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Another break from Trade Shows; My new Floral Haiku Collection

Taking a brief break from Trade Show talk and showing off my new Floral Haiku watercolor collection.

Dennis' lovely logo


Dennis’ lovely logo

Working on changing my style

Working on changing my style

Months ago I wanted to change my style, not a lot, but enough to please me. I wanted to paint with my arm and shoulder more and less with my wrists.To generally loosen up the feel and look of my watercolors.

Considerable painting time went into playing and practicing to combine looks I liked and come up with a new look of my own.

Sumi e brushes

Sumi e brushes

types of Sumi-e brushes

types of Sumi-e brushes

At this time I discovered long forgotten Sumi e brushes in my very large collection of brushes. I watched some videos on Sumi  brush painting and learned how to use the brush. You have to hold it differently and usually have one color on the body of the brush and another darker on the tip. The brushes come to very fine points and are great for calligraphic lines and swirls. It takes a lot of practice to master the correct way to hold the brush and I haven’t quite gotten there yet, but I’ll keep trying.

Sumi e painting

Sumi e painting

Renoir my favorite impressionist painter

Renoir my favorite impressionist painter

trendy floral designs in fashion

trendy floral designs in fashion

Inspirations

Inspirations

As usual I did a lot of googling and looking at art styles, poetry, and fashionable florals on fabric that I liked.

A lot of joy and excitement went into these paintings. Also a lot of frustration and sweat when I didn’t succeed. The rejects mounted. I’m tearing them into pieces and want to try using them for some watercolor collage designs.

 Peony andPoppies CollageThe first

Peony andPoppies Collage 

“Breezy”was the first painting completed.

Airy

Airy

Then came “Airy”

Hydrangea and Hollyhocks, Sort

Hydrangea and Hollyhocks, Soft

By painting number three, “Soft” my hand was picking up the new rhythm of my painting. Sometimes painting feels like playing music. The touch, movement and intensity or softness has to be just right and it all needs to flow. I guess that is “getting into the flow.” It’s a wonderful place to be!

Sunflower and Mum,Fresh

Sunflower and Mum,Fresh

And finally there came “Fresh”

Me in my painting hat

Me in my painting hat

I guess it wouldn’t be far fetched to say I’m happy.

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The new updated Everyday Dogs collection

Just before I start the “Everything you need to know about Trade Shows” post I wanted to show off Dennis’ new collection called Everyday Dogs

Dennis in a more serious moment

An early dog lover

This new collection, great for home decor products, paper goods and more,  is fresh off the drawing board.

We are celebrating with a dog biscuit party for all our canine friends in the neighborhood.

Hang this wall plaque over Dog’s favorite spot.

We envisioned Everyday Dogs as a fun line for dog products as well as people products for dog lovers.

All dogs are good when they are hungry.

Along with this fun collection for dog lovers and their canine pals we will introduce figurines of the star dogs in this collection which can be made of porcelain , plastic or plush.

Each  Everyday Dog will be known by name and have a hang tag with a brief doggy bio. They will come with their own unique dog houses or condos as they prefer their homes to be called. Another nice add on will be accessories such as leashes, collars, sweaters and and possibly hats and boots. Sorry no skinny jeans!

Share your morning coffee with your favorite Everyday Dog.

You can even have coffee in bed on an Everyday Dog tray!

And of course the dogs will have their own Everyday Dog bowls as part of the line.

And while you are breakfasting in bed relax and lean back on an Everyday Dog pillow

Of course your dog will expect you to use the Everyday Dog Salt and pepper shakers for your eggs.

So that’s it folks. All we need now is a manufacturer licensing partner for this line.

Click to follow this blog and you will be helping in this endeavor.

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