Archive for September, 2015

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Roomboard: Fercute’s Great Big Explorer Kid’s Room

This week’s roomboard features artwork by BBP artist Fercute. Coming with both a globe & telescope this room is perfect for your big dreamer! Click any of the items below to see where they can be purchased.

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1. “Saggitarius” Art Print – Fercute, BoomBoom Prints

2. Antique Brass Lamp – Bellacor

3. Solid Wood Bed Frame – Ikea

4. Onni Accent Chair – Target

5. Balboa Globe – Target

6. 2-Drawer Chest – Target

7. Starwatcher Telescope – Wayfair

8. Gold Silk Pillow Cover – Etsy

9. Black Pillow Cover – Etsy

10. Flokati Area Rug – Home Decorators

Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Fercute

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This week’s featured artist is Fercute, a Minnesota native, who creates beautiful prints that inspire all little ones. Read below to learn about her favorite artists, her daughter’s artistic inspirations, and more!

BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!

Fercute: Colorful, whimsical, woodsy.

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

Fercute: Two artists that inspire me are Carson Ellis and Mary Engelbreit. Both produce the most amazing illustrations in very different ways. I honestly bought Wildwood for the beautiful Illustrations, but ended up loving the story. Mary’s work has always been around since I was a kid, so I feel like it has always influenced me. Now I always buy children’s book with her illustrations for my daughter, she is always so amazed by the illustrations.

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

Fercute: I took art classes at a local art center since I was 6 and then I continued to an art college.

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

Fercute: I guess I’ve always been designing or creating.

BBP: How has your style changed since you started?

Fercute: I think my style is constantly changing to and evolving, I’m always trying to improve my work.

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

Fercute: The place I enjoyed visiting most was Florida.

071115_0165BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?

Fercute: Typically anywhere in my home whether it’s in my office, the kitchen table, or on the couch watching TV.

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

Fercute: Yes, Trysten soon to be 9.

BBP: If you asked them to describe your art, what would they say about it?

Fercute: That it’s soooooooooo cute.

BBP: How are their rooms decorated? 

Fercute: Pink and chalkboard walls, so she can draw everywhere! But she says drawing is my thing.

BBP: What are they into these days? A specific toy? A hobby?

Fercute: Dance and soccer.

BBP: Do you have any pets?IMG_5478

Fercute: Yes, Alex the Golden Retriever and Pumpkin the cat.

BBP:: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid? 

Fercute: Any sort of drawing, painting, and ceramics. Also lots of time was spent exploring and building forts in the woods behind my house.

BBP: Favorite song?

Fercute: “Let it Be” The Beatles. But lately I can’t get enough of “Are You With Me” Dash Berlin Remix

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

Fercute: My husband, daughter and our pets.

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

Fercute: Well I’m actually a Graphic Designer, I consider my art to be more of a hobby that I wish was my full time job.

BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?IMG_6359

Fercute: Ocean, but since I’m in Minnesota, I have to settle for the lake.

BBP: Do you prefer milk chocolate or dark chocolate?

Fercute: Neither, I prefer gummies or taffy.

BBP: Sunglasses or hats?

Fercute: Sunglasses

BBP: Sweet or savory?

Fercute: Savory

BBP: Dogs or cats?

Fercute: Both please!

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Friday Fresh Picks: September 25, 2015

Many new artists joined the BBP community this week and you will be more than pleased that you chose to give them a glance:

 

1. Wharton: Very character-focused and full of vibrant colors, BBP artist Wharton brings a lot of personality to BoomBoom Prints.

 

2.  Adamzworld: It might be a little early to be thinking about Halloweem, by Adamzworld will make you wish it was here!  Who can resist a candy corn with a mustache?

 

Fox Nerd

 

Cool Candy Corn

Black Kitten Witch

3. Donna M Condida: Soft and sweet and full of florals!

 

4. Hello Neens: Bold and bright typography helps confirm this artist as a fun and exciting addition to the BBP world.

 

 

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Roomboard: Laurenmary’s Color Block Study

The roomboard for this week is a beautiful study featuring artwork by Laurenmary. Her Swedish Dala Horse pieces are complimented by a striking palette of colors from cyan blue to a calm citrus orange. Check out the links below to see where each part of the roomboard come from!

