Happy 13th Birthday Faery Ink!
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Happy 13th Birthday Faery Ink!

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Thanks for being here!

It is hard to believe that I purchased this domain 13 years ago today! From cartoon dollz and pixel tubes and tutorials and line arts, I have been really blessed to be part of the wonderful creative communities online that I have. I am so fortunate that I get to draw these enchanting, empowering girls and grateful that you enjoy them. It makes my day to see our collaborations in your colorings, cards and other projects. Thank you so much for taking this journey with me! I hope we have at least a few more years of coloring together =)

Most of our celebrating will be happening this weekend in the Faery Ink group on Facebook, so if you’re not a member you should join soon <3 There will be lots of games and goodies! But I didn’t want people who don’t do Facebook to miss out too much 🙂

First, because what is a birthday without cake? Tottie Birthday Cupcake is $1.00 for this weekend only =)

Tottie Birthday Cupcake by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com


Then I wanted to give you something meaningful. Well, meaningful to me anyway. Maybe it can be meaningful for you too?

I really want you to celebrate your uniqueness, even when you are feeling ‘not good enough’ because you’re comparing your creative work to someone else’s (and I know you do it, even the most confident of us do at times). Your creations are extensions of you, so when you hate them, you are hating yourself, and you can’t ever go there. Be kind to yourself, as the nature of your creativity changes, grows, emerges through learning and practice. Compare what you are creating now to what you were creating 6 months ago, but try not to ever compare to others. Their journey is not the same as yours, or anyone else’s. That person you think of as a ‘better’ artist, or colorist, or crafter, is really just further along in their journey than you are. It’s logistics and has nothing to do with good or bad. (Good and bad are two words that are highly overrated and overused, in my opinion.)

Remember that your creations are a unique expression of your spirit and imagination. Your creations, from your favorites to your least favorites, are little unicorn girls, galloping down the rainbow of your imagination 🙂

Lahla Unicorn Girl is yours free (this weekend only!) with coupon code: iamaunicorn

Lahla Unicorn Girl by Amanda S Byron www.faeryink.com

Thank you so much for 13 years of creative energy, collaboration and friendship. And for those who only recently discovered Faery Ink through digital stamps – thank you for 3 years of inspiration!! Please enjoy your new digis and I hope to see you at the birthday party Friday evening through Saturday night (EST) at the Faery Ink Facebook group =)

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Daydreamer, faery believer, dandelion wisher, artsy bookworm, fortune-telling witchy woman. I draw pretty girls with wings and things so you can bring them to life with color... I'm the artist behind the digital stamps here at Faery Ink. I live for my family & for making pretties. I'm an Aquarius with Cancer moon & rising. (So I'm a little eccentric and my feelings run super deep). I love to make stuff, draw, paint, cook, read, play guitar, bargain hunt, read tarot & runes and listen to music. I'm trying to love living a more active lifestyle, but I'm an introverted hermit so active's not so easy!

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37 Responses

  1. Kirsten Persson Kristensen

    Happy 13th Birthday with FairyInk, Amanda – that’s such a big thing 😀

  2. creepy glowbugg

    Congratulations Manda! Thirteen years?! Wow! And look at all you have accomplished and you’re barely a teenager! Lol!
    I love all of your art and your beautiful message about embracing one’s uniqueness. It’s really paid off for you hasn’t it?
    You have a style all your own. Here’s to at least another thirteen years of growth and success. Have a beautiful day!

  3. Olga Dendrinou Fink

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Amanda! My mother have birthday today as well! it’s a very lucky date!
    I love your work! you are so inspiring!
    xoxo Olga

  4. Suzanne McKenzie

    Happy Birthday FaeryInk 🙂 Thank you so much Amanda for sharing your beautiful creations with us all, your Art brightens our World and makes it a happier place.
    Love and Hugs

  5. Shelley

    First… Happy Lucky 13th! (my favourite number) Second… lovely blogpost. Your words and message awesome and meaningful and resonated with me. I read every word. Lastly… thank you for your generous sharing of not only this free image (thank you!!!) but your art and your messages. xo

  6. Erika Horvathova

    Happy 13th Birthday 🙂 . I agree with you – every creation which was created with love is beautiful and will make somebody very happy 🙂 Also I would like to thank you for the freebie – it is really gorgeous, and I love how you colored her (I saw it on your FB page :D)

