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Been in a weird limbo for the past few weeks. One day I have got ideas ans free flowing creative energy and the next day I have got nothing. No. Thing.
I know I need to accept this limbo but it is difficult. Maybe I need more sleep!
I shouldn’t complain, I have a productive week or two.
Once upon a time I tried my hand at pencil sketching and shading. This was always what I thought I needed to be good at in order to be a respectable and “real” artist. I remember trying so hard over the years! Someday I will find the old attempts and show them off but this is the ONLY one I kept in my portfolio collections because, let’s e honest and let’s also stroke my ego – it looks amazing!
It is a replica from a photograph I took of my half blind cat which was over exposed. The over exposure actually added to the ordinary photograph, so when I was given an assignment to draw a portrait in school I decided that the photograph would work nicely.
I used a grid system to draw this. And if you don’t know what that is (GOOGLE IT!), it is when you take the image you wish to draw and take a ruler to it and section the image off in equal squares. Then you take your blank paper and section it off in the same sized squares, or same size ratio if you are enlarging or shrinking the image. You then copy what is in each square and focus on small sections instead of an overall image. It can take much of the stress and hassle out of drawing a detailed image. Some amazing artist do not need this help, which I always resented! haha!
Anyway – this turned out great so I will keep it forever, BUT, I will probably never try again because it is just not my thing, and that it OKAY!!!
I got the digital images back from my art printer! They look amazing! Much better than my iPhone camera attempt at sharing them!
Sakura Gelly Roll metallic and colored pens
Daniel Smith, M. Graham & Co., and Grumbacher Watercolor Paints
Princeton Art & Brush Co. Brushes
Canson Watercolor Paper, 9×12, 140 GSM
Sometimes I sit down to my desk and have no idea what I want to create but I have a tangible feeling, or rather; urge, to create something. There have been countless times that what I create is of no aesthetic value and gets crumpled into the trash in frustration OR donated to my daughter’s growing pile of mommy discards (at lease I will always have one unconditional and loyal fan!). And sometimes I actually like what comes from it.
Sometimes I go into this urge with a plan. I know that I want to create a certain image or I know I want to paint or I know I want to doodle nothingness while I mostly watch Netflix! But MOST often I get the urge to create something and I have zero inclination as to what it should or will be. I sit down to an empty desk and start thinking.
First I think, how much time do I have? A few hours?! Not likely! I have three kids and I work from home and my sweet dedicated husband is working hard at work.
Second, how much mess do I want to make, AKA, how messy is the desk right now and do I have to clean it up before getting started on a new project?! Ugh! Maybe I will ignore the urge today!
Third, what has been inspiring me lately. Browsing hashtags on Instagram or pinning images on flowers on Pinterest or maybe a you tube video I watched on a media I would like to try my hand at.
Fourth, do I have any projects I want to make for someone?! A personalized baby shower gift? An inspirational quote for an upcoming event at church?
An lastly, do I have any priority projects and paying customers waiting for draft updates or finished projects?
Once I have assembled my mental answers to my mental questions I get started. I make a mess, spread my project all over my desk and spend time getting my hands dirty!
Like I said, I often don’t like what I make, but that’s ok! I have learned over the years that it is better to make something everyday and like a small percentage of it than to not make anything at all!
Tim Holtz Ranger Alcohol Ink; Aqua, Wild Plum, Gold, Sunshine Yellow
Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold Pen
Weekends in our family are sacred. With kids in school and an Army Doctor husband that works long hours, we take time off very seriously! Sometimes so seriously that the pressure to have an amazing time is overwhelming!
We are so lucky to live in Hawaii for a time and we couldn’t be happier about that if we tried!
Here are a few glimpses into our Hawaiian weekends!
But wherever you live please remember to get out and make memories and get dirty and laugh too loud and take photos of the fun!
Another delicate and delightful design from my earlier years but is definitely a fan favorite for good reason. This design has a wild and untamed feel to it and is of course accompanied by some sweet critters.
Created on watercolor paper with India ink and a dip pen and paint brush.
An oldie but a favorite of mine here. This simple feather has some little wild flowers and an assortment of leaves and berries. This design was completed for pleasure and not as a custom tattoo order, however I have had customers place it on skin over the years.
