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.
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
Thank you Spoonflower for the exposure!
Art Deco frog pattern on velvet fabric. Photo from client in Florida.
I remember when my parents hired a designer to work on the decor for my bedroom when I was in high school. The curtains and the bed covering were a green and rust paisley pattern. At that time, I was not impressed with the moroccan style motifs. How things change when your taste in decor develops over time. Thanks Mom and Dad for having great taste!
This is a surface design project with a paisley pattern using the pointillism technique. The layering of dots imparts texture and depth. Can’t wait to order the fabric and paper swatches in the pink and the brown to perfect my craft. This is just the beginning of creating graphics for this collection. If you are interested in licensing my designs, please leave me a message through my contact page.
Inspired by the Daily Post, Layered.
Designing is always a serious process for me — whether it’s for an invitation, jewelry design, or photo vignette — I am drawn to certain colors and themes. However, sometimes it is more about giving back. Currently, I am creating artwork as part of a year-long design competition through Minted’s Every Mother Counts Birth Announcements Challenge. Through the challenge they provide skilled and compassionate care to Haitian mothers throughout their pregnancies.
Baby shower invitation and photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark
This Baby Shower Invitation is inspired by the owl drawings in my sketchbook. A modern baby shower invite that provides artwork for the expecting Mom WHO uses her artsy inspirations to guide her. A playful owl design that can be used for a gender reveal party theme. Perfect for all seasons. Offers a portrait orientation for an A-7 envelope. Prominently features Mom’s name. An artistic feel with original artwork, a current design style, and typefaces.
I’ll be posting more artwork from this challenge and my serious inspirations.
Your feedback is welcomed!
To learn more about my special event graphic design, projects and process, please visit my Special Events Design page.
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Photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark on Etsy
2016 was a very busy year for us. I worked at my day job, and attended classes for Event Planning, Design and Decor in the evenings. It was a fabulous experience. One evening, a guest speaker demonstrated her positive energy with a Powerpoint presentation, and shared this: Create an imagine/inspiration board to help achieve your goals. My take-away was, I need to get very organized in order to use my new skills in combination with graphic design.
This year I’ve photographed and posted my favorite subjects: boats and sunset reflections on the water, especially mirror images. My book of passwords has grown with more photos to post, and design competitions to enter. I find myself writing, yet another updated profile or an artist statement about my digital artwork, and what inspires me.
In 2017, I would like to build my portfolio with new digital art and experiment more with painting. My goal is to impart a consistent body of work. My focus will be to create graphics for special events, and design inspiring motifs/patterns for home goods, stationery, wall art and more.
So back to that revised profile.
About Tresa Meyer-Clark
Having a family who encourages my artistic abilities is a blessing. Growing up in Michigan and working as a graphic designer will always have the most influence on my artwork. I earned a Bachelor of Art degree in graphic design and ceramics. I am a student of life, and the nature around me is my muse. I also love turtle sundaes with raspberry sauce!
As another year has flown by! I look forward to reading your posts on WordPress, making the next new year even better! Feel free to share!
This post was inspired by goals, and my friends at: The Daily Post.
~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden.
We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier we are, the more I organize my time to meet my goals. I’m always learning and challenging my creative skills. I’m designing a logo for my dad and a bridal shower invite for my step daughter. Volunteering to help with floral design and setup for local event planning companies has been a blessing this Summer in providing me with new friends and contacts. All of this I am very grateful for, and thank God for my skills every day. When I have time to just sit and think about everything, a hand written note would be perfect to send to those who I appreciate. It would be easy to just send a text, but to do the unexpected is more fun, even though it may seem old-fashioned. I made this card with flowers from my backyard and created the handcrafted note. To make the letter “R” look good was fun, with a little patience and time management! I really liked the yellow and red colors on the wood table. I’ll write a note on the back to Rupali from Utsav Planners and share more about my Summer in an up coming post.
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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Connected.”
Starting out in the world as a first-grader can be frightening, but not in Germany. Parents help their children make the transition from kindergarten to primary school more enticing. They give them a “schultuete” or school cone. The large cone is decorated and filled with candy and gifts.
Ceramics and Photo Styling of the Schultuete by Tresa Meyer Clark
A Little History
My Oma (Grandma in German) gave me a photograph of my Dad on his first day of primary school, holding his schultuete, in Hamburg, Germany in the 1940’s.
The expression on his face is priceless. That photo inspired me to create a collage, and a ceramic piece, as pictured above in a shadow box display. Spending creative time to stylize all the German items my Grandparents saved over the years is one of my favorite ways to decorate. As a graphic artist, combining old hand-written letters from Europe and postcard memorabilia helps me to connect the past to the present in a collage.
A way to capture the light, or bring the old stuff up from the basement storage and make it meaningful again.
Just for giggles, here is my first-grade portrait. I took the time today to retouch it for spots and crinkles. Obviously my parents had great sense of style. ( :