  7. Gabriela Acosta

    Happy birthday, I really admire, I love your artwork, are beautiful

  8. Donna Mundinger

    Happy 13th Birthday, Amanda! No surprise that you’ve come this far. Your talent and caring heart shines through in everything you do. Thank you so very much for sharing your art and your inspiring outlook on life. xxD

  9. Helene

    Happy Birthday and thank you so much for this adorable stamp

  10. Jen Leeflang

    Blessings on your birthday, Faery Ink and Congratulations, Amanda. May the next 13 years be even better!
    Best wishes
    Jen Leeflang

  11. Lisa Randazzo

    Happy 13th Birthday, a lucky number (even though some don’t think so 😉 ) Congratulations, I’m so happy for you. You’re works has always been awesome, always been a fan and I’m wishing you many more years.
    Thank you so very much for Lahla, she’s beautiful and your generosity is deeply appreciated.

  12. heavenlyangelota

    Happy 13th Birthday Faery Ink! Manda, I have always loved your beautiful creations, from pixels now to digis! Thank you so much for the beautiful Lahla and your beautiful message.

  13. Jeanetta

    Happy 13th Birthday! Congratulations Amanda on your success. I am so happy you have shared your awesome talent with us.

    I adore the Tottie Birthday Cupcake and Lahla Unicorn Girl. The digis are stunning. Thank you for everything. 🙂

  14. Roberta Stevenson

    Happy 13th Birthday! Congratulations on your success. Love your creations and hope to see many more over the years to come.

  15. Therese

    Thanx for the unicorn girl.

  16. Melanie

    Happy 13th Birthday and many many more! Thank you for the beautiful images 🙂

  17. Saskia Pullen

    Happy 13th birthday of your company.
    Hope there are more years to come. Have a nice day and enjoy some cake!

    Saskia Pullen
    The Netherlands

  18. Dianne

    Happy Birthday Fairy Ink and thank you so much Amanda for the gorgeous images
    Dianne xx

  19. Stephanie Hughes

    wishing you a very happy birthday. may the next 13 yrs be even more spectacular!
    thank you so much for ALL your fabulous images!

  20. Jeannean M

    Thank you and happy Birthday!! I love the beauty in your images, and that there is an image (or a few) for any person’s style!

  21. Erika

    Happy Birthday Faery Ink! I have been so happy to have been part of the journey all these years – still a huge fan and love all my designs. Here’s to another 13!

  22. Camilla

    Happy 13th birthday! So good for you all, and I really like your digis

  23. Tina Goodwin

    Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for the awesome gift! Love your digis so much!

  24. Sue Collins

    Happy Birthday. I love your digis. Thank you for the free ones they are so awesome

  25. Bec B

    Happy 13th Birthday! And here is to many more to come!!

  26. Suzy

    Many congratulations and HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY. I hope you have many more 🙂 Thank you very much for the Unicorm 😀

    IKE in Greece xxxxxxxxxxxx

  27. Suzy

    Many congratulations and HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY. I hope you have many more 🙂 Thank you very much for the Unicorn 😀

    IKE in Greece xxxxxxxxxxxx

  28. Wendy

    Happy Birthday, thanks for the Unicorn. xx

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  30. Angelique

    They’re awesome! Totaly inlove with the unicorn, thank you.
    Now I need to overcome my fear of coloring hair.

  31. Lena

    Happy birthday, and thank you for sharing such a beautiful gift with us. I am looking forward to coloring her 🙂

  32. Erin C.

    Happy, happy 13th birthday Faery Ink & Amanda!!! I’m one of the more recent followers through your digis, and I am so glad I found you! Here’s to another 13 years!

    P.S. Thank you so much for the gift (both the beautiful digi and the important reminder to stop being our own worst critics)!!! <3

  33. Romina

    Thank you for the free digi, Is gorgeou!!! And congratulation for your happy birthdays!!! For more years…

  34. Marleen v Wetten Rongen

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the free digi

  35. MammaMia

    Happy Birthday and thank you so much for the freebie. My daughter will be 15 this autumn and just LOVES all things Unicorn. Guess what her card will be!!!!!!!!!! Helen xxx

  36. Angela Rogalski

    Happy Birthday it was a fun day , for sure !!

  37. tindaloo

    Happy Birthday for FaeryInk! ♥ So sorry I missed out on that gorgeous unicorngirl! Will need to buy her sometime soon 🙂