Positive Quotes

Gather inspiration, insight, and strength. Smile, be yourself, and enjoy the present moment.

I love fencing. Gift for fencing fans


by philipinct

Happy rainy day to you.


by philipinct

Rainy day t-shirt with colorful Japanese umbrella art

Look on the bright side! This Japanese woodcut sends a happy message on rainy days. A great gift for rain lovers. For pluviophiles, and those who love to hang when it rains.

Go out in the rain, say hello on a rainy day, cheer somebody up, project optimism. If you love rain and rainy days, the artist Japanese umbrellas on this tee are for you.

Happy Viking. Vintage drawing


by philipinct

A Viking who’s just noticed something he really likes. What’s his next step?

Asterisk on steroids (red and black)


by philipinct

Pure eye candy. A starburst? A conversation starter for sure. Enjoy. :-)

Discovered some artwork you enjoy, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. It’s really easy to change. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

A spiral to mesmerize you (white)


by philipinct

Spirals are fun! They remind me of the pinwheels my aunts and uncles used to give me when I was a kid. Of course, speaking from a more grown-up perspective they look like a cross section of your favorite wrap, or like certain pastries. or maybe even sushi . . . but I’m digressing. :-)

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

If you enjoy circular patterns please check out my other collections for mandalas and round designs.

Meanwhile all the best.
Philip Schmitz

Ship's anchor


by philipinct

A vintage anchor for those who love boating, sailing, and seamanship.

The earliest anchors were probably rocks, and many rock anchors have been found dating from at least the Bronze Age. Pre-European Maori waka (canoes) used one or more hollowed stones, tied with flax ropes, as anchors. Many modern moorings still rely on a large rock as the primary element of their design. However, using pure mass to resist the forces of a storm only works well as a permanent mooring; a large enough rock would be nearly impossible to move to a new location.

The ancient Greeks used baskets of stones, large sacks filled with sand, and wooden logs filled with lead. According to Apollonius Rhodius and Stephen of Byzantium, anchors were formed of stone, and Athenaeus states that they were also sometimes made of wood. Such anchors held the vessel merely by their weight and by their friction along the bottom. Iron was afterwards introduced for the construction of anchors, and an improvement was made by forming them with teeth, or “flukes”, to fasten themselves into the bottom.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Phiilip Schmitz

What shall I call it?


by philipinct

Guess I’ll have to go with “op art” or “optical illusion” or maybe even “psychedelic.” Yikes! Confuses the eye.

Pattern in pink and blue


by philipinct

A cheerful pattern that conveys a positive frame of mind.

Pattern in red and orange


by philipinct

Time to celebrate.

Pattern in blue and green


by philipinct

Various shades on a blue palette: aquamarine, sky blue, and dark blue.

A spiral to mesmerize you.


by philipinct

Spirals are fun! They remind me of the pinwheels my aunts and uncles used to give me when I was a kid. Of course, speaking from a more grown-up perspective they look like a cross section of your favorite wrap, or like certain pastries. or maybe even sushi . . . but I’m digressing. :-)

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

If you enjoy circular patterns please check out my other collections for mandalas and round designs.

Meanwhile all the best.
Philip Schmitz

Seashells


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Squares. Color fest #2


by philipinct

These colors are muted, but the design is alive.

Please have a look at my other square designs. If there’s a color scheme you really enjoy and I haven’t hit it, please let me know. I’ll be happy to customize something for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Squares. Color fest #1


by philipinct

Red and orange might make you think of the fall. I say go for those colors ANY time of the year.

Please have a look at my other square designs. If there’s a color scheme you really enjoy and I haven’t hit it, please let me know. I’ll be happy to customize something for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Japanese waves 2. Seigaiha


by philipinct

In Japanese, this pattern is called “Seigaiha,” which literally means “blue sea and waves.” The design originated in China where it was used on maps to indicate the ocean.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best – and please check out my other wave patterns.
Philip Schmitz

Japanese waves 1. Seigaiha


by philipinct

In Japanese, this pattern is called “Seigaiha,” which literally means “blue sea and waves.” The design originated in China where it was used on maps to indicate the ocean.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best – and please check out my other wave patterns.
Philip Schmitz

Spring Daisy (solid)


by philipinct

After uploading this vintage drawing of a daisy, I learned a few interesting facts.

1. Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world.

2. Daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica.

3. The name ‘daisy’ is thought to come from the Old English ‘daes eag’. ‘Daes eag’ is thought to mean ’day’s eye’, after the way in which it opens at dawn.

4. The daisy family, known to scientists as Compositae, was classified in 1792.

5. Daisies represents purity and innocence.

6. A daisy is actually two flowers in one.

The (usually) white petals count as one flower and the cluster of (usually) tiny yellow disc petals that form the ‘eye’ is technically another.

7. Daisy leaves are edible. Daisy leaves can make a tasty addition to salads (they’re closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C).

8. Daisies have lots of medicinal properties. Daisies are thought to slow bleeding, relieve indigestion and ease coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener’s friend for its ability to ease an aching back.

9. If not controlled, some daisies can become serious weeds.

10. Bees love daisy relatives.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/8481965/T...

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best and Happy Springtime!
Philip Schmitz

Spring Daisy (outlined)


by philipinct

Just so you know, I posted the “outlined daisy” in red for a lot of products. Be sure to check out my “solid” daisy, too.

After uploading this vintage drawing of a daisy, I learned a few interesting facts.

1. Daisies belong to one of the largest families of plants in the world.

2. Daisies are found everywhere on Earth except Antarctica.

3. The name ‘daisy’ is thought to come from the Old English ‘daes eag’. ‘Daes eag’ is thought to mean ’day’s eye’, after the way in which it opens at dawn.

4. The daisy family, known to scientists as Compositae, was classified in 1792.

5. Daisies represents purity and innocence.

6. A daisy is actually two flowers in one.

The (usually) white petals count as one flower and the cluster of (usually) tiny yellow disc petals that form the ‘eye’ is technically another.

7. Daisy leaves are edible. Daisy leaves can make a tasty addition to salads (they’re closely related to artichoke and are high in Vitamin C).

