Jungle Cats

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This is my entry for the limited color palette design challenge on Spoonflower.com. This collection is growing, and available soon in my shop for fabric, wallpaper or gift wrap. I can create custom cocktail napkins from your favorite design!

The best critic, my husband Ron, told me that lions have a chiseled jawline, so I modified my styling. I’m also thinking about how to develop baby bib designs from this artwork, because my step-daughter is having a little girl in August!

Voting for this challenge starts today, Thursday, July 11 for the “Limited Color Palette”. Please vote for my design and other really amazing artwork!

Link to challenge here: https://www.spoonflower.com/design-challenge
Link to my shop and designs: https://www.spoonflower.com/…/9004304-jungle-cats-tropical-…

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Thank you for checking in! Yes, share if you think this is amazing stuff! Please contact me with questions by going to my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/tresamgraphics or through my contact page. I’d love to connect with you on Instagram @meyerclarkstudio. 

xoxo
~~Tresa

Cosmic Landing

Understanding our place in the world is sometimes overwhelming. I think you can aspire to achieve whatever you set your mind to believe, and be who you want to be. This piece celebrates the amazing people who leave a mark in this world, combining the every day with the extraordinary. A whimsical space theme depicting hair dressers, and the cosmic joy of landing on the moon.

Illustration of whimsical smiling moons and hairdressers.iphone case, moon and stars, moon landingmoon blanket, moon landing, hair dresser

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Spring Showers and Frogs

Frogs have been an inspiration since I created my Art Deco frog artwork, which is the most popular design in my shop. It was not hard to choose the colors for this new design, “Spring Rain Frog and Dragonfly–Gray”.  Mustard with dusty rose gold and  “Living Coral” the Pantone color of the year, are  some of the new color combinations I’m inspired to work with.

Spring Rain Frogs artwork by ClarkyWorks

frog pillow

Looking forward to seeing what May brings.

~Tresa

I’m Courageous

I’m working on affirmations for children. Connecting my artwork to the Great Lakes region is also important to me, while exploring ideas for surface pattern design. I do remember being courageous as a child, and quite happy to talk to anyone. ☺️🛥⚓️.

affirmations artwork by TresaArt, ClarkyWorks, MeyerClarkCreative

Artwork: Nautical affirmations for kids by Tresa Meyer-Clark

 

My nautical artwork with this affirmation and others, are in the process of telling a story, and will be available at ClarkyWorks soon. Stay tuned for more!

Have a blessed day!
~Tresa

 

Magical Nostalgia

Christmas time is busy with planning and shopping. I love the nostalgia and all the vintage decorations. This is my design as a table linen with vintage glass ornaments saved from my Oma, and our little gingerbread house from my husband.

Christmas is magical.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve from our house to yours.

~Tresa, Laurie and Ron

 

Christmas Fabric

Laurie and Tresa Christmas table linen.

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My sister Laurie and I at Oma’s house.

Clarky Works Christmas Fabric

Retro Christmas designs by Clarky Works on Spoonflower.com

Art Deco Frog

Sometimes ideas for artwork come to me when I’m waking up in the morning while still resting.  The flower motif for the my Art Deco style frog design was revealed to me as I was watering plants in our family room. I’ve always believed, to have fresh ideas, one must step away from work and get involved in other enjoyable activities. So, I guess I’ve always liked taking care of plants and flowers.

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Art Deco frog

Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about my process. My current artwork is about nature, whimsy, and geometric shapes. Inspiration is fueled by every day life and art history. More design ideas coming every week! Find me on Spoonflower.com

 

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Thank you Spoonflower for the exposure!

Art Deco frog pattern on velvet fabric. Photo from client in Florida.

Fish Town Hooked

Michigan Summertime is way too short. We always look forward to our warm season, and try to extend it as long as possible, by visiting one our favorite places on Lake Michigan.

Fish Town Artwork by Tresa Meyer-Clark

Fish Town is in Leland, Michigan. A fun place to visit with it’s charming village bursting with energy from retail shanties, fishing tug boats, tourists in boats, and well, fish. You’ll find this an unforgettable, beautiful place that will never leave your heart, once it has hooked it. Historic Fish Town is one of the few commercial fishing villages on the Great Lakes, located on the Leland River, and near Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

My artwork depicts the village with a modern retro vibe with a mix of 1960’s atomic design style. The pattern design can be printed on a variety of products. The tiny bow tie in a satin fabric would be a a fun statement piece for a ring bearer at a Lakefront wedding!

Vacation photos of Fish Town coming soon to your inbox. Please follow me to the next destination!

Feeling Blessed in Michigan.

~Tresa

You Toucan Design

I just finished this design with toucans and palm trees. Creating a collection is just as exciting as designing the original concept. A larger toucan is on my mind, and a design with more foliage.

Surface pattern design with Toucans by ClarkyWorks

State Straits Marina, Mackinaw City, Michigan

This is a boat at the State Straits Marina in Mackinaw City, Michigan. Of course, it was the shade of turquoise water that inspired me to grab my iPhone. Even though I created the artwork for the tropical toucan before I was in Mackinaw City, I will use this photo for proof, that you don’t have to go to the Caribbean to see clear turquoise water.

More on this theme coming soon to ClarkyWorks.

If you have ideas on what products you would envision this design being used for, please leave me a comment. My designs are available on many products from home decor, wallpaper, gift wrapping to clothing and accessories. You too can design!

Blessings,

~Tresa

Building Teapots

One of the current graphic design trends is inspired by the Bauhaus Design Movement. It was also a school that started in Weimar, Germany in 1919 by a group of architects.

Bauhaus Surface Pattern Design by ClarkyWorks.

While thinking about what to sketch for this Bauhaus inspired design, I just had to look across the room. Next to the lamp is one of my pieces I built for my Bachelor of Art Degree Show.

Sketching is usually a part of my process, and it was nice to review my old sketchbook from semesters of hand building ceramic forms.

I’m sure that Bauhaus will show up again in my work, because of the influence of modern art and architecture that is available to people who live in the city.

DIA, Detroit, Michigan

We recently went to the Detroit Institute of Arts. I love the mix of architectural styles in the mid town area. The city is definitely making a comeback!

I often pick up a copy of “Architectural Digest”, a periodical I enjoyed when living in an ultra modern home with my parents. On the back cover of March 2018, this “Hermés” ad pictured below has a Bauhaus vibe.

Architectural Digest, March, 2018

More about my surface pattern designs and influences coming soon.

God Bless America,

~Tresa

Favorites

Getting the tools out to create a new patio or a graphic design using Illustrator keeps us very busy. Looking through our photos, I believe we are blessed with a supportive family, a good work ethic, and the creative skills that make our lives more interesting and sweet. Some sarcasm is fun too. Today, I posted a few of my FAVORITE photos from 2017 to now. It was hard to just choose a few. Follow me on Instagram to see more.

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Our back yard at Christmas time.

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Our patio in process.

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My husband is the man with the tools!

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The finished patio was designed and built by my husband.

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First work, then play, at home in Charlevoix with Dad, Ron, and Mom.

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Dad and Ron

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My niece Emma Lynn, the newest edition to our family.

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Banana bread with strawberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips. My artwork as a tea towel.

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My screen saver on my old Mac that is resting now.

I hope to share smiles, fun and photos with you in the future! The new plan is to create a new WordPress site where I can share more of the process of my artwork and textile designs with a professional.com site.

I would like to stay in touch. Follow this blog MeyerClarkStudio and Instagram and Facebook and my textile designs at ClarkyWorks.

Have a blessed Summer!

~Tresa

Inspired by my freinds on WordPress and the Daily Press, Favorites.