Archives: Prints

My First Fabric!

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Handmade, Prints

raspberry bird and leaves fabric

A long time ago I painted a watercolor of green leaves and someone had suggested I make a print out of it.  There is a great site called Spoonflower where you can submit designs and they will turn those designs into fabric.  So fast forward probably three years later and I have made my first fabric.  I love how it looks and the quality is just better than I imagined.  There is a blizzard coming so I scanned in the fat quarter proof I ordered.

raspberry bird and leaves fabric fat quarter

What do you think?  So now I have one print for sale and I can’t wait to make more.  Whenever I can get more time I want to learn how to screen-print as well.  Never done it and would love to see what it’s like.

Wing

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Etsy, Prints

wing

This is the 25th print in my shop!  My friend Christie gave me the best tip for loosening up.  Now before every painting I am painting horizontal lines, vertical lines and numbers all over my cheapo watercolor paper.  This is so helpful because even if you think you don’t need to warm up, you do.  Every time.

I love learning more and more about this medium.  It can be tricky but I enjoy how the colors melt into each other and how you can’t plan everything.  There is a little bit of surrendering that is involved and it’s nice.

Raspberries and Tangerines

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Etsy, Illustrations, Prints

raspberry

tangerine

Summertime has me thinking about refreshing fruit like raspberries and tangerines.

These are two new bird prints now available in my shop. Hope you having fun in the sun!!

Back Open for Business.

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Etsy, Prints

punk rock

Had a friend over today so that gave me even more of a reason to straighten up and get my shop updated with new prints.  Friends always tend to give you just the right push at just the right time.  So, the shop is back open and there are three new pieces: Russian Owl, Chevron and Punk Rock.

Baby girl is calling me, have to go for now.  Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

It’s Leap Year with An Owl and Ducks.

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Etsy, Prints

Owl and Bird Watercolor Print

Ducks in a Row Watercolor Print

I have been silent but painting.  Both prints have been added to my shop.  So yay for that.  I think I love Fabriano paper much more than Arches.  Of course I would choose that one because it s harder to find around these parts.  That’s how I roll.

What I want to do and how I feel are on two completely different sides of the spectrum.  I want to be all adventurous and just take another impromptu trip that involves an airplane.  But yea right, I am officially in my third trimester and I go to bed by 8:30 p.m. at the latest.  I am a wild child.  ;)

How are you doing on this lovely leap year day?