Browsing Tag


Posted on May 1, 2011

What to paint?


A few weeks ago I bought a canvas and new paint brushes. Its been about a year since I’ve painted anything. Now what to paint??? I can’t seem to figure out what I want to do. I seem to have the same problem when I may layouts for myself >.< go figure. I looked to etsy for some inspiration. Although some aren't paintings, they are still inspiring to me. I see it as creative caffeine! What do you think I should paint? I have a whole naked wall in our apartment... I need to fill it up! I was thinking of something more pop-art, or even abstract. Too much real-ness makes me nuts. I like looking at it, but doing it? Thats a different story. Some Etsy art that inspires me...

24x30 female nude original abstract oil painting by Aja
by @sagittariusgallery on Etsy

by @AlisaPaints on Etsy

by @AHgraFX on Etsy

by @LostWonderland on Etsy

by @Velvet Morning on Etsy

Posted on January 6, 2011

Looking forward in 2011


So it has been a while, but I will say I was SO occupied by the holiday season. Plus I had gone to Florida so I was out on an adventure in the Florida Keys. I was disappointed to find out there is no such thing as “Kokomo” (thanks to the beach boys I thought there was). But anyway, some new things I am hoping to achieve this year within

  • Looking to have an “artist of the week” every week. Any kind of artist- not just designers. I love especially finding local artists and bringing some attention to them. I saw some really great local art in Miami, which I may share here at some point. If you have any artist you would like to recommend or if you are an artist and would like to be featured please email me [email protected]
  • I really want to get more involved in Most know it is a site to create t-shirt designs for and if they accept your design anyone can purchase a shirt with your art on it! Designing for clothing is something I could see myself doing forever. I am obsessed with graphic-tees!
  • Start a personal long-term project. I think to keep my creative juices flowing all year I am going to start a long-term design project. Lately anything I’ve created was for someone else, but I think I should also design for myself! I have some ideas of what I want to create, but I’m not going to make any promises yet 😉
  • Create more resources for others. I want to start a scan-site. I have a lot of vintage magazines that are calling me, and wanting to be scanned. I would also like to create more fun useful things others can download, whether they are a designer or not.
  • Well that is what we have to look forward to in the new year. I hope you all have a great 2011… remember there’s only one! 🙂

    Back to top