8. Daisies have lots of medicinal properties. Daisies are thought to slow bleeding, relieve indigestion and ease coughs. In homeopathy, the garden daisy is known as the gardener’s friend for its ability to ease an aching back.

9. If not controlled, some daisies can become serious weeds.

10. Bees love daisy relatives.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/8481965/T...

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best and Happy Springtime!
Philip Schmitz

The leaves are coming out. It's springtime!


by philipinct

Leaves are often light green when the first come out, and then they darken. It sometimes seems you can almost judge the season by them. Enjoy!

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to customize it for you. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, best regards,
Philip Schmitz

"Because it's the Fourth of July!"


by philipinct

Red, white, and blue are great colors for Independence Day in the US. But remember, there are many countries where red, white, and blue are the national colors and featured in the flag.

For example, Australia, Belize, Cambodia, Chile, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Faroe Islands, France (Le Tricoleur) , Haiti, Iceland, Laos, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa, Schleswig-Holstein, Serbia, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom (the Union Jack), and United States.

Please check out my other floral designs. I’ve uploaded them in several different colors.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

The bull. Toro!


by philipinct

A charming fellow, don’t you think? :-)

A bull is an adult male of the species Bos taurus (cattle). More muscular and aggressive than the female of the species, the cow, the bull has long been an important symbol in many cultures, and plays a significant role in both beef ranching and dairy farming, and in a variety of other cultural activities.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Medallion 4


by philipinct

The combination of angles and curves works particularly well. Celtic knot work overlies a star..

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to make some changes. It’s really not a big deal!

Please check out my other decorative medallions and roundels.

Best wishes in the meantime,
Philip Schmitz

A muted medallion


by philipinct

The combination of angles and curves works particularly well. Celtic knot work overlies a star..

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to make some changes. It’s really not a big deal!

Please check out my other decorative medallions and roundels.

Best wishes in the meantime,
Philip Schmitz

A rainy but colorful day


by philipinct

I confess: it’s really just an excuse for plenty of color. (But there’s nothing wrong with that!)

Bright star.


by philipinct

Strong, timeless, and vibrant.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Shades of green


by philipinct

My goal is to create designs that signal an upbeat frame of mind. Being happy about yourself a big part of being positive. Here are a few tips I picked up along the way:

Take the days one at a time. Rushing isn’t all beneficial. Take time to smell the flowers. Don’t overdo yourself. Learn to appreciate life today, for tomorrow, you may not have the chance to do so.

Count your blessings, not your troubles. There are two types of people: a proactive and a reactive. The reactive always see the trouble and blames the circumstance to other people, while proactive see troubles as a bridge to success. Which are you?

Remind yourself that within you are so many answers. One of the big disadvantages of a hurried lifestyle is the lack of meditation or reflection. We are too busy, too preoccupied. But if you really want to find true happiness in this life, you have to be still, to quiet your mind so you can hear your heart.

Read more at the source: https://www.wikihow.com/Keep-a-Positive-Outlook...
Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, I’ve uploaded a small collection of floral patterns. If you love color, have a look at them sometime.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Shades of blue


by philipinct

My goal is to create designs that signal an upbeat frame of mind. Being happy about yourself a big part of being positive. Here are a few tips I picked up along the way:

Realise that you’re unique and one of a kind. You were created to make a mark in this life and not just born to survive.

Remind yourself that your presence is a present to the world. You may not realize it but one way or another, someone feels so blessed with your existence.So stop saying you’re nobody.

Remember that your life can be just what you want it to be. Most of life is a choice, having the freedom to act and decide on your own. Start deciding and stop complaining.

Read more at the source: https://www.wikihow.com/Keep-a-Positive-Outlook...

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, I’ve uploaded a small collection of floral patterns. If you love color, have a look at them sometime.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

A swirling design from Borneo (2)


by philipinct

A pattern from Borneo that was hand traced in the early 1900s. I’ve rendered it in white against dark backgrounds.

Discovered some artwork you enjoy, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. It’s really easy to change. (NO STRINGS ATTACHED!)

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Borneo swirls in black and white


by philipinct

An exciting pattern from Borneo that was hand traced in the early 1900s. I’ve rendered it black on white, but if you would like to see it with a background color, please get in touch. I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. It’s really easy to change. (NO STRINGS ATTACHED!)

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Vintage flower in red and orange


by philipinct

A cheerful floral design, and on some products, the full vintage woodcut the blossom was taken from.

Discovered some artwork you enjoy, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. It’s really easy to change. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

If you’re into flowers and blossoms, be sure to check out my “Floral Designs” collection.

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Red, white, blue, black


by philipinct

Multi-colored and extremely versatile. I can adjust the colors if you like. For others color options, please also have a look at “Floral pattern – yellow, green, blue, orange-red” and “Floral pattern – green, light blue, dark blue.”

Best regards for now,
Philip Schmitz

Bright geometric star – Red, black, yellow, orange


by philipinct

Almost explosive, isn’t it?

I’ve uploaded several of these stars. If you’d like to see one in a different combination of colors, just drop me a line and I’ll try to accommodate you.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Bright geometric star. Red, white, and blue


by philipinct

Here’s a bold design that will definitely be noticed! Especially on Independence Day.

I’ve uploaded several of these stars. If you’d like to see one in a different combination of colors, just drop me a line and I’ll try to accommodate you.
Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Bright geometric star. Red and black


by philipinct

Here’s a bold design that will definitely be noticed!

I’ve uploaded several of these stars. If you’d like to see one in a different combination of colors, just drop me a line and I’ll try to accommodate you.

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Red, yellow, blue, green


by philipinct

Reminds me of clouds, but I can’t put my finger on why?

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, I’ve uploaded a small collection of floral patterns. Have a look at them sometime.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Red, orange, yellow


by philipinct

Cheerful, upbeat, and sophisticated. A floral design to enhance a positive outlook on life.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Meanwhile, I’ve uploaded a small collection of floral patterns. If you love color, have a look at them sometime.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Cool tiger: loves books


by philipinct

This is clearly a bookish tiger. I think you can tell by his facial expression that he’s loved reading for decades and, as a result, has even adopted a certain human perspective on things.

If you need the drawing in a different color or with a different background, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’ll be happen to accommodate you.

