I recently spent a wonderful evening at Desert Botanical Garden enjoying the cool evening air, taking some photos and finding some inspiration amongst the cactus and garden sculptures. The staff was busy decorating the trees with white lights for the holiday season, this brought a nice glow to my smile and put me in a dreamy holiday mood while strolling around the garden.
The desert was definitely alive with vibrant colors and textures at every turn. Here is a handful of the photos that I snapped, enjoy.
This past week I was sorting through the staggering number of photos on my phone, organizing during some downtime. I came across hundreds of my two cats, so I took a moment to zoom in and admire their faces. I noticed that many had an interesting blur to them, a dizzy mix of whiskers, fur, ears and eyes… A somewhat creative type of blur showing their quick movements. For some reason this motion blur brought me back to those very moments when I took the photos, I couldn’t help but smile!
I have been busy transferring my art to a new surface, iPhone Cases and Skins! So far I have 10 transferred and have a few more in the works. It’s exciting to know that people are walking around with my art protecting their phones! The cases are very minimalistic and add very little bulk to the phone but with my art they add a lot of color. The top and bottom of the case is mostly open so there is no problem plugging in chargers and adapters.
Right now through Sunday April 01 2012 all of my cases and skins include free shipping worldwide!
Skins are $15.00, Cases are $35.00
I have some artistic changes in the works to start off a great New Year! First I have a new company name: Drizzle to Rain Fine Arts. I also have a new signature name, I will now sign all my work with my full name of Patrickcollin; this is a true representation of my artistic side.
With the New Year I will also be releasing a completely new and redesigned website. After months of hard work, new photos and learning some HTML it is just about ready to release.
Over the years I have had many customers ask questions about me as an artist. They asked what inspires me, how I feel when I paint, what emotions I go through… my new site delves into my life as an artist, it is professional yet personable, allowing you to follow me through my creative process. Most importantly it is full of original art and art prints to view and purchase.