Who would’ve guessed that post-surgical complications (Sept 2016) would actually bring about a few smart and often times, necessary changes in my “work” flow? I sure didn’t, so my ever popular weekly Sunday Summary Smiles Thank You posts will transition to a once a month post. It continues to bring an amazing smile to my face knowing we share the same type of joy inspired by these images.
Sint Maarten Racer back tank top – sold in Florida – Thank you!
Sheets of tissue paper – sold in London, United Kingdom – Thank you!
I was never much of a clothes shopper before my cancer surgery, I know, :-), Really, it’s true. And now due to painful, internal surgical adhesion scarring, I rarely leave the house. However, when I do venture out, I still like to look nice so designing fashion outfits has become a favorite activity.
I took a photo of my gold head wrap on my iPad, added the image to one of my graphic art apps, included the colors of black and white and managed to come up with several magical selections. Happy day! Can’t wait to order these for my trip to Sweden.
How exciting it is to be able to design three piece bath towel sets to match:
toothbrush, soap dispenser sets!
Focusing on these four bath accessory items will greatly assist me in keeping appropriate art patterns in mind. They will look wonderful when posted in the bathroom collection tab making it easier for you to choose your favorites.
Previously, I would design either sneakers or flip flops with each new artwork. It recently occurred to me to at least make it more pleasing to the eye by pairing sneakers with the matching flip flop patterns. Simple, I know, however, it just never entered my mind until now. It’s another “blessing” that has happened since my cancer surgery. More time to focus, contemplate and revise existing work rather than always trying to add new graphics.
An additional tip is for me to remember the four colors of the straps in my Zazzle shop and design accordingly. (black, pink, blue and white).
My Cafe Press shop has orange straps, rather than white! 🙂
Fantastically colorful Robin’s Egg Blue and Fuchsia with a touches of yellow. I also love using shower curtains as windows curtains, especially eye catching for en-suite bathrooms. Pair it with any solid color matching bath towel.
It’s super fun to design an autumn inspired full zipper, hooded sweatshirt. Mixing to match fall and winter boots. So much better than shopping for hours in the stores or online. Send me a photo of the item and let’s see what graphic art patterns can be made to match.
Hanging a beautiful wall calendar may seem a bit old fashion, however for quite a few of my clients and family members like being able to have a cheerfully visual back-up to electronic reminders.
My 80+ year old Aunt especially loves wall calendars as she is not on the computer nor uses her phone in that manner. The pretty photo designs were an added bonus for her. Thanks Auntie!
A calendar theme must first be chosen; nature, color combinations or landscapes. Prior to surgery it would’ve generally take one day to chose the images, re-size the images to the correct format, write a brief description for the calendar and then publishing the finish product to the shop. Currently, even though now it takes a few days, the process still brings loads of enjoyment, especially when viewing the end results.
My parents, more especially my Mom, loved celebrating Christmas. Mom enjoyed cooking, the decorating and loading up Santa sacks full of gifts for my children and my grandchildren. I, on the other hand am more low-key and a little quirky as reflected in these amazingly colorful red, white and green patterned gift bags, postcards and home decor! Click both images to visit and view these designs.