I hit a dry spell over the holidays. Felt deflated as far as creativity went. So Ric bought me new materials – ink pens, markers, pastels, and paper, lots of paper. Still, none of my photographs were inspiring me. I really wanted to create something from my own imagination, but have little faith in my ability.
So, I doodled vines. Over and over again, till the idea for the featured image came to my mind. Then, I thought of trees. I once loved sketching trees – why not try again. I got whimsical:
Now, I’m stuck on trees, and enjoying the ink so much:
Looks like trees are fulfilling my creative need for the time being.
Flowers are such an inspiring subject for creativity, likely due to their willingness to stand still. I continue to work with my photographs to create interesting designs. This is a quick and shameless reveal of recent works.
These roses are from my garden. Roses connect me to my maternal Grandmother, who loved them and always smelled of rosewater.
I gave these white roses a dusting of pink to create this elegant pattern. Zazzle has a line of gift ware as well as many other products.
In celebration of Fall colours, I’ve created this red on gold pattern. Art board pictured.
Our Print On Demand venture has expanded to include Zazzle. (KnutsonKreations) Much like Society6 (KnutsonKreations) and Redbubble (KnutsonKr8tions), Zazzle allows artists to sell their work on unique items.
Zazzle offers a larger range of products, much like an online department store, which is exciting from our perspective. Rather than producing many items with the same image, Zazzle prefers the artist marries product with image to create a unique piece.
I’ve had the same fleece throw on my bed since my kids were babies, and even though it is fraying at the edges, and been washed so many times you can see through it, I have been reluctant to toss it. Call me superstitious, but I swear it holds good energy.
It is an eyesore, so I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement, and then just this week, Redbubble added Throw Blankets to their line of products. A blanket bearing my own personal design: how enticing is that! I’m particularly fond of the Hibiscus Vintage Quilt Pattern featured.
Redbubble has other home decor items to get excited about too, like these floral throw pillows: