Wintery Blue With Snowflake Pattern

Today I am featuring the newest design called wintery blue with snowflake pattern. Outside the air is bitterly cold and we have had our share of snow thus far this winter. Though I am toasty warm inside I’m still creating this seasons’ new offerings to share.

It all started when my daughter and I were drawing snowflakes. Inspired by something we saw on Pinterest our art pads were coming up with a variety of styles of frosty snowflakes.

Pencil drawings of snowflakes.
Just a sample of snowflake drawings.

After the snowflake session there were too many to choose from for a new design. I chose two and used my iPad to draw them in digital form. I wanted a simple yet modern background and created a tri-blue pattern that would work well with cell phone cases, pillows and more. The result was what you see below.

Three blue stripes with thin snowflakes on top.
Wintery blue and snowflake pattern.

I’m very pleased with this simplistic winter pattern. It does work well with many of the items I sell online. For example it was easy to create a custom iPhone case with a name you could change. To the right is the entire collection from Lasgalen Arts on Zazzle.com.

Apple iPhone X case with blue stripes and snowflakes.
Also available for the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy models.

In my Redbubble shop there are non-personalized items such as travel mugs, studio pouches and large floor pillows. Click through the hardcover journal below to see everything.

Hardcover journal with blue stripes and snowflake design.
1 of 30+ Winter Blue Snowflake designed items found in my Redbubble shop.
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October

Inspirational October is full of promise with the colors, smells and feeling in the air. I search for inspiration in nature as do so many other artists and writers. One particular pairing I’ve wanted to do is Autumn and the American poet Robert Frost (1874 – 1963). Robert Frost’s words from his poem October and my own surroundings outside my window gave me the spark to create this mixed media piece.

October - mixed media
Mixed media piece October. An homage to a poem by Robert Frost of the same name.

October is a mixed media piece using acrylic paints, Sharpie pen, torn paper and construction paper. The bright red, orange and gold background is reminiscent of Autumns colors. A black crow flies from a bare tree. On the bottom of the piece are two leaves fallen over a paper that includes a piece of the Robert Frost poem October which you will find directly below. I hope you enjoy the Autumn season and appreciate change.

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
To-morrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
To-morrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow,
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know;
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away;
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.

If you enjoy this mixed media piece I have created blank greeting cards to sell in my Lasgalen Arts store on Zazzle.com.

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Abstract Pipes

Inspiration for Abstract Pipes

Abstract Pipes became an idea while I was underneath my kitchen sink. Seeing the straight lines and neat corners of the pipes got me thinking. As man has ever sought to control his world, he does so with precision as nature would have done. Though built to last, pipes or buildings crumble eventually into urban decay. In a strange way decay can be beautiful too and this is what I tried to capture in Abstract Pipes.

Process

Underneath the woven acrylic paint are golden pipes. These pipes can be seen in the four rectangular “windows” found on this piece. The red, orange and yellow lines are interconnected are the organic structure with white lines stitched in vertical and horizontal lines holding everything together.
mixed media abstract painting
I enjoy working on abstracts. There is a certain freedom available to the artist for expression. Abstracts seem to have their own language which some people can understand and other can not. As an amateur I make mistakes however, in my heart I know I’ve hit the mark with Abstract Pipes.

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