Reynisfjara, Iceland Black Sand Beach Triptych

Last year’s six night, August escorted tour of Iceland was just what the doctor ordered. All the work was done for us, yes!  All we had to do was show up on time to board the tour bus. One of our fabulous stops was in South Iceland to Reynisfjara. My 21 year old son and I stood in awe at the magnificent basalt rock columns on our far left which he had to climb and our first black sand beach on the left  that is featured in the 3 panel acrylic print above, my first.
The original image was artistically tweaked into this dramatic wall art suitable for home, office or hotel room! Contact me below if you’d like me to modify the Iceland font and or to the text.

 

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Khoncepts Sales Summary Smiles for February 2018

Khoncepts Sales Summary Smiles for February 2018 

Going against the conventional norm of “finding a niche” has been working well for me as deciding between, travel and abstract art would be impossible.

Happily, my customers agree!  Thank you all so much for enjoying my online shops and choosing to make your purchases with me. Items above have their links below.

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Khoncepts Boston Swan Boats Art Deco Designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My entire life was forever altered after having 2016 thyroid cancer surgery resulting in painful, internal surgical scar tissue adhesions in my neck. Everyday is a struggle but I’m alive and am still artistically inclined, so while I no longer walk everyday, I do have thousands of photographs on my hard drives to work with.

The Boston Public Garden was one of my favorite places to stroll through each morning and take pictures. I chose a photo of the Boston Swan Boats from my 2009 file folder to update using my iPad Pro, a black background and an art deco filter app.

Pain has shown me how to balance my life while remaining creative in the best way possible. Click the images below to see them in my shop. Enjoy!

 

“Jaguar in Motion” home decor and accessories art khoncepts

Adding a quick follow-up to an earlier “Jaguar in Motion” art post about a great trip to the San Antonio, Texas zoo but some not so great photos. I chose one of my dull jaguar image, jazzing it up on my iPad using a bold art filter creating this fabulously colorful design, placed on a variety of home decor and fashion accessories. Click the images at the end of this post to view them in my Zazzle shop. Enjoy!

Jaguar In Motion visit online

 

Creating art from a drab photo taken at the zoo

My family and friends enjoy my enthusiasm for visiting major aquariums and zoos. That said, I can’t really devote the extra time it takes to stand in one place to take loads of photos until I’m happy lol. Nope, I’ve learned to capture what I can while keeping my host happy and free from boredom.

My cousin and I lucked up on seeing this jaguar at the San Antonio Zoo in Texas. He came out of hiding to show off his beautiful coloring, however my actual photos looked like garbage. Many months later, after cancer surgery and health complications I felt a smallish project was in order and decided to re-visit my photos from the zoo. Using my iPad Pro and the Vinci art app the Jaguar in Motion photo is now a favorite.

Once several eye catching images of the jaguar were completed, sharing them in a fun format was in order. I admit, it took me over two hours and several tries before settling on the final product.

1) I used ProShow because I like their video template selections. I loaded several photos of the jaguar to a template and then saved the video to my iPad Pro (I did this because I couldn’t figure out how to add my own music to the video)

2) The video was next loaded to iMovie. I cut and replaced the ending, added my own music (created in Garageband) and downloaded the video to my iPad Pro.

3) I opened my paid version of PhotoGrid (no watermark) and chose Grid, added my video (30sec), typed in 3 different titles and saved it to my iPad Pro

4) The video was  next uploaded from PhotoGrid to my YouTube channel

5) Next I opened my WordPress account to start a new post

6) WordPress lets’s me easily add media from YouTube choosing videos by user as shown above

7) Blog post is then published to WordPress and my Khoncepts website at the same time

8) Now I can post my video clip to my Instagram account. Interested visitors will then be able to click the link in my Instagram bio to visit my website. for the full story on how I did the video. 🙂

This is a good way for me to remember how I did it as well haha.

Finally…..the jaguar photos will be re-sized to create postcards, greeting cards and home decor items such as shower curtains and throw pillows.

Wearable Wednesday – Autumn Berries Paint Splash Fashion Wear and gift packaging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is super wonderful to be able to design dresses that I know will fit, using colors I love and having the items shipped right to my door.

No more picking through dozens of dress racks. No more, not so clean, store dressing rooms. No more endless hours of surfing the net for the dress colors I want.

Additional home decor and fashion featuring Autumn Berries Paint Splashes in my Zazzle shop

Contact me below and let’s see what we can do for you!

2018 Wall Calendar Art Khoncepts

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.

Visit http://bit.ly/CalendarArt  for more eye catching selections for your home or office.

 

I see art everywhere – behind the scenes works in progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up until September 2016, I used to be out and about everyday, walking for hours and taking pictures along the way. Now, due to painful internal neck scar tissue adhesion issues, being outdoors is very carefully planned as to where I’m going and the level of activity which is why I love escorted tour companies.

Recently, I treated my son to a 21st birthday trip to Iceland using Great Value Vacations. They did an excellent job, all we had to do was get on and off the bus on time. 🙂 On one of our scenic stops were cute, little fairy houses. The original photograph is shown in the upper right hand corner of the above image. Using a few fun, filter iPad apps helped transform the slightly plain image into seven stunning autumn portraits, one of which I’m sharing with you.

Trying to remain being a half glass is full person has been challenging so it’s gratifying to have found another creative outlet.

Coming soon! Postcards, small posters, greeting cards and shower curtains using this design.

 

Mardi Gras Art Designs – Works in progress for the next few days

My youngest daughter was born in February and wants to celebrate Mardi Gras somewhere tropical next year which was a great reminder to dust off some of my older designs that are in my work files.

The patterns in the collage were created from a photo of a King Cake. I see art everywhere!

The leggings shown in this image were a hit last year! So let’s see what can be done with these mesmerizing green, yellow and purple prints to wear or decorate with for Mardi Gras.

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Sunday Sales Summary Smiles August 31 to Sept 7, 2017 – Travel Memories – Khoncepts CafePress Shop

Thanking my newest clients for visiting Khoncepts on CafePress shops

I hope these travel memories bring many smiles.

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