Surface Design

Minted Photo Challenge Win

Sewing is my primary creative outlet, but I also love to experiment with photography, surface design, printmaking, and other art. I recently entered some of my art and photography in the art challenges at Minted. If you aren’t familiar with Minted, it’s a company that sells art prints, stationery items, and home goods by independent artists and designers. All art is voted on by customers and designers, and Minted sells the best ones. Artists then earn a percentage of the sales.

Last month, my photo titled “Curious Calf”, was chosen as one of the editor’s picks. I love the sunlight in this picture and I’m thrilled that it was voted among the winners!

Minted Photo Challenge Winners | Radiant Home Studio

I’ve been very impressed with the quality of the items I’ve seen from Minted. Their paper goods are truly the best I’ve seen. When I get start getting Christmas cards in the mail, I can always spot the Minted cards immediately because the cardstock is so nice. I also ordered a framed art print a couple of weeks ago and I can’t wait to get it up on the wall. They run sales and share coupons often, which they will let you know about in their newsletter if you sign up.

I currently have one photo art print for sale through Minted and several submissions in current challenges. I’ve created an collage featuring modern farmhouse prints, so that you can see how my photo would fit in a gallery wall.

If you are interested in my work at Minted, I would so appreciate it if you used my affiliate link to check out my photo and the other artwork!

Sara Curtis at Minted | Radiant Home Studio

Fabric Design, Spoonflower, Surface Design

2015 Tea Towel Calendar {Joy comes in the morning}

I’ve had a couple of people ask if I was making a new tea towel calendar design this year. With all of my sewing I almost forgot about it, but I managed to finish my design just in time! (The watermark won’t be on the design.)

Joy Comes in the Morning | 2015 Tea Towel Calendar

Since most people hang the tea towel calendar on the wall (I think…at least I do!) I wanted to write something that would be encouraging and inspiring. It says, “Joy comes in the morning“, which is from Ps. 30:5. “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” The joy of knowing Jesus chases away the sorrow of this life. It’s a daily reminder to persevere through suffering and find our joy in Jesus.

There are many fun and beautiful entries, and voting is open until next Thursday morning. Tea towels seem to be popular Christmas gifts, and Spoonflower announced a 2-for-1 deal coming up soon! Or you can buy 4 on a yard. They end up being somewhere around $7 each. I still need to proof my design, but I’m hoping to have it available in time for the sale.

Finally, I have a tutorial showing you how to hem your tea towels so you can give them as gifts!

Update: My tea towel is now for sale and I have updated my Wildflower tea towel calendar with dates for 2015.