Archive for May, 2015

9 Art Prints for Kids from BoomBoom Prints

9 Prints For Sunshine & Summer

It’s summer outside- why shouldn’t it be summer inside? Highlight your life with 9 sunny designs by BoomBoom Prints artists. From sunglasses to popsicles, you’re bound to find something that pumps you up for the warm months ahead.

"Sunglasses - Pink" by Sugar and Bean, BoomBoom Prints

 Make a sizzling hot statement on your wall with these vibrant Pink Sunglasses.  Or maybe, cool off just a little bit with the blue version of this Sugar and Bean Print Co print.

 

"You Are My Sunshine" by BitsyCreations, BoomBoom Prints

What makes the sunshine even better? When it has a smile on its face. Sure to brighten up your space, “You Are My Sunshine” by BitsyCreations will make the perfect addition to your summer decor.

 

"Kite in the Sky" by Katrina Beck, BoomBoom Prints

Let’s go fly a kite! This print “Kite in the Sky” by Katrina Beck carries the vibrant colors of a breezy summer afternoon into your home.

 

"Ice Cream and Sprinkles" by Kimberly Theresa Designs, BoomBoom Prints

 This mouth-watering triple-scoop “Ice Cream and Sprinkles” print by Kimberly Theresa Designs is so perfect for summertime decor, you’ll be wishing you could eat it.

 

"Live in the Sunshine" by Farmhouse Prints, BoomBoom Prints

 “Live in the Sunshine” both outside and in with this ombre-style print.  The sea meets the sky in this piece by artist Farmhouse Prints with blue hues from the ocean and orange hues from the sun.

 

"Lifeguard Hut" by Sam Osborne, BoomBoom Prints

 Artist Sam Osborne takes boring and turns it bold in “Lifeguard Hut”.  A common sight from the shore, a lifeguard tower takes on new life in this print and pulls all the bright colors of summer into one design.

 

"Strawberry Fields" by Zoe Wodarz, BoomBoom Prints

What could be cuter than the friendship between the strawberry and the sun in this print “Strawberry Fields” by Zoe Wodarz?

 

"Sun Salt Sand - Orange" by Suzie Deyo, BoomBoom Prints

“Sun Salt and Sand”– all the perfect elements of a summer beach trip. This print by Suzie Deyo also comes in blue or pink sunglasses to fit your summer style.

 

"Ice Lollies" by Nic Squirrell, BoomBoom Prints

Another tasty treat for summer! Artist Nic Squirrell showcases the heat of summer with this fantastic print “Ice Lollies”. Take a look at it in our room inspiration– it just adds so much color!

 

Do you know of any other summery prints on BoomBoom? Share them in the comments!

Looking for more summery artwork?  Check out art by more amazing BoomBoom Prints artists here!

 

9 Prints for Sunshine & Summer

9 Art Prints for Summer from BoomBoom Prints

Nursery Inpiration and Ideas Room Board from BoomBoom Prints

Roomboard: Barbara Azul’s Woodland Nursery

Snuggle up with your little one in this woodland wonderland! The white backdrop creates a soothing base palette, while the light blue accents inspired by Barbara Azul’s “Mr Brown” and “Fox and I” prints add serenity to the room. No matter the season, you will love the soft hues and simple decor of this peaceful Roomboard!

 

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1. Silver Stripe Canopy – Land of Nod

2. Aqua Double Shade Pendant Light – Houzz

3. “Mr Brown” 16 x 20 Framed Print – Barbara Azul, BoomBoom Prints

4. DaVinci Jenny Lind Convertible Crib – Simply Baby Furniture

5. Designer Grey Polar Bear Bookends – Debenhams

6. Ivory Tufted Nailhead Wingback Rocker – Target

7. Birch Grove Pillow Cover – Etsy

8. Light Blue Wool Moroccan Rug – Overstock

9. The Tortoise and the Hare Stuffed Animal – Etsy

10. “Fox and I” 16 x 20 Framed Print – Barbara Azul, BoomBoom Prints

Artist Webinar from BoomBoom Prints

BBP Artist Webinar: Adjusting Lighting and Cropping on Studio Art

A follow-up to our webinar “studio art to digital art” this webinar features our graphic designer Aleah and will describe how to adjust lighting, color, and cropping issues once studio artwork has been scanned or photographed. She goes over tools like levels, color balance, crop, auto tone, and more! Ensure that your whites are white and your bedroom wall is not part of your upload!

 

Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Barbara Azul

photoThis week’s featured artist is BBP artist Barbara Azul. Both a delicate illustrator and self-proclaimed cookie monster, she enraptures others with her fairytale-like designs and quirky images. Read on to see and how she discovers new ideas for her paintings and transforms them into glimpses of fascination:

BBP: Describe your style in 5 words or less:

Barbara: Whimsical and serene.

BBP: What is your creative process like?

Barbara: There is no formula, really. But there is always music involved! Sometimes I sketch before, others I go for it with just an idea in my head, either on paper or on a computer (I’m now exploring drawing on a tablet). I often resort to my moodboard or look for subjects on the internet. I usually prefer an aesthetic that combines simple images with small and intricate details, such as fur or patterns.

BBP: Do you always work from the same a spot- a studio, a particular desk, etc.- or do you move around?

