Progress and Change

Love You

It’s been a while since anything was posted here during the week, much less during the day. There are special occasions I make exceptions for. The Weekly Photo Challenge over at The Daily Post is coming to a close. So, here I am, making that exception.

If you’re a veteran CardCastles community member, you may remember me participating in these challenges every so often. Today’s final challenge is to pick our favorite photos, and one of those just so happens to be something special I’ve chosen before.

Love You
Love You

There’s a neat little story behind it. At one time, this photo was even available for purchase as wall art when I had a store up and running here.

Around the time it was taken, my son was very much struggling with some speech issues in his early childhood. Now, at 8 years old, my son is reading at an advanced level. Speech is far from an issue for him anymore.

It’s still the little things. 🙂

( We’re going to miss you Weekly Photo Challenge, you were a fun little activity that helped get this place up & running, and we won’t forget it. 😉 )

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Sleepy Sundays: Spaces

There’s been a lot going on in the world of Snapping Turtle recently involving a possible move that is no longer happening. We are trying to remain open anyway due to the changes. We apologize for any rescheduling inconveniences. To hopefully somehow make up for our crazy personal lives there are again two designs being shared this weekend instead of just one.

You’ll have to stay tuned for their stories as we transition into new horizons.

A lot is changing here at CardCastles and in our lives and we are thankful some of you have continued with us and myself during this journey.

Have a peaceful Sunday

Sleepy Sundays: Creatures of the Deep

Creatures of the Deep © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

The new beginning for Snapping Turtle now has its home cozy here at CardCastles. We are adding to the gallery with both old & new designs as fast as we can. With a lot going on in our personal life, some of these newer designs have been a welcome break. This concept is planned for greeting cards and children’s wall art for kid’s rooms and possibly even classrooms, we’ll see depending on who bites. 🙂

Have a peaceful weekend!

Sleepy Sundays: Underwater Haven

Underwater Haven
This Morning

This Mother’s Day weekend we’re sharing two designs I was able to squeeze in instead of the usual one. They both have neat stories attached. The first above with our little underwater friends was inspired by my own mother and my sister and a day we spent down by the beach. They are the early phase of more greeting designs and wall art of their nature.

The second piece was inspired by a musician we’ve followed for years in our family. This weekend she asked on her Twitter page, what is your favorite Bob Marley song and it sparked up a conversation here at home. There are so many, but as I replied, Three Little Birds has a special meaning to me. & It also was the thought behind this piece, along with some fond memories.

Do you have a favorite musician that you share with someone close?

Have a peaceful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: May Winds

May Winds

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.

•News•

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.

•Art Services•

As always contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

That info can be found here:

cardcastlesinthesky.com/contact

 

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled SleepySundays…

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.

What have you stopped to notice lately?

Have a beautiful Sunday!