Four New Light & Bright Designs Inspired by My Bhakti Yoga Practice

New Yoga Designs
Well, technically there are 5, but we’ll talk about that later…

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted anything on this blog (busy, busy), but I wanted to write a little bit about the inspiration for this artwork. For the last several years I have been practicing Bhakti yoga. Bhakti is is one of the four main yogic paths to enlightenment. Bhakti means “devotion” or “love” and this path contains various practices to unite the bhakta (Bhakti Yoga practitioner) with the Divine. It is considered the easiest yogic path to master and the most direct method to experience the unity of mind, body and spirit. Bhakti comes from the word “Bhaj” which means ‘to be attached or devoted to’. It is pure unselfish love mixed with reverence.

An integral part of of the practice of Bhakti Yoga is mantra meditation, or chanting.There are 2 types of chanting; Japa, which is private prayer and mantra repetition, and Kirtan, which is the singing of mantras with others. Both are meant to focus the mind on the repetition of the mantras as well as the divine sound vibration created. Practicing Bhakti has radically changed my life in a very positive way. You’ll find additional info below…

Sources and more information:
http://sivanandaonline.orghttp://www.yogabasics.com,
http://atmabhaktiyoga.com, krishnadas.com

On to the designs. Each one of these is available on Fine Art America and RedBubble, and are printed on everything from canvas prints, to tote bags and shower curtains. Links are below each section. The Blue Lotus also has an additional design with the word “CHANT” in the middle of the mandala. I hope you enjoy them!

Purple Lotus Find this design at these links on FineArtAmerica and RedBubble

Blue OM Find this design at these links on FineArtAmerica and RedBubble

Chant BreatheFind this design at these links on FineArtAmerica and RedBubble

Blue LotusFind the Blue Lotus design at these links on FineArtAmerica and RedBubble
Find the Blue Lotus/Chant design at these links on FineArtAmerica and RedBubble

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This Week: All-Over Print Tanks!

Zazzle has rolled out another new product: tanks with all-over printing. These are all customizable – you can resize the graphics, change some of the background colors or add text to personalize them. Head to my Zazzle storefront here and click on any design category to check them out. Enjoy!

Here is a description of the tanks straight from Zazzle’s website:

 All-Over Printed Unisex Tank

  • Unisex – one size fits both Men and Women.
  • Printed on white, 100% spun polyester shirts for a look and feel of cotton.
  • Superior sweat wicking.
  • Custom designs printed in vibrant prints that will not crack, peel, or flake.

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New Design – Electric Buddha

Electric Buddha-web

This is another piece from my Electric Art series. The artwork in the electric series starts with inked illustrations and then comes to life with the brightest and most saturated coloring possible.

I’ve wanted to draw a Buddha design for a long time now, and I think I’m pretty happy with the results! I used Micron and Copik pens to ink in the original design and then scanned the drawing. I added the color and textures digitally. It’s been a labor of love so I hope you enjoy it

Below are some examples of the products available with this design.

Just click the store name in the description to get to the products!

Electric Buddha products offered on Fine Art America, RedBubble and Zazzle

Electric Buddha products offered on Fine Art America, RedBubble and Zazzle

FineArtAmerica offers many styles of prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, greeting cards, tote bags, throw pillows, duvet covers and a new addition: shower curtains!

RedBubble offers posters and prints, tees and hoodies, scarves, pillows, duvet covers, phone and tablet cases, mugs, journals and notebooks.

Zazzle offers tons of styles of shirts and hoodies for kids and adults. They also have greeting cards, mousepads, prints on wood, pillows, fabric and wrapping paper.

New Design This Week: Electric Angler Fish

These sea creatures go by many names; Black Devil, Bearded, Humpback, and Leafvent, to name a few. Whenever I’ve read about them I’ve always been enthralled by how they’ve evolved in the depths of the ocean, such beautiful yet horrifying creatures with the ability to light their own way and attract food at the same time. That’s why they were next in line for my Electric Art series. It’s a continuation of my hand drawn and inked process which I digitally edit at the final stage. I’ve been hooked on sea critters for a while now.

This new piece, and the entire Electric Art series can be found at the links below. Enjoy!

On RedBubble:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/tammywetzel/works/15115672-electric-angler-fish

RB-AnglerProductsOn Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/electric-angler-fish-tammy-wetzel.html
FAA-AnglerProducts

Movember Mustache Sugar Skulls

In honor of all of my awesome guy friends growing mustaches for Movember, here is my new sugar skull design. Hand drawn ink illustration in black and white and color versions, these products can be found at my Zazzle, Cafe Press, Red Bubble and Fine Art America shops. There are also some organic tees and totes at my Skreened shop. All links are posted below:

Zazzle Store: www.zazzle.com/artgrrlproductions*
Cafe Press: http://www.cafepress.com/dayofthedeadart
Fine Art America: Day of the Dead gallery. Prints and canvas prints
Red Bubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/tammywetzel/portfolio
Skreened: http://skreened.com/tammywetzel

Here are some of the products on Zazzle:

Mustache Sugar Skulls on Zazzle

October News

Lots of news this week! First, I got a Today’s Best Award on Zazzle for my Vintage Skull and Roses iPhone 5 Case.
It’s always nice to get one of these since I spend so much time designing products on this site 🙂
Here is the link to the case:
Vintage Skull and Roses iPhone 5 Case Mate Tough

I’ve also added my Electric Octopus design to Zazzle on a bunch of products including phone cases, teapots, belt buckles
iPad sleeves and even an octopus tie! Check them out in my store-just click on “Electric Octopus” in the left column.
www.zazzle.com/artgrrlproductions

 

 

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. I’ve reworked my Sunshine Sugar Skulls and added them to products on Zazzle as well,
just in time for Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. I’m loving how they look on the messenger bag but
there are also invitations, teapots, tees, belt buckles, phone cases, tote bags, clocks and  throw pillows.
Just click on my store link below, and then “Sunshine Sugar Skulls” on the left column.
www.zazzle.com/artgrrlproductions

sugar skulls by tammy wetzel