Well it happened; Day light savings. The days are now longer, brighter, sunnier, and start a little too early for my taste. But it does signal the official start of warm days, and that is something to celebrate, to be sure! To kick off the party I put together this little collection of simple, sweet, and peachy creations. So sweet and happy…
As an artist, I find it is very inspirational to study graphic design pieces, especially logos while I’m painting (and vice versa!). It helps me remember that, while paint is expressive and more intuitive than digital arts (at least for me), all visual arts are related and all have the same properties. Composition, contrast, line, form, color, and shape, are the foundation to a successful piece (art or design) but there are also a hundreds of other choices designers and artists make while creating. Personally, crossing over into another art form (art/graphic design) helps me to see the project I’m working on a little differently and challenges me to think of new and better solutions to those problems.
Does that resonate with any of you? Or am I the only crazy one?
1. Joel Messner designed the logo for Mangioni Pizzeria. Although they didn’t use this logo for the final, I love the natural, elegant, organic feel, and the warm color pallet. | 2. Logo designed for a vintage bike company. I love the rugged yet classic vintage feel and the simple black and white colors. Designed by Marc Katsambis | 3. Delightful cake (created by Emily Lael Aumiller, of Lael Cakes) and tablescape (decorated by Poppies and Posies) and photographed beautifully by photographer Jen Huang, See more Peaches and Cream wedding on the Bride’s Guide by Martha Stewart | 4. Simple and restrained design using mixed media; I am so intrigued by this painting! Abstract Jellyfish by StaceyRees of Wallnut. | 5. “Theatre”, a dreamy, vintage inspired photograph taken in Los Angeles by myan soffia
I hope your day is warm and fuzzy!