Art I Liked This Week – Topic: Retro

Retro Backpacks

This week I was looking for a new laptop backpack and in the process discovered some fun retro themed ones. This send me down the rabbit hole of retro designs. Especially as summer is starting now, these have such a nice happy warm vibe!

Which of them do you like the most? Do you like retro designs as well?

Colorful Retro Stripes - 70s, 80s Abstract Design by PELAXY
Colorful Retro Stripes – 70s, 80s Abstract Design by PELAXY
VHS by HOLLIS BROWN THORNTON
VHS by HOLLIS BROWN THORNTON
The ocean, the sea, the wave by Picomodi
The ocean, the sea, the wave by Picomodi
TIKI On The Beach by Little Bunny Sunshine
TIKI On The Beach by Little Bunny Sunshine
Something Nostalgic - black and white by Päivi Vikström
Something Nostalgic – black and white by Päivi Vikström
Palm Leaves by Find a Gift Now
Palm Leaves by Find a Gift Now
Retro 70s Sunrays by Alisa Galitsyna
Retro 70s Sunrays by Alisa Galitsyna
Nerrivik by AlphaOmega
Nerrivik by AlphaOmega

#Mermay Recap and Summer Dreams

MerMay 2018

Yes, it is June, and yes, I did participate in Mermay – if only a little  🙂

I have a few things brewing, including some crafting for the babe, gardening and reviving habit plans. But the main focus is still my art, if we are talking creative activities. Of course spending time with my family and caring for my little one always comes first – at least for me.

It is almost summer now, and sure feels like it with many warm days and even some water fun for the babe already.

This weather puts me in the mood to paint summer and travel related things. I have couple topics I want to explore:

  1. Fernweh:
    I love travel. I have done a lot of travel and will do more in the future. But I also know that I cannot go everywhere I want to. At least not right now, and maybe never. But I always love to dream and look at pictures of other people’s travels. So I want to paint all this under the Fernweh topic. Fernweh is a German word and means the longing for a far away place.
  2. Childhood Memories:
    Today I was reminded of a wonderful summer childhood memory of mine by an Instagram post of a friend. This gave me the idea to paint my own childhood memories. Little stories. I may make them as paintings or as little comic strips. I kind of envision them like illustrations to a children’s book. This topic is not strictly summer related, although I have a lot of nice summer memories that I could start with and work my way through the season.

But I know, I know, I need to find some sort of routine to make time for the art. I have been struggling with that. One of my biggest weaknesses is that I am interested in too many things, and have not been able to say no to myself. I want to simplify my life and that means I need to let go of some things I want to do, at least for the time being. And this is a big reason I am trying to get back to habit plans.

But more about that in a future post. As a closer, here my Mermay pieces:

MerMay 1 - My cup of tea
MerMay 1 – My cup of tea
MerMay 2 - Sea Cuties
MerMay 2 – Sea Cuties
MerMay 3 - The fox and the siren
MerMay 3 – The fox and the siren
MerMay 4 - Rebel Mermaid
MerMay 4 – Rebel Mermaid
MerMay 5 - Frida de Mayo
MerMay 5 – Frida de Mayo
Mermay 6 - Gala of the Ocean
Mermay 6 – Gala of the Ocean