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FreeArtsMN Holiday Art Project

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BoomBoom Prints paired with FreeArtsMn and the Jeremiah Project of Minneapolis to link our artists with some real Minneapolis kiddos.  14 different kids drew anything they could imagine with a black magic marker on paper.  We then scanned in the images and sent them out to 18 of our BBP artists.  Find all the originals and our artists’ finished pieces in the slideshow below (click to zoom!):

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You can find all of the finished pieces here!  All the net proceeds during the month of December 2015 from these pieces will be donated back to FreeArtsMN.

BBP Artist Color Challenge October 2015

Artist Color Challenge: October 2015

This awesome idea was started by one of our artists, Yetzenia, as part of the BBP Artist facebook group.

 

Artist of Boom Boom Prints (BBP), challenge yourself with this monthly challenge! Make an illustration suitable for BBP with this selected color as the dominate color of the illustration. This month’s color was inspired by the art of Alice and Martin Provensen.

 

Artist Color Challenge October 2015: #eb7d1c

Rules:
– One entry per artist
– Dominate color of the art must be the selected color
– If you are using traditional media, try to match the selected color as best as possible
– You must be a BBP artist
– You can post your art on social media platforms with the #BBPChallenge26 tag but the finished artwork must be posted on BBP’s Artist Corner FB group Page (remember to add the BBP URL so people can find it on the site, too!)
– If you won the previous challenge, you can not be a winner for the current challenge. (You’re too talented, give another artist a chance to win!) Feel free to enter a piece anyway and join the fun!

Timeline:
– Art is due on the 26th by Midnight EST.
– Using Facebook Group Poll, Voting will start on the 27th till the 28th – ending at Midnight EST. (No voting for yourself!)
– A winner will be announced on the 29th.

Prize:
The winner of the challenge will have their winning artwork featured on BBP official Facebook and Twitter Page.
Members are encouraged to share the winning artwork on at least one social media site with the #BBPChallenge26 and @boomboomprint tag.

 

BoomBoom Prints Artist Color Challenge October 2015

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.

 

 

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

See more by laurenmary

 

 

BoomBoom Prints Featured Artist Laurenmary

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Carla Martell’s Colorful Critters Bathroom Roomboard

With a few colorful critters, including Carla Martell’s Sweet Sailor Cat, this kids bathroom is guaranteed to help alleviate bathtime tears and  bedtime blues.  We had a hard time deciding between Carla’s cart and her other, very adorable alligator piece.  In the end, the cat won out only because of the bath-like boat and the tiny heart flag!

 

Carla Martell's Colorful Critters kids bathroom

1.  Automatic Soap Dispenser from Homedics

2. Center Drian Free Standing Bathtub from HomeDepot

3. Give A Hoot shower curtain from Kohls

4. Animal Bath Wrap from Potterybarn Kids

5. “Sweet Sailor Cat” by BBP Artist Carla Martell

6. Pedestal Sink from HomeDepot

7. Round Bowl Toilet from Plumberstock

8. Kids Step stool from Amazon

9. Bambini bathrug from Target

10. Brights apartment hamper from Bed, Bath, and Beyond

 

 

Interested in the wonderful works for Carla Martell? Visit her interview here!

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