Featured in The Digital Shop are the five illustrations. These were the result of a challenge I set myself to create a series of artwork , having never created a body of work before. Each illustration has its own starting point…its own story of creation.
I want to share the story of Tug Truck And Palms with you.
When I relax…let go and let myself play creatively, I witness a different side of myself. I wish I could harness that part of my character more frequently, reliably and easily…like turning on a light switch. Piece 3 was one of those ‘let go moments’. I sat on the computer and brought all the memories of Barbados that make me smile. I have a longtime love a affair with B.dos ( as we call it at home). I hope to make that Island my home some day. I wanted to tell a story full of moments which warm my heart, but it was difficult to choose just one thing to represent them all. As I played around with iconic images I felt identifiable to my story…this piece happened.
One morning my family and I took the walking route to the beach..we passed the four palms tall palms you see in the background, then we came upon a forest, stumbled on a natural waterfall and arrived at Bath Beach. To date this experience is top on the list of adventures I experienced on the Island.
Palm trees are synonymous with the Caribbean..a symbol which resonates deeply within me. In this piece I there was an opportunity to add the work in process to creating ‘My Mona’. I wanted to be playful so I added that element in.
As a rule, I try not to take life to seriously..to slow down..to take time to notice the little moments…my environment. The Barbadian lifestyle is such. We are a complete match of vibrations..ease and freedom. Feelings I try to depict in all my creations.
Tug Truck and Palms is up in the Digital Shop as a 8 x 10 ( 188 mm x 238 mm ) instant download printable. Take a looksy here!
The preparation behind opening an online shop was a slightly overwhelming but very exciting. Featured in the shop is a series of illustrations which are an ongoing development of artwork for a clothing collection I planed to unleash…but didn’t come into fruition. You can read more about the inspiration for the full series here!
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