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Organ grinder. Vintage line drawing


by philipinct

A “performance art” from the past . . . although the artistic element was probably always in question.

The grinder would crank the organ in any public place (either a business district or in a neighborhood), moving from place to place after collecting a few coins or in order to avoid being arrested for loitering or chased by persons who would not appreciate hearing his single tune over and over again. The grinder would often have as a companion a white-headed capuchin monkey, tethered to a string, to do tricks and attract attention,49 as well as the important task of collecting money from passers-by.

A colorful rooster


by philipinct

I got swept away by red, orange, and yellow — for the sheer fun of it. Couldn’t resist.

A rooster, also known as a cockerel or cock, is a male gallinaceous bird, usually a male chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus).

Mature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels. The term “rooster” originates in the United States, and the term is widely used throughout North America, as well as Australia and New Zealand. The older terms “cock” or “cockerel”, the latter denoting a young cock, are used in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“Roosting” is the action of perching aloft to sleep at day, which is done by both sexes. The rooster is polygamous, but cannot guard several nests of eggs at once. He guards the general area where his hens are nesting, and attacks other roosters that enter his territory. During the daytime, a rooster often sits on a high perch, usually 0.9 to 1.5 m (3 to 5 feet) off the ground, to serve as a lookout for his group (hence the term “rooster”). He sounds a distinctive alarm call if predators are nearby and will frequently crow to assert his territory.
(The term “cock” is also used generally to refer to a male of other species of bird, for example the “Cock sparrow”, or to the human male penis.)
Roosters almost always start crowing before four months of age. Although it is possible for a hen to crow as well, crowing (together with hackles development) is one of the clearest signs of being a rooster.

The rooster is often portrayed as crowing at the break of dawn (“cock-a-doodle-doo”). However, while many roosters crow shortly after waking up, this idea is not exactly true. A rooster can and will crow at any time of the day. Some roosters are especially vociferous, crowing almost constantly, while others only crow a few times a day. These differences are dependent both upon the rooster’s breed and individual personality. A rooster can often be seen sitting on fence posts or other objects, where he crows to proclaim his territory.

Roosters have several other calls as well, and can cluck, similar to the hen. Roosters occasionally make a patterned series of clucks to attract hens to a source of food, the same way a mother hen does for her chicks.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooster

Best regards,
Philip Schmitz

Lavender light


by philipinct

Wistfully soft lavender.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? By all means get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences.

And for a wide range of great colors, please check out my other floral designs.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Happy red flower


by philipinct

A cheerful message to send out to the world. It will help keep your thinking positive.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? By all means get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. And please check out my other flowers!

Meanwhile, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

An elaborate Celtic knot


by philipinct

Celtic knots do bring things Irish to mind. They are a nice motif for wishing someone a happy St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s a lot of culture and art history that goes along with them.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

Here’s a little background information:

Celtic knots, called Icovellavna, (Irish: snaidhm Cheilteach, Welsh: cwlwm Celtaidd) are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. These knots are most known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots.

The use of interlace patterns had its origins in the artwork of the late Roman Empire. Knot patterns first appeared in the third and fourth centuries AD and can be seen in Roman floor mosaics of that time. Interesting developments in the artistic use of interlaced knot patterns are found in Byzantine architecture and book illumination, Coptic art, Celtic art, Islamic art, Kievan Russian book illumination, Ethiopian art, and European architecture and book illumination.

Spirals, step patterns, and key patterns are dominant motifs in Celtic art before the Christian influence on the Celts, which began around 450. These designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning, the patterns were intricate interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, such as Italy, in the 6th century. A fragment of a Gospel Book, now in the Durham Cathedral library and created in northern Britain in the 7th century, contains the earliest example of true knotted designs in the Celtic manner.

Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world, but the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century. The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. J. Romilly Allen has identified “eight elementary knots which form the basis of nearly all the interlaced patterns in Celtic decorative art”. In modern times Celtic art is popularly thought of in terms of national identity and therefore specifically Irish, Scottish or Welsh.

Though tattooing was not a Celtic tradition, Celtic knot tattoos became popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_knot

By all means drop me a line if you’d like to see this design in a different color.

Best regards,
Philip Schmitz

KABOOM! Can you handle it?


by philipinct

I know, it’s not a design for the faint at heart. But on the other hand, what fun! :-)

Please let me know if you’d like to see this design with a different background color. It’s fun to experiment — no strings attached.

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Swirlings


by philipinct

Eye-catching to say the least, isn’t it? Maybe it would even fall into the “op-art” category – although some 50-60 years before its day.

Please let me know if you’d like to see this design with a different background color. It’s fun to experiment — no strings attached.

Best wishes for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern – dark green, light green, yellow


by philipinct

Multi-colored and extremely versatile. I can adjust the colors if you like. For others color options, please also have a look at “Floral pattern – yellow, green, blue, orange-red” and “Floral pattern – green, light blue, dark blue.”

Best regards for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern – green, light blue, dark blue


by philipinct

Multi-colored and extremely versatile. I can adjust the colors if you like. For other color options, please also have a closer look at “Floral pattern – dark green, light green, yellow” and “Floral pattern – yellow, green, blue, orange-red.”

Best regards for now,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern – yellow, green, blue, orange-red


by philipinct

Multi-colored and extremely versatile as a result. I can adjust the colors if you like. For further color options, have a closer look at “Floral pattern – green, light blue, dark blue” and “Floral pattern – dark green, light green, yellow.”

Best regards for now,
Philip Schmitz

Lion #2. Drawing in white.


by philipinct

A few vintage sketches. I’ve posted them in black lines Lion #1) for lighter backgrounds, and in white lines (Lion#2) for darker shades. Enjoy!

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? By all means contact me, and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae and a member of the genus Panthera. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1996, as populations in African range countries declined by about 43% since the early 1990s. Lion populations are untenable outside designated protected areas. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern. The West African lion population is listed as Critically Endangered since 2016. The only lion population in Asia survives in and around India’s Gir Forest National Park and is listed as Endangered since 1986.

