Twinkle In My Own Eye

Twinkle In My Own Eye

from 300.00

Douglas Hagger

“Recently my girlfriend fostered a litter of kittens. This fellow was called White Ear. He had a very good temperament. When I got home after a long day at work, he’d be there where I put my keys, waiting to see me. I hope White Ear found a good home.”

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Finer Space’s 2 penny worth:

We love how Doug has managed to capture White Ear in this work, as his paws rest delicately upon the rim of the fragile pottery vessel, his head slightly tilted and his eyes gazing patiently into the distance - he appears to be the very definition of innocence and sweetness. Our hearts melt a wee bit every time we behold this photo.

Where we’d hang it:

Given the balance of warm and cool tones in this piece, it’s a pretty versatile piece and will look damn fine in most spaces. We’d hang it above our key station by the front door, wishing we had a little White Ear awaiting us.

The Technical Details:

Doug’s great design has been printed onto Canson Rag Photographique. This beaut museum quality archival paper is a matte stock, 100% cotton, is 310gsm and a lovely bright white. It handles shadow detail and tonal variations beautifully. The inks used are fully archival Epson UltraChrome K3® pigment inks. They’re pretty special inks, and with the correct care this piece will last a lifetime.

There’s a thin white margin around this piece, which helps with framing (so the actual piece isn’t obscured by the frame), and importantly enables you to be able to pick up the artwork without touching it (oils from your hands can ruin the printed area).

This here is a quality piece of artisan craft.


Your prints will arrive in strong, acid-free clear polypropylene sleeves or sheets. We’ll pop the artwork in it’s sleeve into a super-duper strong kraft mailing tube so that it survives it’s journey to you completely unscathed. For more info, see our Quality and Sustainability section.

We also include a card with the artist’s story, as well as their story behind your chosen artwork.

Upon receiving your print

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling. There is likely to be a slight curl as it has been resting inside the postage tube. Gently unfurl. Keeping the print within it’s protective cover, you can carefully weigh each corner (for example, with a book), to help the curl straighten out.

When you do take the print out of it’s protective cover, touch only the edges of the paper, and lift the print by the opposite corners.

We do include a little ‘how to care for your print’ piece with every artwork, so if your piece is intended as a gift the lucky recipient will have guidance.

Wondering what to do next? See our Handy Tips page, and in particular our notes on ‘Where should I place my artwork?’, ‘To frame or not to frame?’, and ‘How high should I hang my work?’

See more of Doug’s works here: