Joy is…

One my my many joys is driving my Mini. I smile every time I see it. It makes me feel happy inside. Plus it’s so much fun to drive (especially on roundabouts)!

Another joy is having matching black and white accessories 😉

Mirror covers and car by Mini Canada; capris and clutch by escherly design. Such joy!

me and my Mini

Mini me!

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Play Time

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

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?

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!

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

While I work on some new designs for my escherly shop, I thought I’d share a snapshot of some of my creations to date.

escherly...all this and so much more!!

escherly…all this and so much more!!

It’s come a long way in just 6 months, hasn’t it?

I’m curious to see what the next six months will bring 🙂

What dreams are you working on these days? I’d love to hear.

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 this 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

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!