Drawn on watercolor paper and with India ink with a dip pen and paint brush.
A sweet little hot air balloon floats above this desert paradise with two types of cacti and an adorable succulent in this custom drawn temporary tattoo design.
Drawn with the iPadPro, Apple Pencil and the Adobe Draw app
A spin on my classic and original sugar skull and hibiscus tattoo – this design is adorned by a flawless rose. The sugar skull and daisy are beautifully framing the blossom and the overall design is nicely balanced
Drawn with the iPadPro, Apple Pencil and the Adobe Draw app
Stephanie is so kind and wonderful to work with. She is honest about what will work and what won't, and creates beautiful artwork. My first piece was exactly what I had hoped, no revisions or changes required at all. I can't wait to have the tattoo done and I can't wait to see my next completed piece!! Thank you again Stephanie!
I'll start by saying I'm not the easiest customer. I'm very particular about what I like and how I want things done. I fell in love with Stephanie's work from the moment I saw it and knew I'd be getting a custom piece done. When I placed my order I had a vision in my head and Stephanie delivered exactly what I wanted! She was very open to any changes I wanted and thoughtful in her revisions. She was also very kind and patient. I am beyond satisfied with her services and my piece.
Thank you again for a beautiful second tattoo design. I knew what I wanted to be reflected in it, but in no way had I thought hat someone could put them together so beautifully!! Can't wait to get this in ink 💕 Stephanie keeps you updated through the entire process and is attentive to any requests and feedback. Highly recommend her for your tattoo design !!☺️
Very, very cool. Super detailed and so much to look at. She did a great job creating these.
Ideas that came to life on paper. I have been brainstorming ideas for some time now about my next tattoo. Stephanie was able to make all my ideas come perfectly out into this art piece that I was dreaming about. Its exactly what I had in mind! She was such a great listener and I love that she was excited to get it started. Thank you so much Stephanie for this beautiful piece that means SO much to me. I can't wait to get it in ink! I am absolutely positive I will be coming back for another in the future! LOVE IT!!! I will send pics once I get it down on skin. ;)
I love this beautiful art done for my new tattoo. Stephanie was very cool to work with. Always listens and comes up with fantastic work. She always kept me informed of the progress and asked for feedback througout. This tattoo means a lot to me and can't wait to get it. Will post pictures once I get it. Thanks again Stephanie for doing great work!
Stephanie was wonderful to work with! She was receptive with all of my thoughts, and was really able to get into my head and create something more beautiful than I imagined. I'm blown away with the finished product- definitely an Etsy best!!!!!
I had a custom tattoo design drawn by Stephanie to incorporate a number of important ideas into one design. It came out better than I could have ever imagined. Stephanie is an amazing artist and is very patient. She made every little change I requested until I was completely satisfied with the design. I can't wait to get my beautiful tattoo! I will definitely be back if I ever need another design.
I came to Stephanie with a tattoo idea that was a bit different from the floral designs I saw on most of her listings. But she was incredibly open and supportive of new ideas and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her! She constantly kept me updated as she progressed on the drawing, and she was very patient and wiling to make big and small changes as I saw them. She was easy to communicate with and very prompt with responses to questions and revisions. I am so incredibly happy with the final product, it came out even better than I envisioned it! Her artwork is of the highest caliber and I will definitely be back if I decide to get more tattoos!
I am so pleased with my design. I am not very good at describing things and Stephanie was awesome about working with me. She completed my design very quickly. I cannot wait to get this newest tattoo!!
Stephanie does amazing and beautiful work, and she couldn't be more wonderful to work with. She listens and is able to translate what she hears from you into art you will truly love!
Stephanie, the prints arrived safe and sound inside a plastic bag in a torrential down poor! they're even more beautiful in person. Thank you! xo
There are no words to describe Stephanie and her art. She is simply amazing. I contacted her to do a piece for me for a tattoo, and although she indicated what I wanted was a bit "outside of the box", she delivered 110% and more. She was open to my ideas & even threw in her own, which made my piece so much better. She has an eye & a talent that's indescribable. I'm so happy I found her. I cannot wait to show her my tattoo when it's finished. :) The turn around time is surprisingly quick for such a detailed, well-thought out piece. Stephanie, THANK YOU.
