More Graduation Party Invitations

It’s the time of the year again! Although it may be hard to image now, school or university will soon be over and it will be time to celebrate. So today I am sharing some brand new graduation party invitations. The first one is a Mexican inspired floral design invitation in bright and festive colors:

And the next one has a more rustic atmosphere with sturdy wood and metallic elements, and of course: your own custom photo:

And you’ll love this trendy purple royal and navy blue design, with neon glow elements in combination with geometric shapes:

You need to add your own photo to this invitation. You can find more invitations in the collection, where you can also find medical themed invitations.

Birthday party invitations and ideas for children

Is your child’s birthday coming up? Browsing the kids birthday party invitations will generate a lot of ideas on what to do for celebrations.There are increasingly more themes and ideas, also to get older children away from their cell phone for a bitΒ  … πŸ™‚ I’ve created a whole bunch of new invitations, all with a different theme and also for different ages. The ages, although the milestone to be celebrated, are not set in stone when it comes to invitations. For instance, this first invitation is a photo invitation featuring a one year old. But maybe a 4 or 5 year old would also like it? After all, who doesn’t love fairy dust:

Gender is a different matter. The above invitation would probably be more attractive to girls. But what about this colorful Glow-in-the-Dark neon style invitation?

And this horse or pony themed birthday party invitation could be great for all genders, though probably the slightly older children:

I hope this got your creative juices flowing!
To see more birthday party invitations, visit the entire collection.

Appointment Business Cards

For professionals who make appointments with customers, a special business card with space to write down the time and hour of the appointment comes in very handy. Today I am featuring some of the latest designs. This unique health care professional business card is great for a vet:

You can add your own photos on the front and write appointments on the back.
The next one is for a make up artist or beautician and features a bright red lipstick design in a minimalist style:

And the last one I am showing today, is a new gold stylized appointment business card that can be used by any (female) professional:

In the collection you can also find appointment business cards for teachers and other professions.

Create a unique atmosphere with lighting

When choosing lighting for your office, child’s room or your living room, it is important to give some thought into what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. During daytime a lamp will have a different effect than when you light it in the evening. In the evening it will “pop” more and have more impact. For an office you might like a more cool light, which makes blue colors a good choice. That will also help you to stay awake. In your kid’s room, you may like a more soothing atmosphere and pastel colors will work better. In a living room pastels can give a romantic and feel-good atmosphere. However, if you’re a single man, that might not be what you’re after: a more neutral color choice will be more effective for you.
I’ve created quite a few new lamps, and I will showcase just a few here today. You can choose whether you want a tripod or standing lamp. To begin, a lamp with a beach scene with dunes. Very relaxing for a bed room:

Then an elegant pastel design lamp with stripes in different peach, chocolate and cream colors:

And a gorgeous lamp featuring a cat family on a marble design background. Needless to say: great for any cat lover, and will also be beautiful for a kid’s room:

You can see more lamps in the collection.

Art for Wine Lovers

Apparently wine wasn’t always like it is today. Of course, like everything, it is always developing. But recently I read something that got me thinking about wine. The author mentioned that in ancient times, wine had different ingredients. And with the thought of Jesus turning water into wine, it referred to wine actually being more like a divine elixir. I know it seems to some to be like that today as well πŸ™‚ , but still …
I love that idea, don’t you? Hope we’ll find the magical ingredients again!
Anyway, I wanted to start today’s post with some new paintings with a wine theme (and got distracted). My latest one is a still life in a classic style: wine with grapes and cheese and a sunflower:

Still life with wine - fine art by Anne Vis

And then I also made another painting in a different style with champagne. This is a beautiful painting to celebrate love, great as a wedding gift or just to be in a happy mood. I chose a contemporary light grey as background color, which also makes it fit in most modern interiors. So bring on the bubbles:


Cheers to Love -fine art champagne painting by Anne Vis

It looks like I will be creating more art with a wine theme, but until then you can find more art with a wine theme in the
art gallery