Barbara: I usually work from home but also have a borrowed place downtown where I do most of my digital work.

workspaceBBP: How has your style changed over the years?

Barbara: It has definitely become a little more refined but I’m still learning and improving. There is always place for improvement and evolution. And change.

BBP: Tell us about the colors you use- how do you choose them, what inspires them?

Barbara: I normally decide the colors before painting, having in mind the feel and theme of the drawing. I usually prefer a soft palette with subtle contrasts.

BBP: Did you always know that you wanted to design for kids and families?

Barbara: Well, to be honest I never had that goal. I just started to explore themes that inspire me, like animals and nature, and therefore appealed to people who share the same love and respect for them. And definitely children are animals’ biggest fans!

I’m just always very happy when someone likes my art enough to buy it and take it home or give it to someone. It’s a little piece of me traveling all around and that’s very special.

BBP: Do you think art is important for kids? Why?

Barbara: It is proven that art helps in the development of motor skills, language and visual recognition. I think that it’s important for spontaneity and divergent thinking as well and a resourceful way of expressing thoughts and feelings they cannot verbalize for some reason.

BBP: Tell us about your favorite design on the site: Which one is it? Why? What inspired it?

Barbara: They mean different things to me and they are all favorite in a way, but if I had to pick one… maybe Wolfville. It was inspired by an amazing photograph of a grey wolf pup sleeping and immediately I thought of serenity and peace (two very important things to me), hence the tiny civilization peacefully resting on it’s body.

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Barbara: Two cats, Flea and Mina.

BBP: Where did you grow up?

Barbara: In Porto, the second largest city of Portugal.

BBP: What was your most prized possession as a kid? Tell us about it!

Barbara: A big brown teddy bear that my grandfather gave me for my first Christmas.

BBP: What did your room look like growing up?

Barbara: Tidy but unorganized. Lots of paper, pencils and markers laying around.

BBP: Who is your favorite superhero and why?

Barbara: The original Spiderman. He is the ultimate underdog, yet always manages to keep a sense of humor. And he climbs walls and swings around the city. How cool is that?

BBP: What’s your favorite midnight snack?

Barbara: Winter requires tea and cookies, but in summer I prefer an apple. And cookies.

BBP: Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

Barbara: Early or on time. I hate being late.

BBP: Beach or mountains?

Barbara: Both, I really can’t choose.

BBP: Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

Barbara: I can do the neck dance just as good as anyone in a Bollywood movie:)

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Check out more of Barbara Azul’s art here!

9 Art Prints for Kids from BoomBoom Prints

9 Owl Prints For Your Nursery

Who gives a hoot about their nursery? You do? Well then take a look at these 9 featured owl prints by BoomBoom Prints artists. From colorful patterns to subtle pastels, you’re sure to find the right fit for you and your little owlet.

"Owl" by Heather Scott, BoomBoom Prints

This vibrant “Owl” print by Heather Scott will liven up the walls of your nursery. Pair with brightly colored crib accessories or rug, and you’ve got a room just as lively as your little one.

 

"Owl Always Love you" by Rose Bud Studio, BoomBoomPrints

 Perfect for a pink theme, this flowery “Owl Always Love You” print by Rose Bud Studio brings a nature-inspired look indoors. Matched with natural wood and neutral accents, your nursery will be a breath of fresh air.

 

"Owl Family" by Heidi Mcintyre, BoomBoom Prints

 This cute print “Owl Family” combines trendy colors and intriguing designs. Your little one is sure to feel the love from this print by Heidi Mcintyre.

 

"Coffee Owl" by Jessica Mingo Designs, BoomBoom Prints

 Who knew owls drink coffee, too? When your tyke enters the world, you’re bound to need a few cups… every hour. This cute, colorful “Coffee Owl” print by Jessica Mingo Designs is sure to bring smiles and much-needed energy to your nursery.

 

"Owl Always Love You" by Caramel Expressions, BoomBoom Prints

 What’s more cozy than two owls snuggling on a branch? This cuddly “Owl Always Love You” print by Caramel Expressions reflects the love and warmth you bring to your nursery.

 

"Woodland Trio - Owl" by Little Bristles, BoomBoom Prints

 This adorable owl print matches its friends bear and fox in a woodland trio by Little Bristles. These creatures may be in competition for the cutest woodland nursery prints.

 

"Snowy Owl" by Taylor Rose, BoomBoom Prints

 A beautiful, pastel print by Taylor Rose, this “Snowy Owl” print is like a fresh coat of snow on a winter’s day – but inside!

 

"Night Owl" by Running River Design, BoomBoom Prints

 The soft colors of this “Night Owl” print by Running River Design shows off the quiet nature we all associate with owls. Let’s hope that means more sleep for the baby… and you.

 

"Snow Owl" by LouJah, BoomBoom Prints

 Though winter can be cold and icy, this bohemian-inspired “Snow Owl” print by LouJah will provide warmth and beauty to your nursery’s decor.

 

Have any other favorite owl prints on BoomBoom? Share them in the comments!

Looking for more owls? Check out art by more amazing BoomBoom Prints artists here!

 

9 Owl Prints For Your Nursery

9 Art Prints of Owls from BoomBoom Prints

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