The September Collection

This month I played with layers, blend modes and overlays. I combined recent floral photography with hand painted textures of mine, mainly from my Daily Moods for my collection ‘Flora Translucens’.

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These designs would look great on silk scarves, placement prints on T-Shirts or on iPhone cases, I think.


I liked them so much on the iPhone mock-ups, that I restocked my Society6 and Redbuddle online stores with these (and a whole lot more).

Speaking of iPhones, most of the floral photos and Daily Moods were photographed with my iPhone (my regular camera is quite neglected these days …) and I did basic editing on them also with an app and only then started working with them in Photoshop.

During our September Colab Painting session with Doris Reske, she taught me a couple of new things about iPhoneography and introduced me to a couple of cool apps with the result of a piece called ‘Mandala Universe’.

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I couldn’t resist ordering one iPhone wallet case myself in my Redbubble store (is that how they make most of their money, with the vanity of artists?) And it quickly arrived a couple of days:

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I am pleased with the quality and how the colours came out and the chemical smell luckily disappeared after a day. You can see the more ‘Mandala Universe’ products here. And now I stop my sales talk, which was not my intention at all, but isn’t it great envisioning your designs on products and actually having them in your hands?