A new theme for the challenge '7 days of sketches'. For this theme I choose a witchy theme: 7 days of glass bottle sketches. Here are the results. Those mini challenges are for myself to practice and develop myself as an illustrator.
I draw a lot and it'a nice to make sketches just for fun. Just picking a theme and finding out along the way what kind of ideas pop up in my head. Inktober 2019 wasn't a huge succes. 31 illustration within one month is a huge project. I think it is too big for me. That's whyI came up with another idea. A mini challenge of 7 days. 7 sketches within a specific theme. No restrictions or rules, just for practice and fun.
The Rowan tree is a real witches tree. The Rowan tree has long been known for being a magickal tree. It’s has an important role in many mythology and folklore stories.
The Rowan tree is a great protector, it protects against bad luck & evil. It has been used for many years to make walking sticks and magician's staves, as well as Druid staffs and wands. Even today is is still one of the most sought after woods for wands and amulets. It is believed to help psychic abilities and connections. If you look at the berries when you remove them from the stick you will notice the pentacle symbol where they were attached.
Technically we don’t have a Rowan tree in our garden, but our neighbours do. It’s in their front yard and most branches overlap to our side. I don’t mind at all, I think it’s a wonderful tree. It’s not a very big one, but it is absolutely a pretty one. It’s also very handy because I have Rowan berries and leaves within reach.
At the moment the weather in the Netherlands is more Summer than Autumn, but it's officially Autumn. That means warm cups of tea, blankets and good books, falling leaves in wonderful colors and Halloween. I thought it was a good idea to buy some Autumn home decor for our house.
A few weeks ago we went to Deutschland. We were in the Eiffel, what a beautiful place! Dense forests and untouched nature, absolutely stunning! I already suspected the place to be beautiful, so I took some jewelry designs and my camera with me.
I thought it would be fun to experiment a bit more with photographing my jewelry designs in natural surroundings. The forest was a perfect place for that experiment. I wanted to create a magical, mysterious atmosphere, with a slightly dark touch/lightning.
I am not a photographer, but I find photography and the creating of images and photo’s really interesting. Especially when I can manage to photograph in a style that identifies me and my company.Lees verder/continue reading
No matter if you have a creative job or an office job, everyone needs time for themselves. Lots of creative people I know, are also nature lovers. The nature is a perfect place to find some piece and quite. Empty and order the thoughts in your head to make room for creative new ideas. I love finding my inner self in nature. And when I am walking through nature anyway, I can make some pics :D. Nature is a huge inspiration source for all my work, so enough inspiration to find.
It has been a little bit quiet here. There is a reason for it; I moved! It has been a very busy time. We had to pack everything, had to sell out old house, needed to work on the new one. We changed the kitchen, the toilet and everything needed paint 😊.Lees verder/continue reading
Wood, paint & varnish. There are exiting things happening at SB Designs Creations :D.
2017, what a year! It feels like it happened while I flashed with my eyes. From something that has been a hobby to something that starts to look like a company. I found solutions for existing problems and I found new
problems challenges to take care of. There were awesome moments and not so awesome moments. From happily working on orders to feeling frustrated about situations and problems that found me along the way. 2017 was a eventful year.
A beautiful night with a bright moon, who doesn’t think that’s magical? I always believed the moon is quite interesting. We learn more and more about the earth, the stars and the universe, but there are still many questions that hasn’t been answered yet. It has something mysterious. The moon has important roles in stories and folklore. The function can vary, but the moon and the moonlight are always magical. It has a strong energy that can’t be explained.