Tuesday 26 December 2017

Turning Point - Exciting few years and retiring sale.

Hi There folks, 
It is just past midnight on Christmas night.
I had a great Christmas with family and It was very white. I wish all of you had a wonderful Christmas day, not only because of it is Christmas, I would wish the same thing every single day. 
It is just to celebrate it. 

I quit my day job at the end of 2015, I thought I was so ready to move on and do everything on my own. and I created so many works including digital stamps, published coloring books, original drawings, number of paintings at the studios, number of commission portraits, other freelancing works...and list goes on. After Wonderful two years, there are things that I learned about everything else and about myself. I think it was a bold move that I did quit my day job without big cushion, also as a single mother. tho I really wanted to try it.Life is short, right?  So I did, I did make living out of it with some help here and there, but I was constantly worried about financial situation. It was just not so stable. When I was busy working, I didn't think about winter blues or any of that stuff. my body was tired, and any extra time, I was focused on creating. I learned that when I work from home, I do get so depressed in the winter time. I didn't realized until recently, until I listen to some podcast about it. I was just not so stable emotionally. Bummer!! 
Since Winter holiday(that is last Friday) I could actually relax and got time to think about the reality. and I have decided to go find a job. Any job I guess! so I can actually enjoy working on creative passion. So, This is my new year's first mission!. Find a day job! Ahhh I do feel like failure at times. but Oh well, I have a kid to feed and so many more coloring books to publish! 

Okay! So, As a Fresh start, I decided to clear out the store. I have about 450+ images on the shop and I think it is time to let go of some of the old and some even new images. Another thing I realized, It is my style has been changed a bit. so I would love to get rid of some of the images and maybe re-create few. I am putting 70% OFF on 190 items that are going to retire in 30 days. Sale Starts on boxing day at midnight (which is 2 hours from now ) until Jan. 25th, 2018. Direct link here

Lastly, and Most importantly, I think the best attitude is gratitude. I have got to know and be friends with so many wonderful creative ladies in crafting world. and I always get inspired everyday. Thank you and much Love.


Thursday 31 August 2017

Coming up!

Hi to you all.
My summer has been boiling hot and beautiful and also, passed by very quickly! How was yours?
It is almost September already, and It is the time I write to you what is going on.
As some of you noticed that I miss this month's newsletter. that was first since I start writing newsletter few years ago. It was a few commitments that I told myself  when I started to create digis; two newbies per week, 1 freebie every month, 1 newsletter. It was promise to myself and to the fans who likes TEW's images.
While admitting that everything changes, I wanted to spend less time on creating digis, and more painting and more prints. I realized that I create less digis, I paint less, and also brings less productivity. Luckily there was fans who still come visit the shop and pop out with awesome colouring pieces reminded me that I have created something great past few years, working hard on it.

I am currently working on two freebies for Sept. newsletter, Two picks of review winner and Looks like I can prepare 8000digi sales party. ( It is not too late to write more reviews! ) Plus Deals!

I am pressing restart button on my brain for TheEastWind.

With Gratitude.
Unky AKA Kyra

Monday 10 July 2017


#21 By Lucy

Random.org Winner:

#31 Vickibeall

Congrats! What a beautiful cards XD
Email me at info@unky.ca to claim your coupon!


Monday 1 May 2017

Challenge #71

Hello Extraordinary Crafters!

Welcome to our second challenge of 2017. The theme for this challenge is 

"Celebrate the Women"

 At first we were going to do a Mother's Day theme, but in the UK Mother's Day is in March, so in order to encompass all the ladies in our lives all over the world we decided to make this a theme where you celebrate any woman in your life for what they do to make your life a little happier and maybe inspire you to be a better YOU! A sister, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, your mom... 

Tell us who your inspiration is and why!

Here are our Challenge rules ~
  • Enter only new creations – no backlinking
  • If using The East Wind images ~ unlimited entries
  • If using The East Wind images ~ enter with link to blog post and 2nd time with link to blog
  • Maximum 3 entries if using other images
  • Hand coloured and Crafted ~ NO DIGITAL COLOURING
There will be one winner chosen by Random.org and one winner chosen by the DT. 
Both Winner will receive $10 coupon to the TheEastWind Etsy shop.

This challenge will run until May 26, 2017 EST

And now for some fabulous inspiration from TheEastWind Design Team 

Jackie Cornfield

Vicky Fortier
Her You Tube video is HERE

Shannon Abblitt

If you want more details on any of the DT projects, simply click on the designer's name above the photo.The names below each photo are linked to specific image in The East Wind Etsy shop.

And now, friends, it's your turn. Add your ***** entry to the linky below.
Remember to enter twice if you are using TheEastWind digi ~
once with the specific post link + once with a link to your blog
We are so excited to see what you create!

Friday 3 March 2017

Challenge #70 Winner Announcement

Hello Extraordinary Crafters!

Thank you to each and every one of you who played along with our Love & Romance Challenge. 

For Challenge #70 ~ Love & Romance

 the Winner of a $10 coupon to the Etsy store (w/minimum $11 purchase) and a postcard designed by Unky 

chosen by random.org is:

Congratulations, !
Please take the winner's badge for your blog.
 by right clicking on it to download the PNG file :)
Email Unky at info@unky.ca for your store coupon.
Be sure to put TEW Winner Challenge #70 in your subject title.


And now it's time for our DT members to choose their favourite project from the amazing entries we had.

For being the Designer's Favourite

the Prize is one of Unky's Hair Heaven colouring book and a $10 coupon to the store (w/minimum $11 purchase)

Congratulations ColorPaperScissors!!

After you send the email claiming your prize, the store code will be sent to you.
Please e-mail  Unky at info@unky.ca with your street address for the colouring book, and put TEW DT Favourite #70 in the subject line.

We'd love it if you took the Designer's Favourite badge to display on your blog.
  Right click on the badge above to download the PNG file :)

Congratulations to our designers'

Thank you for the beautiful creations that all of our entrants submitted! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

To visit our winners and maybe leave them a little love, click on the name above the project photo to be magically transported to each of their blogs.

Stay tuned for our next challenge which will be in May for some Mother's Day love.