For the Love of Art

You’ve heard me speak on artistic expression and how important it is to myself (and others here) many times before. I often see some wonderful creators go unnoticed and this bothers me to no end. So, earlier in the week I vented those thoughts on Twitter and called out to fellow artists and creators of all kinds to share their info with me so we can all give each other a little boost.

The response was so warm and beautiful. Here are the results:

See what I mean? Such a lovely response from such beautifully talented individuals. & We will continue to support and feature fellow artists & creators of all kinds as long as this site stands.

Be sure to follow the CardCastles Twitter for little updates and exclusives like these. For now it’s solely run by yours truly, but moderated by our team behind the scenes here at Snapping Turtle®. CardCastles TERMS apply to all social media accounts as well.

Most importantly, never stop dreaming. 🙂

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We are turning a new corner here at CardCastles and would like you to join us.

Plans are in the works for quite a few changes in the upcoming months. We will no longer be doing our regular #SleepySundays posts for the remainder or the year.

We are also unsure if we will be resurrecting #31Nightmares for this upcoming October. This will depend largely on community demand.

These pauses are for good reason. We are working on something much bigger as a team here at home for the future of our business, Snapping Turtle, that has been playing a larger role here these past few years.

I am also individually working on three book-related projects the rest of this summer, and likely into the fall.

We will certainly miss the old traditions for a while, but times, they are a-changin’ —and with it, so are we.

Updates will come as these changes go into effect. We thank you for your continued support. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for news about upcoming diaries and anything else as we near the end of this summer.

CardCastles Artist Spotlight: August 2019

Well, darlings, it’s been quite some time since our last spotlight. Today we have some fresh new faces we’d like to share. We hope you will pay them each a visit!


Brothers from Brooklyn

Brothers from Brooklyn is a New York-based Italian-American pride and comedy page on Instagram. For those of you that are interested, this is a really fun & wonderfully curated account to follow. “Brother Anthony” that is one of the owners & administrator of this page is an absolute sweetheart. Most everyone that follows this account is made to feel welcome and part of the party.

Brother Anthony also has a page for his magic talents here: the_mystefyer

 


SplatterBrothers

The SplatterBrothers are a team of screenwriters, directors, producers & just down-right horror film fanatics. This passionate independent company has several projects out as we speak. Support indie filmmakers & give these two talented young gentlemen a follow! While you’re peeking around, tell them Daydreams from Snapping Turtle sent you. 😉

You can find their YouTube channel and Facebook pages below:

SplatterBrothers on YouTube

SplatterBrothers on FB

 


Industrial Art Tattoo & Piercing

Industrial Art based in Bayonne, NJ is an outstanding business complete with a very gifted team of artists of multiple talents. If you are ever in the North NJ area and feel like getting inked up or pierced check them out and see what they have to offer.

You can find this lovely team’s Instagram page and official website listed below.

Industrial Art on Instagram

industrialarttattoo.com

 


Franki Love

Franki Love is an extremely talented singer/songwriter that I’ve been following for some time now. I certainly have to mention that she is one of the most positive, warm, and loving people I’ve come to know on Twitter. She has a unique charm about her that you’ll notice right away. If you like what you hear, please give her a follow and check out her official website below.

frankilovemusic.com

 


~This has been another~

Sleepy Sundays: Hazy Memories

Hazy Memories ©️2019 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Some summers remind me of summer’s past & the little memories tucked within them.

Out where I live, if you’re closeby some water or a storm is on its way, sometimes you see this hazy mist in the sky–almost like a fog, but much thinner.

This is the first landscape design I’ve done in a while based off of just that. This one is going to be exclusively wall art & not used for other projects.

We’ve spent a good portion of this year cleaning up from the last. Now it’s time to finally have some fun. Much more to come in the coming weeks, folks. Strap in & get ready. 😁

& Most importantly, have a relaxing rest of your Sunday.

Sleepy Sundays: Patterns

Sometimes I recycle old designs for new projects.

I’m working on a set of backgrounds & scene designs for different things and decided to take one of my old wall art scenes and make it into a seamless tile.

Hope you all had a relaxing Sunday. We are working on making even more changes to CardCastles in the near future. More on that later.

See you all later in the week.