Once again I am totally blown away with how my paintings look on ordinary things. I decided to create a wall clock using my Vinca Vine floral painting on Zazzle.com. I don’t take lightly the fact that this is my art and there are some who believe you are selling yourself short by adding the work onto products to sell. I don’t agree with that philosophy and here is why.
Art was never meant to hang in someone’s private residence alone. Nor was it for only hallowed halls of museums. Art is for the masses to enjoy, despise or move to create revolutions. I do create art for my own satisfaction. Regardless if I am painting, working with mono prints or creating digital patterns, I find the process of creating a cathartic exercise.
The outcomes are pleasing to me and I like to share them in various ways. I chose to add my work onto products people would use for everyday use. Sometimes my paintings becomes a wall clock.
The vinca vine painting wall clock was a birthday gift to myself. Zazzle has acrylic clocks that are available in two sizes of round and one of a square variety. I found the package to be well packed to ensure the clock wouldn’t become damaged in transit. The quality is top notch with the acrylic being a safe thickness but not too chunky. On the back is a battery case with an easy to hang fixture as well as a white plastic piece below them to keep the clock hanging properly on the wall.
The printing is amazing showing brush strokes from the canvas and the easy to read numbers I added are clearly printed. All in all I give my vinca vine painting wall clock five stars! Click on the image and read more about my new vinca vine painting wall clock.
Nearing the end of August I found I was admiring daisies. The variety seen in the fields and gardens this year have been spectacular. From pink, mauve and the traditional white and yellow, the daisies seem to be everywhere.
Daisies always reminds me of when I was a girl. I had that idealistic childhood of being barefoot and living in the country. Wildflowers to make flower crowns, wearing daisy chains around our necks my friends and I enjoyed every summer’s day.
Recently I created a simple yellow daisy design with a digital software program.
I wanted to use this daisy to create merchandise for carefree girls and women using a Zazzle store. Thus, the Daisy Chain Shop was born.
I’ve been having fun creating cell phone covers and blue tooth speakers. Home decor merchandise like pillows for girls bedrooms. And t-shirts like this one.
Today I thought I would reach out and tell you about the Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag giveaway I am currently running on my Facebook page. You will have to excuse me I am a bit shy when it comes to promoting myself so openly. My strategy is to have image links and an occasional link in posts for this sort of thing. However, I am pretty excited about these wonderful tote bags my artwork are featured on.
I use Fine Art America to showcase my work and they have added full bleed tote bags to their product line. These tote bags are wonderful, I did order a few to see how they add up. My artwork are featured on both sides of these soft, durable, poly-poplin fabric bags. They include a 1′ black shoulder strap too. Double stitched side for durability and they are also machine washable. Available in three sizes, you can’t go wrong.
I have decided to hold a free giveaway on my Facebook page using my Picasso’s Blue Cat tote bag. It is very easy to participate. Just “like” and share the post found on my page and you are automatically entered into the drawing. It is really that easy. So long into Facebook and go to my Lasgalen Arts Fan Page to enter. I hope to see you there.