Designer Kitchen and Bathroom Tiles

Are you planning a new kitchen or bathroom or do you want to add a new touch to your existing space? Today I am featuring some new tile ideas. With your choice of tiles you can completely change the atmosphere. I’ve created several collections of geometric tile designs, which you can combine to create a colorful and stylish outlook. You can find them on the website. But today I am showing some new designs that can be used as “one of a kind”. By surrounding them with uni-colored tiles you can create your own style. The first tile I would like to show you is a landscape design tile, featuring a mountain range with some trees at sunset. The blue colors are especially relaxing. Great to dream away while soaking in the bath πŸ™‚

And then a tile with a painting of Dutch artist Cornelis Verbeeck. I’ve restyled this painting to give it the look of Delft blue design:

You can also check out previous posts with tiles.

The Cutest Affordable Gifts

You don’t have to break the bank for these custom and ever so cute gifts: magnets! As I love to make them, I’ve added several new magnet designs for you to add your custom photos. With a baby photo they are wonderful as gift for the attendants of your baby shower or your grandparents. Or with a photo of your beloved pet, they can be a wonderful memory of how they were when they were little (kids too of course :-)). Or as wedding, anniversary or birthday keepsake, the list is endless! So I am sharing a few of the new designs here today.
Starting with an elegant magnet:

A gorgeous rose gold design with light sparkles. Beautiful for for instance a baby girl, or an engagement.
And then an elegant burgundy red design. I’ve added a dog photo as example, but needless to say, you can use any photo of your choice:

And the last one I am sharing here today has a dusty silver blue colored design:

You can see all the photo magnets in the collection.

Venus – the Goddess of Art and Beauty

Venus - spiritual fine art by Anne Vis

The last couple of months I have been exploring the ancient Goddesses, as you may have seen in a painting of the Goddess Freyja. I have found some interesting articles claiming that not only Freyja, but also Mary Magdalen are representing the same energy that is filed under the caption “Venus”. I found that a quite bold statement and at the same time a challenging concept. Are there really more gods? Or is there just one? In the Europe of the Middle Ages, people obviously thought quite differently about religion than we do now. And by that time the witch hunt (goddess hunt?) was fierce. No more Venus, no more black cats. In fact it is hard to find a black cat in Europe that doesn’t have any white hairs even today. If I psychically tune into Venus, she was so much more than just beauty and sensuality. All these goddesses, be it Bastet, Aphrodite, Venus or Freyja stand for wisdom and joy, together with the harmony between black and white or good and evil. The rise above the duality we are facing today. Also the black cat is not a dark entity, but rather a light being filled with love and wisdom. It’s this higher wisdom that was so much feared by the churches.

Anyway, I’ve attempted to create a painting of Venus, not in her usual nakedness, but as an innocent angel-like goddess in her divine purity. The cat Knor* stands for wisdom and sensuality, as she strokes the legs of Venus. The blackbird is singing in the tree as she watches them.

* The word “Knor” refers to the inner spirit or light being of felines

Why the style of your phone case matters

Today I am featuring new phone cases. Most people see their phone case at least once a day and the style and colors of the design impact how you feel. So I am starting with a colorful and cheerful original design, inspired by leaded or stained glass:

The next designs shows a metallic style coffee themed case. You know why that would matter! πŸ™‚

The last design I’m sharing today is a striped phone case with elegant rose gold bars. Beauty affects how we feel as well. Surrounding yourself with beauty is not at all superficial, but really enhances your feeling of well being:

Needless to say that the chocolate colors may also have some effect … πŸ™‚
See more phone cases in the collection.

Retirement planning begins with a party!

Today I am featuring some of the new retirement party invitations. It does not matter whether you worked for an employer for a long or short time, or you just want to stop with your own business: it’s nice to mark a new phase in your life with a big party.
I’m starting with an elegant floral invitation for her. A gorgeous design with purple flowers on a lilac watercolor background:

And many people plan to travel more after they retire and what is more appropriate than to combine this with a vintage design of transportation vehicles? I am sharing one with an antique car here (of course in black :-)):

And if you plan to spend more time on golf courses, this one might be just for you:

And just in time for the last part of winter and early spring:
a gorgeous invitation featuring a frozen lantern with flowers:

You can also take a look at the entire collection.