Tuesday, 7 July 2015

The Creative Minds Series: Listen (+ Freebie)

Last June, a blogger from France, Elsa, from Totally Elsa, came forward and wanted to collaborate on a project together. Totally Elsa is a place where Elsa shares her very delicate and detailed nail art as well as some of her pretty impressive drawings and portraits. She was unsure of what exactly we should work on, but proposed that since both of us had a common interest of art and creative things, we could create an art piece that featured her illustration and my lettering.

The downloadable wallpaper for this July is something that both of us had created together, with Elsa's intricate and delicate illustration of a beautiful crown and jewels, coupled with my lettering. I also decided to try out something new, and created my own gold foil to use with the crown that Elsa had illustrated.

The late Princess Diana had mentioned this beautiful quote worth a reminder to all. She would have turned 54 recently on 1 July, and will be remembered for being kind and down-to-earth, and indisputably, an inspiration to many.

free downloadable desktop, phone wallpaper, quote by Princess Diana, Lady Diana Spencer, follow your heart, black, gold
Free Downloadable Desktop, Phone Wallpaper / Quote by Princess Diana / Also comes in white. / Created by The Happy Candle and Totally Elsa / Lady Diana Spencer, follow your heart, black, gold
free downloadable desktop, phone wallpaper, quote by Princess Diana, Lady Diana Spencer, follow your heart, white, gold

Version 1 // Black Background

Phone (Android/iPhone) 1080 x 1920
Laptop 2880 x 1800
Desktop 2560 x 1600 / 1280 x 1024
Version 2 // White Background

Phone (Android/iPhone) 1080 x 1920
Laptop 2880 x 1800
Desktop 2560 x 1600 / 1280 x 1024 
Free Desktop and Phone Wallpaper - The Happy Candle & Totally ElsaFree Desktop and Phone Wallpaper - The Happy Candle & Totally ELsa

From this collaboration initiated by Elsa, I also decided to introduce a new collection/post series called 'The Creative Minds Series'. After the introduction of the Loopy Doodles, it seemed appropriate to also include another series in this little getaway to go on wilder creative adventures. The series will be a type of collaboration where it will feature the wonderful work from the contributor, and where the contributor and myself will create an artwork or a piece together. :)

I'm very grateful for Elsa for her initiative to start this collaboration that sparked the idea of this series. It was very kind of her and she didn't mind if this idea was used with others. She was very accepting, open-minded and happy that she gave the idea of the series as well, so I'm very much appreciative of her support. :) It was wonderful working with Elsa, she had great ideas and it was such an amazing experience to be able to work with someone from across the globe once again.

Finally, we often listen to the voice of reality of our heads, rather than listening to our hearts that harbour the growing list of dreams we constantly wish for. Let's remember that choices lead to destiny as well. We have the ability to cross off those items on our bucket list and find solace in even the smallest of things, if we just keep a close ear and listen to the whispers of our hearts.

Until next time ♥ 

Illustration by Elsa, lettering by me. Wallpapers created by Elsa from Totally Elsa and Dian from The Happy Candle. For personal use only. Not for sale or distribution. If shared, please link back to original post.

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+ The Creative Minds Series is a collaborative collection where a contributor and myself will create an artwork or a piece together, featuring the original works from contributor about art or any other form of design, including photography, and anything creative. 

23 comments

  1. Dian ... I'm on a blog break but I thought I'd scroll through my list of blogs... I you had blogged and I wanted to comment on what an incredible job you and Elsa did making this together. I love seeing everything you create... You have such a talent and flair with your artistic work and you collaborate with such talented people xox ♡

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    1. I really appreciate that you dropped by despite the fact that you're on a blog break, Launna. :) Your kind and genuine comments are always very encouraging. Elsa is indeed talented. :) Thank you so much and enjoy your blog break. Have a lovely week. :)

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  2. Thanks for this collaboration Dian! And for that post, I'm blushing :)

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for collaborating with me too, Elsa! It's been such a pleasure to work with you. :)

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  3. Those wallpapers are beautiful. I love the crown and of course, the classic loopy font. I have the white installed on my iPad. :)

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    1. Really glad you liked them, Jo. Thank you so much. :)

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  4. These wallpapers are absolutely stunning, both you and Elsa did an amazing job :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Sophie. :)

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  5. These are beautiful! You and Elsa did a fabulous job :)

    ~Noor

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    1. Thank you for your generous comment, Noor! :)

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  6. I have always admired your work. This is a fabulous piece of art you and Elsa created :)

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  7. This is fabulous. I love the black one. Will get it for my iPod :) You two are very talented.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Noor! :)

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  8. Oh wow I love this so much and your blog is so clean and pretty! The art is beautiful, and I'll definitely check out Elsa's blog. You have a new reader!

    HAWWA
    I have a blog too! > www.hawwaetc.com

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    1. Glad you like the wallpapers, and great to know I have a new reader. :) Thank you so much for your kind comment, Hawwa! :)

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  9. We've just put white wallpaper on our iPad - Great blog :)

    - Max - Funky Candles

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  10. I love your blog. :) Simply fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much for your generous comment! :)

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  11. Wow your blog is very nice. I like it very much. Simple but full of moral value. I can't wait to see yours next. Jiayou! :)

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