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!

Meeting The Challenge!

My escherly capri leggings are making their mark! The co-hosts for the #EHyogachallenge2 are wearing them during the month-long event that ends on July 1. The yoga challenge features new poses each day to highlight different Canadian cities and provinces/terriories, along with fascinating historical and cultural tidbits.

One of the co-hosts (@duchess_of_plur) is shown below in the Free Thinker pose for Frederiction, New Brunswick.

To join in, follow @duchess_of_plur and @canadianyogagirl on Instagram for all the details.

To get your very own pair of these comfy capris, go to: http://etsy.me/1RFjnFv

erika 2

Escherly capri leggings in action!

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

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!

Jumping for Joy

Remember that birch tree drawing that I shared a couple of weeks ago? To my delight, it’s now gracing the cover of an iPad mini!

birch tree and cardinal on device case

My birch tree design on iPad mini case!

Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m so excited!!

You can see more of my device cases on my Etsy shop at http://escherly.etsy.com

And find my latest design updates on Instagram @escherlydesign

More to come!

Spreading Joy

One of my hand-designed iPhone cases is on its way across the ocean to its new owner. So exciting!

black and white phone case

I Spy ~ iPhone 6 case design by escherly

Creating the designs brings me joy. Sharing them with others and anticipating their pleasure magnifies my joy.

In the next few weeks, I hope to have even more designs and products ready to share 🙂 So check back here, follow me on Instagram (@escherlydesign) or visit one of my sites:

https://escherly.etsy.com

http://www.redbubble.com/people/escherly/

https://society6.com/escherly

Just wait til you see what I have in store!