New Prints and New Framing Options

Untitled #4 by J. Thomson
Untitled #4 (2011) Digital print of a digitally altered oil on wood panel painting by J. Thomson. Continue reading

My painting won a TBA!

Colorful Painted iPhone 4 Cover (TBA Winner) at The Bindery One of the products I designed as a project for the book I’m writing about Zazzle, and featured in yesterday’s post, won a Today’s Best Award from Zazzle.

The product they chose to receive the award is an iPhone 4 case, decorated with one of my original oil paintings. The same design is also available on many other products in my shops on Zazzle (The Bindery, The Shoe Cobbler, and The Art of Lavaguy.) Check them out!

This is my 13th Today’s Best Award, since I began designing for Zazzle in July 2009. My last win came on August 19, 2011.

Each day, thousands and thousands of new designs appear on Zazzle, the world’s largest Print-On-Demand retailer. And each day, Zazzle hand-picks a few of that day’s best designs (usually around 30, but it varies from day to day) and features them on a page called Today’s Best.

Sneak Preview: Writing a book about Zazzle

 

Zazzle iPad cover by J. Thomson © 2011 All rights reserved.

This Painted iPad cover is just one of hundreds of products I designed from my original oil painting, available in my Zazzle shops.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the house o’ Lava, as I’ve been writing my little fingers to the bone… Yes! It’s true! I finally started writing (as in typing & layout/graphic design) the book I’ve been thinking about for two years… I’ve made terrific headway (about 135 pages so far) and found an editor to help me along the wily route of publishing. More on that later (much, much later).

What’s it about? In short, it’s a book about Zazzling. That is, using Zazzle to design and print your own…anything. (Well, actually you do the designing, and Zazzle does the printing.) I wished I’d had a book like this when I first started designing for Zazzle more than two years ago. I kept searching the library and book stores for something similar, and nobody has one. Even Amazon doesn’t have any books on the subject. So I did the only thing I could think of: I wrote it myself. It aims to be a very complete, how-to book on how to use Zazzle. It has everything from the very basics, to projects for advanced users. I’m estimating the total page count will be several hundred pages. It is lavishly illustrated throughout. Continue reading

Untitled 2011.2 (Round Impasto)

Untitled 2011.2 © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reservedUntitled 2011.2 (Round Impasto) by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Arc 2011.3

Arc 2011.3 © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reserved

Arc 2011.3 by J. Thomson. © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Untitled 2011.1 (Round Impasto)

Untitled #1 (Round Impasto) © 2011 J. Thomson All rights reservedUntitled 2011.1, (Round Impasto), by J. Thomson © 2011 All rights reserved. Continue reading

Untitled (House)

Untitled (House) © 2007 J. Thomson All rights reserved

Untitled (House), 2007
Oil and aluminum paint on canvas, 16″ x 16″
Private collection.

Untitled Yellow

Untitled © 2007 J. Thomson All rights reserved

Untitled, 2007
Oil on canvas, 16″ x 16″

Private collection. 

Untitled C (2007)

Untitled (2007) © 2007 J. Thomson All rights reserved

Untitled (#17)
Oil and aluminum paint on canvas, 16″ x 16″
Private Collection.

Untitled B (2007)

Untitled © 2007 J. Thomson

Untitled (#16)
Oil, wax and aluminum paint on canvas, 16″ x 16″ Continue reading