and welcome to Sarah Tamblyn Designs. My name is Sarah Tamblyn and I was born in a small country town north of Adelaide, South Australia. I grew up on a farm with my parents, older sister and younger brother. From an early age I developed a love and passion for the arts. I still remember rainy weekends where Mum would set up an easel and paints for my brother, sister and me to create masterpieces, which she would then proudly display on the fridge and kitchen walls until they were replaced by our next rainy day creations.
As a late teenager, I left the farm and moved to Adelaide to study a Bachelor of Education. I taught at an amazing school north of Adelaide for six years. My love and passion for art flowed into my teaching and classroom. Teaching the children new skills and encouraging them to use their imagination and be creative was so much fun.
…three years on and here I am. A wife to an amazing, supportive husband, mum to 2 busy boys and taking the plunge in sharing my ideas and designs with you. Childhood memories and my boys are a constant inspiration for my designs.
My passion for creating pieces of artwork was re-ignited when my 3 year old began to bring home paintings from playgroup. After the pile grew and grew, I didn’t have the heart to throw them out however had no room to display them properly. I decided to turn them into a more sentimental piece of artwork by cutting them up and using the colours in the paintings to create 2 farm pictures to go in his bedroom. I received so many comments on these designs from friends and family that my idea was born. I decided to create my own messy paintings to then cut up and create fun, inspiring and colourful designs to brighten up children’s spaces. All of my designs are unique and created by hand (no stencils, templates etc). You will notice no shape is perfect and no two pictures are alike. This is intentional as I wanted to bring the innocence of child-like art and a sense of fun to all my pieces.
My original pieces of artwork are professionally photographed and printed by local Adelaide businesses onto high quality satin paper. All print sizes are IKEA frame (and many other stores) compatible. There is nothing worse (particularly on your hip pocket!) than buying an awesome piece of artwork and then having to spend a fortune on having a frame custom made. Unframed prints will be rolled in plastic and posted in a mailing tube.