Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valentine Cards with Peaceable Kingdom at Target

My packets of Valentine Cards for Kids are currently for sale at your neighborhood Target store!  These packs of 30 cards are published by Peaceable Kingdom.  We sold packets with different designs last year and they were a big hit at Target.  Each packet sells for $2.99.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Owl Pillows

Here are some more pillows now available in my Etsy shop, Pictorialboom.  As with my other pillows, I hired a fabric company to print the designs on cotton, and then my friend Nancy turned the fabric into finished pillows.  These owl designs are also available as canvas prints in my shop as well as art prints on paper.  You can find them for sale as pillows here and here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Exclamation Point and Ampersand Pillows

I have two more pillows to show you.  As with my other pillows, I hired a fabric company to print the designs on cotton, and then my friend Nancy turned the fabric into finished pillows that I am selling in my Etsy shop, Pictorialboom.  I did a greeting card last year for Trader Joe's that featured an exclamation point.  It was a striking design, so I thought it might be nice as a pillow.  I didn't want the exclamation point to be lonely, so I added an ampersand design as well.  Using the punctuation marks as design elements adds a clever conversational aspect to the pillows.  You can find them here and here in my Etsy shop.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Peacock Pillow

I hired a fabric company to print my peacock artwork onto cotton fabric and my friend Nancy has made pillows from it!  The fabric is a cotton linen blend and looks really nice.  The pillows are for sale here in my Etsy shop, Pictorialboom.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Painted Ceiling

We like to treat every room in our house like a gem, so recently we decided our little hallway should have a painted pattern on the ceiling.  There is a stairway, two bedroom doors, a bathroom door and a large opening into the living room in this space and the walls are a medium shade of aqua.  We chose a soft, light aqua and orange to coordinate with the living room.

Marking and taping off the design was the most difficult.  After that it was just a matter of filling in the spaces with paint.  A word to the wise, you should peel the tape off while the paint is still wet to insure a clean line that doesn't pull off more of the paint than is desirable.

We finished off the project with a retro looking light that has an edison bulb.  I think the final piece of the puzzle will be adding crown moldings to add some nice detail to this little space!  I really enjoy seeing the pattern as I climb the stairs from the lower level.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Gallery Wrapped Canvases on Etsy

I have taken a few of my designs and had them reproduced as gallery wrapped canvas prints.  I'm happy with the way the designs travel around the sides of the wooden frames adding dimension and interest from any viewing angle.  They are currently for sale in my Etsy shop.  You can see them herehere, and here!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pet Pals

Happy 2012!  I am starting the new Year on my blog with something from the past.  I created a bath collection for kids a while ago called Pet Pals.  I had a great time creating the little dogs and cats that make up the collection.  There was a nice range of products from a shower curtain, towels, curtain rings, a bath rug, tissue box, soap dispensers, a soap dish, and a trash can!  Seeing my two dimensional paintings transformed into three dimensional product was so exciting and rewarding.  All the best to you this year!