First Time, Tiki Design

I’ve been working on a graphic design project, while doing some research about Hawaiian tiki culture. So you might imagine, the sparkling water on a turquoise ocean, the longest white beach ever, and sipping on a fruity drink with a blue umbrella decoration. Sounds divine. This is the first time I’ve designed a Hawaiian theme, and a pattern for fabric. This fabric will be for sale soon on a website near you, so get your favorite tiki cup out for an inspiration. Details to come.
Please feel free to share or message me with any questions.

Enjoy your Summer!
~~Tresa

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Tiki fabric design by Tresa Meyer-Clark.

 

This post was inspired by the Daily Post on WordPress.

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Mackinac Island

Only in Michigan! The sunset on the Straits of Mackinac from the Grand Hotel is breathtaking!

 

“A Perfect Day on Mackinac Island” by Jeff Blyth, focuses on the beauty
and uniqueness of the Island.  More on this topic coming soon from our
personal perspective!
~~Tresa

Inspired by Pure Michigan and the Daily Post on WordPress.

Serious Design

Getting Serious
Designing is always a serious process for me — whether it’s for an invitation, jewelry design, or photo vignette — I am drawn to certain colors and themes. However, sometimes it is more about giving back. Currently, I am creating artwork as part of a year-long design competition through Minted’s Every Mother Counts Birth Announcements Challenge. Through the challenge they provide skilled and compassionate care to Haitian mothers throughout their pregnancies.

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Baby shower invitation and photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark

This Baby Shower Invitation is inspired by the owl drawings in my sketchbook. A modern baby shower invite that provides artwork for the expecting Mom WHO uses her artsy inspirations to guide her. A playful owl design that can be used for a gender reveal party theme. Perfect for all seasons. Offers a portrait orientation for an A-7 envelope. Prominently features Mom’s name. An artistic feel with original artwork, a current design style, and typefaces.

I’ll be posting more artwork from this challenge and my serious inspirations.

Your feedback is welcomed!

To learn more about my special event graphic design, projects and process, please visit my Special Events Design page.

Blessings,
~~Tresa

 

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Goals and Sunsets

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Photo by Tresa Meyer-Clark on Etsy

2016 was a very busy year for us. I worked at my day job, and attended classes for Event Planning, Design and Decor in the evenings. It was a fabulous experience. One evening, a guest speaker demonstrated her positive energy with a Powerpoint presentation, and shared this: Create an imagine/inspiration board to help achieve your goals. My take-away was, I need to get very organized in order to use my new skills in combination with graphic design.

Reflecting
This year I’ve photographed and posted my favorite subjects: boats and sunset reflections on the water, especially mirror images. My book of passwords has grown with more photos to post, and design competitions to enter. I find myself writing, yet another updated profile or an artist statement about my digital artwork, and what inspires me.

In 2017, I would like to build my portfolio with new digital art and experiment more with painting. My goal is to impart a consistent body of work. My focus will be to create graphics for special events, and design inspiring motifs/patterns for home goods, stationery, wall art and more.

So back to that revised profile.

About Tresa Meyer-Clark
Having a family who encourages my artistic abilities is a blessing. Growing up in Michigan and working as a graphic designer will always have the most influence on my artwork. I earned a Bachelor of Art degree in graphic design and ceramics. I am a student of life, and the nature around me is my muse. I also love turtle sundaes with raspberry sauce!

As another year has flown by! I look forward to reading your posts on WordPress, making the next new year even better! Feel free to share!

~Tresa

This post was inspired by goals, and my friends at: The Daily Post.

Butterfly Kisses

{Weddings} 

There are moments when a song you’ve recently heard keeps repeating in your head for a few hours, or when it makes a bigger impression, perhaps days! Recently, my husband and step daughter, Brittaney danced to “Butterfly Kisses” on a her wedding day. After the wedding, this song was on my mind, so I decided to write a post about wedding music and share a few pictures and songs.

 


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Father, Daughter Dance // Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

 


Lyrics:

There's two things I know for sure:
She was sent here from heaven and she's daddy's little girl.
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes 
and I thank god for all of the joy in my life
Oh, but most of all

For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer;
sticking little white flowers all up in her hair; 
Walk beside the pony, Daddy, it's my first ride.
I know the cake looks funny, Daddy, but I sure tried.
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning And butterfly kisses at night.

 


My Dad and I talked about practicing a dance for my wedding day. After I thought about it, I figured it would be more about practicing how not to get too emotional. We danced to  “I Loved Her First,” by Heartland

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My Wedding Day // Photography by Mike Sackett



The First Dance as Husband and Wife

My husband and I danced to “Bless the Broken Road,” by Rascal Flats, and I still get choked up when I hear it.

Listen to all the lyrics when you research your music and have fun selecting the songs together! There are many beautiful first dance songs to choose from, and below are two lists with the most popular and classic.

According to Vouge.com, these are the top ten first dance songs from 2016.

Top 10 First Dance Songs for Weddings:

1. “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
2.  “At Last,” Etta James
3.  “You Are the Best Thing,” Ray LaMontagne
4.  “All of Me,” John Legend
5.  “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
6.  “Make You Feel My Love,” Adele
7.  “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
8.  “Everything,” Michael Bublé
9.  “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
10.“Amazed,” Lonestar

Classic First Dance Songs:

1. “Unforgettable,” Nat King Cole
2. “The Way You Look Tonight,” Frank Sinatra
3. “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong
4. “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” Elvis Presley
5. “It had to be You,” Harry Connick Jr.
6. “A Kiss is Just a Kiss,” Michael Feinstein
7. “Unchained Melody,” The Righteous Brothers
8. “A Whole New World,” Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle
9. “Endless Love,” Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

This post was inspired by Brittaney and Ryan’s wedding and “The Daily Post” on WordPress!

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/song/

Best Wishes and stop by again soon, (follow me) for more wedding inspiration, and feel free to share your thoughts!
xoxo
~Tresa

A Fun Thank You

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~~~A FUN thank you card is inspired by my garden.

We’ve been really busy lately, so a quiet morning with time to write my thoughts down and do a 30 minute cardio is good. We’ve been working on selling our house, fixing another, helping my parents, and enjoying boating on Lake Michigan. The busier we are, the more I organize my time to meet my goals. I’m always learning and challenging my creative skills. I’m designing a logo for my dad and a bridal shower invite for my step daughter. Volunteering to help with floral design and setup for local event planning companies has been a blessing this Summer in providing me with new friends and contacts. All of this I am very grateful for, and thank God for my skills every day. When I have time to just sit and think about everything, a hand written note would be perfect to send to those who I appreciate. It would be easy to just send a text, but to do the unexpected is more fun, even though it may seem old-fashioned. I made this card with flowers from my backyard and created the handcrafted note. To make the letter “R” look good was fun, with a little patience and time management! I really liked the yellow and red colors on the wood table. I’ll write a note on the back to Rupali from Utsav Planners and share more about my Summer in an up coming post.

What do you think of my card?

Thanks for stopping by!
~Tresa

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