Play Time

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone. I’ve been playing around with markers again. ­čÖé

Yes, I know I “should” be working. But all work and no play makes for a dull life, doesn’t it?

Here’s the latest result of my joy-filled, playful pastime.

black and white abstract art

Joy in Motion ~ escherly design

What do you see?

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Perspective

When you look at the photo, what do you see?

A page that is empty?

Or a page that is FULL┬á… of endless possibilities?

blank page and marker pen

One hand, one pen, one imagination = endless possibilities!

Rekindling the Passion

This week, just for the fun of it, I started doodling again. Adding a little more detail every day.

No plan.

Just play.

Because it slows me down, opens up my mind, and sparks my creative thinking.

black and white doodle

Play in progress. ~escherly design

 

Sometimes when my thoughts become muddled, or my feet lose their way, relaxing into non-thinking is exactly what I need.

How do you keep your passion alive? What do you do to reignite the spark?

Leave a comment. I’d love to know!

Drum Roll Please…

I’m delighted to announce that…my escherly shop on Etsy has been accepted into the Etsy Wholesale program. This means that I can now start working with retailers (small, medium and large). And that is very exciting!

This calls for a celebration so, as part of my happy dance, I’m offering 15% off everything in my shop until May 27. Spread the word!

Celebrate with me by selecting your favourite item at https://escherly.etsy.com and entering the Coupon Code:  SPRING2016 at checkout. Please note that you do need to open an Etsy account (free and easy to do) in order to make a purchase.

Escherly…it’s a lifestyle.

black and white leggings

escherly ~ bold AND beautiful

A Fresh Start

I’ve been playing around with my camera lately, taking new photos of my various designs like┬áthis one of my birch tree silk scarf.

black and white silk scarf

Birch tree silk scarf by escherly

In fact, my whole shop has a new look. If you have a moment, please check it out and let me know what you think! It’s at https://escherly.etsy.com

Name This Design!

Just finished this design and I’m searching for a name. Any suggestions?

black and white doodle design

What would you name this piece? ~escherly 2016

Probably my most complex design so far. Lots of interesting “moments” swirling around in there. What’s your favourite section?

Being Bold

This weekend I took the bold step of framing some of my designs. I realized that simply posting the images in my Etsy shop, or sharing them on my blog was not enough. It was time to walk my talk – to enjoy having them on display on my own walls.

I guess it’s my way of committing to my creative process. After all, how can I ask others to invest in my work if I’m not willing to do the same?

Here’s one of my favourite designs framed.

black and white entwined hearts

“You Complete Me” by escherly 2015

Now to find the perfect spot to hang it!

Banishing the Gray!

It’s a gray day today, so I decided to have some fun…with colour ­čÖé

I’m colouring in my escherly pencil case using fabric markers. Love the results – bright, bold, happy. The perfect antidote to the gray skies outside my studio window.

colouring in my black and white pencil case

Adding colour to my day…and to my pencil case!

How do you banish the gray?

 

Child’s Play

I continue to play with this design, and it grows day by day. You may notice in the background my doodle-design pencil case. I’ve started to colour it in with fabric markers. Loving the look!

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And so it grows!

If you’re curious to know how the design is done, check out my first short video here. Can you figure out what part of the design I’m working on in the video?

Playing Around

Isn’t it fun to just play around with a design? I love starting out with no plan in mind and just letting it build bit by bit, day by day. Here’s the latest version of a design I’ve been playing with for the past few days. It is a work in progress, and I have no idea how it will end up.

Another work in progress!

Another work in progress!

I might use it for one of my escherly products, and I might not. You see, the outcome isn’t important. The joy lies in the moment by moment unfolding!