Friday, October 28, 2011


Like any artist, I want to stand apart and create an image for myself. Some people would say that I have already done that. Maybe, but you know artists- they are never satisfied. So, I have been working on making a cohesive look for myself that I call Neo-Deco, which can also be called Dieselpunk (a subset of Steampunk, which I am sure most of you are familiar with). I think of it as Art Deco inspired, with clean lines and an emphasis on geometrical and streamlined shapes, but with a modern sensibility and new materials being used. Whenever I design, that's where my muse leads me and I have been happy to follow since I am rather fond of Art Deco. :) This change has meant that I needed to lose the font that I so adore and have been using for about a year. It also means more direction in my work. Whatever that turns out to mean. So, wish me luck with my new branding and tell me what you think. :)
Just in case you missed this new wrap at JL, here it is again with a variation and my new font. This is one I would like to do a tute for.


  1. Hey Tela, This is so exciting. To feel/know you have found your artistic voice. The style that is pure TelaT. The term neo-art deco is the perfect description. The new font goes very well with the designs. It will take some getting used to the change.

    I am hoping to find my voice, some days, I feel closer than others.

    Love your latest piece and look forward to the tutorial!

  2. Those pendants are absolutely, positively beautiful, and I'm loving the font.

    Good for you, finding your niche! If it's what you gravitate towards naturally, then it's obviously where you're supposed to be. :)

    -- Sarah

  3. Thank you, Christine. I'm really glad to hear your opinion on this. I put a lot of thought into all this and big changes and commitment are sometimes scary. I'm glad you think I'm on the right track.

    You'll find your voice, I have no doubt. The way you experiment is so inspiring- you'll find that one thing that really works best for you. :)

  4. Sarah, thank you so much for the compliment and your positive words about the font. Like Christine said, it will take some getting used to, but I think it does reflect my style better. I'm really happy to hear your opinion. :)

    It seems like I have fought being in a niche for a long time. I have found that I feel way more confident and inspired with a definite direction now that I have finally accepted it. It's like being on a new adventure :)

  5. They are gorgeous and I like the new font style too. I can't wait for the tut on JL. I'm sure it will be more advanced than I am at this stage but I'll be up for the challenge!


  6. Hi Kate and thank you! I got your note on the other entry, but it isn't showing up on the blog. I want to say thank you for that, too.

    I have a special project going right now that's taking a lot of time, but when I get the tute finished, I think you will be pleased at how easy it is to do. I'm sure you will be able to do it. :)


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