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Catalog 2018

ELSART 2081 Catalog 2018

Just click here Catalog 2018

If you are interested in ordering a downloadable catalog just contact me with your company’s name and your contact information  and we will be glad to send you one. All images are ©™

Catalog

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Little Monster

I hope all of you have had a wonderful fall start! Fall is always my favorite time of year. The weather gets crisp and the leaves change. The environment takes on a new appearance with color, texture, and feel. With fall, Halloween comes, and that is truly my time of year. The bright colors of purple and orange, green and yellow! All of this inspires all sorts of projects.

This year I decided to do some little monsters. I drew several of the little cuties and then created some simple backgrounds to combine with them that would accent the elements. One of my inspirations happened several years ago when we lived in County Cork, Ireland. The colors that the kids would wear dazzled the eye. Brightly colored tights paired with opposite colors on the color wheel. Very similar to the way Kafee Fassett would design his color pallets.

It’s Ready

Using a mix of watercolor and copic markers and working with 140 cold pressed paper, here is the outcome. Monster Mania Collection

Next Step

I then took these little cuties and added them to a Sprout Pattern. Sprout patterns are a fabulous way to get gifts or mock ups sewn or to sew them yourself. For me it’s easier to just upload them and choose the white glove option. I get a professionally sewn items for gifts or giveaways. Here is the link to the Monster hoodie.

Final Look

As you can see it turned out just right. The model is my very own granddaughter Lexa. She is a natural model. I want to thank her Mom for the photos. My daughter is a sewing enthusiast, but I wanted to make this easy on her so I opted to have it sewn and then shipped to their address. This is an 18 month old size.

The Wrap Up

All an all I am please with the result. Thats a wrap for today. I enjoyed this experience and will be doing it again. I have ordered some fantastic tea towels that I designed and will be showing off next post. Until then have a creative day.

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Best Friends

Introducing “Best Friends”

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This image is available in a framed format, print, or in note cards at Society6.  This image brings back childhood memories of two best friends sitting together whispering and laughing.

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Reviewing and Cleaning 

The Purge

With several different on line stores that I have, it takes constant review just to keep the content current.  I have been focusing on Society6 and RedBubble, both of those stores I like.  Here are a few reasons:

  • Uploading
  • The products
  • The 30 day payment

I also have a love hate relationship with Zazzle.  I “hate” way that you get paid there.  It can take up to three months to get that PayPal Cha-Ching.  And if you are just starting out and you make less then 50$ in one pay period….. Well they get to float that check a wee bit longer.  I am not a big fan of the websites interaction.  How you set your store up etc.  How you move through the edits on storewide products, are all on my list of pet peeves.   But I do make money from them and there is that “love”.  That and their products are all well made and the reprint of my illustrations, have been great.  I get a lot of return business also.  Soooooo, what am I to do.  I have decided to set up some time to “go through” my store and  storewide compartmentalize  and organize it a bit better.   Of course  I started with Super Pig.  So here are a few things that Zazzle offers in products that the others do not.

Aprons

For orders click on the image or check out my about page for links.

 

These are great little aprons that have Super Pig featured.  They are busily sewing their super cape.  This would be great for a fiber artist or even an artist in the studio.  Super Pig inspires creative  endeavors  of all kinds.

Fabric

Click on the image for orders or visit my about page for links

I love the fact that now with help like Zazzle, artist like myself, needn’t have to depend on an agent, or a company to choose them.  Companies like Spoonflower and Zazzle just to name a few can now give the artist a chance to offer their designs to a large audience.

Night Lights

Click on the image for ordering or visit my about page for links

I love this idea of my illustrations on night lights.  This is great for keeping a light burning in the studio.  If you like my illustrations their is a lot more at my store, Edith Schmidt Art on Zazzle.  My illustrations are whimsical and would be great for just a touch of whimsy in any room.  Children would love this.

