This is long overdue.
[To be continued…]
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!
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!
This weekend while I made a new folder for a project that’s closing and another for upcoming holiday greetings and other things. We had a little November night wind storm. Shortly after it began to rain. With the quiet in the house and the pitter-patter outside, it was the perfect conditions to work in, and some of it inspired this new addition.
Are you in planning mode yet for the new year? Do tell. You know I love a good coffee chat. 🙂
Snapping Turtle will also be putting together some short video diaries just as general updates for CardCastles & the Snapping Turtle merge.
Will we also begin our countdown this upcoming week to October 1st, the beginning of #31Nightmares.
I look foward to the fall season with all of you!
Thank you always for your love & support!
If there’s one theme that’s been consistent diving into this new year it’s been that my friends continue to be my largest support system. One of my closest friends and I were sending texts back and forth while I set up the next few months worth of designs. I’ve got some very large projects launching, releasing, and being revealed collectively soon. He proceeded to push me every step of the way & kept encouraging me that my artwork is worthy of great heights.
In rough and trying times, along with the general busy chaos that is my generation’s adult lives I’m so damn grateful to have friends like that who grab me by the shoulders and say “You’re doing a great job! So frigin’ relax!”
You are my lifeline, friends. Keep inspiring people with your ability to love.
While I created this I listened to this:
What is your lifeline?
Have an electric Sunday!
Here is the first early concept of this year’s logo. I’ll likely be adding background and making many different sizes & versions for various places. Let me know what you think!