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The Hippy Gift Shop has been Featured!

I’m so happy to see that my Hippy Gift Shop has been featured in an art gift ideas blog.
You can see the full feature here Hippy Gift Shop – Art Gift Ideas Blog
I’m really glad they like my bright and colourful designs and am over the moon that they have chosen to feature my shop here.
Sending a big thank you to Art Gift Ideas Blog and the Artisits Community


The Hippy Gift Shop has even more products now, I’ve been busy adding some more funky designs over the weekend, here’s a few of the latest gifts.

My Photographer / Artist Interview has been published

I’ve just had an interview published .. woohooo!!

It’s titled – Interview with Claire “Pixie” Copley of Photography by Pixie

I had lots of fun answering questions like “who and what inspires you”, “what do you like to do when you’re not creating art” and “Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you”

I also told the story behind some of my photography and fractal art work so hope you enjoy reading it!

Interview with Photography by Pixie

My adventures in the new office begin!

I’ve finally moved in to the new office and have christened it already by eating far too many mini chocolate chip muffins and saying ‘cheers’ with a can of coca-cola!
The weather has been awful for the last few days and we didn’t think it was a good idea to move electrical and paper equipment during all the wind and rain, the sky was blue this morning so we made today the day!


My graphics company Pix and Mix is now part of a group of company’s called Gareth Holsgrove Associates Ltd, this will give us all the resources to offer an even better service.
We will be introducing lots of new and exciting things over the next few months so I can’t wait to finalise the details and offer them to the world.


Another partner of our company is Spectrum Lifestyle that sells DVD’s and online books.
Spectrum Lifestyle is run by 3 very talented and creative young adults, they also moved in to the office today and seemed far more organised than me.  All of their DVD’s have been put on the shelves in alphabetical order, it seems they are suffering from a severe case of office OCD, I do hope it’s not infectious!


My wonderful hubby also came along and helped us to move then spent a few hours putting my new desk together, he feels like he’s been on The Krypton Factor now, I’ve never seen so many different shaped and sized screws in my life, I’m sure he’ll be dreaming about them tonight!

Just as i am finishing this blog and looking forward to a nice dinner and chilled evening in front of the tv our Carbon Monoxide alarm goes off, my hubby has just phoned the gas company up and they’ve told us to turn the oven and heating off and not to turn anything electrical on or off untill they arrive in 2 hours, i’m so glad my laptop and tv are already on although i do have to keep the windows and doors open and freeze my feet off untill they arrive!!


Anyway I’m going to be updating Pix and Mix’s website over the next few weeks and adding the new services.
You can still contact us via the website you wish to talk about work.


As for my online gift shops I’ve added even more gifts to both so pop in and check them out here
Photography Gift Shop
and here
Hippy Gift Shop

Happy New Year Everyone

Happy New Year Everyone


Yay it’s nearly new years eve, I love this time of year as I always have such high hopes of how much healthier I’ll be in the new year, how the house will be kept spotlessly clean and how I’ll be able to plan my work so I’m not up untill stupid-o-clock finishing jobs that customers want in a hurry.
The feeling never lasts for long, and have doubts it will do this year as I have graphics and photography work coming out of my ears, as well as a new office to move in to over the next few weeks … yes I’m finally moving in to an office in a complex called ‘The Creative Exchange’ so no more working from home for me.
I can’t wait to get out and see people, swap creative ideas and get some fresh inspiration as well as expand my business and offer some new services that I’m really excited about…….. I’ll tell you more over the next few weeks.


After spending Christmas husbandless I finally have him home again so I’m taking a few days off to chill before the mad panic of moving starts!.
Christmas was nice though, I had a whole day of not even thinking about work, on boxing day it all started again though as I’ve designed 2 posters for clients and added lots more new gifts and stationery to both of my online shops, I will finish this blog by showing some of them.


Please visit my Photography Gift Shop
or my Hippy Gift Shop to see lots more.

I hope you all have a fantastic New Year with very little hangovers!



60% OFF all posters in my shop today to celebrate Zazzle’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Zazzle!
get 60% OFF all posters in my shop today.
Use code ZBDAYPOSTERS at checkout.

Visit my shop here to see lots of other photography and fractal art designs or click on the links under the pictures.

How to create kaleidoscope fractal art from your photos

People always ask me how I create my kaleidoscope fractal art so thought i’d put this tutorial together on my blog for all to see.

I create my kaleidoscopes in photoshop and start with at least one base picture (it’s good to choose a picture that has lots of colours, patterns or textures to get a really crazy psychedelic looking work of art.)
You then take a triangle shaped section of this picture, copy it, then rotate and flip it so it mirrors the first section, then keep copying and rotating the sections untill it fills up the canvas.
Watch this youtube video to see exactly how!

When you’ve made your first piece of fractal art you can then copy and paste it to repeat the pattern or create another kaleidoscope from another photo and combine these images to make something even more interesting.

You’ll find even more youtube tutorials and examples on my squidoo site here

Here’s a few examples of my kaleidoscope creations, they’re all available to buy in my shop along with lots of other designs.
I hope you enjoy making your own kaleidoscope art.

My Latest Fractal Art Design

This is my latest fractal design, It was made by manipulating a photograph in photoshop, lots of shapes and patterns can be seen when it’s viewed at full size and it’s all the colours of the rainbow.

This design and many more can be printed on to posters, canvases, greeting cards, ipad and iphone cases, keyrings, stickers, postcards, bags, mugs and many other items in my shop here

Psychedelic Pink & Purple Fractal Art Shoes / Boots

These funky shoes are available to buy in my shop


(just click on the link under the picture and it will take you there)