The lion typically inhabits grasslands and savannahs, but is absent in dense forest. It is usually more diurnal than other big cats, but when persecuted adapts to being active at night and at twilight. A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs. Prides vary in size and composition from three to 20 adult lions, depending on habitat and prey availability. Females cooperate when hunting and prey mostly on large ungulates. They are opportunistic hunters and prefer prey weighing 190 to 550 kg (420 to 1,210 lb). The lion is an apex and keystone predator.

With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat species after the tiger. Wild male lions seldom live longer than 10 to 14 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their life span. Captive lions live more than 20 years.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion

Best regards,
Philip Schmitz

Lion #1


by philipinct

A few vintage sketches. I’ve posted them in black lines for lighter backgrounds, and in white lines for darker colors. Enjoy!

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? By all means contact me, and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. No strings attached.

The lion (Panthera leo) is a species in the family Felidae and a member of the genus Panthera. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1996, as populations in African range countries declined by about 43% since the early 1990s. Lion populations are untenable outside designated protected areas. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern. The West African lion population is listed as Critically Endangered since 2016. The only lion population in Asia survives in and around India’s Gir Forest National Park and is listed as Endangered since 1986.

The lion typically inhabits grasslands and savannahs, but is absent in dense forest. It is usually more diurnal than other big cats, but when persecuted adapts to being active at night and at twilight. A lion pride consists of a few adult males, related females and cubs. Prides vary in size and composition from three to 20 adult lions, depending on habitat and prey availability. Females cooperate when hunting and prey mostly on large ungulates. They are opportunistic hunters and prefer prey weighing 190 to 550 kg (420 to 1,210 lb). The lion is an apex and keystone predator.

With some males exceeding 250 kg (550 lb) in weight, it is the second-largest living cat species after the tiger. Wild male lions seldom live longer than 10 to 14 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their life span. Captive lions live more than 20 years.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion

Best regards,
Philip Schmitz

The mood is lavender.


by philipinct

It’s a family of colors I’ve always loved. And there are shades galore: violet, lavender, lilac, amethystine, amethyst, mauve, heliotrope, amaranthine, grape, hyacinth, plum, fuchsia, damson. “Damson”? Right. That was a new one on me.

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. I enjoy experimenting with color.

Meanwhile, please have a look at my other floral designs.

Best wishes,
Philip Schmitz

Make it red today. :-)


by philipinct

Somedays red is the only color that’s right. Be sure you’re equipped!

Discovered some artwork you like, but need a different background color? Please get in touch and I’ll try to accommodate your preferences. It’s really easy to fix. NO STRINGS ATTACHED.

In the meantime, please also have a look at my other floral designs.

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

An upbeat and cheerful flower.


by philipinct

This is just my opinion, of course, but if you’re in a good mood let it show. Positive vibes are contagious. You may be doing the people in your world a real favor.

Best regards,
Philip Schmitz

It's just a pink elephant. No problem!


by philipinct

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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons.

All elephants have several distinctive features, the most notable of which is a long trunk or proboscis, used for many purposes, particularly breathing, lifting water, and grasping objects. Their incisors grow into tusks, which can serve as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. Elephants’ large ear flaps help to control their body temperature. Their pillar-like legs can carry their great weight. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs
while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.

Elephants are herbivorous and can be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts, and marshes. They prefer to stay near water. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. Other animals tend to keep their distance from elephants while predators, such as lions, tigers, hyenas, and any wild dogs, usually target only young elephants (or “calves”). Females (“cows”) tend to live in family groups, which can consist of one female with her calves or several related females with offspring. The groups are led by an individual known as the matriarch, often the oldest cow.

Elephants have a fission–fusion society in which multiple family groups come together to socialise. Males (“bulls”) leave their family groups when they reach puberty and may live alone or with other males. Adult bulls mostly interact with family groups when looking for a mate and enter a state of increased testosterone and aggression known as musth, which helps them gain dominance and reproductive success. Calves are the centre of attention in their family groups and rely on their mothers for as long as three years. Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, smell, and sound; elephants use infrasound, and seismic communication over long distances. Elephant intelligence has been compared with that of primates and cetaceans. They appear to have self-awareness and show empathy for dying or dead individuals of their kind.

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) while the Asian elephant is classed as endangered. One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat destruction and conflicts with local people. Elephants are used as working animals in Asia. In the past, they were used in war; today, they are often controversially put on display in zoos, or exploited for entertainment in circuses. Elephants are highly recognisable and have been featured in art, folklore, religion, literature, and popular culture.

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant

We're talking about some. colorful. elephant here.


by philipinct

Not exactly jungle camouflage for an elephant in the wild, but a strong upbeat message that signals a positive frame of mind.

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Elephants are large mammals of the family Elephantidae and the order Proboscidea. Three species are currently recognized: the African bush elephant (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Elephantidae is the only surviving family of the order Proboscidea; other, now extinct, members of the order include deinotheres, gomphotheres, mammoths, and mastodons.

All elephants have several distinctive features, the most notable of which is a long trunk or proboscis, used for many purposes, particularly breathing, lifting water, and grasping objects. Their incisors grow into tusks, which can serve as weapons and as tools for moving objects and digging. Elephants’ large ear flaps help to control their body temperature. Their pillar-like legs can carry their great weight. African elephants have larger ears and concave backs while Asian elephants have smaller ears and convex or level backs.

Elephants are herbivorous and can be found in different habitats including savannahs, forests, deserts, and marshes. They prefer to stay near water. They are considered to be keystone species due to their impact on their environments. Other animals tend to keep their distance from elephants while predators, such as lions, tigers, hyenas, and any wild dogs, usually target only young elephants (or “calves”). Females (“cows”) tend to live in family groups, which can consist of one female with her calves or several related females with offspring. The groups are led by an individual known as the matriarch, often the oldest cow.

Elephants have a fission–fusion society in which multiple family groups come together to socialise. Males (“bulls”) leave their family groups when they reach puberty and may live alone or with other males. Adult bulls mostly interact with family groups when looking for a mate and enter a state of increased testosterone and aggression known as musth, which helps them gain dominance and reproductive success. Calves are the centre of attention in their family groups and rely on their mothers for as long as three years. Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, smell, and sound; elephants use infrasound, and seismic communication over long distances. Elephant intelligence has been compared with that of primates and cetaceans. They appear to have self-awareness and show empathy for dying or dead individuals of their kind.

