megdowntherabbithole

megandowntherabbithole

Elk Grove Village, Illinois · 91 Sales

megdowntherabbithole

megandowntherabbithole

Elk Grove Village, Illinois 91 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I create colorful geometric prints, similar to kaleidoscopes. I've always been fascinated with colors, fractals, kaleidoscopes and mandalas, and you'll find that my art is rich in these influences. Follow me down the rabbit hole...I think you'll like what you find!

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I create colorful geometric prints, similar to kaleidoscopes. I've always been fascinated with colors, fractals, kaleidoscopes and mandalas, and you'll find that my art is rich in these influences. Follow me down the rabbit hole...I think you'll like what you find!

Megan Manske

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{curious art and design}

In high school, being your typical right-brained creative type, it only took three weeks before I was hopelessly confused in Geometry class. Despite of my lack of math skills, somehow I’ve found a personal style that many people relate to geometry and fractals. I think, at the most basic level, a connection to pattern, shape and symmetry is hard-wired into our collective consciousness. I love intricate shapes, repeating patters, and bright, vivid colors. Although I had never heard of mandalas until a college professor introduced me to them, after reading up and studying them, I felt like I had officially connected to an influence that until then had been nameless. I can spend hours studying the interplay of color and pattern within the viewfinder of a kaleidoscope, the pattern of petals on a flower, or a swirl of clouds in the sky.

Drawing and painting to me is like a form on meditation. When I’m deeply engrossed in a piece the world falls away, and none of life’s problems matter. Hours pass in the blink of an eye. I want my work to have the same effect on the viewer, and for people to find themselves “lost” in it, if even only for a few minutes.

I’m slightly obsessed with Alice in Wonderland, museums, micron pens, philosophy, tattoos, bookstores, being barefoot, sushi, the inter-web, forests, cooking, eating, interesting conversation, mandalas, animals, astronomy, stained glass, chai tea, ancient history, fractals, owls, frozen desserts, color theory, surrealism, old maps, Futurama, cult films, Mexican food, good beer, dark chocolate, clouds, stars, play-doh, theories, anything electric blue, kaleidoscopes, aimless wanderings, general weirdness, the sky, travel, oceans, mountains, comfy pants, and stealing my boyfriend’s hoodies.

From the swirls on VanGough’s Starry Night to the tight geometric patterns of MC Escher, I draw from a wide circle on influences. I deeply admire the dreamy surrealist painter Remedios Varo, and the transformative and spiritual work of Alex Gray. I believe that art should bridge the gap between the everyday world and a “higher” place. It should draw us in, full us with life, and revitalize us. Art should create energy. Art should have life.

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  • Megan Manske

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    I’m an artist, designer, photographer, daydreamer and coffee junkie living in the Chicago ‘burbs with my awesome little family. I’m directionally challenged, but I know a ton of useless information (which only seems to be useful in bar trivia).

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Last updated on November 17, 2012
Thanks for visiting megandowntherabbithole! Here you can find one of a kind artwork created by me. I LOVE experimenting with different colors and patterns, which I think is reflected in my work. A lot of people have told me that my art has a mathematical bend...funny when I'm one of the most right brained people you'll ever meet! I love art that is vibrant, unique, and that you find yourself getting "lost" in.

For more insight into my creative process, you can check out my blog at www.megandowntherabbithole.com.

I hope that you can find something here that you love as much as I loved creating it!

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I am happy to accept PayPal, credit cards, and Etsy gift cards. Most orders will be shipped within 72 hours of receiving payment (with the exception of large pieces that are printed to order). Payment is due within ten (10) days or your order will be cancelled.
Shipping
To save you money, all orders are shipped via USPS unless otherwise requested. Orders too large for a USPS flat rate box will be shipped FedEx Ground. If you need your shipment sooner please contact me, and I'll be happy to ship it via FedEx Express for an additional cost. Please convo me with any questions or concerns.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to love your new artwork, and I will do everything I can to remedy any problems that arise. I do my best to package your artwork as securely as possible, but if your art is damaged in shipping, please contact me and I will arrange for a replacement. Please note that your replacement must be the same print you originally ordered. All monitors display colors differently, and you may see a very slight variation in color between the printed art and the image on your monitor. I do not offer exchanges for variances in color.

Any exchanges must be requested within 30 days of the original order.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to create custom work in the the color palette and size of your choice. Custom prints start at $42 for a digitally created 8" 8" square print. Hand drawn 8" x 8" prints start at $55 as they take longer for me to create. For additional sizes and pricing, please convo me. For the best looking results, please limit your colors to six or less.

Because color names are so subjective (what I call "apple green" you might call "lime green") you have two choices for color requests*:

1. Send me either the CMYK or RGB codes for your colors. http://kuler.adobe.com/#create/fromacolor is a great place to get these. Color codes are located at the bottom of the page beneath the color bar.

2. Email me a screen shot or photograph showing your desired colors.



***please note that all monitors render colors differently, and that printer color results may not be 100% true to what you see on your computer.