San Antonio, Texas – Throw Back Thursday Photo Collage

My cousin Sharon and I arranged my first visit to Texas right after my surgeon and I scheduled my operation for September 9, 2016. We decided on early April as we felt the weather would cooperate and not be blazing hot. Thankfully, it was fabulous, especially as I was able to fly out of Boston during an April snowstorm.

My entire family knows I am a camera head so she asked me to send her a list of must do’s and she’d come up with some activities. She did not disappoint! We had a great time finding Texas state symbols, eating delicious food, driving up and down the highway and simply acting like tourists. My joy joy included finding a store that sold a gold Texas bracelet charm for my bracelet, clapping!

This month features a few of my favorite  #tbt  San Antonio, Texas travel images.

Contact me below if you’d like help designing something for you using your personal photos. 🙂

Skull Boys fashion and home decor gifts

Back in 2010, my youngest child was a 14 year old teenager who enjoyed sketching, drawing and goth. He actually agreed to my suggestion of letting me post one of his selections online. I chose this one of his skull, modified it into 2 additional sizes and then as one basic template of three skulls. To say it remains a popular selling item to this day is pleasantly pleasing for him as a conversation starter with his friends and our family.

Below are four shops with his Skull Boys fashion and home decor items. Great items appropriate for Halloween events and Goth occasions.

Skull Boys – Artsadd shop
Skull Boys – CafePress Shop
Skull Boys – Society6 Shop
Skull Boys – Zazzle Shop

Travel Tuesday – Walking through Jardines del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain

Jardins del Buen Retiro

Planning and traveling with painful surgical after effects hasn’t totally discouraged me but has made me even more appreciative of my experiences which are now only once a year versus several times a year.  My favorite travel company posted a fabulously priced vacation package last November to Madrid, Spain. I booked it for  August so that my son could celebrate his 22nd birthday on August 22nd in Spain.

Due to a medical issue, on day three, I was stuck in my hotel room until 3pm which was fine for my son who was a bit jet lagged and napped until I could manage to leave.

We chose to visit the enormous public park located in Madrid. It was well worth the visit and was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel on Calle de Atocha. Thankfully, there are plenty of benches throughout the park, most of them under tall, shady trees for those folks  like me who have to take period rest breaks.

Tip:  The photo collage was designed to show the paths are mainly made of powdery white sand.  Please be sure to wear comfortable, easy to clean, sand friendly shoes.             You can thank me later. 🙂

 

Sunday Summary Sales Smiles for August 2018 – Zazzle shops

Very thankful for my Zazzle customers from: Canada, Virginia, Idaho, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, United Kingdom, North Dakota, The Netherlands, Romania, New Hampshire and Missouri for enjoying my vision of the world through the lens of my Nikon camera, iPad Pro and graphic apps.

 

Images of Switzerland Postcard
St. Thomas Photo Collage Postcard
Sint Maarten Photo Collage Postcard
St. Maarten – St. Martin Kaleidoscope Magnet
Atlantic City Beach Photo Collage Magnet
Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda Drink Coasters
Pastel Stripes TissuePaper
Brown, white and black spiral Mandala #2778 tissue paper
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Photo collage magnet
Sint Maarten-Saint Maarten magnet with white border
Sint Maarten – St. Martin Oceanview magnet
Tropical Colors of Bermuda postcard
Pink, Red and Orange Gradient Binder
Labadee, Haiti magnet
Heavenly Hawaii 3 Ring Binder
Black, White and Red Ellipticals shower curtain

 

Saturday Summary Sales Smiles for July and August via my Artsadd, CafePress and Society6 shops

I have to admit that I was wildly pleased to see my very first sales posted to my Khoncepts Artsadd shop.

August 1, 2016 was when I opened a shop on Artsadd.com because they sold blank umbrellas that I could add my own artwork to.  I use Artsadd to design and buy all of my dresses, however it’s wonderful to finally have some new clients who purchased the type of items that inspired me to give Artsadd a try.

