Thursday, January 30, 2014

Well, I love these



MUGS. 2 of my Fun Cat designs are printed on these mugs from my society6 shop

I think they are great quality, and must say I love their colorful and quirky designs.


Friday, January 24, 2014

Groovy pillows and Chameleon poster




Well, I just love to show you, how I am using my designs on different items sold athttp://society6.com/lenedaugaard

Top pic are some groovy pillows - colorful, lovely pattern for modern homedecor.

The new poster shows one of the chameleons from my watercolorpainting "6 chameleons" - sounds like there will be a serie Hope you like it - (and thanks to Camilla for the help :))

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zebra



My beautiful colorful zebra is now avaliable on pillow and tote bag :) http://society6.com/lenedaugaard

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sweet spitzdog


A new dog in my shop: society6.com/lenedaugaard - a sweet spitzdog, here placed on a iphone/ipod cover.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ladies...


... don't you agree ? :) - get the tee at http://society6.com/lenedaugaard

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Hurry - free shipping just till tonight



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Promotion expires January 12, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

New stuff in my shop




There are new mugs in my society6 store - a colorful whimsical cat design and a sweet abstractive pattern. The cat appears on several products - take a look in the store.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

25 pin-ups



Hvorfor nøjes med 1, når du kan få 25 på eet print ? Små illustrationer af livlige, frække, finurlige og søde pin-up damer på A4 print. Lige til at sætte i ramme. Kan bestilles på min hjemmeside via kontaktformularen, se den her:http://www.freewebsite-service.com/lenedaugaard/Lively+Lady+gallery.php

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Why settle for one when you can get 25 on one print? Small illustrations of lively, cheeky, quirky and cute pin-up ladies on A4 prints. Ready to put in a frame. Can be ordered on my website via the contact form, see it here: http://www.freewebsite-service.com/lenedaugaard/Lively+Lady+gallery.php



Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Portrait of Piper - flatcoated retriever


This is a portrait of "Piper", my sisters flatcoated retriever.
Doesn't he look like a mischief-maker ?
The painting is in soft pastels on velourpaper. I love this paper.

Friday, January 03, 2014

My society6 shop



Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Review of 2013 - and looking into 2014

I find that doing this exercise each year is a good practise. It pinpoints some issues both negative and positive to take with me into a new year.

What was the best artistic experience in 2013?
• My artwork "Tender Moment" will appear in a new Ann Kullberg book
• I was invited to participate in a show at gallery Art-expo
• Being with old and new art-friends from Stiplet and Mangfoldigheden
• I participated in an on-line drawing course “Tabletop drawing” with Diane Culhane.



How about my goals predicted in 2012?
• I certainly participated in more exhibitions
• I did not manage to keep myself from showing a variaty of media/style in shows - this goal will again appear in 2014
• I did start a shop on society6.com/lenedaugaard, with designs
• I did not find time to start with any crafts
• I did explore more media/styles, but as you read below, it was not all positive
• I painted 3 watercolorpaintings on canvas, could have been explored more



Where do I feel I grew as an artist?
• I find the “Sweetheart” pin-up was a challenge and a succes
• Drawing and painting in a new way with the Tabletop drawing course. It was a lot of fun, and a very liberating way of working. I especailly liked the sketching method using a continious line with ink, drawing directly from life. This gives “skewed” drawings, I find very charming.
• Being aware that even the process is great fun, the outcome might not be worth showing


What piece of art took the most hours to finish?
• “Sweetheart” pin-up in graphite



Where did I do something new?
• Drawing a realistic pin-up (Sweetheart) in graphite.
• I tried new techniques with the online course
• I opened online shops at society6.com and etsy
• I tried to draw and paint non-figurative, but I guess it is just not my thing.




Made any series ?
• I painted the “Big wave” series for the show with the artgallery Art-expo. In february, I will find out if any sold
• I also painted 3 more “Colorful Birds”
• My computerdrawn pin-up series grew


How about shows/exhibitions?
• I participated in 11 exhibitions, the largest number for me so far. None of the shows was sales successes (I think most of the participating artist’ will agree). I really hope - looking into 2014 - things will be for the better, and people want to buy art again. I did sell some prints, mostly of my pin-ups.
• Socially it was great, though, meeting a lot of new fellow artists in artgroup Mangfoldigheden.




What happend in competitions?
I participated in just 2 competitions. I am happy that my “Tender moment”-painting will appear in Ann Kullbergs “Colored pencil Hidden treasures”. In 2014 I have a few competitions in mind, but as in 2013 it will be few.

And any competitions held by me?
No. But I am planning a competition in 2014.



What will I quit?
• Non-figurative painting. I am often thrilled by the style, but it is not where I excells.
• I will minimize hanging my art in companies with no budget to buy. Its a lot of work, not much thanks, and no sales. I am thinking of introducing a rental agreement if any of these companies asks me to decorate their walls. Seems like a fair deal to me. Purchase will eliminate that rent of cause. I might loose some, but I feel a bit like a fool as it is. Exception from this rule will be when I hang my art together with people from my artgroups.
• Stop trying to please the public - it is impossible, and I loose focus. Instead focus on finding the public that likes my core of expression.


What will I like to do more of? What is to be goals and what will I focus on in 2014?
• I want to keep a tighter focus, working in same style/media for a longer period of time. Again in 2014 I will try to narrow my style. I certainly did not in 2013, and even I had fun, looking back, it bothers me. I will make fewer headlines for next year. Also when it comes to shows - avoid to show too many styles/media
• I hope to finally make a calender (for 2015)
• I would like to be on a fair/market with my artprints and perhaps items like mugs etc
• I want to make more designs/patterndesigns to place on things like plates, mugs, t-shirts etc.
• I want to sell more art


I hope you all have a great 2014 and achieve whatever goals you desire - Happy new year