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.
There hasn’t been a piece this abstract in my folders for quite some time. Yes, I dive into the surreal quite often, but this one is different. I’m actually planning on saving this one for a client as a basis for future endeavors in the sci-fi genre.
What makes it so unique to my collections though is the inspiration. The other night I had a very strange, and wildly interesting dream. Observing my surroundings, it appeared I was in some other space and time completely. The entire experience was astounding really. I woke up in awe trying to analyze everything before life slapped me back into reality.
Maybe it’s the process of moving driving me mildly insane. Or just may-be…something else.
We will be relocating our operations here as far as artwork. The office will be moving and you may have noticed I am redesigning the website to match our new digs. We’re hoping you all find it cozy still once it’s all said and done.
This weekend I’ve designed a few more nature-inspired pieces to be added to the new gallery. This is the first of that set.
Is anything in your life moving on/moving out or taking “flight”?
We’re slowly packing our things again for yet another move. The future is somewhat uncertain but we’ve been planning out how the next few months should go. We’re all so ready to leave this place, including my son. While I sorted out upcoming errands and filed away my folders for the night, I added this piece to the collection of prints coming up for sale as wall art and greeting cards. It actually started out as my son’s idea and it is brilliant. This one is another trip into the fantasy genre.
Why not escape far away for a while before we head someplace new and have to do all of that un-fun grown-up stuff. 🙂
Out with the old & in with the new as they say.
Just who is ‘they’ anyway? They is always changing.
Anyway, random thoughts aside, let’s frolic along toward the wonder that is The Holiday Collection now moving over to CardCastles. This is the first entry to move over there today. It’s going to serve as part of the greeting cards section of this collection.
The Holiday Collection was a hit when I first opened the Snapping Turtle gallery. Now that it’s all moving here to my main site, you can reach every new addition here as it’s added. We add festive pieces this time of year, but we add all sorts of holidays all year long, and even take requests for custom messages.
If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to visit the (filled) old Holiday Collection at the old gallery, give it one last look here before it closes.
Are you already getting ready for the holiday season? What holidays do you celebrate?