31 Nightmares 2018: The 20th

Bright Lights © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com
This artwork was inspired by a nightmare I had not long ago. I look forward to adding it to one of my collections. I just know it gives you a chilling feel as well. 🙂


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Sleepy Sundays: Northern Lights

NorthernLightsDay_bg (tile design for various projects) © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Sometimes I make backgrounds for websites and actual tiles and handbags, quilts and things like that when my designs are printed out in various formats. It’s one of the ways I am able to make somewhat of a living off of my art. This tile has a transparent background so I can play with the foreground and make it into day or night variations and add things like stars, etc.

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend!

We are very busy in the clouds!

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Have a beautiful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Adrift

Adrift © 2017 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

This fall-themed template is another multi-purpose I designed this week along with my other projects. It is all part of a design collection of fall designs for Snapping Turtle, as additions for the month of October. I’ll be doing fall themed greetings and wall art and more like this all October long for this custom collection. I look forward to moving the Snapping Turtle Gallery here to CardCastles!

What new plans do you have this fall? Anything exciting? Do tell. You know I love a good coffee chat.

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Glowstick Gardens

Glowstick Gardens
Glowstick Gardens

We made it to 2016, loves! Happy New Year!

This week’s Sleepy Sundays post was inspired by the neon lights and bright colors of the 1980’s. I’ve been doing research on 80’s dance clubs for an art/film project and it’s been spilling over into my designs. Truth be told, I always wanted a neon sign in my apartment like Selena Kyle.

Batman Returns (1992) Image property of WB.
Batman Returns (1992) Image property of WB.

Do you like flashy colors?

Have a bright Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Summer Street

Summer StreetSummer Street

Whenever I visualize August in my mind, memories and flashes of children playing and water hoses sputtering glide on through. This is probably due to the area I grew up in, where you could hear the echoes of kids laughing for miles in the summer. Sure there was the obnoxious horn, or the siren every once in a while, but we were too busy creating chalk art to hear much of it. Sometimes, if we’d get a brief thunder shower, the rain would create this neat speckled rainbow-effect on the pavement.

I designed this piece of pattern for a blanket/comforter in the early morning hours. Those little end-of-summer late afternoons were my inspiration.

Do you have any summer memories that stick out? Have you ever made chalk art?

Have a shining Sunday!

Random Thoughts & Fun FactsI miss being a business. I was selling my artwork and designs for almost two full years. Lately though, I’ve been confident there is so much more around the bend. I’m still designing pieces for home décor and much more because there is still a demand for my work, even without the store here. Who knows what the future holds…