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!

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Have a beautiful Sunday!

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31 Nightmares 2018: The 6th

Iced Over
Iced Over © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

Tonight’s nightmarish addition is going to be part of my horror design collection for this year. The look was inspired by a nightmare had about being trapped under ice.

Quite the chilling recent memory.


This has been

Day 6

of

Sleepy Sundays: Dense

Dense © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

There is so much to tell you it definitely won’t all fit within the limitations of the “short but sweet” design of a SleepySundays post. Such rambling is better suited for a Daydreams Diary—so we plan on squeezing one of those in sometime soon.

While I juggle my folders with life, we’re busy planning for the upcoming 31Nightmares in October. I had to make a few business-related calls this weekend and while pulling some strings with friends, our October event somehow came up. One of my friends was exchanging some ideas with me and I stepped outside to notice a dense fog while we chatted. The subject of the paranormal came up and I’ve got to admit I got a little chill (a good chill) even though it was very hot & humid outside. All of that inspired this wall art design. Someone has already requested it for their living room. My resources are dwindling due to a few recent setbacks, but are slowly on the mend so I’m going to do my best to make that happen.

When was the last time you got caught in a dense fog? (Literal or figurative)

Have a creepy Sunday! 😀

Sleepy Sundays: May Winds

May Winds

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.

•News•

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.

•Art Services•

As always contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

That info can be found here:

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Back to Your Regularly Scheduled SleepySundays…

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.

What have you stopped to notice lately?

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Sleepy Sundays: Force

Force © 2018 Snapping Turtle Arts | cardcastlesinthesky.com

There are a few new sets of florals I’ve got set up that will be shown here throughout the upcoming spring season. Road blocks have certainly been built up in my way since the start of this year. Last week was no different. Massive power outages in my region restricted internet access for a short while. Some electricity came back on, but then our connections became unstable. The result was a short closing of the site & its services.

Maybe it was the florals I’m working on, or the power outages that got me thinking about all things nature. Though I’d like to think it is the strong women that remain ever-so-present in my life through trial & triumph—sickness and superpowers.

This one is for all of the goddesses in my life that keep manifesting otherwordly beauty despite whatever negativity tries to blanket you and smother your blinding light.

Have a forceful Sunday!