Monday, June 30, 2014

Buddha Pop Art with Multi-colored Patchwork Quilt Borders in Pink and Blue

 My favorites in the Buddha Pop series so far are the square ones with multiple borders. Again, this draws heavily on my quilting background. I decided to add a detail to this blog post so you can see the painted face of the Buddha on a canvas texture layer. I also thought I'd share how this might look framed. It's available unframed on Etsy in several sizes.

Boycott Hobby Lobby!

It's rare that I'm so pissed off that I'll jump up and try to start a political movement. But today's Supreme Court decision shows us once again that we can't depend on justice through the court system. The court is stacked by men who have sworn, at least in secret, to promote corporate interests over the will of the people.  According to today's decision a company, no matter how large, that is still owned by a single family, can do whatever the hell they want? We have to fight back in the only language these companies understand -- with our wallets. Boycott Hobby Lobby and any company that discriminates against women.

Boycott Hobby Lobby
Boycott Hobby Lobby by paulnsheryl
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Psychedelic Buddha Art in Purple, Magenta and Green

This version of the Buddha borders on the psychedelic. The piece is done by combining my own digital photography with a variety of digital painting, patterning and photomanipulation techniques. It's part of my Buddha Pop series on Etsy.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Buddha Pop Art in Magenta, Pink, Turquoise and Yellow

One of the things that surprised me when I put my first Buddha art on Etsy was that people seemed to favorite this color negative version better than the reverse. I like the added patchwork-style border. The piece combines digital photography, painting, digital patterns and manipulation.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Buddha Pop Art in Red, Green, Yellow and Orange

Another in the Buddha pop series. This piece combines digital photography with painting and a variety of photomanipulation techniques. All of the ones in this series draw on my love of patchwork quilts but for some reason this color combination evokes that influence the most for me. It's available on Etsy in several sizes.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Buddha Pop Art in Teal Green, Yellow and Red

I've been doing a series of Buddha artwork on and off for some time now. Buddha photos, Buddha paintings. Then I took some time out to learn a few things about how to create repeating patterns in Photoshop. And suddenly I'm back to the Buddhas, this time incorporating more digital techniques with both photography and painting. This is one of the ones I put on Etsy today: Buddha Pop in Teal Green, Yellow and Red.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Artist Designed Notebooks!

Featuring our art and photography.

Raven Feather Notebook
Raven Feather Notebook by paulnsheryl
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Woodcut Zinnia Spiral Note Books
Woodcut Zinnia Spiral Note Books by paulnsheryl
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

More Art Lamps!

Fun and creative lampshade designs now in our Zazzle shop featuring our original photography, paintings and digital art.

Magenta Abstract Modern Art Lampshade
Magenta Abstract Modern Art Lampshade by paulnsheryl
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Psychedelic Art for iPad, Laptop and Cellphone Covers

My latest geek design looks great on electronic devices! I had fun using one of my original photos and flipping it, reflecting it,  and adding special effects to make this cool pattern in various colors.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Inspiration for Artists-- make Your Art, Artist!

I made this design for me because I often need to remember that the biggest path I've had as an artist (as anything) is to be willing to risk making mistakes! It says: "To reach for the stars: make interesting mistakes, make wonderful glorious fantastic mistakes. Make new rules; throw out old ones. And make your art, Artist!" The illustration is based on an old Art Nouveau piece in the public domain.

Make Art Angel Aprons
Make Art Angel Aprons by paulnsheryl
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Make Art Angel Tee Shirt
Make Art Angel Tee Shirt by paulnsheryl
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Larch Flower Essence for Doing New Things with Confidence

It seems to me that one of the biggest problems when it comes to having enough confidence is not believing enough in the outcome. I certainly know that's true for people like me who were raised to believe the worst or have had enough disappointing experiences that we try to shield ourselves from believing too much in what we really want. Larch flower essence can help counteract negative beliefs that undermine our willingness to try things. And win or lose, we have to be willing to try! I use it in my Doing New Things with Confidence formulas.

I love using the oil version when I get out of the shower before starting my day. I love the way it smells and my skin just drinks it up. But sometimes I want a little boost just before I'm about to do something and, while I could apply the oil once again, I tend to love the absolute convenience of my flower essence aromatherapy spray.

Save the Bees! Spread Awareness T-shirts

People who love the planet and care about the bees have been wearing these shirts in my Zazzle shop:

Organic Bee T-Shirt
Organic Bee T-Shirt by paulnsheryl
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