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Horse Lovers Christmas Gifts

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 1, 2010 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (0)

I've begun creating some new designs for horse lovers Christmas gifts. Everything from stationery, mugs, mousepads, binders and t-shirts or hoodies to more cool ideas.  I've begun here at Zazzle with my rendition of a horse at the fenceline, with snow floating down around her.  This version is in blue, a pretty way to begin the holiday season!

Horse Obsession T-shirt at Skreened

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on February 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM Comments comments (0)


Due to my own obsession with horses, I find it easy to focus my art, photography and design energies on them! This "Horse Obession" design, shown in blue but also available in cocoa and black, is at Skreened, where the print area reaches from hemline to neckline, offering wonderful design space.  In this design I've featured an image of a horse and rider done in very simple blocks of color with the text "Horse Obsession" running vertically and horizontally beside it. The letter "o" from Horse is the first letter of the word "obsession", making an interlaced pattern of the text, forming an upside down "T" shape beside the horse and rider graphic.  Check it out - and others like it at my Skreened shop, or at Zazzle!

For The Love of a Horse - Up and Runnin'!

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on January 26, 2010 at 1:57 PM Comments comments (0)

Just thought I'd mention that the website for the volunteer non-profit Horse Rescue operation in Georgia, USA is up and running. Please take the time to check it out - and if you have some spare change, please donate!


For the Love of a Horse, where you'll find sweet Gracie's story!


Many thanks to these wonderful folks for placing my name and website on their Benefactor page. I'm delighted to be a small part of your very large efforts to rescue horses!



Artwork Donation

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on November 17, 2009 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


It is very gratifying when someone likes your work enough to praise it. Its thrilling when someone likes it enough to purchase it. I'm not sure what word suits the feeling of having someone or an organization like your work enough to want it to represent them to the world. 


Overwhelming, really.


Recently I was approached by Miaka Palmieri, of For The Love of a Horse, a fairly new charitable horse rescue operation in Georgia, USA. They had purchased a business card package from my Zazzle shop with the pen & ink drawing "Innocence", a three day old foal, on it.  They were interested in possibly licencing this artwork to represent their organization, selling it on t-shirts etc for fund raising. I was honoured to have my art so highly considered, but since I'm unfamiliar with licencing and already sell "Innocence" on other products etc. I decided to offer them artwork created just for their organization. At this point I've completed a charcoal drawing of their "poster horse", Grace. You'll be able to read more about the organization and Grace on their website, though its under construction presently. I'm humbled and please to be part of such a worthy cause.

Once they have their website up and running I'll post a link. I'm sure the more awareness created for the plight of these horses the better. And better yet, contributions to the ongoing care for these wonderful companion animals would be appreciated.


Female Snowy Owl Photography Customization

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 29, 2009 at 7:39 PM Comments comments (0)


Its been fun taking my Bird of Prey photography, such as the Female Snowy Owl above, and adapting it for use on products such as at Zazzle, where you can find this Snowy Owl on shirts, mugs, stickers, mousepads and more.  She makes a great gift for owl lovers!

Sold Wings at Skreened!

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 18, 2009 at 8:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Just sold this design at Skreened! Its called Dark Falcon Wing Art and was terrific fun to design for the large printable surface area on the shirts and tote bags there.

Give Me Wings to Fly!

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 17, 2009 at 6:24 AM Comments comments (0)


Hasn't flight been a fascination of human kind's since our earliest days?  We try by many means to immitate the birds. And we've accomplished an incredible feat. 

Wings encompass symbolic meaning on so many levels.  Freedom, escape, power, even innocence and particularly beauty. Well, it was fun to adapt artwork I'd already made into a design for a shirt that portrayed all these things.  Look for it a Zazzle, on many different products, and at Skreened, as in the pictures above, where the printable surface is quite large, which makes for cool designable area.

Design Development Learning Curve!

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM Comments comments (0)


Well, I'm learning to adapt my art and photography for design for products like t-shirts, tote bags and the like.  A photograph or piece of art is a wonderful thing in itself. However, it doesn't necessarily translate into an image you'd want to wear or sport on a bag.  In this example I've taken a photograph of a friend's pug, Frank, and adapted it by cutting Frank out of the background.  I added his sweet little face to a background of a red heart I created in Photoshop, then added descriptive text in varying fonts: sweet, loveable, cute, cuddly, perky, adorable.

I think the end result is rather pleasing and fun. Hopefully its the sort of design a lot of Pug lovers out there will love to wear! 

You can find Frankie here at most of my shops. Just check the page links!

A New Beginning

Posted by Ravenwood-Studio on October 14, 2009 at 3:48 PM Comments comments (0)

Welcome to my new blog and website here at Ravenwood Studio.

I must say it certainly is fun and challenging to develop a website or any kind of on-line presence.  I've been on a pretty steep learning curve and I doubt its any where near over!