New Product Designs

We have two new print designs and a new notecard design this month!

Second Star to the Right is now available in 5×7 and 8×10 prints AND note cards!

Autumn Farewell is now available in 5×7 and 8×10 prints as well! Apparently I wrote down that I revealed this piece on the blog, but apparently either the blog ate it or I accidentally marked it down that I posted it. Stay tuned for that reveal, but here is a sneak peek to tide you over until then!

If you are interested in any of these products, they will be up on Etsy after April 18th when the Etsy strike is over. If you would like them or any other piece in the meantime, please message me and we can arrange purchase off of Etsy.

Stay tuned for more print and note card designs to be released later this month!

Discontinued Product Designs

It’s time to clear out some product designs to make room for all the new pieces I’m working on!

As much as I would love to keep all my designs around forever, I not only do not have the space to display everything in my booth at festivals but I also don’t have the room to store everything in my studio.

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New Product Alert: Watercolor Earrings

Introducing my new watercolor earrings!

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Aren’t they adorable? They remind me of button candy!

In case you’re wondering, yes, I already have some watercolor earrings. This is not a relaunch of the product, but the launch of a new style of earrings instead.

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At my last art show, a lot of people fell in love with my watercolor paper earrings. However, they were either concerned about the size of them (as they only wear smaller dangle earrings) or the durability of them. It got me thinking about making watercolor earrings that addressed those concerns, and here is the result.

They are made in the same fashion as the watercolor necklaces, just on a smaller scale. Some of them pair perfectly with necklaces, too!

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Each earring is a unique watercolor painting; no two are the same, even in a set! The painting is placed between a glass cabochon and a metal tray, just like the necklaces.

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They are water resistant and are on nickel free earring hooks. They are approximately 1 1/4″ in length and about 1/4″ in diameter without the hook.

I’m listing them on my Etsy store when I can; I have a few pairs listed now, and have a bunch more that I’ll be listing over the next week or so as my schedule allows. A larger selection of necklaces is coming as well!

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To check out the necklaces directly, you can view the jewelry section of my store here.

Welcome to the new website!

Hey everyone!!!

Things are probably looking a little different right now; I have been working really hard this past week on switching over to a new website host, and as of this morning, this is the new backtothedrawingboardart.com! Welcome!

Things are still being tweaked here and there, so please bear with me as I fix all the broken or dead links. Most of them are working the way they are supposed to, but I still have a few left to work on.

I now have an Etsy site and am working on getting all of my products up on that! I have just a few things up right now, including a few of my necklaces. You can check the store out by clicking on the ‘Shop’ link in the menu bar above.

I am also working on getting a portfolio created, which is also on the menu bar. It’s divided up by medium (drawings, watercolors, etc.), and all of the pictures will soon be able to take you over to the blog post for more information on that piece. Most of them are completed, but a few still just enlarge the picture. I’m still working on adding new pieces to each section as well 🙂

I appreciate your patience as I finish up getting everything set up over here.

Have a great weekend!

Hello, WordPress Followers!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to let you know that I’m doing some remodeling on this blog. I’m adding pages, moving things around, and changing the overall look of the blog.

Why am I doing this?

In the next couple of weeks, I will be shutting down my website over on Shopify and transforming this page into my full time website! As soon as I close that website down, this will become http://www.backtothedrawingboardart.com!

For my store, I have opened up an Etsy store and am adding new products and transferring the products from my Shopify site over to Etsy

So as I work on this, please forgive the dead links, random comments on various pages, and general confusion as I work this out. I’m hoping it gets better as each day passes! The blog should continue to work as normal 🙂

Hope all is well with you guys! Thanks for your patience as these changes progress 🙂

– Shawna

New Product Alert: Watercolor Paper Earrings!

It’s been a long time coming, but the Watercolor Paper earrings are FINALLY available in my Etsy store!

I debuted these back in December at the arts & crafts show, but just couldn’t get around to getting these on the website with the holidays, birthdays, and sicknesses. When I was just about ready to get them up, I discovered a way to add even more durability to them: mini eyelets!

Each earring is a unique piece of art; even each earring in a set is slightly different from the other! They are made of thick watercolor paper that has been painted with either watercolors or ink, and the backs are painted in a coordinating color. They are sealed twice with a special varnish for added protection. An eyelet is added at the top for extra durability to keep the hooks from pulling through the paper.

How durable are they?

I wore them out before Christmas while running errands. It was super wet snow and it was wiiiiindy. Even with them getting tugged by me getting hair out of my face or getting wet from the elements, they held up amazingly well, even without the eyelets!

I wouldn’t suggest holding an inquisitive baby or toddler while wearing these as I’m not sure how well they’d hold up, but they’re perfect for date night, work days, or just every day wear!

How did you name them?

I wanted to do something fun with them, and just calling them by their shape, size and color wasn’t working for me. I gave them all girl names, and each name has a specific meaning. Some of them reminded me of something, like the white and dark pink ombre set remind me of Alice painting the Red Queen’s roses in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, so I named them Alice. Other ones reminded me of things, and I found a girl’s name that had that meaning. For example, one set reminded me of the moon, so I call them Luna. One reminded me of the earth as they’re dark blue and green, so they’re named Terra.

Can I do special requests?

Sure thing! If you want a specific color combination or even if you like a certain color/pattern but want them in a different size/shape, let me know! I’ll do my best to create something you’ll love.

Where can I buy these?

You can find them in my Etsy store here, and they will also be available in my booth at arts and craft fairs!