Travel Pics – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Cabo San Lucas, MEXICO

Hola!

While this is generally an art blog, those of you who have followed me for a while know that I also occasionally like to share my travel photos with you guys!

Travel and photography are actually related to my art practice because I often use the photos to create new designs either directly or indirectly, and travel in general tends to inspire me creatively.

Below is an example of a product I created using a photo from this latest trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!

 

And yes, I did go to Cabo last year as well but we stayed in San Jose del Cabo, and this time we stayed much closer to actual Cabo San Lucas at the Hotel Riu Palace. (Unfortunately, my boyfriend and I both suffered from food poisoning on this trip, from the hotel buffet, so while the hotel itself is beautiful I can’t recommend it based on that experience.)  

Cabo is a fairly short and direct flight from Vancouver, and generally cheaper for me compared to other beach locations, so it’s kind of a no-brainer.  I will definitely be back to Cabo but will find somewhere else to stay next time.

Anyways, here are a few highlights from the trip:

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View from our “Ocean View Double Room” suite
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The beach in front of the hotel at sunset, with a view of Land’s End, and a cruise ship in the bay (please be aware the rip tide here is strong, so swimming in the ocean can be dangerous)
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Sunset over the Riu Santa Fe (the sister hotel, behind the Riu Palace)
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Riding horses on the beach
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Cabo Wabo cantina

We went out bar hopping one night and hit up Cabo Wabo, El Squid Roe, another random bar and La Vaquita (a cow themed night club!).  It was super fun, I definitely recommend it if you’re there.  It is very easy to just walk between the different bars/clubs and quite an experience.

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Towel animals made by the hotel staff, they left us a new one almost every day!
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Lands end at dusk with horses on the beach, and the lights of Cabo San Lucas on the right

 

So, I hope you guys have enjoyed seeing these photos from my latest adventure, please let me know what you think about them and the products I made by leaving a comment below!

Also, if you would like to know anything about Cabo San Lucas, or the hotel I stayed at or whatever, feel free to ask me and I’ll do my best to help!

Cheers,

 

Julie

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Rose Gold Mandala Pattern

rose gold mandala pattern wall tapestry

Hey guys!

I have been super busy this past week because I am moving  and everything is packed up, so I’m just doing a quick post today to share this design I made a little while back.  It’s another version of my mandala pattern in a rose gold tone!

It looks pretty nice on the items in my RedBubble, Society6 and Zazzle stores, I’ve even had a few sales of it already!

If you are looking for fun and unique gift ideas I would jump on these now so you can get them in time for the Christmas!

Check out some of the styles below:

rose gold mandala pattern throw pillow Rose Gold Mandala Pattern Throw Pillow

rose gold mandala pattern ladies chiffon shirtRose Gold Mandala Pattern Chiffon Blouse

rose gold mandala pattern mini skirt Rose Gold Mandala Pattern Mini Skirt

rose gold mandala pattern clutch purse pouchRose Gold Mandala Pattern Studio Pouch

I love how this design works in so many different colour schemes and on so many different products in my stores!

What do you guys think?

Anyways I am off to finish unpacking!  I will have some new designs to share with you all very soon, so make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss them.

Cheers,

Julie

Wine Coffee Cats!

wine coffee cats funy shirt art print design

Hey everyone!

I have a new design for you all this week, called Wine Coffee Cats!

I know this is a little different from my usual style, and that is because I actually made this one for a contest on Redbubble!  They are having a 7 week long holiday challenge which has a different theme each week. I entered this design for last week’s theme which was funny t-shirts!

If you want to learn more about the contest you can read more about it here.

For this design I tried hand lettering for the first time. It was fun, so I think I will make some more designs like this!

Here’s what it looks like on some of the products in my Zazzle, Society6 and Redbubble stores:

wine coffee cats clear iphone 7 case cases Wine Coffee Cats Clear Case for iPhone 7

wine coffee cats mug mugs cat lady giftsWine Coffee Cats Mug

wine coffee cats funny tshirt cute giftsWine Coffee Cats T-Shirt
cat lady gift ideas dressesWine Coffee Cats A-Line Dress

What do you think of this design? Feel free to let me know by leaving a comment below!  And make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss my next post!

Have a great week you guys.

Cheers,

Julie

New on Zazzle: Leggings!

mandala rainbow pastel leggings yoga workout pants

I’m excited to announce a fun new product available now on Zazzle: Leggings!

I have added several of my designs to these new leggings and I think they look pretty nice.

By the way I now have over 1000 items in my Zazzle store!!

These leggings would be great for casual/everyday wear, used for yoga or gym pants, our even loungewear!

Check out some more of the styles available below:

 

Rainbow Palm Tree Sunset Design

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Hey guys!

Today I have a new design to share with you all… Rainbow Palm Tree Sunset design!

It looks really nice on several of the items in my Society6, Zazzle and RedBubble stores.  Check them out:

rainbow palm tree trees sunset throw pillow home decor

Rainbow Palm Tree Sunset Throw Pillow

redbubble rainbow tank top palm trees tropical

Rainbow Palm Tree Sunset Contrast Tank

rainbow palm tree sunset wall tapestry dorm room decor Rainbow Palm Tree Sunset Wall Tapestry

This design was inspired by my trip to Mexico earlier this year and I actually created the palm tree silhouette using one of my photographs from this trip.

 

It reminds me of a beautiful tropical beach sunset and takes me back to my happy place 🙂  Does it do the same for you? Let me know in the comments section!

 

In other news, I am currently working on some new kinds of posts for you all.

 

 

Well that’s all for today folks, hope you’re having a great week.

Cheers!

 

Julie

Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern and Products

blue gold mandala pattern

Hi guys!

I’ve made another version of my Mandala pattern using this beautiful combination of blue and gold colours!

So far this design has been one of my more successful ones.  It actually got picked up and put on Redbubble‘s front page which has helped me to get a few sales of it already!

Here are a few of the products that have sold along with some others that this pattern looks really great on, from my Redbubble, Zazzle and Society6 stores:

blue gold mandala pattern tank top redbubble Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern Contrast Tank

blue gold mandala pattern tote bag redbubble

blue gold mandala pattern iphone case Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern iPhone Case

blue gold mandala pattern scarf redbubble

Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern Scarf

I hope you all have enjoyed seeing my latest work!

I want to work on some new designs but have been feeling in a bit of a slump lately 😦  Hopefully I can find some inspiration and get back on track soon.

Anyways, be sure to follow my blog if you want to see more of my artwork and projects in the future!

Cheers,

Julie