I’ve been messing around with tiles again this weekend for the upcoming summer season. The focus for this time of year seems to be a lot of florals and underwater or beach designs. There has been some talks of future projects on a much larger scale, but my physical health still isn’t quite cooperating. One day I feel somewhat back where I was before this all began, other days, I feel like I’m inches from death.
It’s been a rough week to say the least. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep this particular design yet, unless someone requests it. If they do I’ll come back, make improvements, and clean this up a bit more. For now I’m just trying to take it easy until I can get back on the road to optimal health. If there’s one thing I’ve learned going through this, it’s that people abandon you when you’re sick and you find out who your true friends are.
I’m still in good spirits, though. I owe that to the wonderful people that still are in my life. They’ve opened doors to many new possibilities. All I have to do now is walk through them. After years of getting my foot slammed in those doors, it’s a welcome change.
There’s an unmistakably strong sense of things turning upward for the first time in aeons.
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.
This weekend I’m adding to the new gallery with something old and a few much newer creations. The photos are from the early and mid 90s, and most of the artwork is from this year. They are proving to be great additions for the spring season and this holiday weekend around this region.
Feel free to take a browse as I continue to move new and older items from Snapping Turtle over to here at its new home at CardCastles in the clouds. 🙂
This weekend I’m adding three additions to the new Snapping Turtle gallery that’s slowly moving here to CardCastles. So I guess you can say we’re getting three designs for the price of one, though I have a feeling I may use this design as a template for even newer designs down the road.
Have you ever stumbled upon something that had a multi-purpose?
This weekend I finally got some time to dive into some scenery designs for something I’m working on for here; CardCastles.
If you’ve been following any news about (what is now being lovingly referred to as) my “Alice cartoon”, you’ll know there’s going to be a trailer released for it soon. While I designed about ten of those sets along with new storyboards over the course of the weekend, my mind must have been overly active. The dreams mimicked my work pattern. I had the most bizarre set of them on Saturday morning. Why not turn them into some digital paintings?
This one above, titled Late Shade is one of that set. I used tropical hues and rainbow lights to bring it to life. The result is freakishly close to whatever strange place my mind traveled to.