Let me just start by saying, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Gee, it’s been awhile since Stacey updated her blog… what’s that about?!”
And you’re exactly right. To fill you in on everything crazy that has kept me away from my blog for nearly a month would take hours, so I’ll just sum things up for you:
I got a new day job, I left my old job, and I’ve been attempting a plethora of spring cleaning tasks. I’ve also started a new “diet” for lack of a better word and have been trying to eat healthier and exercise (in all my free time).
Things have been pretty hectic, but I am finally starting to settle into a new routine that allows me to spend most mornings drinking coffee and working on new artwork. So, without further ado, here’s a look at my newest pieces:
Three Red Flowers:
A few weeks ago, I sat down at my computer to attempt floral artwork for the first time.
Two summers ago, I had the chance to backpack across Western Europe and one of my many souvenirs is a painting that I purchased from a street artist in Florence. I decided that I would attempt to mimic this painting as a way of teaching myself the technique of “painting” flowers. I propped this piece against my pencil holder beside my laptop and started studying the lines of each petal.
I did not end up copying this painting. What happened instead is something that I never expected: I saw something new in the shape of a petal and went with it. Instead of copying the painting, I created a new piece in my own style. By the time I finished, the only similarity between the two pieces is that both were pictures of red flowers.
This is what I came up with:
I love the way this piece turned out! The minimalism of it just feels so fresh to me! What do you think about this piece?
This piece is available for purchase on Etsy, or directly through me via PayPal: $10.00
Artwork for Your Kitchen or Bar:
After I created “Three Red Flowers,” I got caught up in everything and wasn’t able to work on anything new for a couple weeks, but yesterday, I started a new line of artwork!
I have been receiving a lot of suggestions from many of you on Facebook about creating artwork for coffee lovers and wine lovers. As I am both, I couldn’t refuse the request! I started a new line of art for kitchens and home bars, and this is what I came up with so far:
We Drink Wine:
I created this piece in minimalist style to add a sleek and polished look that would really pop. The simple style of minimalism is modern and fresh! The rich purples will bring out the natural color of wine and add something special to any decor!
This piece is available for purchase on Etsy, or directly through me via PayPal: $6.00
I Need Glasses:
After I created the first piece and got rave reviews, I decided I needed to create a couple more to match it! I created this next piece in the same shade of purple used for the text of the first piece:
This piece is designed to be funny, yet the design itself is anything but! Like the first piece, I used simple lines to create a polished look for this piece. It is fun and fresh but also has a very classy feel to it.
In case you’re looking for something a little more funky, I created “I Need Glasses” again as a multicolored piece. This one is brighter, but still conveys the minimalist style of the other two pieces.
Both versions of this piece are available for purchase on Etsy, or directly through me via PayPal: $8.00
In the coming days and weeks, I plan to make several new pieces for kitchens and bars. I have a whole mental list of ideas (though I should probably transfer it to paper) that I am anxious to create and share with you!
That said, I always welcome ideas and suggestions from you! Is there something you’re looking for that I haven’t thought of yet? Leave me a comment on this post with your ideas! I’m anxious to hear them!