StudioDprint

Unique printable designs & digital downloads

Herzliya, Israel | 352 Sales

StudioDprint

Unique printable designs & digital downloads

Herzliya, Israel 352 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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About

Artistic Voyages*

IN THE BEGINNING, OR: HOW DOES ONE BECOME AN ARTIST?
I live and work in central Israel, and can track back my first artistic thoughts to kindergarten, at 5 years old.
One was when my friend, Orit, sketched a figure and drew too many contour lines for the hands. When painting inside she realized making a mistake and fixed it, but I was disappointed. I really liked those extra lines, and thought they were wonderful and imaginative.
Another was being fed up with threading plastic beads, and looking for other options. The teacher's assistant took some olive kernels and showed me how to grind their tips on a stone to make holes. I coated the kernels with gouache paint and created my first original necklace.

I come from a family of craftsmen, designers and artists, so becoming a creative artist seemed natural for me. I was daily exposed to both artistic processes and meticulous handcrafted finishes. However, support for my young talent came from other places, mainly my art teachers at school. When I expressed my wish to learn art in high school, my father replied that it's better to learn a trade, and sent me to learn bookkeeping.
Me, bookkeeping???
Soon he realized his mistake, and became a source of support. Art became an anchor, a built-in part of my life – whether it is painting, crafting or jewelry making. It's a burning fire
that never extinguishes.

LIFE AS AN ACTIVE ARTIST
As a child, I was a mousy little creature, living in a dreamy bubble, gazing out to the world. Everything became a source of inspiration: visions and sounds, scents and colors, textures and shapes. In a way, this child is still here :)
Art has chosen me, and became my way of life. Artistic expressions accompanied every period: jewelry making, crafting, drawing and painting. The main sources for creation are the images and visions that flash in front of my eyes for a fraction of a second, especially when waking from sleep, but most are not absorbed in my memory and I fail to record them all. If only I had a "dream camera" to document them…
The same curiosity that characterized the little girl I used to be is still with me today, and it is tasting the world, touching, feeling, smelling, and listening to its sounds. But most of the work is done by my eyes. Many of the elements in my work come from ceaseless observation – usually unconsciously – of the world around me: from planets and landscapes to people, leaves, crystals or sand grains. These elements find their way to the material as subjects or textures. To a great extent I am a "serial" creator, and use these themes again and again, while applying different translations, interpretations or techniques.
I work while listening to music and singing along, or while talking to other people. This enables me to divert my attention from the work itself and allows a subconscious flow unhindered by logic thought. This flow dictates my work, and in fact – my body is just a tool art uses to materialize.

STUDIOD
As a young adult I was concerned that art alone cannot provide, so I began learning Architecture. After a while I felt out of place, and longed to work directly with materials, getting my hands dirty. One of my teachers, a sculptor, faced me with an obvious question: what would I like to do when I grow up? Somehow I knew. I always knew. I quit school and began to design jewelry out of leftover modeling cardboard.
StudioD came to life.
More than 30 years later I'm here, sharing a piece of my creative world with you.
During this time I experienced with many materials and techniques, became a silversmith and learned wax modeling.
In the past few years, I'm struggling with ME's (myalgic encephalomyelitis) pain and fatigue. In order to appease my creative genie and continue working, I have begun working with clay, fibers, Metal Clay, artistic wire and digital media – all proved as fantastic materials. Luckily, they broadened my creative options.

YOU
Yet, StudioDprint is all about you.
How?
I have you in mind when designing printables: What kind of digital paper do you need? How can I diversify collage sheets and cliparts to enrich your scrapbooking? Which design or color can highlight your party?

Custom designs are no trouble at all. Vice versa – I love the challenge! It also provides a direct and personal contact with you, a dialog – which is a bonus for me :)
After all, I'm designing for you…

Thank you for visiting and accompanying me in this voyage.

Check out my shops:
Artisan jewelry: studiodjewelry.etsy.com
Picture jewelry: studiodbronze.etsy.com
Printables: studiodprint.etsy.com
Home decor: studiodlifestyle.etsy.com

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(*) Artistic Voyages is the title of my blog

Shop members

  • Ducky

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Family and friends call me Ducky. Consider yourself my new friend :)

Production partners

  • Art Print Lab

    Santa Monica, CA

    This Art Print Lab has an exquisite reputation for quality, reliability and customer service. Their product and materials are good and meet my needs, since I wish to offer my customers the best service I can give.

  • Expert Print Lab

    San Francisco, CA

    This Expert Print Lab was recommended to me by fellow artists, and I thank them. They allow me to broaden the options and variations of my existing products, while maintaining qualities and meticulous materials and printing.

  • Pro Print Lab

    Montreal, QC

    This Pro Print Lab is known for its quality and reliability. They offer additional products and trending materials - which enables further options and better service to my customers.

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Last updated on Jul 31, 2017
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COLORS

The printed colors may vary from what you see on your computer screen, and even from screen to screen, from printer to printer.

Personal use license - printable files

All my items (excluding mock-ups) are intended for non-profit & personal use only.
You may not distribute them for free (freebies, giveaways) or sell them - in digital or printed form.

Commercial use license - mock-ups

Mock-ups can be used for display only.
You may not alter them, distribute them - for free (freebies, giveaways), or sell them - in digital or printed form.

Commercial & Extended license - Printables

My printable files can be sold for commercial & extended use.
Please contact me per-item.