Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Release Showcase - July

Hi, everyone!  Welcome to another lovely showcase here at Aurora Wings. This month, we are taking a break from the Zprites (the Zodiac Sprites), and going feminine, super detailed fantasy in full glory!  Our first image is called "Gemini - Abundance Twins".  This image is the first in another zodiac-inspired series that will be in a very different style.



Gemini - Abundance Twins
JPG, 2400 x 3000 pixels
8 x 10 inches o 20.3 x 25.4 cm at 300 dpi

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Next, we have another image loaded with lots of detail, titled 'Abundantia's Blessings'.  (My garden has been a huge inspiration this month, producing an abundance of flowers and vegetables, nourishing not only my family, but a countless insects and birds as well, and there seems to be no sign of slowing down.)  Goddess of plenitude gives you the blessing of never-ending profusion of fragrant blooms ... and all good things in life, of course.  May our lives always be full of beauty, health, contentment, and joy!

 Abundantia's Blessings
JPG 2400 x 3000 pixels
8 x 10 inches or 20.3 x 25.4 cm at 300 dpi

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In case you weren't here when we did a special blog hop, Remembering Aletha, on July 6, I have released a new Sprite called Passion Flower Sprite.

Available as an exclusive at the location.

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Below, you will find two codes to choose from.  These are good at both shops - and - today through Sunday.  And yes, these codes can be used more than once during the weekend - just one per order.

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And please remember.  We have our monthly challenge on Facebook!  And you can join now with NEW OR OLD projects, with just a coloring or a full craft project, with or without a blog!!

Make your world bright and happy!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Remembering Aletha Blog Hop

Hi, everyone!  Mitzi here.  This post is part of a blog hop happening today in celebration of the life and talent of our designer friend and DT sister,  Aletha J. Williams, who has been a part of the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and the Showcase Blog, off and on, since 2014.  You can still read the interview that I did with her from when she first joined the DT.

I was one of the digi artists, who were fortunate to have Aletha on their design teams.  She was one of the earliest members of Aurora Wings' FB group, too - all the way back ... since November of 2013!  She was also one of my early customers/supporters through my Etsy shop by commissioning me to design a Petunia Sprite.  She then became the proud owner of my original Petunia Sprite ACEO.

The original ACEO at 2.5 x 3.5 inches or 6.35 x 8.89 cm

Aletha's coloring of the Petunia Sprite
Sprites really came to life with her coloring as Aletha loved using rich, saturated colors.  There definitely was a love of life that came through brilliantly with her use of vibrant palettes.  Many of her projects were done in the signature rich jewel tones, and had a certain inner glow, that showed through the petals, that was distinctly hers - a velvety opulence.

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I was originally just going to create one big collage of Aletha's work, that I was able to find on my computer for this post of mine today, when I first signed up at the FB event page set up by Alison Heikkila.  As days went by (after clicking 'going' and making a commitment), an inspiration came to me that said, "Why don't I create an Aletha Sprite?"

One of the first things I noticed when I first saw her profile pic when she came on board the Challenge DT... was her HAIR - an abundance of ringlets!  So when I thought of turning Aletha into a Sprite, I had to start with the ringlets.  My mind went from 'ringlets' to 'tendrils', and before I can say the name, Passion Flower Sprite came out of nowhere and just posed for me in my mind.  I could only wish that all creative sessions of mine were this productive...

I also had this pic from the most recent time she was on our Showcase DT.
You can see how Aletha in this pic and her Sprite are posing kinda same...
This is weird as I did not consciously plan the image this way.
And because she's an artist, I had to properly equip this new Sprite with a brush and a palette.  From there, I kind of had the character just play out the story.  She went ahead and painted her outfit!

I hope you like this little Sprite, Aletha.
Have fun coloring!

If you'd like to own this image in PNG, without the sentiment or copyright text, you can purchase it at this listing at shop.

This code is good at both and AuroraWings on Etsy for Sat & Sun.

Next stop on the hop is Suzi's post if you're here for the Remembering Aletha Blog Hop.

Below is the master list of the hop.

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (You are here now.)