Monday, July 31, 2017

H is for Hummingbird

H is for Hummingbird

Wahoo! A new letter H!

H is for Hummingbird and Hyacinth too!

Have to say, I had to strain my brain on this one!

The newly created design is available as a pillow and more on Fine Art America.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

N is for Neptune - Update

N is for Neptune

Yep, I am at it again.

I looked at a design I did a while ago, as shown below, and it did not look quite finished. 

It did not quite pull together for me.

I guess that what happens when you gaze at one's creations while sitting in a tent while doing an art festival. We become our own critic. So I set about to add a bit more drama as well as pull the color story together a bit more.

It will be interesting to see if this one will get a better response with it's new update.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

M is for Monkeys

M is for Monkeys

Here is my new creation that I added to my letter M collection and for all letter M fans.

M is for Monkeys and Melon too! 
Inspired by the fun of Summer and monkeying around.

Below are some Letter M's I have created in the past.

M is for Mountains, Moose, and Moon

M is for Mermaids

M is for Mustache

Have a MARVELOUS day!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Restyle! The Letter S

S is for Seal and Starfish

Part of my job in my career as a greeting card designer was to give fresh looks to older designs that still had good bones. It was to give new life or a second wind as well as increase sales. Not unlike rearranging the furniture and painting the walls of one's living room to give it a new spirit.

So while looking at my art on the walls of my tent during art festival season, the older design below became a candidate for a restyle.

While I still carry this version on Fine Art America, I thought to produce another with a different color look.

Now I also offer this cute seal as a cute summer T-shirt.

Whether a seal fan or the letter S fan, or just love the sea, this seal is a real cutie for all that need a little fun in life. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Review and Redesign: Flowers in a Teapot

Flowers from the Garden:
Flowers in Teapot with Bird

Yes, I am at it again.

When staring at my artwork on the walls of my tent in summer art festivals, I start to think this one or that design look better. I start redesigning them in my head. 

Below is the original.

Originally, I wanted to add a bird, but I never did. I just was not quite happy with it as it felt not quite finished. Although I have sold one, I am not sure many are wowed by it.

So the structure was there, it just needed tweaks and come color change. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

T is for Train and Train Trestle

T is for Train and Train Trestle

I listen to potential clients. 

TRAINS. I heard it more than once.

So here is a new letter T that features a Train that hopefully appeals to those who have sons and grandsons that love trains and whose name begins with the letter T. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Evolving Design

P is for Pretty Poppy

When sitting in a tent at an art festival selling my art, my art falls under my ever critical eye. This design has now gone under a second change. It was like I had not finished the first revision.

As you can see below I had changed color of the back ground and revised the poppy, 
but it stopped there. 

The butterfly and the background pattern stayed pretty much the same from the original.

The middle piece was only a transitional piece. It still needed to finish evolving to its new look as I stared at it in the tent. I hope for now that it is done. But who knows. Maybe a year from now, you will see yet another new version.