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Let’s Face Fear 

I have been working with the idea of letting our Super Pig Super Hero encounter some life events that some of us take for granted, and others have a real hard time with.   You know like going to doctors.  My biggest anxiety trigger is going to the optometrist.  Some how that little puff of air just terrifies me.  Another one was getting tested for breast cancer.  I was terrified.  I knew I had it. My circumstances at the time was that my husband also had diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma.  What are the chances.  Regardless, it was, and is what it is.  We both had to face our fear, and mortality, and submit to the process of a cure.  In all  this I found that fear can NEVER be in the drivers seat.  It can only be in the passenger seat.  It should not dictate what your choice is.  It is only there to provide caution.  I have also found heroes, and heroes that are now friends during all of this.   I have survived. I have learned that fear will close your eyes and heart and soul to everything that is good in life.  It will leave you parilized.

I am in a much better place and it all due to putting fear in its place.

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This lesson of putting fear in its place on a smaller scale,  is what my super hero Super Pig is going through.  Placing fear in the right place.  Learning,  it’s not a guiding force.  Our hero has to face up, and own up, to the fact that perhaps they may need glasses. Our Hero has to admit there might be a problem, and that perhaps their eyes may need a bit of help from the local eye doctor.  Of coarse our Super Hero’s friends rally around, and help in getting the appointments and being a support.  Our Super Hero starts to see that perhaps fear is bigger then the eye problem.  Soon, Super Pig is on their way to the optometrist, going to a place they have never been, in a  part of town that is unfamiliar, meeting people they have never met.  Scary? Yes.

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What will happen to our Super Hero?  Will Super Pig have to wear glasses? Will this hinder Super Pig’s Super abilities?  Perhaps he will meet another Super Hero they never thought they would meet………

Tune in next time to find out what happens to our Super Hero.

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All images are my own and are the property of © Edith Schmidt Art

If you would like to know more about my art and where to find it see my About page.

If you are interested in licensing my art please contact me.

Credit for Mockup of open book goes to Graphics Fuel 

credit for Book cover goes to CoverVault 

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The Sheep Who Sing

My imagination know no ends.  This singing family of sheep sing the most beautiful music.  Get them as a print or a bed linens or bathmats or hand towels.  Just what ever to put where ever to let your mind wander to the lands where sheep sing.

All these and more available in my Society6 Store

 

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Here is an Idea

Working With Mockups

sewing-with-super-pigI love children books.  I could spend hours in that department.  Just to look at all the brightly colored illustrations, well it just activates something in my creative mind.  The beauty and the beginning of imagination in someone.  That seed.  Its a powerful thing.  To know that you could put an idea or inspiration in a child’s mind.  In an adult mind for that matter.  It puts ideas in my mind.

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Here you will notice that I have taken two of my illustrations and put them in a mock up book format.  Just to give that idea, that spark.

So here are a few ideas on how to use my art to write a story or to use my style to illustrate a book.  Enjoy and Contact me if you are in need of art.  Check out my store listing on my about page. I will be talking more about how my art can be used in other creative outlets, such as sewing or paper products. Until next time Au Revoir

Special thanks to Mark at Covervault for the mockups

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Little Robots

Go with it, or get run over!

 

That what happened to me.  I went to the studio to paint and sketch one thing and these little robots decided that they were having none of that.  What was I to do?  I will tell you what I did.  I cranked the music and gave them the lead.

Seems like they have exploded in all my stores.  So here are the links.  Meet and greet them as you like. I am ordering my proofs from Spoonflower so they will be available for those clients.  I’ll tweet and update when they come in. If you are familiar with Spoonflower you will know that proofs must be order and approved.  Please allow 2 weeks for that but do message me if you need different sizes and I will be glad to accommodate that.   Until then here are my other stores.  I highly recommend Society6 as I love their printing method and I order often from them.  RedBubble is also fantastic and some of the products they offer are not available on other sites.  Again they offer fantastic prints.  Zazzle also has products  that are unique to them.  I have also ordered from them and have not been disappointed with their print translation.

So get ready here they are;

Society6

 

Red Bubble

 

Zazzle 

 

Spoonflower

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Thanks guys for all your support in my art!  Every comment and purchase encourages me.  Thank you so much.  Until next time, if you have any questions about how my work is achieved or if you would like to discuss a color preference in one of my images, just leave a comment.  Have a creative day and remember to crank the music in you creative place.

Edith Schmidt Art!