The new beginning for Snapping Turtle now has its home cozy here at CardCastles. We are adding to the gallery with both old & new designs as fast as we can. With a lot going on in our personal life, some of these newer designs have been a welcome break. This concept is planned for greeting cards and children’s wall art for kid’s rooms and possibly even classrooms, we’ll see depending on who bites. 🙂
This Mother’s Day weekend we’re sharing two designs I was able to squeeze in instead of the usual one. They both have neat stories attached. The first above with our little underwater friends was inspired by my own mother and my sister and a day we spent down by the beach. They are the early phase of more greeting designs and wall art of their nature.
The second piece was inspired by a musician we’ve followed for years in our family. This weekend she asked on her Twitter page, what is your favorite Bob Marley song and it sparked up a conversation here at home. There are so many, but as I replied, Three Little Birds has a special meaning to me. & It also was the thought behind this piece, along with some fond memories.
Do you have a favorite musician that you share with someone close?
A Break from our usual SleepySundays, some updates.
I am working on moving over quite a few both new & old designs to our new Snapping Turtle gallery here at CardCastles.
For anyone that’s been away for a while, Snapping Turtle is no longer a separate entity from the site, we have merged the two. Snapping Turtle is sort of the mother company to CardCastles designs and we are working the rest of that out this year. We are also in the middle of a physical move so that means, yes, our offices will be moving as well. This July is our official move date.
As always contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
This design was inspired by a moment this week where the wind kicked up for a few hours despite the beautiful warm weather. I was on the phone but stopped to notice this area where a flowery tree was shedding its petals on top of a patch of dandelions due to the wind. What a gorgeous sight it was. It stayed with me for the rest of the day so I decided to turn it into a few new designs. This is the early concept for one of them.
There hasn’t been a piece this abstract in my folders for quite some time. Yes, I dive into the surreal quite often, but this one is different. I’m actually planning on saving this one for a client as a basis for future endeavors in the sci-fi genre.
What makes it so unique to my collections though is the inspiration. The other night I had a very strange, and wildly interesting dream. Observing my surroundings, it appeared I was in some other space and time completely. The entire experience was astounding really. I woke up in awe trying to analyze everything before life slapped me back into reality.
Maybe it’s the process of moving driving me mildly insane. Or just may-be…something else.
We will be relocating our operations here as far as artwork. The office will be moving and you may have noticed I am redesigning the website to match our new digs. We’re hoping you all find it cozy still once it’s all said and done.
This weekend I’ve designed a few more nature-inspired pieces to be added to the new gallery. This is the first of that set.
Is anything in your life moving on/moving out or taking “flight”?