I am excited to be back and drawing again! While on my break I was asked to draw a cute turtle sleeping for a new up and coming business that would be using the image on baby/kids bedding. So I went to work and based my design off my my freebie digital stamp Little turtle since that was the image they liked. I then remembered it was going to be turned into embroidery and knew the small turtle design would not translate well. I started doodling while keeping in mind to create "chunky pieces" so it can translate in to embroidery and this is what I came up with! I have always loved patchwork on characters and have added it time to time, I need to do a series of patchwork animals because it is just so much fun to add the little detail. You can now find Sleeping Turtle in the 2 Cute Ink digital stamp shop!
I am very happy to announce there are 3 new 2 Cute Ink Rubber Stamp sets at Whimsy Stamps! By far I think these are my favorite collections! Crafty Cats, Sweet Froggies and Little Birdie Tolde Me are now for sale in the Whimsy Stamps Shop!
Since I have taken a little break from drawing I am reaching the point of starting again! I want to start fresh and have fun. I have decided to change my tag line from "Cute Illustrations" to "Cute Art" and not only get back into drawing but get back into crafting as well! One of my goals is to create a new banner for this site so I think I will start there. :)
So I have decided to take a break from drawing and try out some other ways to be creative! I always loved polymer clay and have wanted to make really fun and colorful jewelry. So yesterday my mom and I dipped into my small stash of clay that I have had for a while now, pulled out 5 fun Premo clay colors and created these fun clay pieces using a clay gun extruder. We followed this technique from a small booklet I bought at michaels. I really loved the fact that you have no clue what type of patterns will come out of the clay extruder so it is like a little surprise every time! The picture above is my favorite set of clay pieces, I just love the colors! Now not everything that we did yesterday came out like this! Some were a bit muddy in color and some color combos were not as pleasing. I really would love to do more experimenting to see how I can always get really fun and unique patterns every time! So I will be doing more experimenting this week for sure. So today and tomorrow my goal is to make jewelry from these clay pieces. I can't wait to see how these clay pieces will transform into a pendant! Below are all the the clay pieces we made last night!
I am happy to be back and creating new art again! This cute birdie design was from a customer request! They needed a cute girl birdie playing soccer for a project they wanted to create! So I went to work and ended up creating this little cutie! Soccer Birdie is now available in the 2 Cute Ink Digital Stamp Shop!
Right now I am making changes to 2 Cute Ink. I hope to be back up and running really soon and plan on having an etsy shop again to sell my digital stamps as instant downloads, sell digital stamps directly here on 2cuteink.com or open the shop.2cuteink site again! Like I said before I want to take my art career to a new level and create more colored pieces for art licensing and to enter on threadless. Hope to be back and creating art really soon
I believe it is about that time in my art career that I start focusing more on colored art vs just black and white line art. As I posted some of my colored art on my portfolio page and also looked at some designs sitting on my iPad I thought "I need to do something with these". So I have an Idea of where I can submit some of these colored pieces and also create new ideas. That would be a place called Threadless! I submitted 2 designs a while back and then just never submitted anything again. I believe it was because I couldn't think of anything "really creative" since that is the majority of what people post. I took a look at threadless kids today and saw there are a few just "cute" entires and they also have a separate contest going. I thought why not enter some of my designs I already have colored to Threadless? It couldn't hurt right? Plus it would give me a starting point on creating some new cute colored art! :) I already know which design I want to enter in the separate wittlebee + threadless kids contest!
I have created a new Shop page on my website for Licensing my art to Applique and Embroidery Companies called, "License My Art". I will be emailing the link to my shop to all Applique and Embroidery companies where they will be able to pick out designs they want to license. It is a first come first serve basis for each design is only licensed to 1 company! This way I can license my art to a variety of companies and not just one! I also will create any design that you need right now or for the upcoming months too!
I just updated my portfolio with some of my colored art! I am realizing I need to do this more often and maybe even once a week! In all my creative soul searching I have been doing lately I have applied for 2 creative jobs and I have another two jobs I need to apply to later today! My goal is to start creating more scenes and patterns, collections and of course line art! I am not sure what the future holds but I know I will always be creating art. Time to focus and time to remember "Don't worry about the things you haven't done but focus on now and what you do today"