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Very appreciative of my longtime CafePress/khoncepts2 shop customers hailing from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Sint Maarten Mousepad
Bermuda Wave Tote Bag
St. Martin Magnet
Caribbean Hearts Earrings
Sint Maarten – St. Martin tile coaster
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Photo Tile Magnet


Society6 shop

Stripes of Rainbow Colors Shower Curtain

Art Khoncepts designing foldable umbrellas


Black is my favorite go to wardrobe color. However my adult children have asked if I could also wear the many other shades in the spectrum,  so as a nod to them, 75% of my Art Khoncepts designs now incorporate black along with all of the other hues represented in this fabulous abstract printed umbrella.

AND I’ve personally ordered the matching dress and tunic hoodie for myself. They can be paired with a multitude of boots, shoes or sandals.

Iceland – Throw Back Thursday Photo Collage

I loved both my winter and summer trips to Iceland. I can picture myself living there for a month or so just traveling and taking photos. My goal is to finally capture a stunning photo of the Northern Lights 🙂

In the meantime, my son and I had a super great 6 day escorted vacation, last August for his 21st birthday trip. The weather was absolutely perfect. Our tour guide said our group had the best weather he’d seen in a while. Yes!

This month features #tbt gift products of summer landscape photos taken in Iceland in August. I couldn’t pick just one favorite and that’s why I get excited about photo collages.

Contact me below if you’d like help designing something for you using your personal photos. 🙂

Peacock Colors Art Inspired Umbrella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peacock inspired umbrella designed using blues, purples and greens. Beautifully eye catching rainy day fashion accessory that easily fits into backpacks and most purses for that sudden shower.

Share with me below what would be your favorite three color combinations? 🙂

Sunday Summary Sales Smiles for July 2018 – Zazzle shops

I have a main Zazzle shop and several niche shops. I admit it is a bit more work, however having shop devoted to one specific design allows me to test the waters on how well an idea will appeal to my clients.

My travel images are a clear favorite but due to medical issues preventing me from doing much traveling, It’s very exciting to see folks are coming around to including my patterns and abstracts too!

Thanking my wonderful customers from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Florida, Nevada, United Kingdom, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Illinois, New York  and Arizona for visiting my different Zazzle shops and enjoying my adventurously eclectic taste in art and photography.

 

 

Orange Marigold Mandala Sticker
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Seascape Magnet
Sint Maarten Beach Scene Postcard
I Heart Sint Maarten Postcard
Grand Turk Postcard
St. Thomas Photo Collage Postcard
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Seascape Postcard
Sint Maarten – Marigot Bay Polo Shirt
Grand Turk Photo Collage Postcard
Glazed Camel Art Button
Boston Swan Boats in Pencil and Ink Filter T-Shirt
Jamaican Inspired Striped Tie
Colorful images of Switzerland key chain
Photo Collage postcard of Sint Maarten – St. Martin
Jamaican Inspired Striped Gift Bag
Atlantic City Photo Collage Magnet
Marigold Mandala Postcard
Happy Birthday Skulls Greeting Card
Colorful Images of Switzerland T-Shirt
Gruene, Texas – Guadalupe River postcard

 

Travel Tuesday – Benin/Togo Graphic Art designs based on my Ancestery DNA test results

Yellow, Red and Green Stripes of Benin 2 gift wrap packaging is inspired by the flag of Benin, Africa which is based on my Ancestry DNA test results.

Due to my medical condition, I’m not sure I could even make a trip all of the way to Benin, Africa but it is on my DNA travel list vision board and I would use an escorted tour company if I ever am able to make it that far. In doing a bit more travel research, I’d probably break up the trip by spending a few days in London prior to flying out to join the group.

In the meantime, I’ll enjoy creating graphic designs for home, fashion and gift products. Which countries can be made for you?!