What I’m Working On – No. 1

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Good News, Illustrations, Life

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December is almost over, but I refuse to believe it. I signed up for a class that starts in January called, “Make Art that Sells: Assignment Bootcamp”. It is one of Lilla Rogers’ classes and I have been curious about her for awhile now. She is a well-known and successful art director and she represents Lisa Congdon, an artist whose work I love by the way. Another one of my friends who primarily uses Adobe Illustrator, