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

Gold glitter digital mandala mandalas

Gold Glitter Mandala

Digital art mandalas bright pink purple blue

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

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#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

Mermaid (Scallop) Pattern

Mermaid Pattern tapestry home decor

Hey guys!  I have a new design to share with you all today ~ Mermaid Galaxy Pattern!

 

It is basically a white scallop pattern (created in Illustrator) layered over top of a turquoise blue and and green galaxy / nebula style background!  I thought the colours of the background fit perfectly with the “scales” to create a mermaid like texture.

 

Plus – see the end of this post for details regarding a giveaway which I am hosting on my Facebook page this week! (Giveaway runs through 3/13/2017 – 3/26/2017). I will be gifting a choice of 4 stickers (out of 10) from my collection! GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED but I will be doing more in the future so stay tuned!
All of my sticker designs can be found in my Redbubble store.
Now, back to my new design, here is how it turned out on items in my Society6, Zazzle and Redbubble stores (pretty nice I think!):

 

Mermaid Pattern Leggings

 

Mermaid Pattern mobile phone case

Mermaid Pattern Mobile Phone Case

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GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED 
And now for the details on the giveaway!  To enter, all you have to do is head on over to my facebook page (please like it if you’re going to enter the contest) and just click on the pinned giveaway post at the top which will guide you through the entry process! (It’s super easy guys).
Here is the selection of stickers the winner will be able to choose from:

 

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Good luck!  The winner will be drawn on March 26th, 2017.

 

I will have more designs to share with you all next week so make sure you follow my blog so you don’t miss them!
Have a great week everyone.

 

Cheers,

 

Julie

Tropical Sunset with Palm Trees

sunset palm trees silhouette art print

Hello friends!

This new design takes me to my happy place.

I created this 100% digital design of a tropical sunset with palm tree silhouettes over the weekend. I actually used one my own photos of a palm tree from my Los Cabos trip to create a vector image in Illustrator. I put that image into Photoshop and layered it over top of a beautiful sunset gradient I made.

I am really happy with how this design turned out, and the great thing about it is that I can tweak it to work with almost everything in my various shops!

Check out this lovely palm tree sunset design on a variety of items from my ZazzleSociety6, and RedBubble stores below:

tropical sunset palm tree silhouettes iphone case Sunset Palm Trees iPhone Case

tropical beach sunset palm trees silhouette tapestry towel Sunset Palm Trees Wall Tapestry

tropical beach sunset palm tree silhouette beach towel blanket Sunset Palm Trees Beach Towel

tropical beach sunset palm trees silhouette chiffon womens top apparel Sunset Palm Trees Women’s Chiffon Top

tropical beach sunset palm trees silk scarf scarves Sunset Palm Trees Scarf

sunset tropical beach palm trees silhouette summer tote bag Sunset Palm Trees Tote Bag

I know that is a lot of items but I wanted to show the versatility of this design and how good it looks on pretty much everything!

I hope you all have a great week and an extra-great long weekend.  I will be camping lakeside, can’t wait 🙂

 

Cheers!

 

Julie

Pastel Elephant Tribal Inspired Pattern

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Hi everyone!  I have a new design in my shop:  Pastel Elephant Tribal Pattern!

I re-used my Henna Elephant drawing to create this cute, pastel coloured, tribal inspired pattern.

I really like how it turned out on some of the items in my Society6 and Zazzle stores!  I’ve also uploaded it to my new shop on RedBubble too!

Check it out on some of the items below:

Pastel Elephant Pattern Tank Top
Pastel Elephant Pattern Tank Top by JulieErinDesigns
See more Elephant Women’s Tank Tops at zazzle.com
Pastel Elephant Pattern Mobile Case
Pastel Elephant Pattern Mobile Case by JulieErinDesigns
Look at more Elephant Casemate Cases at zazzle

pastel tribal elephant pattern yoga leggings Pastel Elephant Tribal Pattern Leggings $39pastel elephant tribal pattern beach towel Pastel Elephant Tribal Pattern Beach Towel $38

I really love how this new pattern turned out, what do you guys think?

Make sure you follow my blog if you want to see more of my designs and projects in the future!

Cheers,

Julie

12 Easy & Free Art Tutorials (to get your creative juices flowing)

12 easy free art tutorials

Hello art lovers! Today I wanted to share with you all a list of fun, easy and FREE art tutorials to help get your creative juices flowing!

The tutorials include a mixture of different mediums. Some are to be done by hand and others are digital. Most of these I have done myself or used for inspiration in my own work.

To see my full list of art tutorials and inspiration check out and follow my Pinterest board on the topic!

1. How to Make An Amazing Outer Space Scene in Photoshop

2. How to Paint Beautiful Watercolor Agate Slices – Beautiful watercolour paintings I haven’t tried yet but have been meaning to.  

3. How to Create Repeat patterns in Photoshop – A great one for designing prints for Society6 and Zazzle.

4. How to Draw a Rose Step by Step – Lots of good beginner’s drawing tutorials on this website including this one!

5. Doodle Prompt – Viscera Phantasma – Beef up your sketchbook with this simple but beautiful doodle prompt!

6. Creative Art Journaling Tutorial – Optical Art – A cool op-art YouTube tutorial. YouTube is a great resource for art tutorials!  This creates an image similar to the one used in the featured photo.

7. Plastic Bag Printmaking – Want to try your hand at printmaking? This is a super simple monoprint tutorial using only acrylic paints and plastic bags!

8. Face Drawing tutorial – Step by step drawing tutorial on different parts of the face.

9. A simple and fun collage art idea! 

10. How to Paint Water with Acrylics – A little bit more of an advanced painting tutorial. Find more great acrylic painting tutorials on this website!

11. Galaxy Painting Tutorial – Paint a galaxy by hand with this simple YouTube tutorial.

12. Lino-cut Printmaking Tutorial – My own tutorial on how to make hand-made lino-cut prints!

Thanks for checking out my list and I hope you are planning on having some fun doing these easy tutorials!

Feel free to share your own art tutorials or your favorite ones in the comments section below. No spam please!

To check out my artwork please visit my website http://www.julieerindesigns.com, or you can follow me on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with my latest art, sales, and promotions!

Cheers and have a great week everyone,

~Julie