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!

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Have a beautiful Sunday!

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.

Sleepy Sundays: November Nights

Lit Pond
Lit Pond
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November Nights
November Nights © 2016 cardcastlesinthesky.com | Snapping Turtle Publishing
This Sunday I’m sharing two designs.

The colorful still in contrast with this dreamy night scene were both inspired by areas both visited this time of November. The autumn season has continued to seep into my designs once again. An approaching full moon creates wonderful light ideas in my night-inspired creations.

Do you love autumn nights?

Have an inspiring Sunday!

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31 Nightmares 2016: The 20th

Blurred Vision
Blurred Vision

One of the most terrifying events that could happen during a nightmare is losing one of your senses. This nightmare at hand was brought about by just that.

I once had a series of nightmares that lasted about 2 weeks. In the beginning I had lost most of my sight and had to rely on my other sense to get around. This design was fully inspired by their memory.


This has been Day 20 of

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