Sleepy Sundays: Bloodletting

Bloodletting ©️2019 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

While most of you wait until October to see some of my horror-inspired designs, I remind you that horror is where my love for art and design began.

With a string of vivid dreams and nightmares lately, it’s no surprise I took a break from my tradition of spring floral sets to work on a horror piece.

My personal life has my career feeling like bloodletting lately. My love for art has not left me, however, the strain of having to design on a schedule has been a nightmare. Art has been a cathartic release, even if the scheduling causes me pain.

Financial stresses make operation a lot more difficult as well. As always, we will see what the cards hold.

Have a relaxing Sunday

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Sleepy Sundays: Way Up There

Way Up There ©️ 2019 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

You ever change something so many times it makes you dizzy? Isn’t it even better when you end up right where you began?

This has been the last few months for me. A whole bunch of starting off strong just to get caught under the tires.

I feel a change coming, though. & I’ve certainly had enough. Get back to me when I’m out of this.


Where have you been? What have you been up to? Where has everyone gone? Am I really that vile?

Talk to me. After all, this is our Sunday ritual.

Sleepy Sundays: Gumdrop Birds

 

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After talking it over with a few of those nearest & dearest to me, I plan on using this concept as a base-work for future endeavors. The neat detail about it is, the original is a transparent mask, so I can place that little branch with our feathered friends on it just about anywhere.

What do you think we should use it for? The possibilities are endless.

Have a peaceful Sunday!

31 Nightmares 2018: The 24th

We’ve made room for another today as the horror world experienced more loss.

Although maybe not as well known as some of the previous people mentioned, this is definitely still worth highlighting.

Looking back, I find it so strange & very sad that a good number of people from Poltergeist have passed on. Perhaps there is some truth to that supposed curse.


This has been

Day 24

of

Sleepy Sundays: Worth

Sometimes something that is normally complex strips away all of its beautiful edges and becomes simpler. Sometimes, this is necessary. Sometimes it’s survival.

…Sometimes.

It’s usually not permanent. After all, most of the time we need all the glitter and jazz, right? Right?

RIGHT?

No.

And that translates to art as well.

Sometimes I strip down my designs and make them much simpler. It’s usually for time constraints but sometimes—it’s just because. You’d be surprised how that translates to sales and demand. Some would think a more “naked” design pales in comparison to something all dolled up. When it comes to what people like and go for, it simply isn’t true. People like both and numbers fluctuate. I guess it’s all just a matter of perspective.


How was your weekend? Everyone holding it together?

Have a breezy Sunday