The Torn Edges of Life Are Beautiful
Mixing the bits and pieces of art and life
A cheerful birthday card is always a joy to receive especially with ones that have flowers on them that never die.
Send your happy birthday messages to friends and family with this beautiful new birthday addition to my Etsy shop.
A little creativity that is drying on my studio desk today! It's always fun to slap some paint down, cut out some paper and finish off a design.
Not sure what will become of this one but I think it will look great on some throw pillows.
The process always starts with a vague idea of how I want something to look. The final version is almost always totally different from where that first idea sparked.
In this case the design was created around words. I had thought of he initial words, but as often happens in the stamping out the words process, the words changed. My words often change at this phase; much like the art that changes during the early stages. Both evolve, the full design, the idea, it all evolves. What remained the same was the meaning behind the piece. The intent of the piece remained consistent.
In this world of social media likes and everyone trying to fit in to some sort of mold being different is still hard. Don't be afraid to be different, to stand out if that's who you are. Just because everyone else is making stuff out of pallets doesn't mean you have to. Just because acrylic pouring is the new trend doesn't take away from your specific work. T
You can't go wrong adding some black and white to a room. The majority of my work is created using bright colours so I wanted to challenge myself recently and create using shades of black and white. It was a fun challenge and I have been happy with the results. Via Redbubble and Society6 you will find various home decor products using my newest black and white designs.
Here are a few examples of some of these new designs on pillows and a duffle bag.
Do you know someone who is going through a difficult time? This card is sure to show them you are there for them.
Sometimes just acknowledging difficult days is enough to help someone feel they aren't alone.
This new card is new available here.
If you need to add a bit of colour to your new couch and it's throw pillows you are needing, they are also available through either Society6 or Redbubble. I LOVE the throw pillows and think these would look amazing on any floor. Any really, if anyone has a dog like mine who is constantly tossing pillows on the ground these are made for the floor - PERFECTION!
Are you a proud Canadian? I am and that's why I decided to create some text art with the words proud Canadian on them. In the background is my Canadian flag art taken from a separate piece of art created last year.
Whether you want to express yourself with some proud Canadian home decor or make the statement on a t-shirt or hoodie through Redbubble you have a choice!
Since the time most of us were born we have heard the words "be kind" and yet, today, more than ever people have trouble being kind. I created this text art using some of my original art in the background. Should you need a reminder for your home, your classroom, your office using code NEWYEAR2018 through my Redbubble link will save you 20%. You can choose the style of frame you want and the colour of the matte for the background!
Welcome to 2018 a new year, a blank slate a fresh calendar! Oh how I love a fresh calendar. Another thing that comes with a new year is fresh business ideas. Near the later part of 2017 I made a big decision to NOT provide wholesale of my products and focus solely on creating art and selling it to the many wonderful people who have enjoyed receiving it directly from me. The compiling and packaging up of wholesale orders took up a lot of my time and, to be honest, I really didn't enjoy it. I By not offering wholesale my time will be freed up quite a bit and with that extra time I can focus on creating art not only for my personal retail customers but for licensing as well which is what I truly love doing.
So...this year I am very much looking forward to creating a ton of art, enjoying the process and watching it evolve as it has over the years.
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