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Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017!

Hope you're ringing in the
New Year
with the people you love,
and that your
help make this world
a more beautiful
and harmonious
place to live, love, play and work!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sugar Plum Fairies are Flying!

Time to share a little holiday cheer ~
click to see the 30-second movie:


I created a book cover
as part of the ongoing fun
inspired by Lilla Rogers Studios.

Sugar Plum Fairy Adventure School book cover by Christina Mann Designs

Since I painted a couple of fairies, 
and imagined them going to school to learn
their various adventurous fairy skills, 
I decided I had to animate them!

May your season be filled
with sweet things,
a sense of meaning
and ways to contribute
to the world,
and a whole lotta

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Free December Printable Calendar Page

It's my last free calendar page for 2016!

Free St. Nicholas December Calendar Page | Visit I Gotta Create!
Click image to download your calendar!

Celebrating that jolly fellow
St. Nicholas,
who was known for his miracles,
his secret gift-giving,
and as the patron saint of children, among others.

May the spirit of
gratitude, generosity and care for 
one another abound in every heart!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Free Printable November Calendar Page

Happy November!

Free printable November calendar page features gouache hand-painted mums and squash | Visit Christina Mann Designs

It was such a joy 
to hand paint in gouache these 
beautiful mums and squash!

I've also loved using my brush pen
to practice hand lettering 
the months of the year.

Now I want to share this joy with you 
in the form of a free, printable calendar page!

You can click HERE to download
your printable calendar page.

While you're at it, check out
these other November printables and crafts on my
popular Maker & Crafts blog:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Ada Lovelace: First Computer Programmer

Ada Lovelace as a child. First computer programmer. | Art by Christina Mann Designs
Ada Lovelace, 1st Computer Programmer, as a Child.

The first computer programmer
was a woman.

Her name was Ada Lovelace 
and she lived in England in the mid 1800's. 

Ada's brilliant mind easily connected
intuition, imagination, and science
to explore concepts in new ways.

She called it "poetical science."

She saw a century ahead of time the implications
of modern computing in the simple "analytical engine" first described in 1837 by Charles Babbage. She wrote the first algorithm for it.

Ada Lovelace Day is celebrated in mid-October
to raise the profile of women in
science, technology, engineering and math.

Now that's brilliant!

Ada Lovelace,.first computer programmer. | Art by Christina Mann Designs

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hello October! Free printable calendar page

Free printable October calendar page by Christina Mann Designs

I love the month of October!
So I'm going to share it with you
in the form of a free
printable calendar page.

Just click the photo
to get your download!

Happy October!

By the way...
If you have some art you'd like to share
on my popular Crafter & Maker blog,
come join the party HERE.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Share Your Art Party on my Popular Maker's Blog!

It's a party for YOUR ART
and for artists!

Share Your Art Party at I Gotta Create & Christina Mann Designs!

Would you like the opportunity
for a little more visibility?

My popular Maker and Craft Blog
I Gotta Create!
has been visited more than 
2.6 million times!

And I'm hosting my very first
on the blog.

You can go there NOW,
or share your art in the link party gadget below
and it will show up here AND there!