There is not enough amazing things to say about Stephanie. I was on a time constraint and she was so accommodating. She was so helpful on my ideas to change some things around. The final piece was AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!!! If I need another design I am definitely having Stephanie do it for me again!!! You will not be disappointed at all. She is in constant communication to make sure you are ok with her drafts. So excited to get my tattoo done!!. Thank you Stephanie
Stephanie exceeded my expectations and was a pleasure to work with! I had a very specific tattoo idea in mind and she helped bring my vision to life. I loved, loved Stephanie's communication and responsiveness throughout the process! She over-communicated and was very good about answering my questions in a timely manner and I ask a lot of questions lol! She was also a good listener, extremely patient, and offered great ideas and feedback when I needed it, all of which helped me to think through my vision. Tattoos are extremely meaningful and last a lifetime so it's important to fall in love with your design, and I was certainly able to do this with Stephanie's work! I cannot wait to get Stephanie's beautiful design tattooed in the near future, I will definitely be using Stephanie again for new potential designs!!!
Stephanie is an AMAZING artist! I loved, loved the fabulous design she created for me! You cannot go wrong with her work, it was well worth the time and money! Stephanie is truly passionate about what she does and it definitely shows in her work!!! I would definitely recommend Stephanie to others. Thanks again for bringing my vision to life :)
I am absolutely thrilled with the design for my tattoo. Stephanie was very easy to work with and she really worked well with my thoughts and ideas and used her creative expertise to create the perfect tattoo for me. It is absolutely gorgeous! I was so thrilled that I hired her to draw another. Thank you Stephanie!
Stephanie did a great work. She is nice and very professional ! Thanks again
Perfect, Stephanie is so cool, and i enjoyed the feather
after months of looking for ideas and artists for a new tattoo piece, I was lucky to find Stephanie. she was immediately responsive and we worked together to finalize a custom design literally over a weekend. she took my photos and notes, worked them into sketches and nailed it with her fist attempt. months of research finalized in one friendly, efficient, artistic swoop. highly recommended indeed.
Stephanie was a joy to work with! She was very attentive to every detail of my tattoo creation! She was very willing to make sure that it was exactly what I wanted - and more! She had a vision for things that I could never have imagined myself. Thank you Stephanie for this fabulous design! I can't wait to get it on my body! :)
Amazing tattoo designs, very professional and talented artist. i'm very happy with my purchase!
Absolutely LOVE Stephanie and her work! She worked so well with me to get the exact drawing for my family tattoo! I wasn't the easiest to please hahah (sorry) but we worked together and have one fantastic feather with a little a piece of one of my family Members! Thank you so much!! Now to only find a tattoo artist as good to put it on my skin. Xox Jonie
Stephanie has an amazing talent, I ended up with the most beautiful design created for my book. I'm an indie author and wanted to have a custom piece made that was specific for my manuscript and she went above and beyond my expectations!
Loved my custom drawing! Stephanie is amazing! She designed exactly what I was looking for 😃😃😃
I have long been wanting my first tattoo but was waiting for the perfect idea. Then I found Stephanie online. I was instantly drawn and fell in love with her out of this world feather designs and knew straight away she was the artist I wanted to design my first tattoo. I contacted her with some of my key elements and had exceptionally quick and constant responses. She took a jumbled idea in my head and made the most amazing meaninful image that I am so in love with. Process very quick, even though there was a wait list and worked with me every step of the way. Stand out artist, professional, and end product amazing. I would highly recommend her as she manages to incorporate all ideas into a flowing piece.
The tattoo designs are absolutely beautiful, creatively crafted and so intricate. I fell in love with this design as soon as I saw it...so neat having a feather, and within that feather so many beautiful things join together to make the form of a feather...ohh its simply stunning!!! i cannot wait to get this image as a tattoo on my fore arm:] The artist responded to my request really quickly and the purchase was made within the a few minutes after the request. All is super quick and effective:]. Thank you SlowDesigns for this beautiful piece of art:]
Working with Stephanie was a fast, easy process. Her designs are gorgeous.
Beautifully made cant wait to have this on my skin, love it thank you Stephanie
Thank you Stephanie for your patience and creativity. Can't wait to put it on skin. If there' s gonna come a 2nd one, I'll get back to you for sure!