African elephants are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) while the Asian elephant is classed as endangered. One of the biggest threats to elephant populations is the ivory trade, as the animals are poached for their ivory tusks. Other threats to wild elephants include habitat destruction and conflicts with local people. Elephants are used as working animals in Asia. In the past, they were used in war; today, they are often controversially put on display in zoos, or exploited for entertainment in circuses. Elephants are highly recognisable and have been featured in art, folklore, religion, literature, and popular culture.

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Philip Schmitz

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant

Baby, plain and simple -- a cartoon baby.


by philipinct

Is there a baby in your life? Or is a baby on the way?

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I’ll be happy to switch pink for blue or vice versa.Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of the collection.

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Hey, nice hat!


by philipinct

Talk about style and confidence! Here’s a full-fledged fashionista at age five (max!).

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Branches


by philipinct

A cheerful, vintage arrangement of leaves, branches, and stylized flowers..

Red-eyed bull dog


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“The Bulldog has a longstanding association with British culture, with the BBC stating: “to many the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination.” During World War II, the Bulldog was often likened to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his defiance of Nazi Germany.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldog

An upbeat floral design for a cheerful day!


by philipinct

Enjoy! Here’s a design you can feel good about. Who knows, the feeling may be catching.

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It's a doodad. That's all I can say.


by philipinct

Question: What is a doodad? Answer: It’s a symbol used by printers to show where empty space should be left on the page — something to fill that space so it’s not a gaping void. I hope you’ll share my view that it is eye-catching as a, well, thingamabob in it’s own right. Maybe we could simply call it a graphic ornament or decoration.

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Viking ship


by philipinct

Perfect for nautical fans, boat captains, sailing ship collectors, lovers of maritime things and lore, and history buffs with a sense of humor. This design is available on apparel, tees, shirts, mugs, pouches, bags . . . well, just about everything. Great for nautical décor.

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More about Viking ships

Viking ships were marine vessels of unique design, built by the Vikings during the Viking Age.

The boat-types were quite varied, depending on what the ship was intended for, but they were generally characterized as being slender and flexible boats, with symmetrical ends with true keel. They were clinker built, which is the overlapping of planks riveted together. Some might have had a dragon’s head or other circular object protruding from the bow and stern.for design, although this is only inferred from historical sources. Viking ships were not just used for their military prowess but for long-distance trade, exploration and colonization.

In the literature, Viking ships are usually seen divided into two broad categories: merchant ships and warships. These categories are overlapping; some kinds of merchant ships, built for transporting cargo specifically, could also be used as warships. The majority of Viking ships were designed for sailing rivers, fjords and coastal waters, while a few types, such as the knarr, could navigate the open sea and even the ocean. The Viking ships ranged from the Baltic Sea to far from the Scandinavian homelands, to Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Newfoundland, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and Africa.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viking_ships

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Historic ship with full sails


by philipinct

Perfect for nautical fans, boat captains, sailing ship collectors, lovers of maritime things and lore, and history buffs with a sense of humor. This design is available on apparel, tees, shirts, mugs, pouches, bags . . . well, just about everything. Great for nautical décor.

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The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. There was a large variety, mostly based on much older conservative designs. Although wider and more frequent communications within Europe meant exposure to a variety of improvements, experimental failures were costly and rarely attempted. Ships in the north were influenced by Viking vessels, while those in the south by classical or Roman vessels. However, there was technological change. The different traditions used different construction methods; clinker in the north, carvel in the south. By the end of the period, carvel construction would come to dominate the building of large ships. The period would also see a shift from the steering oar or side rudder to the stern rudder and the development from single to multi-masted ships.

For more info see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_ships

All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Well, look at that. My first tooth!


by philipinct

That’s right. And we all went through an ordeal while you were cutting it.

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Here’s what wiki has to say about teething:

Teething is the process by which an infant’s first teeth (the deciduous teeth, often called “baby teeth” or “milk teeth”) sequentially appear by emerging through the gums, typically arriving in pairs. The mandibular central incisors are the first primary teeth to erupt, usually between 6 and 10 months of age. It can take several years for all 20 teeth to complete the tooth eruption. Though the process of teething is sometimes referred to as “cutting teeth”, when teeth emerge through the gums they do not cut through the flesh. Instead, hormones are released within the body that cause some cells in the gums to die and separate, allowing the teeth to come through.

Teething may cause a slightly elevated temperature, but not rising into the fever range, 100–101 °F (37.8–38.3 °C). Higher temperatures during teething are due to some form of infection, such as a herpes virus, initial infection of which is extremely widespread among children of teething age.

Signs and symptoms

The level of pain that a baby can handle will be different for each child. Some may appear to suffer more than others while they are teething. The soreness and swelling of the gums before a tooth comes through is the cause for the pain and fussiness a baby experiences during this change. These symptoms usually begin about three to five days before the tooth shows, and they disappear as soon as the tooth breaks the skin. Some babies are not even bothered by teething.

Common symptoms include drooling or dribbling, increased chewing, mood changes, irritability or crankiness, and swollen gums. Crying, sleeplessness, restless sleep at night, and mild fever are also associated with teething. Teething can begin as early as 3 months and continue until a child’s third birthday. In rare cases, an area can be filled with fluid and appears over where a tooth is erupting and cause the gums to be even more sensitive. Pain is often associated more with large molars since they cannot penetrate through the gums as easily as the other teeth.

Some noticeable symptoms that a baby has entered the teething stage include chewing on their fingers or toys to help relieve pressure on their gums. Babies might also refuse to eat or drink due to the pain. Symptoms will generally fade on their own, but a doctor should be notified if they worsen or are persistent. Teething may cause signs and symptoms in the mouth and gums, but does not cause problems elsewhere in the body.
Pulling on the ears is another sign of pain; the pain in the mouth throbs throughout the baby’s head so they pull their ears believing that it will provide relief. Mild rash can develop around the mouth due to skin irritation that is caused by excessive drooling or dribbling.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teething

For now, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

Ears of ripened wheat


by philipinct

A graceful vintage drawing that would make a great gift for a vegetarian or vegan—or simply a person who LOVES baked goods and baking.

