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Monday, 22 May 2017

Celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with My Unique Clothing Design!

From concept to completed artwork, this is my own original design!

Wanting something simple, I decided to go with my old faux sweat stain graphic concept. In this case, I wanted to create a maple leaf and text combination that looked like a wet stain on fabric.

From scratch, I did this by hand in Photoshop CS5. It took several hours and a lot of trial and error, to get it just how I imagined.

The result I feel is pretty cool! It does look like a sweat stain or water mark on grey clothing!

For baby's, as in the baby body suit, it looks like a dribble stain :-)

This is a time sensitive pretty much few wears clothing item, since Canada's 150th birthday will only come once, and I designed it specific to that celebratory moment. Therefore, I have kept my royalty lowish so that the price for you to purchase will remain very affordable.

my Photoshop working file screen capture

To purchase any of the Canada 150 Faux Sweat Stain Apparel please visit my website for the most popular adult and baby apparel choices, all available via my Natural Design shop on Zazzle. Choose from guy's t-shirts, women's tops, baby and kids apparel once you are there.

Baby Romper

Crew Neck T-Shirt

Men's Fitted Burn Out

Flowy Crop Top

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Featuring the Splendid Supply Co. Shop

If you are looking for stationary and party accessories in modern, aesthetically pleasing, trendy colour combinations, floral and font designs, then Splendid Supply Co. is just perfect!

Founded by designer Maddy Hague, her shop has an array of lovely designs to choose from, ranging from stationary for weddings all the way to Christmas themed paper and home decor products.

My favourite discovery is her sweet mermaid illustration designs! What little girl nowadays Doesn't love mermaids?! 

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Featured on Editor's Picks on Etsy!

I was so excited to see in my stats, a hit to my polymer clay creations shop, asimpleknead, from Editor's Picks on Etsy! My little hand made primitive style dusty turquoise bunny ornament! It is one of my favourite creations in my shop. It does well near Easter.

I kept a screen shot for a memento :-)

Unfortunately, I cannot take advantage of this exposure and create and add new items to this shop right now, as I am involved in a project that needs to be completed mid April, and that has demanded my focus.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Lots of Compliments on my Society6 Tote Bag!

It's not the first time, probably about the 4th time now, that I've gotten a stranger compliment on my graphic fossil and red sand design canvas tote bag on the way home from work. I'm shy essentially, so I do say I designed it but I don't get into the spiel about where they can find it lol! I've been asked by people I know though, and I do show and tell if asked, with anything i may be carrying or wearing that I designed and ordered POD.

But, I must say, this bag is awesome! I've carried it to and from work every day for about 2 years now and it is still like new although I admit, a bit dirtier lol! It's well made and the colours were super dead on to my design!

I want to order another tote bag, with one of my Other designs, but this one is taking too long to wear out lol!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Cutest Dachshund Art and Gifts!

Graphic designer and artist Naomi Ochiai of Tokyo Japan just has the super Cutest Dachshund illustrations! Her art is available on a huge variety of awesome high quality gifts, cards, home decor, cell phone cases, and more!

There is just too many too cute ones to feature! Her store on Zazzle is a must see! Spend some time looking through her line of products but have your Cuteness overload protection shield On because you'll be knocked over by all the sweet Doxies!

Happy Dachshund Art

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Happy 10th Birthday Redbubble!

So proud to be a Redbubble selling designer! The quality of the items we've ordered are fantastic and the customer service is top notch!

Hopin' they have a prosperous 10th Birthday on Feb 2nd, Today!!!

Shop my Redbubble Store Today!

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Really Lovin' Polymer Clay!

A long time ago, in the early late 80's / very early 1990's, I discovered polymer clay. Back then, there were not many choices of types. I think it was basically Fimo, because I used to actually call it Fimo, like how we call all tissues Kleenex.

The main thing I made back then was earrings. Later, in the mid 2000s I went back to using polymer clay to make weird, funky linked mermaid pendants, and other strange jewelry pieces as well as custom drawer pulls. My 8 ball anklets were a huge seller for me on eBay. I later ended up selling the whole lot of jewelry making supplies and clay, as my time became limited and I could no longer devote time to it.

In 2013, I was on a hike at Thickson Woods when I decided I wanted to make little bird figurines. I originally wanted to make them realistic though stylized. I bought a block of polymer clay best used for sculpting.

It was not until a year later that I finally made my first bird. A year after that, I decided I wanted to begin working in polymer clay again. However, I would not sell it via eBay anymore. I decided on Etsy. I was already offering my photo prints through Etsy.

My pool ball anklets never really took off on Etsy. However, I have sold a few pieces of unusual jewelry and my own unique ring dishes. As well, one of my birds. The original one I made, my chickadee. I ended up painting them much more primitively than I first had planned. I also used gilders paste for the color accents.

I have branched into making animal ornaments, asymmetrical choker necklaces, and combining resin with some of my pieces which allows me to use interesting inclusions.

I love working with polymer clay, it is quite therapeutic. Though it is exciting to see what many highly skilled polymer clay sculptures and artists can do, and it is tempting to learn these techniques, I have chosen to keep my work more naive and primitive in visual style. I enjoy this and I love the professional yet simplified finished look that I am able to maintain. It was the reason that the name for my shop was born - asimpleknead 

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