Sleepy Sundays: Something Pleasant

Pleasant Night © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts

It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a request from someone I know personally. This weekend a good friend of mine sent me a text that said “make me…something pleasant” and went into some short detail.

Although the request was simple, it made my heart warm to think this friend thought of me when she was going through a very rough time. So I dreamt up this image while experiencing this arctic freeze a good portion of my country is going through right now. I couldn’t help but think of the poor little creatures outside that are trying to endure these harsh conditions. They go through these blistering conditions with such grace. The thought had me pondering about nature itself and how it does much the same—with grace. Then it came to me, the beautiful swan. If ever there was a graceful being, oh you had better believe, that’s it. Yes, I think that’s something pleasant.

What is “something pleasant” to you? Do you like swans?

Have a graceful Sunday!


 

Fun facts: This piece is not only the first entry to the gallery of 2018, but also the first print to enter Snapping Turtle’s archive since the beginning of the merge with CardCastles. This is all part of something bigger you will begin to see this year.

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Sleepy Sundays: Light Work

Light Work © 2017 Snapping Turtle Publishing | cardcastlesinthesky.com

The running theme for this month among family, friends, and colleagues seems to be that our passions bring us peace of mind. We all go through our trials in life. Some days even harder than the next. Though if you’re working towards or doing something you love, a little light work makes the lights work.

—And not just the lights in the house.

*This custom piece was designed for a friend of mine who’s also a *divine* lady that’s always added a little sparkle to my day.

What brightens your lights lately?

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Dismissed

Dismissed
Dismissed

Fall seems to be coming to a close as swiftly as November. Both are eager to get out the door before winter begins roaring in. All of the little animals around here are scurrying around preparing for the upcoming colder months—much like some humans I’ve seen lately.

I do always get a tiny bit dreary as autumn says its final goodbyes. The past few days there’s been not much other than gray skies around here. Although I’m working on a lot more colorful projects for friends, in my own designs, I get to play.

In my own work, I get to be a bit moodier.

When you’re in a [mood], does it come out in your work? 😉

Have a shifting Sunday!

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31 Nightmares 2016: The 16th

Eyes in the Forest
Eyes in the Forest
This design was inspired by a set of creatures I’ve been haunted by on more than one occasion. They have made appearances in sketches and one of my short stories. The blue glow that is present here was also active in the dream. The eyes seemed to pierce me from a distance.


This has been Day 16 of

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