Here’s some further info on a grain that has sustained humans beings for thousands of years.

Common wheat, also known as bread wheat, is a cultivated wheat species. About 95% of the wheat produced is common wheat, which is the most widely grown of all crops and the cereal with the highest monetary yield.
Bread wheat is an allohexaploid (an allopolyploid with six sets of chromosomes: two sets from each of three different species). Of the six sets of chromosomes, two come from Triticum urartu (einkorn wheat) and two from Aegilops speltoides. This hybridisation created the species Triticum turgidum (durum wheat) 580,000–820,000 years ago. The last two sets of chromosomes came from wild goat-grass Aegilops tauschii 230,000–430,000 years ago.

Free-threshing wheat is closely related to spelt. As with spelt, genes contributed from Aegilops tauschii give bread wheat greater cold hardiness than most wheats, and it is cultivated throughout the world’s temperate regions.

History

Common wheat was first domesticated in Western Asia during the early Holocene, and spread from there to North Africa, Europe and East Asia in the prehistoric period.

Wheat first reached North America with Spanish missions in the 16th century, but North America’s role as a major exporter of grain dates from the colonization of the prairies in the 1870s. As grain exports from Russia ceased in the First World War, grain production in Kansas doubled.
Worldwide, bread wheat has proved well adapted to modern industrial baking, and has displaced many of the other wheat, barley, and rye species that were once commonly used for bread making, particularly in Europe.
Plant breeding

Modern wheat varieties have short stems, the result of RHt dwarfing genes that reduce the plant’s sensitivity to gibberellic acid, a plant hormone that lengthens cells. RHt genes were introduced to modern wheat varieties in the 1960s by Norman Borlaug from Norin 10 cultivars of wheat grown in Japan. Short stems are important because the application of high levels of chemical fertilizers would otherwise cause the stems to grow too high, resulting in lodging (collapse of the stems). Stem heights are also even, which is important for modern harvesting techniques.

Other forms of common wheat

Compact wheats (e.g., club wheat Triticum compactum, but in India T. sphaerococcum) are closely related to common wheat, but have a much more compact ear. Their shorter rachis segments lead to spikelets packed closer together. Compact wheats are often regarded as subspecies rather than species in their own right (thus T. aestivum subsp. compactum).

Source: Wikipedia

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Celtic knot. With any background color you like


by philipinct

Here’s my offer: if you enjoy this design but need it with a different background color, just let me know. I’ll set it up for you. On ANY product. You can have a look no strings attached!

Celtic knots do bring things Irish to mind. They are a nice motif for wishing someone a happy St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s a lot of culture and art history that goes along with them.

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Here’s a little background information:

Celtic knots, called Icovellavna, (Irish: snaidhm Cheilteach, Welsh: cwlwm Celtaidd) are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. These knots are most known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots.

The use of interlace patterns had its origins in the artwork of the late Roman Empire. Knot patterns first appeared in the third and fourth centuries AD and can be seen in Roman floor mosaics of that time. Interesting developments in the artistic use of interlaced knot patterns are found in Byzantine architecture and book illumination, Coptic art, Celtic art, Islamic art, Kievan Russian book illumination, Ethiopian art, and European architecture and book illumination.

Spirals, step patterns, and key patterns are dominant motifs in Celtic art before the Christian influence on the Celts, which began around 450. These designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning, the patterns were intricate interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, such as Italy, in the 6th century. A fragment of a Gospel Book, now in the Durham Cathedral library and created in northern Britain in the 7th century, contains the earliest example of true knotted designs in the Celtic manner.

Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world, but the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century. The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. J. Romilly Allen has identified “eight elementary knots which form the basis of nearly all the interlaced patterns in Celtic decorative art”. In modern times Celtic art is popularly thought of in terms of national identity and therefore specifically Irish, Scottish or Welsh.

Though tattooing was not a Celtic tradition, Celtic knot tattoos became popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_knot

Celtic knot. Vintage late 1800s rendering


by philipinct

Celtic knots bring Ireland and things Irish to mind. They are a nice motif for wishing someone a happy St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s a lot of culture and art history that goes along with them.

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Here’s a little background information:

Celtic knots, called Icovellavna, (Irish: snaidhm Cheilteach, Welsh: cwlwm Celtaidd) are a variety of knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, used extensively in the Celtic style of Insular art. These knots are most known for their adaptation for use in the ornamentation of Christian monuments and manuscripts, such as the 8th-century St. Teilo Gospels, the Book of Kells and the Lindisfarne Gospels. Most are endless knots, and many are varieties of basket weave knots.

The use of interlace patterns had its origins in the artwork of the late Roman Empire. Knot patterns first appeared in the third and fourth centuries AD and can be seen in Roman floor mosaics of that time. Interesting developments in the artistic use of interlaced knot patterns are found in Byzantine architecture and book illumination, Coptic art, Celtic art, Islamic art, Kievan Russian book illumination, Ethiopian art, and European architecture and book illumination.

Spirals, step patterns, and key patterns are dominant motifs in Celtic art before the Christian influence on the Celts, which began around 450. These designs found their way into early Christian manuscripts and artwork with the addition of depictions from life, such as animals, plants and even humans. In the beginning, the patterns were intricate interwoven cords, called plaits, which can also be found in other areas of Europe, such as Italy, in the 6th century. A fragment of a Gospel Book, now in the Durham Cathedral library and created in northern Britain in the 7th century, contains the earliest example of true knotted designs in the Celtic manner.

Examples of plait work (a woven, unbroken cord design) predate knotwork designs in several cultures around the world, but the broken and reconnected plait work that is characteristic of true knotwork began in northern Italy and southern Gaul and spread to Ireland by the 7th century.

The style is most commonly associated with the Celtic lands, but it was also practiced extensively in England and was exported to Europe by Irish and Northumbrian monastic activities on the continent. J. Romilly Allen has identified “eight elementary knots which form the basis of nearly all the interlaced patterns in Celtic decorative art”. In modern times Celtic art is popularly thought of in terms of national identity and therefore specifically Irish, Scottish or Welsh.

