Sleepy Sundays: Jellies

Jellies © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Have you ever seen a jellyfish in its natural habitat? Ever been stung by one? (I hear it’s quite painful.)

Many moons ago, when I was just a teensy little daydreamer, there came the realization that I was very much drawn to the water. The ocean has always been a place where I find a deep calm and a strange sense of belonging. Maybe it’s the fact that my zodiac is a water sign. Perhaps, it has something to do with a past life. Whatever the case may be, I’m still fascinated by all of its mystery to this day.

This artwork was inspired by a day at the beach where I scooped up a jellyfish in my hands just to get a closer look at the details. I was careful to keep the intruiging little friend still submerged in the water. Surprisingly, I was not stung. Seconds later though, my cousin, however, was—right in the butt.

What kinds of creatures have you met at the beach?

Have a relaxing Sunday, loves! Some exciting things coming up!

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Sleepy Sundays: Berry

Berry

This Sunday we stripped down our usual detail for something simpler. It’s been quite a shift from our norm to move Snapping Turtle here to CardCastles. We hope you like some of the changes here so far. There is so much more happening behind the scenes.

The design itself kind of reinforces the motto that’s been ringing through our heads these past few weeks. “Sometimes simpler is better.”

We’ll see about that. ‘Cause we’d sure love to get back to our extravagant selves.

 

Sleepy Sundays: Garden Window

Garden Window © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Some of the gardens I’ve had the pleasure of visiting throughout my lifetime were scattered with fruit. This design and tile were inspired by one of my favorites.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

 

Sleepy Sundays: Nightshow

This Sunday as we crept back into our old timeslot,
I decided it best to share two designs with you this weekend instead of just one.
There’s good reason behind it, as I am working on a summer collection.

Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend. From our hearts to yours.

 

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Have a bright and beautiful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Summers Past Flashbacks

It’s not often we do these compilation-type postings, but this week we have to make an exception.
Your charming lady host (Daydreams) is a teensy bit under-the-weather.

Daydreams wanted to talk about the Summer Solstice that just happened this Friday, and how we often celebrate the changing of seasons here at CardCastles. (The Fall Equinox, The Winter Solstice, The Spring Equinox, and The Summer Solstice.) Nature had other plans this weekend.

These are some of the most popular artworks from or inspired by summers passed:

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We wish you all a relaxing Sunday!

Happy Change of Season!