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      fizzi~jayne - 24th July 2020

      Happy Tequila Day!

      Happy Tequila Day illustration with a cute cartoon cactus

      24th July is Tequila Day!

      Today is National Tequila Day! That’s right, there’s an entire day dedicated to celebrating the Mexican spirit, tequila. It first started in the USA and Mexico but in recent years the celebration has also been adopted in the UK due to the rising popularity of the drink. So what better day to tell you more about the tequila range and how it came to be!

      Carlos, as I named him, started off as a doodle. This page from my sketchbook was from 2018.

      I was loving the Fiesta trend at the time, not that a flamingo fits that theme but I just love flamingos!

      This was around the time I was getting to grips with Adobe Illustrator (the software I use). Carlos the Cactus was the first illustration I drew from scratch in Illustrator to practice and learn as much as possible about the software. I prefer the freedom and ease of drawing with a pen or pencil, so most of my illustrations start as an outline either in pen or on the iPad with the Apple Pencil. I then transfer the artwork to Illustrator to tweak and colour in.

      Cactus first draft

      This was the first draft of Carlos

      Carlos stayed hidden away on the laptop for few months whilst I focused on other ranges. When I came across him again, I didn't know what to do with a happy cactus. I started to play around with fiesta ideas and somewhere along the way I thought of tequila! Like most of my ideas, it came back to a food and drink.

      I had fun coming up with the quote and it reminded me of how much I like Margaritas! (responsibly of course 😉).

      I thought it would make a great greeting card for a birthday, celebration or just because someone likes tequila.

      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card

      Carlos is also available as an A4 print. When I was designing this I kept thinking about my friends little bar area she has, which is a great use of space under her stairs. She has bar / cocktail themed posters which inspired me to create a print for anyone else who has a bar area. Also great for a kitchen or wherever you like to entertain and drink your tequila!

      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne

      Carlos is also available as a badge

      Cactus with a Cocktail Round Button Badge - fizzi~jayne
      Cactus with a Cocktail Round Button Badge - fizzi~jayne

      So grab the salt, cut some limes, and raise your glass, Arriba! 🌵 (Please drink responsibly) 🍸😊

      Have a great day!

      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Fun Greeting Card
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne
      For A Good Time Add Tequila and Lime. Funny Wall Art. A4 Print - fizzi~jayne
      Cactus with a Cocktail Round Button Badge - fizzi~jayne
      Cactus with a Cocktail Round Button Badge - fizzi~jayne
      £2.85

      Unframed A4 Print now in clearance - £6

      £1.95