Playing with Medieval Themes

 

Screen Shot 2017-11-12 at 7.50.30 PMA perfect gift for the lovable curmudgeon on your list, or a ‘note to self’ to take charge of your choices, The new G is for Gryphon Pillow , at Brooklyn Edge of the Sea is a perfect gift for the lovable curmudgeon on your list, or a ‘note to self’ to take charge of your choices and choose wisely.

If subtle is more your style, you can always display the reverse. Or flip it over as the situation warrants!

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Catitude!

SO… it all started with an antique French button. Add some digital magic and voila!

Hello Green Eyed Cat:

Zazzle has just added plus sizes. Their print services are so amazing that I had to try my hand at plus size t-shirts.

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Here is my Green Eyed Cat t-shirt. Hard to believe that image started out as a little antique silver button.

At my shop, the green eyed cat keeps popping up on all sorts of items…Like this 20″ throw pillow, with one side featuring a salmon background, and the other a blue violet background. So adorably girly!

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And my all time favorite Green Eyed Cat Glass Coasters.

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These coasters remind me of my grandmother’s cordial glasses, with their silver stems and translucent glass bowls in a rainbow of rich pastel hues. I was so fascinated by them as a child!

Clockwise from the upper right: in cat’s eye green, blue violet, salmon, and teal. A fabulous hostess gift for the cat lover on your list.

 

I Love this Little Guy!

U is for Unicorn plate

This adorable baby unicorn was found in the margin of a medieval manuscript, climbing up a vine entwined around an illuminated letter. Of course, being a MEDIEVAL little unicorn his original expression was pretty sorrowful. Well, this guy was just too cute to be sad, so I did some digital magic to give him a cute smile… and here he is!

The perfect gift for the unicorn lover young or old, this plate would also make a magical baby shower gift.  U is for Unicorn is the newest listing in my Etsy Shop.

But I couldn’t resist making more items featuring this adorable creature.

 

In addition to these light switch plates, I created some really cool items at my Zazzle Shop:  Brooklyn: Edge of the Sea , including this great wall clock:

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a cosmetic case:

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a cross body bag :

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a women’s long sleeve tee, and a girls long sleeve tee.

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You could say I got carried away.. but I think not. This baby unicorn is just too cute for words!

Two more new inspiring quote light switch plates featuring this baby unicorn are also available at my Etsy Shop

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Dragons over Bohemia

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I  think the backstories of some of my finished pieces are interesting in themselves, so I decided to share them on my studio blog.

Dragons Over Bohemia Pendant Necklace.

Perfect for Halloween, or any time you’re feeling a tad bit ghoulish, this necklace features artwork from the oddly eerie Book of Miracles, published in Augsburg in 1552, and just recently rediscovered.

The Book of Miracles is composed of 169 large watercolor and gouache illustrations chronicalling miraculous, bizarre, and legendary occurrences from biblical times to the present times of the author.

Here, featured on this pendant, is the plate Dragons Over Bohemia. According to the accompanying text, Dragons, both large and small were observed flying, en masse over Bohemia in 1533. This phenomenon is reported to have lasted several days.

For more detail on this and other work available at my shop, visit me at SerraCraft .

Loving the Look of Feathers

Peacock Feathers Iron close upFrom spring through summer, I keep coming back to using feathers in the images I create for my switchplate designs.

The plate above is my latest –  Forest of Feathers. I love the rectangular abalone shell cabochons in the four corners. And I confess that had to make a rocker plate in this design for my spa bathroom.

While Forest of Feathers has a mind expanding and uplifting feel,  Shades of Gray Feathers is a moodier image – gothic, with a touch of dark and stormy.

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And somewhere in between, the rich autumnal golden tones of Down Under Feathers .

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This plate features a collage of feather markings of the Australian Cape Barren Goose.

For more new listings stop by at my online shop, SerraCraft.

Having a Zazzle Christmas

So last I posted, I had made the giraffe throw. Well it was delivered last week and I LOVE it!!!! My little grandnephew will get this, along with a pint sized stuffed giraffe to snuggle up with under the throw blanket, as part of his Christmas gifts.

I also made up some cute playing card stocking stuffers, for different people on my gift list. The rest of show and tell will have to wait, so I dontsantorini_sea_creature_pencil_case-r149dce22957d4d9bacc8e104a786f436_6kc87_512 spoil any Christmas surprises, but I did get a gift for me I can show now…. my Santorini Pencil Case.

I am so impressed by the quality of the items. [I tell myself that this is really research and development, not just a happy shopping spree 🙂   ]

The zipper on this case is amazing and has such a cool zipper pull! Also, I am really enjoying the fact that I can design and buy, leaving the production to someone else, for a change.

Well, all the presents are bought, and I just picked up some wrapping paper and wire ribbon so,…. next step – wrapping!

If you are interested in any of these items visit  Brooklyn – Edge of the Sea  and prepare to be Zazzled!