6.24.2013

Shower curtains

Are you looking for that final touch in your bathroom to really bring the room together? Well this brings down the curtain! Add some flair to your bathroom with a new shower curtain.  | Comes in one size: 69" x 70" | 100% softened polyester | Standard size with 12 stitch enforced eyelets for hanging | Shower rod, rings, or liner not included .



Classy and elegant Black and White argyle shower curtain


Shower curtain with unique damask pattern in light blue and white


Country classic gingham pattern in poppy red shown here on a shower curtain


Shower curtain with fun colorful flowers hanging from lines with cute littles bows


Beautiful pattern with whimsical flowers in blue and green on beige.

6.11.2013

Beach Inspiration: ZigZag flipflops

By the Sea set created on Polyvore

A fun easy breezy beach set showing a flowing orange dress and lime green and yellow flip flops from CafePress. Combined with a big hat, a great combo for a beach walk.



Yellow and green Zig Zag flipflops with Orange Straps



6.09.2013

Lime and Blue - Bedroom inspiration

Lime & Blue Bedroom set created on Polyvore

Lime and blue bedroom with a beautiful antique wardrobe in green / lime with stunning painted details. Combined with modern elements like the dog lamp and blue chair.
This set was created around the beautiful duvet cover by Diane Clancy showing how her stunning fractal art looks on a duvet cover.



This ' Blue Angel' duvet cover from Diane Clancy comes in various sizes: Twin, Queen, King and as matching Pillow Cases.

Click the sizes mentioned above for more information & prices.

6.07.2013

Purple Lotus Mandala - Bedroom Inspiration

Purple Lotus Mandala Duvet cover set on Polyvore

More bedroom inspiration. Combining purple and pink with a splash of bright yellow. I'm not a trendy person, but from what I've seen on various website, yellow seems to be quite hot!



Purple Lotus Mandala Duvet cover. 

Beautiful purple, blue and pink duvet cover. A unique mandala design by Zandiepants.

Available in various sizes:
Twin, Queen, King and as a Pillow Case







Love Birds, Framed Panel Print. 

Stunning Abstract art from Diane Clancy. A lovely pink and purple sea with matching sky and 2 gorgeous bubbles floating about the ocean as two love birds that found each other in this mysterious world.

Click here to check the price

6.04.2013

Stuck



It's been a long time since the last frustrated rambling post. Which is good I guess.
But there are no highs without lows. And while this is not rock bottom, I've been hitting the low for a while now. It always takes me a little while to find out what's wrong. After carefully analyzing I think it boils down to this: I'm STUCK!

I see no left, right, up or down in the near future. I am where I am and that's where I will be for at least 2 (3, 4, 5?) years.



I guess part of the problem is that I don't feel I have the right to complain. I have a roof over my head, a super sweet loving man, food on the table and a pretty pooch to bring a smile on my face. It could be so much worse. On the other hand, I feel stuck and I feel that I need to 'complain' about it. If I don't get it out of my system it will hold me back, drain my energy and shift from low to rock bottom.

Bubblescape by DianeClancy


In all my life, even as a child, I've felt the need to be challenged, have goals and work hard to reach them. I've always been bubbling with plans and ideas, some easily achieved some nearly impossible. Even if I knew that my goals were beyond my abilities it gave me energy to try to see how far I could come. If nothing else I would learn something, have a new experience.
My head still bubbles with ideas, but they no longer bring the same kind of energy with it.




I feel mostly stuck at where I live. This apartment was only meant as a temporary solution. A place to spend a few years before moving on. It feels like those few years are over, it's time to move on. The apartment did it's job, it provided a place to live. But it never felt like me, it never felt like us. My dreams for a new place are not over the top, I don't need a villa with ocean view. But I do want a home without stairs (not for me, but for my lovely man who's foot does not agree with stairs), a kitchen that doesn't make me angry every time I want to make an extensive meal. A house/apartment with a little porch to eat outside, a tiny garden for some vegetables. Simple pleasures. Simple pleasures that make a world of difference. But they require money.

As most independent artists / designers it's not so easy to make a living, off course there are highs when a great project comes along that actually brings in good money. But more often then not it's a struggle to keep motivated. For me it comes in bursts. In my POD (print on demand) work I have weeks or months that I work 12+ hours a day and loving it. But there is so little pay-off in working that hard. I can still see a steady (but slow) growth in sales and I know it's a long term project... but... you know...


My patience is running out. I'm not ready to give up yet, my goals are not met, I feel there is room to grow and learn. But I need to find more energy, more motivation. And that excellent idea that will bring that little bit of extra cash I need to move from stuck to unstuck.

I hope I find it soon, feeling like this is not good. Not good at all.