Color Block Study Roomboard featuring artwork by  BoomBoom Prints artist LaurenMary

1. “Modern Swedish Dala Horses II” Art Print – Laurenmary, BoomBoom Prints

2. “Modern Swedish Dala Horses I” Art Print – Laurenmary, BoomBoom Prints

3. Bai Design 11′ Wall Clock – AllModern

4. Kallax/Tjena Shelf – Ikea

5. Modrest Prime Modern High-Back Mesh Chair – AllModern

6. Household Essentials Storage Bin – WayFair

7. Metalla Can – The Container Store

8. Norden Gateleg Table – Ikea

9. Traditions Black White Damask Fabric – BuyFabrics

10. Rainbow Abstract Area Rug – WayFair

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist

Featured Artist: Laurenmary

Artist Laurenmary on BoomBoom PrintsLaurenmary is a bright, colorful, and creative artist who brings tons of life and sunshine to the BBP site!  Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Lauren is an award-winning artist and interior designer.  Take a look at what she has to say:

 

BBP: Describe your art in 5 words or less!
Lauren: Simple, retro, colorful, minimalist, fun

BBP: Name an artist or person that inspires your art and why!
Lauren: My nieces and nephews are my greatest inspiration. There seems to be a new one to spoil almost every year (I have two in Japan and seven here in the States, with one on the way)! I’m always thinking of what would look cute hanging in their rooms.

BBP: Did you go to school for art or are you primarily self-taught?
Lauren: A healthy balance of both

BBP: When did you start designing/creating?  Was there a particular event that inspired you to pursue it further?
Lauren: I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t designing/creating. I suppose I really became enamored with design as a career when I lived in Europe as an adolescent. We traveled a lot, and with about 50 or so fine-art museum visits, a trip to the Bauhaus was all it took. I was never a skilled illustrator, so to see that simple, minimalist shapes and forms were considered “art” for the first time gave me goose bumps.

Modern Distressed Deer Head I Infant Long-Sleeve T-Shirts by laurenmary on BoomBoomPrints
https://www.boomboomprints.com/Product/laurenmary/Geometric_Hexagon_Cubes/Galaxy_Cases/

BBP: How has your style changed since you started?
Lauren: In the beginning, as most of us probably are, I was all over the place experimenting – not really having a style because I hadn’t honed in on it yet. I do know, however, that simplicity, minimalism and proportion have always been my cornerstones.

BBP: Where is the coolest place you’ve visited?
Lauren: Japan – I was there for two weeks traveling with my Pops. At the end of the trip, my brother was married on Aoshima Island at the Aoshima-jinja shrine. I really enjoyed experiencing life in that culture – especially since they are into simplicity, minimalism and finding beauty in function.

BBP: Do you have a particular spot or place where you create most of your art?
Lauren: I work and physically design in my studio out of our home, but I think I create mostly in my head and occasionally I will have creative sessions while I’m sleeping, then wake up and get it “on paper”.

BBP: Do you have any kids or pets?
Lauren: We have two cats that we rescued when they were about a week old, Spencer and Baker. We had to syringe feed them and keep them on a heating pad for a while as kittens. It was nowhere close to true parenting, but we feel like they’re our kids!

BBP: Growing up, were your parents into or involved in art?
Lauren: My Pops has crazy amazing handwriting, which certainly influenced my love for typography. He also builds furniture and structures, like meandering decks/stairs, trellises, gazebos, etc. My Mommella is a very talented illustrator and painter – when she lets you see her work, she’s a bit shy with her talent. She was a teacher before she retired and we always had arts and crafts in the summer.

Geometric Alphabet Framed Art Print by laurenmary on BoomBoomPrints
Modern Narwhal II Tote Bag by laurenmary on BoomBoomPrints

BBP: What were your favorite hobbies as a kid?
Lauren: Anything art or design related. I remember once taking everything out of a board game box and setting it all up to look exactly like the photo on the cover – that was my idea of fun! My Christmas and Birthday presents were always geared toward design or architecture. I also was active in any kind of sports.

BBP: What’s your favorite story to tell about your childhood?
Lauren: Although both accidental, I broke my brother’s nose during a snowball fight; then that summer hacked him with a shovel creating a nice eyebrow scar – you could say I’m responsible for the handsome man he is today!

BBP: What did your room look like growing up? 
Lauren: A disaster zone! As most creatives will tell you – an un-kept room is a sign of a well-kept mind.
Once I got into feng shui, though, it was a masterpiece of placement and chi!

BBP: Who is your favorite famous person (current or historical) and why?
Lauren: Frank Lloyd Wright. I believe that on some level, we all aspire to change the world, and this man did just that with his architecture, design and concepts. He was the first to literally open doors by creating the “open concept” way of living we see now in all contemporary home architecture. He truly changed how we live.

BBP: Who would you want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island?
Lauren: My husband, of course! He would keep things fun and we would probably be just fine staying stranded!

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

BBP: Do you prefer to swim in a pool, ocean, or lake?
Lauren: Since I’m a literal person, I would say pool for swimming, but I prefer to be at the lake or shore.

BBP: If you couldn’t be an artist, what would you do instead?
Lauren: Architecture, no question.

Geometric Triangle Cubes iPhone case by laurenmary on BoomBoomPrints
Waldorf Montessori Abacus Framed Art Print by laurenmary on BoomBoomPrints

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