Happy New Year and Looking Toward Spring

Hello my Creative Comrades!

I know you must be creative and artsy in one form or another or you probably wouldn’t even be dropping by so hence the greeting. 🙂

As usually happens, right when Christmas ends, my thoughts start turning toward spring and what types of art and designs I can create for that time of year. I wonder why that is? I mean, winter has only begun by a little bit. I do enjoy this time of year much more than summer. Perhaps I’ll create a few more snowmen pieces before it starts to warm.

I just finished a new painting of some daffodils with my new watercolor paint set I got for my birthday a few weeks before Christmas. It’s the Sakura Koi Travel watercolor set that I’ve had my eye on for some time now. You can see it here – Sakura XNCW-24N 24-Piece Koi Assorted Water Colors Field Sketch Set with Brush.

The set comes with a water brush that you add water to the handle which makes it convenient for painting outdoors. Just fill the handle and go. I’m really enjoying the vibrant colors and practicing my watercolor painting with it and the set.

Painting with watercolors is a whole new adventure for me. I’ve dabbled with it a bit in times past but not very much. I plan on practicing a lot more and hopefully I will be sharing more of my watercolor paintings with you here.

I titled this painting, ‘Rise and Shine’. It seemed appropriate given the sunny disposition of the daffodils in the painting. Here it is as an art print on Zazzle.com.

Did you get any art supplies for Christmas this year? Or any tools that will help you to be more creative and focused in your creative process? I would love to hear from you in the comments section. If you’ve posted about your creative Christmas gifts, be sure and share a link in your comments so we can visit and read all about it.

Happy New Year and Blessings to One and All!!

Itaya

Need an iPhone Case for Christmas?

Hello My Arty Friends!

Zazzle has pulled out all the stops this entire week with their huge week of savings deals!

Coupon for 12-6-14
Use Coupon Code – CASEDEAL4DEC to take advantage of this awesome sale!

Right now until midnight tonight (PST) 12-6-14, you can save 50% off ALL cases plus 20% off everything else. Now that is a huge savings people! Take a look at some of these cases and see if you see something that sparks your interest either for your personal wishlist or for someone else.

American Flag Case Barely There iPhone 6 Case
American Flag Case Barely There iPhone 6 Case by Libertymaniacs
Shop for American Casemate Cases online at Zazzle.com

Here is a link to my store and all the cases that I currently have artwork and designs on – Itaya’s Designs on Zazzle and here is a link to ALL the cases that Zazzle has to offer for all the different Mobil Devices – Zazzle Mobile Cases.

To see ALL coupons besides the one listed above (you have to be on their email list to receive ALL the great coupons!), you can visit this page on Zazzle – Even More Coupons for Zazzle!

Until next time Arty People, have fun creating and shopping!  🙂

Hooray for Black Friday Deals and Steals!!

Hello Artsy People!

Who says that Black Friday has to be stressful? Not me! I don’t like fighting the crowds just to save a few bucks. Nope, I’d rather approach things from an online perspective.

Both Zazzle and Crated are having some fantastic Black Friday deals! Check them out and see if there is anything you can purchase online and save having to fight the crowds in stores.

The best way I’ve found to shop at Zazzle is by using the ‘Zazzle Black’ option. You can get free postage for a year starting at $9.99! Check it out here – Zazzle Black Postage Options I’ve managed to save well over $100 over the past few years by using the $9.99 option. You can pay a bit more and get your items quicker too.

Click on the banner for tons of savings!

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Here is a great visual for all of us that need to SEE before we click. These deals are ending in just over 13 hours so better hurry!!

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A few of my popular designs on Zazzle –

Crated is my newest store where I love to list my artwork to sale as prints. I mentioned in this post ‘Consider Using Crated.com’ some of the lovely art options that are available there to art collectors. Art can be printed on paper as posters, on canvas, or as a framed print. Check them out to see if there are any Black Friday savings you can take advantage for your home or business decor needs.

Save big on my art and more with Crated’s #BlackFriday sale! Get $25 off and Free Shipping on orders over $100 with code: CRATEDBF

Click on this banner to check out my Art on Crated
Buy my art on Crated

Some of my art in my Crated shop –

An art print from an original painting by Itaya titled 'As Beautiful as the Day is Long'.

An art print from an original painting by Itaya titled ‘As Beautiful as the Day is Long’.

Art print from an original painting by Itaya titled 'Burning Promise'.

Art print from an original painting by Itaya titled ‘Burning Promise’.

Just the Three of Us

Art print from an original painting by Itaya titled ‘Just the Three of Us’

 

Whatever you decide to do between now and Christmas, it is my wish that you have a Joyous and Fun time with all of those you hold dear.

Seasons Blessings!
Itaya

Zazzle – Black Friday Week | Up to 60% Off On Popular Products + Bonuses

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Black Friday Week | Up to 60% Off On Popular Products + Bonuses.

If you love Zazzle as much as I do, you probably already know about their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. If you are new to Zazzle, take a look at the above link and check out the savings.

You better check these deals out first thing in the morning each day as they are changing and expiring at different times of the day! If you zoom in on the above image, you will see that it is to expire within a few hours. 

I know first hand that Zazzle has wonderful merchandise and print quality. What better way to do your Christmas and Holiday shopping than online right? No lines, no getting out in the weather, and no having to deal with traffic.

Another good thing about Zazzle is their return policy. If you don’t absolutely love your product, they will take it back. They are all about making the customer happy. This makes it a no risk purchase.

Here is the official coupon page on Zazzle if you aren’t signed up to receive their EXTRA Special EMAIL coupons in your email – Zazzle Coupons All Year Long. Seriously though, sign up for those coupons.

I’ll leave you with a few Zazzle Designs on Zazzle Throw Pillows to start the ‘drool factor’.  🙂

Have you ever used one of Zazzle’s coupons to save big on a purchase with them? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!

Happy Holidays everyone and Happy Thanksgiving to all those that celebrate it!

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