Archive for August, 2015

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Yetzenia Leiva

MeThis week’s New Jersey-based featured artist Yetzenia Leiva creates silly yet beautiful pieces. She populates her store with colorful animals, flowers, and more. Read below to learn more about this wonderful BoomBoom Prints artist!

BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!

Yetzenia: Ever-changing, bold, colorful, sweet, and whimsical.

 

BBP: Name an artist or person that inspires your art and why!

Yetzenia: Recently, I’ve been very into the work of Misaki Kawai. Her art is super bright, colorful, and funny. I really love art with humor.

 

BBP: Did you go to school for art or are you primarily self-taught?

Yetzenia: Yes, I went to School of Visual Art for a year. Then I attended and received my BFA from Rutgers. In my education, I learned sculpture, painting, drawing, and digital art making.

 

BBP: When did you start designing/creating?  Was there a particular event that inspired you to pursue it further?

Yetzenia: I’ve been art making since kindergarten and I continue to do so because I love it so much. I create something – be it sketch or painting – everyday. I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon.

 

BBP: How has your style changed since you started?

Yetzenia: My art style has changed vastly over the years. It all heavily depends on what I’m using to make art. Currently, for BBP – I found a brush for Photoshop that mimics crayons. I’ve been having a blast with it!

 

BBP: Where is the coolest place you’ve visited?

Yetzenia: The coolest place I’ve been to is definately Japan! The street of Harajuku is magnificently colorful and cute!

 

BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?

Yetzenia: I create most of my art in my studio. I’m still in the process of getting it together, but I have all the essentials so far (table, lights, and materials) to be able to create.

 

BBP: Do you have any children? If so, what are their names and ages?

Yetzenia: Not at the moment, I’m more interested in traveling and making art.

 

BBP: Do you have any pets?

Yetzenia: No pets, but I’d love to have a doggy friend in the future.

 

BBP: Growing up, were your parents into or involved in art?

Yetzenia: They were not into art.

 

BBP: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid?

Yetzenia: Reading, playing Zelda or Pokemon on the Gameboy, and of course making art!

 

BBP: What did your room look like growing up?

Yetzenia: I didn’t have a room of my own until I was able to afford one myself. Surprisingly, my walls were mostly empty. Now, I hang up some of my paintings.

 

BBP: Favorite song?

Yetzenia: Gatekeeper by Feist.

 

BBP: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?

Yetzenia: My husband. We would just hang out and be on vacation.

 

BBP: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do instead?

Yetzenia: I think I would have tried to become a botanist. I’m really interested in plants and fungi  and their medicinal usefulness. I do my own research, reading articles and such for fun. When in a new location, I’m more interested in visiting botanical gardens then I am looking at art museums!

 

BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?

Yetzenia: Lake. Pools are gross and oceans are too cold and violent. Lakes are chill.

 

BBP: What is one thing that you’ve never tried, but would like to?

Yetzenia: I haven’t made a popover or a croissant yet.

 

BBP: Sunglasses or hats?

Yetzenia: Neither!

 

BBP: Sweet or savory?

Yetzenia: Savory.

 

BBP: Dogs or cats?

Yetzenia: Dogs!

 

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Yeti with Birds Nursery Art Print by Yetzenia Leiva

Check out more of her work here!

Friday Fresh Picks

Friday Fresh Picks: August 28th

From sheep to sunsets, there’s something in this week’s Friday Fresh Picks for you! This week, BoomBoom Prints was impressed with brynza, Xiran Wang, Gurinov Valery, and Design4uStudio. Check them out!

1. brynza: This new BBP’s artist has a collection filled with adorable, furry animals that you can’t help but love! From a cat rejoicing in “Happy Cat” to a huggable cactus in “Cute Cactus with Hugs,” bryzna’s collection is perfect for your little boy or girl.

"Cute cats" Art Print by BBP Artist brynza

Cute cats” Art Print by BBP Artist brynza

"Rabbit with flower" Long-Sleeve Onesie by BBP Artist brynza

Rabbit with flower” Long-Sleeve Onesie by BBP Artist brynza

2. Xiran wang: Looking for cute, playful prints? Look no further than Xiran Wang’s collection of sheep, bears, and more! Soft colors coupled with adorable creatures make perfect prints for your child’s room.

"The Shepherdess and Sheep" Art Print by BBP Artist Xiran Wang

The Shepherdess and Sheep” Art Print by BBP Artist Xiran Wang

"Dance Bear" Onesie by BBP Artist Xiran Wang

Dance Bear” Onesie by BBP Artist Xiran Wang

3. Gurinov Valery: Gurinov Valery’s collection ranges from silly animals to whimsical landscapes! His wide collection of onesie designs are perfect for your little boy or girl. One of our favorite prints is “dream Alice,” pictured below.

"dream Alice" Framed Art Print by BBP Artist Gurinov Valery

dream Alice” Framed Art Print by BBP Artist Gurinov Valery

"funny animals" Tote Bag by BBP Artist Gurinov Valery

funny animals” Tote Bag by BBP Artist Gurinov Valery

4. Design4uStudio: With a collection of over 100 prints, Design4uStudio will sure have something for you! This artist’s collection features colorful prints, ranging from beautiful landscapes to striking animals. This artist’s play on lines and shapes creates an interesting, captivating collection.

