First Night Design | Clown in the Mirror

Sarah from First Night Design is a genius at creating vintage artworks by layering textures. She inspires me almost daily. Apparently she inherited a lot of her creative drive from her Mother. Take a look at this post by Sarah and you will understand her process better.

First Night Design

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I have filched a painting from my late mother and made it my own. Benedicta painted her clown in her teens — not that they were known as such an entity when she was growing up in the 1920s and ’30s. I say filched but I inherited it!

Untitled Clown by Benedicta Leigh Untitled Clown by Benedicta Leigh

To create a different colour palette for him. I used several 2 Lil’ Owls textures from the Confetti series.

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To set the whole thing off, I used another 2 Lil’ Owls texture from the Distressed series for a background on which you can see the faint markings of a musical score.

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My mother’s clown now looks as if he is checking himself in the mirror before going on stage, an effect that was coincidental but was pointed out to me by ‘him…

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Consider Using Crated.com for Your Art Prints

Hello Lovely Artsy People!

Until recently, I had not heard of the popular site Crated.com. An artist friend has many of her lovely pieces featured there and I thought I would check further into the site. It turns out, I love this site!

Once you have your personal page setup, you are good to go. It is easy to upload your art and photography to the site. After that, all that’s left is to let the world know about your art there.

I love that it is free to list your artwork and people from all over the world can order prints from your art. You set how much you want to mark up each piece and then you get a percentage for your compensation. Easy peasy!

It’s fun to check out the other artists on the site and be inspired by them. Another fun feature of Crated is that you can have your very own collection of art by liking and saving your favorite artworks. Sometimes the folks at Crated will feature individual collections on the home page.

Another unique option is that you don’t have to list your own creations to have an account at Crated. You can have your own Art Collection just by opening an account and then start collecting and sharing if you like!

Here are a few of my art pieces that I’ve uploaded thus far – 

Just the Three of Us

An art print from an original painting by Itaya titled ‘Just the Three of Us’. This was a commissioned painting.

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

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

An art print from an original painting by Itaya titled 'She Used to be a Good Girl!'

An art print from an original painting by Itaya titled ‘She Used to be a Good Girl!’

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’.

You can see more of my artwork by visiting my Crated store Itaya’s Designs. This link will take you to the Galleries view of my artwork. You can also view all my pieces at once by clicking on that option once there.

Of course you don’t have to buy the art prints framed, but I love the way it shows off each piece above. You can even see what the piece you are interested in will look like on a wall! They also offer prints on raised canvas if you want your art piece to look even more like a painting. 

Pay Crated.com a visit today and see what catches your creative fancy there!

If you have a Crated store with artwork listed, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to visit you there as I’m sure others would.  🙂

My Art and Designs on Zazzle.com

Hello My Arty and Creative Friends!

I thought I would share a few of my creations from Zazzle with you today. If you haven’t visited Zazzle before, check out the front page to my store here – Itaya’s Designs on Zazzle.com. Read on as I share how you can get some money-saving coupons as well.

Zazzle has expanded the items that I can place my artwork and designs on by the dozens! When I started with Zazzle in 2009 there were over 200 products then. Since then, Zazzle has added so many more products that I can’t keep up with them all!

Here are a few examples of their awesome products that I can place my artwork and designs on –

 Rapture Abstract Landscape Tree Art Painting Gallery Wrapped Canvas

 

If getting designs made from original works of art aren’t your thing, how about these Graphic Art Illustration and Mixed Media designs that I’ve recently created –

Retro Vintage Corporate Robot Working for Man Tshirts by Itayasdesigns
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I hope I’ve enticed you to check out my Zazzle.com store as well as the thousand’s of other items and stores by visiting the Zazzle Home Page. If you can visualize it, you can probably find it there!

If you have some Christmas or Birthday shopping to do, Check out the coupons that are going on right now! Zazzle.com/coupons Sign up for their email and get even MORE coupons to your email box!

I would love to hear from you so please leave your comments below. If you have a Zazzle store or another creative site, let me know as I’d love to visit!  🙂 

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