Though tattooing was not a Celtic tradition, Celtic knot tattoos became popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_knot

Blossoming vintage topiary tree.


by philipinct

The colors of this vintage topiary shrub are a pure flight of fantasy. I simply tried to make it—and its partner “Blossoming topiary 2”—as colorful as possible.

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Here’s snippet from wiki about topiary:

Topiary is the horticultural practice of training perennial plants by clipping the foliage and twigs of trees, shrubs and subshrubs to develop and maintain clearly defined shapes,1 whether geometric or fanciful. The term also refers to plants which have been shaped in this way. As an art form it is a type of living sculpture. The word derives from the Latin word for an ornamental landscape gardener, topiarius, a creator of topia or “places”, a Greek word that Romans also applied to fictive indoor landscapes executed in fresco.

The plants used in topiary are evergreen, mostly woody, have small leaves or needles, produce dense foliage, and have compact and/or columnar (e.g., fastigiate) growth habits. Common species chosen for topiary include cultivars of European box (Buxus sempervirens), arborvitae (Thuja species), bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), holly (Ilex species), myrtle (Eugenia or Myrtus species), yew (Taxus species), and privet (Ligustrum species).2 Shaped wire cages are sometimes employed in modern topiary to guide untutored shears, but traditional topiary depends on patience and a steady hand; small-leaved ivy can be used to cover a cage and give the look of topiary in a few months. The hedge is a simple form of topiary used to create boundaries, walls or screens.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topiary

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Meanwhile, all the best,
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Red, white, and blue. Stained glass


by philipinct

Great for Independence Day—which can mean either the Fourth of July or any day you happen to FEEL especially independent . . . or maybe you’re simply in the mood for the bold red, white, and blue. Makes an upbeat gift for just about anyone. Stylish home decor.

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In the meantime, please take a look at the other versions of this design in my FLORAL DESIGNS and SQUARE DESIGNS collections.

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Philip Schmitz

The chicken and her chicks


by philipinct

The perfect present for a baby shower. A mother hen carefully watching over her brood of small chicks.

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The gull and the fish. Air and water


by philipinct

This vintage emblem is a wonderful gift for those who love to be out of doors by the sea, with sunlight, the limitless sky, fresh air, the salt smell, and the wonderful presence of water.

It also symbolizes 2 of the 4 elements in Chinese (Asian) philosophy. The gull stands for the air element, while the fish represents the water element.

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The seagull and the fish. Air and water


by philipinct

This vintage emblem is a wonderful gift for those who love to be out of doors by the sea, with the sunlight, the limitless sky, fresh air, salt smell, and the wonderful presence of water.

It also symbolizes 2 of the 4 elements in Chinese (Asian) philosophy. The gull stands for the air element, while the fish represents the water element.

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Red and black. Square design


by philipinct

This striking combination of colors makes a bold statement. Here I come, world!

Crazy bold. It's just that kind of day!


by philipinct

Sometimes you wake up and you know right away. Look out world it’s one of those days.

Red, white, and blue. Square design


by philipinct

Great for Independence Day—which can mean either the Fourth of July or any day you happen to FEEL especially independent . . . or maybe you’re simply in the mood for the bold red, white, and blue. Makes an upbeat gift for just about anyone. Stylish home decor.

Snake / dragon hybrid. Potentially dangerous!


by philipinct

Artist’s conception of a possible snake / dragon hybrid from the Mesozoic era, often called the Age of Reptiles. Little information is available about belly temperatures, life span, and courtship rituals.

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A happy lamb—jumping for joy.


by philipinct

For sheep lovers and their little ones. Here’s an irresistible bouncing lamb that will bring a smile to your face and the friends who see it on your child. You might call it a ewesful gift: pun intended.

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Philip Schmitz

Historic sailing ship 2


by philipinct

Perfect for nautical fans, boat captains, sailing ship collectors, lovers of maritime things and lore, and history buffs with a sense of humor. This design is available on apparel, tees, shirts, mugs, pouches, bags . . . well, just about everything. Great for nautical décor.

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The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. There was a large variety, mostly based on much older conservative designs. Although wider and more frequent communications within Europe meant exposure to a variety of improvements, experimental failures were costly and rarely attempted. Ships in the north were influenced by Viking vessels, while those in the south by classical or Roman vessels. However, there was technological change. The different traditions used different construction methods; clinker in the north, carvel in the south. By the end of the period, carvel construction would come to dominate the building of large ships. The period would also see a shift from the steering oar or side rudder to the stern rudder and the development from single to multi-masted ships.

For more info see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_ships

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Historic sailing ship


by philipinct

Perfect for nautical fans, boat captains, sailing ship collectors, lovers of maritime things and lore, and history buffs with a sense of humor. This design is available on apparel, tees, shirts, mugs, pouches, bags . . . well, just about everything. Great for nautical décor.

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The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. There was a large variety, mostly based on much older conservative designs. Although wider and more frequent communications within Europe meant exposure to a variety of improvements, experimental failures were costly and rarely attempted. Ships in the north were influenced by Viking vessels, while those in the south by classical or Roman vessels. However, there was technological change. The different traditions used different construction methods; clinker in the north, carvel in the south. By the end of the period, carvel construction would come to dominate the building of large ships. The period would also see a shift from the steering oar or side rudder to the stern rudder and the development from single to multi-masted ships.

For more info see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_ships

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No, that one's mine! A golf argument.


by philipinct

Things have heated up!

What form! What style! What a golfer!


by philipinct

A gift for the golfer who has everything . . . and knows how to dress the part.

The water hazard. #%[email protected]!!


by philipinct

Yes, indeed, it can happen! A wonderful gift for golfer friends who have (or need) a sense a humor.

The 18th hole? The corner pocket? You decide.


by philipinct

Here’s the best way to handle a tough putt. The perfect gift for golfers with a sense a humor. And especially those who DON’T have one!

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Medallion 3. Purple on purpose


by philipinct

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A word about the color purple. The color purple is a rare occurring color in nature and as a result is often seen as having sacred meaning. Lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are considered delicate and precious.

The color purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body, including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves, enhancing the sacred, creating feelings of spirituality, increasing nurturing tendencies and sensitivity, and encouraging imagination and creativity.

