NB: We apologize for the technical difficulties we had yesterday (we’re not the best at copying, pasting and linking HTML!).
First we would like to wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.
We’re very excited to announce that a select photo from our shop can now be purchased right here on our blog. And we offer accessory items as well that feature our images, which can also be purchased right here. The items for today are featured below.
Rest your weary self against these soft (but durable) throw pillows or let loose that excess energy and toss ’em around or engage in a good old-fashioned pillow fight. The cover is fashioned from 100% polyester fabric with a concealed zipper, and comes with a pillow insert.
Our totes are made from an especially durable poly poplin fabric, full bleed printed on both sides, with a comfortable black cotton shoulder strap. With its convenient 13 x 13 inch size these totes are affordable, and while compact, they are roomy enough to accommodate most anything you might need to carry. They are great for shopping, knitting & crochet projects, or a day at the beach, and they make a perfect gift idea.
Warm your soul, sharpen your mind, and make life just that much better any time of the day. Whether you’re at home, at the office, or on the go, our coffee & travel mugs will add a special bit of caffeinated (or decaffeinated) flair to your life. Coffee mugs are crafted from ceramic, travel mugs from insulated stainless steel with a removable lid, and both are dishwasher safe.
It’s a snap! Our new 6 plus iPhone case, that is. Snap is a slim fitting one-piece clip-on case that keeps those skinny jeans smooth & sleek. It allows full access to all device ports and has our image embedded into it.
Coming soon: unisex hoodies, fashioned from 100% fleece cotton (gets softer when you wash it don’t you know!) with a kangaroo pocket and matching drawstrings.
For a couple of months or so we took a hiatus from posting, but our blog never sat idle in our minds. We’ve been plotting, planning, churning ideas, and finding new directions. This year we’ve decided to do something a little different. We thought it might be fun for us and for you if we featured the process that goes into the making of some of our own work…how the magic comes together.
I have always loved the look of vintage botanical prints…the precision of the drawings and of course the beauty. The frustrated botanist inside me decided to make some of my own but less informative, more current, and hopefully more stylish, and I thank Karen from The Graphics Fairy for access to these amazing graphics that I use as foundation images to work into stunning art pieces.
I’ve made eight botanical fine art prints so far, and here’s the first, a Cotoneaster.
Let’s take a look at how it all came together referencing the images below.
Beginning from L to R the splotch of watercolor (1) became my primary image. From the botanical (2) I erased the background resulting in the botanical (3) and placed it on top of the watercolor. Erasing the background from one of brother Craig’s butterfly photo (4) , I rotated it and placed it on top of botanical (3). Finished with the wallpaper (4) layer set to a very low opacity and flattened. Available soon.
Thanks so much for joining us in the new year and have a wonderful weekend!⭐