• Inspiration

    Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Art

    I was first shown this painting in second grade. Georgia O’Keeffe painted Deer Skull with Pedernal in 1936 with oil paints. She painted this scene many times and said this before her death. “It’s my private mountain. It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it” Later on when I re discovered my love for art I used the same elements of this painting in a new way. I took this black and white photo in 2018 at a local zoo. I did this boho style digital artwork in 2018 as well. Thank you for reading -Abby (purelifephotoss)

  • Inspiration

    Dandilions and Crows/ Wheatfeild of Crows

    During my art history class I was introduced to the painting Wheatfield of Crows by Vincent Van Gogh. Wheatfield of Crows was painted in 1980 with oil paints. This painting was believed to be his last painting before he committed suicide. “They are endless wheatfields under a cloudy sky, and I have not hesitated to attempt to express sadness and the deepest loneliness” – Vincent Van Gogh This painting inspired this work I call “Dandelions and Crows”. I started with this picture I took of dandelions in the spring. I took a happier more modern take. And of course chose photography as a media rather than oil paint. I used…

  • Inspiration

    Retro Animal Lover

    I think that’s the one thing about my art that doesn’t really change. I am a HUGE animal lover, even creating my art for animals series. Adopt Don’t Shop Aegis Fan of the bright neon of the 80s and 90s? This one is for both pets and wildlife lovers. I used pexels.com to find photos of a cat, a dog a tiger and a wolf, then I made those pictures into duotone ( a picture in two colors) color schemes. Finally I put them into a collage using Picsart. I put the photo in Corel Paintshop Pro X9, and added a grunge blob. I used this shape to get the…

  • Products

    FREE Cell Phone Wallpaper

    I see a lot of artists doing this, creating cell phone wallpapers for their fans/followers. I cropped some of my top photos and favorite designs so people can use them as their wallpaper. These are 100% my designs and photos, please don’t pass them off as your own or share them. Please give me credit.   To see more of my work follow me on Instagram! Also, find these designs in my shops as t-shirts, phone cases, stickers and more! Using one of these as your background, show me! Use the tag #purelifephotoss If you would like a specific one, let me know. Find more wallpaper on Zedge!!! Download the…

  • Inspiration

    Cat Mom Sterotype Ruined with Art

    I read a Facebook article about the benefits of being a cat lady. Often cat ladies get a bad reputation of that old lady that has tons of cats…. but owning a cat can be healthy. I have linked the article below. Cat lovers may be smarter and more sensitive Cats are good stress relievers Good for your heart Prevent loneliness Of course I knew most of this….. I have two cats. They almost always make a appearance on my Instagram on #Caturday. Here is the link to that story: https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/forget-what-you-ve-heard-being-cat-lady-healthy-ncna789676 Sorry I can’t come, I would rather be with my cat. Sound familiar…. A simple black cat silhouette with…

  • Inspiration,  Other Media I have Used

    Lion King Art Seris

    Disney’s The Lion King, has always been one of my favorite movies. These mutated Simba shapes stated during my Printmaking class. Eventually working their way in to other media like acrylic paint. Simba had always been one of my favorite characters of the movies. The Lion King is getting a remake, this upcoming year! If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, find it here. The trailer gave me some ideas for new artworks! Remember when Simba puts his paw in Mufasa’s. Here is the scene. I paired it with the quote “Remember who You are” Find that scene here. Both scenes have important in the movie, representing Simba and Mufasa’s…

  • Inspiration

    Giving Tuesday…

    After the biggest shopping days of the year, #GivingTuesday is here. Last year I started my Artwork for Animals Collection. Aegis is a series of art inspired by nature and some of my favorite endangered species. This collection helps the World Wildlife Fund, this non-profit origination helps protect the future of nature. Did you know? You can adopt one of the many endangered species. Adopt your favorite animal, here. Aegis Collection View the full collection here: https://www.purelifephotoss.com/blog/save-the-widlife 20% of all earnings will go to World Wildlife Fund Adopt Don’t Shop is a series of art inspired by my love of pets. I consider my pets rescues even though they weren’t…

  • Inspiration

    Art inspired by God

    While at college I had a friend tell me “your art is inspired by God, you just don’t know it yet” I always took inspiration from whatever was around me. catchy song lyrics, movie catchphrases, symbols in books, latest trends/past trends. Literally anything could inspire my art. I just didn’t think God would be one of them….. I have created religious works in the past. Still thought nothing of it. This is one of the first ones…. later on I created a few more. Still though nothing of…. Till one day when I was talking to that same friend. I knew I wanted to create a design with her interests.…

  • Inspiration,  Photography

    Rather be With My Dog Art

    The last week in September starts National Dog Week. Dogs have their own day on August 26, they even have their own year! 2018, and every other eleventh year. Here are some photos of my dog. Max. Yes, I dress my dog up for the holidays. Stay tuned to my Instagram to see them! These are just a few of the photos I have of my dog. While watching a news report, there was a clip of how dog owners prefer being with their dog than other people… Do you? Here is that news article: http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/01/12/dog-owners-would-rather-be-with-pets-than-friends-study-suggests.html That little clip gave me an idea. A simple silhouette of a dog with…

  • Artist Tips

    Creative Rescources I Use

    I have gotten a few questions about how I create my art. I am a self taught artist who has alot of free time. I spent it scrolling through Pinterest looking for new ideas/tips, watching online videos on how to improve my process. Today I will provide those resources and materials for you. List one is where I find my images, brushes and fonts. 1) DaFont – I use Dafont to get my fonts. 2) Myphotoshopbrushes – My Photoshop Brushes is a site where you can download a variety of photoshop brushes. 3. Brushezzy – Another site for downloading photoshop brushes. 4) Google Images – Google isn’t the most reliable…