"Vietnam" iPhone Case by BBP Artist Design4uStudio

Vietnam” iPhone Case by BBP Artist Design4uStudio

"Sunset in the swamp" Art Print by BBP Artist Design4uStudio

Sunset in the swamp” Art Print by BBP Artist Design4uStudio

Check back next week for more Friday Fresh Picks!

DIY Ribbon-Hung Prints

Looking for a unique way to showcase your art? This easy DIY is a great way to spice up your walls without breaking the bank!

 

 

First, round up your materials. All you need are a few household items, but you can take your project to the next level by using spray paint for a little hint of extra color! As you can see from the image, you’ll want binder clips, ribbon, a few of your favorite art prints, and push pins to attach it all.

 

 

Add spray paint to your binder clips for added color. Spread some scrap paper outside, hold the spray can 6-12 inches away, and spray until no silver shows through. Once dry, flip the clips to the other side and repeat!

 

 

After the binder clips have dried, attach a strip of ribbon to each of the clip backs. We used Future Glue, but you can use any brand of super or gorilla glue! Remember to give yourself some wiggle room and add extra ribbon lengthwise so you can make adjustments later.

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Step 4

 

 

Time to cover up the glue stains! Just tie a few bows from your leftover ribbon and attach them to the fronts of the binder clips.

Step 5

 

 

Open, clip, and done! To attach your creation to the wall, adjust the ribbon length as needed, cut and place your ribbon where the wall meets the ceiling, and add a few small tacks to hold your project in place. Ta-da! A perfectly fabulous way to showcase your art!

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We used a single roll of thick ribbon for the prints, but you can also intertwine lots of ribbons together! If you have an empty wall column, hang all your prints on a single piece of ribbon or hang the bow-coated clips on a few nails instead. There are so many ways you can make this idea your own, and we hope you’re inspired to do so!

The art prints used in this post are “You are our Greatest Adventure” by Zoomboone Creations, “Moonlight” by Kakel, and “Let Your Dreams Set Sail” by Tumbling After. In addition to these prints, you can find thousands of other amazing designs here!

 

Do you have any art-hanging tricks of your own? Share them in the comments below!

 

Nursery Inpiration and Ideas Room Board from BoomBoom Prints

Roomboard: A Curious Lodging Teen Bedroom

Designed with teen dreamers in mind, this week’s roomboard features artwork by Diogo Verissimo. No matter the adventure they go on today, they always have their refuge at home.Roomboard_Diogo

  1. Simple Hoop Mirror – Anthropologie
  2. Faux Wood Grain Wall Clock – Etsy
  3. “Home Sweet Moon” Framed Art Print – Diogo Verissimo, BoomBoom Prints
  4. Criss Cross Fleece Rug – Target
  5. Trailblazer Airgo Chair – PBTeen
  6. Down Throw – Eddie Bauer
  7. Rhino Armor Storage Trunk – Brookstone
  8. Sleep + Study Loft – PBTeen
  9. Colorful Task Floor Lamp – PBTeen
  10. Lord of the Flies Book – Barnes And Noble
9 Art Prints for Kids and Nurseries

9 Pineapple Prints For Your Nursery

The tropical weather won’t stay forever but now it can! You’ll be reminded of the sweet summer year round with these adorable pineapple prints by BoomBoom Prints artists.

"Pineapple" by Elisabeth Fredriksson, BoomBoom Prints

How cute are the geometric shapes in this “Pineapple” print by artist Elisabeth Fredriksson?!

 

"Pineapple" by Sarah Tamblyn Designs, BoomBoom Prints

You’ll be reminded of tropical weather with the colors in this “Pineapple” print by Sarah Tamblyn Designs.

 

"Pineapple" by Rui Faria, BoomBoom Prints

 One “Pineapple” won’t do the trick… artist Rui Faria has enough to share!

 

"Pineapple Love" by Mikath, BoomBoom Prints

Who said pineapples can’t be pink?! This “Pineapple Love” print by Mikath would be a fun pop of color on a nursery wall.

 

"It's Raining Pineapples" by Karin Bijlsma, BoomBoom Prints

Look out! “It’s Raining Pineapples” by artist Karin Bijlsma is heading your way!

 

"Pineapple" by About Mika, BoomBoom Prints

This “Pineapple” print by About Mika looks too tasty to eat!

 

"Genetically Engineered Pineapples" by Rui Faria, BoomBoom Prints

Nope, you’re not seeing double! These are “Genetically Engineered Pineapples” by artist Rui Faria.

 

"Miss Hawaiian Pineapple" b y Haidi Shabrina, BoomBoom Prints

“Miss Hawaiian Pineapple” by Haidi Shabrina will be hula dancing on your little one’s walls!

 

"Pineapple Sketch" by Hinterlund, BoomBoom Prints

This “Pineapple Sketch” by Hinterlund looks like it’s ready to eat!

 

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

Can’t get enough of the tropical theme? Check out more art by amazing BoomBoom Prints artists here!

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