Purple is associated spirituality, the sacred, higher self, passion, third eye, fulfillment, and vitality. Purple helps align oneself with the whole of the universe. Different shades, tints, and hues of purple have different meanings. Light purple hues represent feminine energy and delicacy, as well as romantic and nostalgic feelings. Dark purple hues evoke feelings of gloom, sadness, and frustration. Bright purple hues suggest riches and royalty.

Light purple or lavender is a feminine, graceful, elegant color that has long been associated with refined, wealthy women. While the color purple represents royalty, lavender represents beauty and femininity. Lavender is considered to be the “grown-up” pink. Its lighter lavender shades have a sacred place in nature, with lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers considered delicate and precious. The color lavender suggests uniqueness and specialness without the deep mystery of the color purple.

Throughout history, purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. Many believe this to be true because the rare occurrence of purple in nature made it one of the most expensive color dyes to create. The United States Military awards the Purple Heart to soldiers wounded in battle. In Thailand, purple is the color of mourning for widows.

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All the best for now,
Philip Schmitz

Seriously POed! . . . with a sense of humor


by philipinct

Yeah, we all get royally ticked off at times, but with luck our sense of humor eventually kicks in. You can’t hold on to anger forever. Here’s hoping you’ll get a smile out of this character’s rage.

There are lots of ways to say it: bent out of shape, hot under the collar, up in arms, in high dudgeon, foaming at the mouth, doing a slow burn, steamed up, in a lather, fit to be tied, and seeing red. If you can, let it go. They say that “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."

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Singing an ariaaaaaaa . . .


by philipinct

Here’s some humor that’s perfect for a friend who loves to sing . . . maybe even just in the shower.

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Ahoy! Medieval sailing ship


by philipinct

Perfect for nautical fans, boat captains, sailing ship collectors, and even history buffs with a sense of humor. This design is available on apparel, tees, shirts, mugs, pouches, bags . . . well, just about everything. Great for nautical décor.

The ships of Medieval Europe were powered by sail or oar, or both. There was a large variety, mostly based on much older conservative designs. Although wider and more frequent communications within Europe meant exposure to a variety of improvements, experimental failures were costly and rarely attempted. Ships in the north were influenced by Viking vessels, while those in the south by classical or Roman vessels. However, there was technological change. The different traditions used different construction methods; clinker in the north, carvel in the south. By the end of the period, carvel construction would come to dominate the building of large ships. The period would also see a shift from the steering oar or side rudder to the stern rudder and the development from single to multi-masted ships.
For more info see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medieval_ships

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Philip Schmitz

Medallion. About as jolly as it gets


by philipinct

About as jolly as it gets

Medallion. Mostly red


by philipinct

Red plays such a huge role in out lives! Here are some comments I found at https://www.quora.com/Why-is-red-the-colour-of-...

Red, the color of blood and fire, is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, anger, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrant, radiance, and determination.it is assertive, daring, determined, energetic, powerful, enthusiastic, impulsive, exciting, and aggressive.

Red represents physical energy, lust, passion, and desire. It symbolizes action, confidence, and courage. The color red is linked to the most primitive physical, emotional, and financial needs of survival and self-preservation.it is an intense color that is packed with emotion ranging from passionate, intense love to anger and violence — representing both cupid and the devil. It is a hot, strong, stimulating color that represents excitement and energy. Studies show that the color red can create physical effects such as elevated blood pressure, enhanced libido, increased respiratory rates, enhanced metabolism, increased enthusiasm, higher levels of energy, and increased confidence.

Red represents power and courage. The color red is the basis of the traditional red power tie or red suit in business, and the red carpet for celebrities and VIPs. Red’s association with courage and bravery makes it a color that is used often in national flags, on shields, and in achievement patches.

Red gemstones are believed to increase enthusiasm and interest, boost energy, create confidence, and offer protection from fears and anxieties.
Hope you were able to learn a thing or two about red, a color that is associated not only with love.

Yet red means passion, so go ahead.

All the best for now, and if you have a minute, check out my other medallions and round designs,

Philip Schmitz

Bird in Flight 2. A Vintage Drawing


by philipinct

Birds can symbolize so many different things! At https://whatismyspiritanimal.com/spirit-totem-p... I learned that across the world, the meanings for Bird include . . . liberation, the air and earth elements, finding your voice, harbingers of spring, luck, love and joy (blue birds), positive changes (white birds), health (brown birds), wisdom (crane), peace (dove), faithfulness (hummingbird), magic (owl) – and wisdom, too, for owls (think ancient Athens) – and strength and honor (Maori tradition).

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Meanwhile, best wishes,
Philip Schmitz

Floral pattern. Purple on purpose


by philipinct

It’s a family of colors I’ve always loved. To name just a few . . . violet, lavender, lilac, amethystine, amethyst, mauve, heliotrope, amaranthine, grape, hyacinth
plum, fuchsia, damson. “Damson,” now there’s a new one on me.

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Foral pattern. Shades of blue


by philipinct

This design is clearly upbeat and optimistic. The colors are slightly toned down which makes them easy on the eye.

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Floral pattern. Lots of orange


by philipinct

This design “pops.” It features the strong contrast that complimentary colors can produce, and it sends a cheerful, positive message about life.

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Floral pattern. Laughing in technicolor


by philipinct

Who needs a reason to enjoy lots of color?

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Blue-eyed bulldog


by philipinct

“The Bulldog has a longstanding association with British culture, with the BBC stating: “to many the Bulldog is a national icon, symbolising pluck and determination.” During World War II, the Bulldog was often likened to Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his defiance of Nazi Germany.” Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulldog

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The African Ostrich


by philipinct

Here it is, the earth’s largest and fastest species of bird (on the ground). Hits a top speed of about 43 mph (70km/h) but never takes flight. Ostriches are native to Africa. Anyone for a safari?

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All purpose, no frills frog.


by philipinct

This is your basic, garden variety frog. It has a life span of about 10-12 years, which is probably longer than your t-shirt or hoodie. With its bright green skin, friendly yellow markings, and intense foggy vibe, it promises to be a reliable companion. I have not named it . . . that’s up to you.

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In the meantime, all the best,
Philip Schmitz

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