For all you folks who are already enjoying the beginning of spring some of us still have snow on the ground. I'm feeling a little envious. I have decided to create a virtual spring garden. This is my garden ...."I CAN DREAM" or perhaps I can have a nightmare if that bunny was in my garden, no offense to the creator's . These are some pictures I took at "The New York Botanical Garden"Spring "2007" We also went on a topiary bunny hunt to find some treasure!! (it was April and it was cold and snowed that day some of the flowers were NOT happy):
Debbie Guthrie has designed a very fun and festive colorful kitchen. She has been collecting Sweet Shoppe and Sangria and has created an environment that takes the designs to another level of fun. I love what she has done with the daring color on the walls. Thank you so much Debbie for sending these.
I think the snowstorm that we had today made this snowman a very happy camper. He
waited patiently every day for the mail to come hoping he would receive
the gift of snow. It happened his dream was fulfilled.....(he was
designed by yours truly, and manufactured by Magnet Works, Ltd. )
Lindahas done it again, she has the magic touch. She has created this gorgeous mosaic vase. As you can see she has incorporated some of the Sweet Shoppe pattern. The three rows on the bottom of the vase she has used my favorite design from the collection. I must admit, I do not recall the name of that pattern. What fabulous work!! Linda must have the patience of a saint (and all those who create using this art form). As a creative person, I find that as much as I love mosaic design it requires so much patience to be able to cut everything up carefully and properly glue things down. I tried my hand at mosaics a few times, and I feel I have an eye for it but have not managed to have the patience to technically execute things properly. In other words, my mosaics are dangerous....LOL
Please take a look at what many of Lindas fellow mosaic artist are saying about her work.
CoCo the famous mosaic designer, who does beautiful work. She also chops plates and sells them for those who create mosaic designs. This time she has outdone herself. Question of the day: Is she crazy or does she just have a great sense of humor? I would like to know the person or persons, who bid on this..... Mosaic Tile Sue Zipkin Plate Makers Mark Backstamps lot
While I was opening my Flickr account today I discovered a fabulous mosaic artist Linda Hooper (lyndalu_fla on flickr). She has created a gorgeous mosaic vase that incorporates some of my older dinnerware. You can see her step-by-step process in this photo gallery. Please take note of her other delicious mosaic work.
It is my new fabric collection by Clothworks . See more here: Clothworks What is really extra exciting is that you can see my guest blog featured on "the Jolly Jabber" at the "Fat Quarter Shop" . This is one of the best online fabric shops on the web in my humble opinion. I am talking about.... you guessed it "Bliss".
This is the paper tableware version of the soon to be shipped ceramic dinnerware collection. This design is by CR Gibson and it is named "Southwest Chilis". As you can see this looks a little bit different than the ceramic version called "Texmex". The ceramic version is hand painted therefore we have to simplify the designs. The paper tableware version is printed so we can really add the extra SPICE.
This is a new design called Texmex offered to you from Certified International. For those of you who love to "spice it up" this is the perfect pattern for you. Any Questions about this collection please contact CIC.
You have reached a blog that has "Zip", that's me Sue Zipkin. This is the place where I will share my latest design news and other hopefully interesting stuff. I am a mom, wife, friend, artist, designer,illustrator, cook, and sometimes cleaner. I have been designing artwork for products for thousands of years ( more like 2 1/2 decades ). I am blessed to be able to share my art with the world and I thank everyone who has been kind enough to purchase products with my designs on them. I hope to inspire others to pursue their dreams .
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Creating handmade items
I encourage those creating handmade sewing projects from my fabric to sell on the web, craft shows and the like. I love handmade items. However, if you are a person planning to mass produce products using my designs (whether fabrics or incorporating any of my other artwork or products) that would require a license from me. Please contact me direct.
Thanks, Sue Zipkin