Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

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The Holidays are coming up fast and I wanted to share a few of my designs that could make really great and unique gifts for your friends and family this season!

Stocking Stuffers

  • Socks make excellent stocking stuffers since they’re small and nice to wear on Christmas morning.  These Wine, Coffee, Cats themed socks are funny and cute!

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Wine Coffee Cats Socks from Zazzle

Find more sock designs in my Zazzle store.

  • Stickers are a super fun gift because they can be stuck on just about anything!  They also fit nicely into a stocking.  This Rose Gold Mandala sticker is one of my best sellers.  Redbubble often runs promotions on stickers so f you buy more than 1 you will get a discount. They usually throw a free one in to your package as well!

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Rose Gold Mandala Sticker

Find more stickers in my Redbubble store!

  • Getting them a new phone for Christmas?  Stuff their stocking with a brand new  case to match!

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Blue and Gold Flower Mandala iPhone X Case

Find more cell phone cases in my Society6 store!

Under the Tree

  • Tapestries from Society6 or Rebubble are very versatile gifts.  They can be used as wall art, a light bed sheet, a beach blanket, a youtube video backdrop, and more!

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Dream Wall Tapestry

Find more Tapestries in my Society6 store!

  • Tops.  Everyone can use a beautiful new blouse for Christmas!

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Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern Contrast Tank Top

Find more Contrast Tank Tops in my Redbubble store!

  • Leggings are another awesome gift. They are fun to lounge around in on Christmas Day but can also be worn while working off all those excess calories!

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Doughnut Pattern Leggings

Find more leggings in my Zazzle store!

  • Throw blankets to keep your friends and family cozy and warm all winter long.

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Galaxy Cat Throw Blanket

Find more throw blankets in my Society6 store!

  • Pillows add a pop of colour to any space and make the room instantly cozier.

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Flip Flop Pop Art Throw Pillow

Find more throw pillows in my Redbubble store!

  • Mugs are another great gift that can be used on Christmas morning and will remind the receiver of you every time they use it!

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Be Still and Just Breathe Coffee Mug

Find more coffee mugs in my Zazzle store!

That’s all the gift ideas I have for you today!

Be sure to keep an eye on the sales and promo codes on Redbubble, Society6 and Zazzle because they are all having some really great deals in the next few weeks.

I hope you’ll find something here to inspire your gift giving this season, and enjoy the Holidays!

Cheers,

 

Julie

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Beautiful Butterfly Free Coloring Page

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Hey there coloring enthusiasts!

This is an older piece I drew a few years ago. I hadn’t gotten around to coloring it myself so I’ve decided to offer it up to all of you to have some fun with!

Click here to download the Beautiful Butterfly Coloring Page via Dropbox.

This butterfly design is ready to print out and begin coloring!  It’s great for adults and kids alike.

For best results, I recommend printing it out on cardstock and using good quality pens or coloured pencils to create your masterpiece.

However, you can use any materials you have available!

I’d love to see your results so please feel free to post your finished piece here or send me a photo to any of my social media profiles!

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Let me know what you think of this free coloring page by leaving me a comment below 🙂

Find more of my free coloring pages here.

Cheers!

Julie

Mandala Speed Drawing Videos

Hey all, I set up a YouTube channel to promote my designs!

I’ve only added a couple of video’s so far: sped up videos of myself drawing and coloring mandalas.

These are experimental, top down videos that were filmed using only my phone and an adjustable phone holder/stand that clips to the side of a table.  I edited the videos using apps on my phone.

These videos turned out pretty cool!

The longer video I created for this project (above) includes some music by a favourite artist of mine, Gramatik. He allows his music to be used in Youtube videos with a Creative Commons license, which is pretty awesome.

I have to say making these videos was pretty fun so I’ll make a longer one next time, and maybe work on some DIY or tutorial videos in the future.

Stay tuned for that!

If you like these videos make sure to give them a thumbs up and follow my brand new channel if you’re interested in seeing more!

 

Cheers,

 

Julie

Digital Mandalas and the Future of this Blog

Where do I go from here-

Happy September!

