Everything has Beauty…

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I am a firm believer that everything around us exude beauty. Not the limited, one-way kind, but beauty of all sorts, all forms and shapes.

So as the cliche goes, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”, I do agree to this whole heartedly. The description of beauty is as limited or as broad as the observer/describer of any medium.

This is a famous quote by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher and a personal inspiration to me. Check out more about him and his inspirational quotes here.

I will go a pinch further by saying what may or may not be right or wrong, beautiful and ugly, good or bad, we simply don’t KNOW! Seriously, far far back, society enforced some kind of rule book to decide which is which. (which, by the way, has restored faith in humanity by constantly expanding and taboo breaking by the day) (

As in a more spiritual way, I can say that If one raises oneself to see the most extraordinary beauty in the most ugliest person (figurative speech! As I, don’t even believe there is such thing as UGLY!) than that means humanity has come a LONG way, and there is hope for peaceful generations and prosperity.

I came to realization that world, as we know it, has been constantly changing towards a more perceptive way, rather than solely relying on physical features and monetary success.

This, eventually contribute to evolution process, and we, humans, may have a tiny hope into ascending towards manifestation of great things.

My lettering is an artsy way of merely symbolizing my “heavy” friday post… :)))

I am feeling a little emotional *especially* today, folks!

I hope you enjoy today’s lettering and have a LOVELY weekend !

xxx

Cookies, anyone?

Cookie Monster with “Cookies” caption hand painted in brown and pink on light yellow cotton t-shirt. Zip detail.

 

HELLO WORLD!

This just in; Ekin creates this ‘order’ in the lack of a plain t-shirt !

Luckily it turned out great and the client loved it 🙂 The pocket detail was a minor one, and I thought I could still pull of a little line *and* have a great design in the front.

But I didn’t want any fuss at any point of the shirt, so I thought “why not include it in the design?” The zip acted like a cute mouth to the monster and It made the client want to throw some actual cookies in! At least that’s what She said !!

Enjoy, everyone!!

25th Birthday… And More!

25 and awesome writing in blue, red and glitter, smiley face in yellow painted on white cotton shirt.

 

Ok, as I promised (better late than ever! ) I am posting more birthday photos. I mean, regarding design.. This one, I got so many orders, from fellow year-mates (if it is such a word :)) I was exhausted making 25-year-old t-shirts!

I basically wore this one three days in a row. All weekend, to all kind of family, friend, work celebrations:)

But, I didn’t make it ALL about me. (hard to believe, huh?)

I made these to my cousins to wear all together. Thanks to their unlimited contributions to my line of clients and their inner glow, they gave me enormous energy!

L’owl writing in pearl, lilac, red and green on cream cotton t-shirt

 

Winking Owl figure owlsome inscribed in metallic and red painted on navy blue cotton mix t-shirt

 

In another news, you can go to my instagram page, to purchase my artwork now!

HERE:

http://instacanv.as/equinco

I patiently waited for my gallery to open, apparently there has been people wait listed, because it ain’t that easy to get it. 🙂

Additionally, my two cents about the ongoing arguments whether the instagram photographer is a “real photographer” : I, personally think it really is questionable if  *everyone* on instagram is an artist. Don’t think so. But, and that’s a big BUT, there are some very very talented people on there, as well.

I am a little out of the subject to talk, because I don’t shoot landscape, or portrait or anything photograph-artistic worthy, I shoot my drawings, or collaborations (i.e. pretzel owls) so that kinda makes sense in a pop art form.

Although I agree with people  that stand against *everyone* who has a smart phone to act like an artist and sell their crappy shoots, I support this kind of attempts, because you never know, maybe everyone really IS an artist! I mean, who and what defines Art, anymore?

 

I talked too much today:)

Have a lovely week and hope everyone has celebrations, birthdays, etc to have fun on this week!

Cheers,

xx

 

Birthdays Are Great!

Hand lettered in ink on paper and digitized

Past saturday was my 25th birthday, so I put this onto my Facebook cover! Festive, huh? I also made a matching t-shirt to go with it, but my friends took all the pictures, and I never had any time to take a decent web-site worthy picture of it! So more to come in the next post 🙂

It was a weird feeling, though, turning 25, a quarter of a decade.. But it was such a relief that I got to celebrate it with my old(er) friends! They kept commenting “Oooh, you are such a baby, you still are a young little thing!” so I felt a little better:)

Don’t get me wrong, though, I *do* know 25 is a young age, so is 30, but in my personal journey, I felt different, numerically and psychologically.

So, feel festive, today, people! It’s a great beginning to the week, sunny and warm may :))

Cheers!

xx

I only miss you when I’m Breathing.. aaah.

Hand lettered in ink on paper and digitized caption “I only miss you when i’m breathing”

Proceeding with song lyrics…

Today’s song is “Breathing” by Jason Derulo. I’m all for listening to mainstream radio and pop music at the moment, so, sorry this is all you get guys.

🙂

But I do like the lyrics of this song, and you can listen to it here.

I have felt like I miss someone like, as I’m breathing, every second. I know lots of people who have felt the same, so this gooey romantic piece goes for all of us 🙂

Not necessarily suffering, though. You can still miss and love someone without the pain and the drama, just sheer joy and sweet blues when you are not around them. (You know I like to keep things light’n’happy, come on.)

So, enjoy today’s drawing!

Cheers and happy week!

xx

Imagine…

OK, I know lately I’ve been into “you’re amazing” and “always know you can” and be happy  and self-help stuff and bla bla…

I can easily say that I am not hardcore into these kind of stuff. But, (and that is a BIG but) I *know* you can improve a lot and achieve much better when you follow common sense and embrace an open mind.

Whenever I come across a self-help book, (you know it, I have read a dozen of those!) I immediately search the substructure of the whole idea. Be it the author, the geographics, the politics or the economic culture behind it, IF I find a connection that touches my heart and appeals to me, that means the *method* is right. Speaking of which, I am not into “methods” at all. To me, the ultimate positive thinking is really, really embrace the momentary situation you are in. Be content with it. Be content with yourself. Everything is not going to be okay, Everything is OK right now. I mean what excuse are you going to come up with to prove me wrong? Deep in everyone’s heart, I know all kinds of thinking and perceiving are positive, anyway.

The human nature is thought to be incapable. We practice our incapabilities everyday through media, health system, even through politics. The fact can not be further from it, the human race is capable of great things.

This is not faith, not a new age philosophy, nothing with a fancy label. Just common sense.

Anyways:) Enough with the seriousness, here is today’s drawing,

Remember: You CAN Imagine!!!

Don’t let you hold back yourself 🙂

Cheers!

“You can Imagine “hand lettered with ink and digitized

Happiness !

Today, I’d like to put emphasis on happiness, and happiness only!

Just stop for a second. Stop what you are doing and be happy! Don’t make excuses, don’t hesitate, don’t “but, bla bla bla” Just be grateful that you are breathing and be happy!

Try this at least twice a day, you *will* see results!

 

” A rainbow happiness” hand lettered and digitized onto paper