I absolutely love your designs! I'll be using them for hand embroidery and I'm so excited to get started!
I absolutely love my design! Stephanie really captured exactly what I was looking for! She is so easy to communicate with and also responds quickly! The process could not have been easier! She is so talented I had to do research to find a tattoo artist who would do her work justice, I could not recommend her more highly, can't wait to get my design on my skin!
Stephanie is an amazing artist!! I absolutely love the design she created for me!! Awesome response time and communicates! AMAZING THANK YOU STEPHANIE
This is awesome on and the tattoo artist was impressed with it too! Thanks!
Really beautiful work. Stephanie was really pleasant and easy to work with. And I really appreciate that she was so quick about communications!
Amazing artist!!! I love it! Thanks for the amazing Koi :)
When I look at my custom design it still takes my breath away! Let me start off by saying that Stephanie is amazing in every way imaginable. I fell in love with her work when my friend had a design made last year. I finally decided to commission her right before she did a big move. In all the life changes and shuffle, she forgot about my design. I admit I did too. When I contacted her to see if she was settled in she was so beside herself she had forgotten! I was in no way upset but she was amazing. She worked closely and patiently with me to design exactly what I wanted. Although I just love her creative ideas so I let her run with most of it. She created a masterpiece and I CANNOT wait to get it forever on my body! She was so apologetic and even reimbursed my deposit! She is such a professional!
Absolutely thrilled with my design! It is everything I imagined and more. Stephanie is a pleasure to work with, listens to ideas and produces stunning pieces. I am so so happy this piece will be on my body :) Very smooth transaction - HAPPY HAPPY!
Love love love! This will make a beautiful tattoo. Great communication and customer service. Thanks :)
Ive been wanting a feather tattoo forever and when i saw this illustration i just fell in love its not simple at all she does an amazing job on all her illustration anybody looking for a personal drawing that you want to represent you and your personality i would recommend STEPHANIE LOW Thank you again for your great work . i cant wait to show you the masterpiece on my skin THANK YOU AGAIN !!!!
stephanie is very talent artist. she's very kind and motivated to do everything you want on yours tattoo with open mind and smile on her face :) i love to work with you and i recommend everyone who think your art is beautiful as i do, to go for it, with no second thoughts. i promise it will work for you on the best side it could be!
I'm so excited to get this tattoo! Stephanie captured exactly the elements I described to her and she created a truly custom, personal work of art. She was responsive, honest about her process, set expectations, solicited feedback at various points, and the result is everything I hoped for. I'm looking forward to finding the right tattoo artist so that I can have this as a permanent work of art I can always display. Thank you, Stephanie! Pictures of the final tattoo to come!
Let me start off with that Stephanie is INCREDIBLE. She truly has the customer's best interest at heart, and works with you to create a design that you love and one that will look good!! She kept in touch with me throughout all steps of the process, always making sure I would get the perfect design- and I did! I'm absolutely obsessed with this design and cannot wait to put it on my skin, it's better than I could have imagined, she really took my kinda weird request and made it beautiful. Couldn't be happier!
She is a astounding artist! Love, love my design.
So the first thing is that my actual design is not the one that will appear next to this review, so keep this in mind when reading. Stephaine was brilliant to deal with, there was an open line of communication and update, she never took offence to requested amends, and gave enough of a steer and opinion on the overall look and feel without taking over of making me feel in any way the piece wasn't entirely mine. it is clear from dealing with Stephaine and looking at her work that more then just a business this really is a labor of love and something she cares about which makes it all the more special for customers. I would certainly recommend the services of Stephanie Low Designs.
I'd been admiring Stephanie's work for almost a year before I was able to snag a spot on her waitlist. My design has a few unconventional things in it, the cupcake for one, and lots of big round objects but she didn't shy away from the challenge; in fact, she stepped up and knocked it out of the park. I feel like I changed things a thousand times, but she was very kind and nothing but professional, she replied quickly even though there is a 6 hour time difference between us. Stephanie was wonderful to work with and my tattoo design is everything that I imagined it to be. I cannot wait to have it put on my skin. Thank you so much, Stephanie!!