I am back from my break, but I won’t be posting as often any more.

This blog has become a source of stress for me, so I’ve taken a summer break to re-evaluate it and decide where to go from here.

From now on I will only post when I am able to, and have something interesting to share. This way it will reduce stress on me while bringing the blog back to it’s original purpose – to have fun and inspire others!

Instead of writing blog posts every week, I will be dedicating more of my time to creating new and compelling designs for my stores on Redbubble, Society6 and Zazzle.

Speaking of which, below are a few new mandalas I made over the summer.  I created this series of digital mandala designs using some of my own photographs!

These are available for purchase on many different products in my Society6 and Redbubble stores.

Let me know what you think of these new digital mandalas in the comments below!

Galaxy Mandala Digital Art Print

Galaxy Mandala

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Pink and Purple Flower Mandala

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Gold Glitter Mandala

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Electric Blue and Pink Mandala

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Tropical Blue Sky Mandala

I will continue be active on here and respond to any comments you leave, while posting occasionally as stated.  Hopefully I can provide some more interesting and educational content for you guys in the coming months.

I have been, and will continue to be more active on my social media profiles, especially on Twitter, Instagram and my Facebook page. Make sure to follow me there to see my latest designs, sales in my stores and other projects I’m working on!

Keep on creating 🙂

 

Cheers,

 

Julie

Summer Break

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My dear readers and followers,

I would like to let you all know that I’m taking a little summer break from this blog.

A couple of time-consuming projects are going to be taking up much of my time, including re-building my main website, and my day job is also going to be busy for the next few months.

I also need to take a step back to figure out the direction I want to take this blog moving forward, to tweak the layout and generally work on the appearance and content as well.

In the meantime, I will continue to make art and upload it to my Society6, Redbubble and Zazzle stores.

I’ll also continue to be active on my social media accounts, so feel free to follow me there if you want to keep up with my latest work and progress.

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Thank you all so much for the support, comments, likes and follows over the past few years.

If you want to share any ideas or thoughts with me about this blog and what you like/don’t like about it etc. please feel free to comment below and I’d love to have a conversation about it.

 

See you all soon.

 

Cheers,

 

Julie

Rose Gold Vintage Pattern

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Hello everyone!  Today I’m sharing a new version of my Vintage Pattern in Rose Gold.

The original design was hand drawn, then scanned and turned into a pattern digitally.  I played around with a few colour combinations before settling on this one.  The muted pink tones add to the vintage feel of this artwork.

This vintage inspired pattern looks nice on many of the products in my Society6 and Redbubble stores!  Check out some examples below:

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Rose Gold Vintage Pattern Carry-all Pouches

This design looks lovely on carry-all pouches from Society6. They come in 3 sizes and can be used for so many things including a pencil case, makeup bag or clutch.

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Rose Gold Vintage Pattern Tote Bag

A tote bag with this design adds class and a vintage vibe to any outfit.  They’re handy for work, school, or heading to the beach. Tote bags can be purchased from both Society6 and Redbubble.

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Rose Gold Vintage Pattern iPhone Case

This pattern works great as a mobile phone case and is available for several models in both of my stores, including for the latest iPhone.

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Rose Gold Vintage Pattern A-Line Dress

This design works well as an A-Line Dress from Redbubble.

I haven’t purchased one of these dresses for myself yet, but I am curious to find out what they’re like in person.  It looks great on the model of course but on me, who knows?  If anyone has purchased or seen one in person feel free to share your experience in the comments section below!

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Rose Gold Vintage Pattern Wall Tapestry

The final product I will share with you today is a wall tapestry, because I love wall tapestries.  They are available on both Redbubble and Society6.  I love tapestries because they are so versatile and show off the artwork really nicely.  This particular design would work nicely as a backdrop for photos or YouTube videos!

That’s all I have for you today folks, I hope you all enjoyed seeing my latest work, wherever you are reading from.

Make sure to follow my blog so you won’t miss my next post!

 

Cheers!

 

Julie