#ArtLife – 10 Inspirational Quotes about Art

Below are 10 inspirational quotes about art that I created using Canva.

Enjoy and feel free to share!

Inspirational Art Quote Leonardo Da Vinci

Inspirational Art Quote Degas

Inspirational Art Quote Banksy

Inspirational Art Quote Thomas Merton

Inspirational Art Quote Rene Magritte

Inspirational Art Quote Charles Horton Cooley

Inspirational Art Quote Marc Chagall

Inspirational Art Quote Pablo Picasso

Inspirational Art Quote Michelangelo

Inspirational Art Quote Francis Bacon

Let me know which one you like the best by leaving a comment below, or share your favourite art quote if I missed it!

Cheers,

Julie

Hand Drawn Ornate Vintage Pattern

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Good afternoon!

I have a new design to share with you all this week, Ornate Vintage Pattern.

Inspired by decorative Victorian patterns, this design was hand drawn and then scanned and turned into a repeat pattern digitally.

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(The first stage – drawing the design and outlining in black marker)

This is only the first version of this design, I plan on making a few more colour combinations.

Here is how it looks on products in my Society6 and Redbubble stores:

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Ornate Vintage Pattern Rectangular Pillow

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Ornate Vintage Pattern A-Line Dress

If you have any particular requests for colour combinations of this design, let me know!

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Ornate Vintage Pattern Window Curtains

Oh yeah did I mention you can now get my art on window curtains?  So cool!

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Ornate Vintage Pattern Studio Pouch

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Ornate Vintage Pattern Notebook or Sketchbook

There are a lot more items with this design to be found in my Society6 and Redbubble stores, so make sure to check them out!

Let me know what you think of this design by leaving a comment below.

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Julie

Cute and Funny Gift Ideas

Hi everyone!

I just got back from a long weekend road trip so I don’t have any new designs to share this week, but I thought I would show you guys some funny/trendy designs from my “experimental” Zazzle store.

This is the first time I’ve shared any of the creations from this store.

Some of them could make really cute and unique gifts!

Most of these products I created just for fun and are inspired by other funny or trendy designs I have seen around the web.

I feel like these “experimental” designs don’t really go with the theme of my Julie Erin Designs store, which is why I created a separate Zazzle store for them.

This is one of the things I like about using Zazzle to sell my artwork, the fact that you can have multiple different stores under the same account.

Honestly, I created this magnet for myself – to use on my own dishwasher at home!

This t-shirt design was inspired by something I saw on E-bay.

I created this design after my trip to Paris in 2015.

This one I made in order to show some Canadian pride “down there”!

Here you can create your own custom mix-tape throw pillow!

And another pillow I made covered in funky “Text Speak”.

You guys can check out more of these funny and trendy products in my “Trendy Stuff” store on Zazzle.

Feel free to let me know what you think of these designs by leaving a comment below!  I know they are different from my usual style so I am interested to know your reaction!

Cheers,

Julie

Beach Sunset Mandala

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Hello my dears!  I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend.

Here is a new design I created using another one of my photos from my trip to Mexico.

Using this pretty one I took of the sunset one evening on the beach, I cropped it and combined it with one of my hand drawn mandala designs layered over top.

I really like the colours of the photograph and I tried to make the mandala look somewhat tropical with the patterns.

Here is how the design turned out on products in my Society6 and Redbubble stores:

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Beach Sunset Mandala Throw Blanket

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Beach Sunset Mandala Tote Bag

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Beach Sunset Mandala Shower Curtain

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Beach Sunset Mandala Throw Pillow

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Beach Sunset Mandala Art Board

I feel like these products would look good in a beach house or somewhere like that. What do you guys think?  Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Cheers,

Julie

 

New Rose Gold Mandala

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My old Rose Gold Mandala is one of the most popular designs in my shop, so I decided to make a New Rose Gold Mandala for 2017!

This design was originally drawn by hand and then scanned and coloured in digitally.

I have uploaded it to my Society6 and Redbubble stores!

Below is a sample of how it looks on some of the products:

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New Rose Gold Mandala Wall Clock

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New Rose Gold Mandala iPhone Case

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New Rose Gold Mandala Tapestry

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New Rose Gold Mandala Throw Pillow

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New Rose Gold Mandala Sticker

Anyways, let me know what you guys think about this new mandala design by leaving a comment below!  I hope it will wind up being as popular as the old one.

Have a great week everyone!

Cheers,

Julie

Travel Pics – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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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