31 Nightmares 2018: The 20th

Bright Lights © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com
This artwork was inspired by a nightmare I had not long ago. I look forward to adding it to one of my collections. I just know it gives you a chilling feel as well. 🙂


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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!

We are very busy in the clouds!

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Have a beautiful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Crimson Waves

Crimson Waves © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

There’s been a lot of talk these past few weeks about “peak colors” for fall foliage in my region here on this east coast section of the clouds. Some say this time for the greatest variety and most gorgeous hue is around October, but it largely depends on the temperatures of the season. This new wall art/greetings combo tile was designed with that time in mind. There are trees around here that turn this bright, candy apple red when the conditions are just right. Many of these sights usually make it into my designs each autumn season. This year is no different.

Do you enjoy the fall season? We sure do!

Sleepy Sundays: Underwater Sands

Underwater Sands © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Textures and patterns are something I often design in my spare time as a sort of sister to accompany the other artwork. These are in just as high demand as scenery and the other types of designs I specialize in.

It’s been another rough & trying week. My schedule has been turned upside down. We don’t get to slow down, though. Our son is entering the 4th grade this year, after all. We have to prepare. What lies ahead we’re unsure of. If you follow us on any of our social media accounts though, you know we’ve decided to go ahead again this year with #31Nightmares anyway. More on that very soon.

For now, I hope you like this themed design. There will be many more coming up.

Have a beautiful Sunday!

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.

 

Dayward

Dayward © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

I’ve been messing around with tiles again this weekend for the upcoming summer season. The focus for this time of year seems to be a lot of florals and underwater or beach designs. There has been some talks of future projects on a much larger scale, but my physical health still isn’t quite cooperating. One day I feel somewhat back where I was before this all began, other days, I feel like I’m inches from death.

It’s been a rough week to say the least. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep this particular design yet, unless someone requests it. If they do I’ll come back, make improvements, and clean this up a bit more. For now I’m just trying to take it easy until I can get back on the road to optimal health. If there’s one thing I’ve learned going through this, it’s that people abandon you when you’re sick and you find out who your true friends are.

I’m still in good spirits, though. I owe that to the wonderful people that still are in my life. They’ve opened doors to many new possibilities. All I have to do now is walk through them. After years of getting my foot slammed in those doors, it’s a welcome change.

There’s an unmistakably strong sense of things turning upward for the first time in aeons.

Can’t be mad at that.

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: April Showers

This weekend I’m adding to the new gallery with something old and a few much newer creations. The photos are from the early and mid 90s, and most of the artwork is from this year. They are proving to be great additions for the spring season and this holiday weekend around this region.

Feel free to take a browse as I continue to move new and older items from Snapping Turtle over to here at its new home at CardCastles in the clouds. 🙂

Have a relaxing Sunday!