This wee story was first shared in the September edition of our patron's newsletter and published a fortnight later in our wee library
Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to download all the lovely gifts that we made for you this August (unless of course you have archive access) which includes this printable colouring page of Eric in a Jam and wallpaper of our wee friend Rory the philosopher.
UPDATE: These downloads are now in the Archives.
September is in sight and that means we’ll be sharing some lovely new gifts with you soon - and as always, we wanted to give you a little sneak peak at a couple of these. Since the first one was so popular, we made you another printable greeting card and this one will feature the monsters of Loch Ness! And you will also be able to download the September and October edition of our printable picsee calendar (September’s side will feature our wee drawing of Kale the Goblin and October will feature the scariest little picsee you’ve ever seen to celebrate Halloween) along with a digital desktop calendar for September. There will of course be some other things too, which we’ll tell you all about in the September edition of our Patron’s newsletter.
It's time for some discount vouchers again so if you are supporting us with $2.50 or more be sure to check your inbox four your vouchers! And as always, your voucher will be valid from today all the way until the end of the month so that you can use it whenever works best for you ~:)
UPDATE: This voucher has expired but you can check the Rewards page to see what discounts or offers are available this month.
We've made some lovely new gifts for you this month and you'll be happy to hear that they are ready for you to download. There's a brand-new high-resolution colouring page that features our drawing called 'Eric in a Jam' which you can download, print and colour. We also made a lovely new wallpaper for you, which happens to be one of our favourite wallpapers yet, and it features a picture of our wee friend Rory the philosopher. And you can of course also download the August edition of our digital desktop calendar that features our wee drawing of Nalu the Firefly Faerie.
But that's not all, those of you who supports us with $2.50 or more will also be getting some discount vouchers to use in our wee webshop (we'll send you your voucher codes in the next few days). We'll also share some first-looks, work-in-progress pictures & sneak-peeks of some of our new and upcoming drawings with all of you...and there are some rumours about a few other things too...so do keep an eye out for these.
UPDATE: This download is now in the archives - click here to for more information.
It's been very warm around here the last few days. Luckily, we’ve seen more than enough postcards to know that the best thing to do on a hot summer's day, is to spend it at the beach or on a boat while wishing that the recipient of the postcard was there as well.
Unfortunately, we were nowhere near a beach and we didn’t have a boat. We did however know where to find a nice big saucepan that we could all fit into and had it on good authority that it could float (we’ll leave the reasons we knew these things for another story). And so, we loaded it onto our wee little wagon and took it down to the canal that passes near our house, and before long, the HMS saucepan was launched on her maiden voyage. We were having a lovely time for a minute or two, but halfway through minute three we realized that a crowded metal pan in the scorching heat is not the most tranquil place to be, as some postcards might lead you to believe. We all started to fidget and bob about, which almost instantly caused the HMS saucepan to transform itself into an open top submarine, and as we swam to the shore, we all agreed that boating might not be for us.
But it’s not all as bad as it sounds, because the water cooled us down, and as we recovered our shipwrecked saucepan, we came to the realization that it would probably serve us better with water on the inside rather than the other way around. So we loaded it onto our wee little wagon once more, and wheeled it back home where it became known as the HMS swimming pool, until our human beans discovered it last night…which ties in with their story of why the kitchen cupboard had to be fitted with a lock.
PS: This wee story was first shared in the August edition of our patron's newsletter and published a fortnight later in our wee library
Don’t forget that today is the last day to download all the lovely gifts that we made for you this July (unless of course you have archive access) which includes a printable greeting card and the July & August edition of our printable picsee calendar.
UPDATE: These downloads are now in the Archives.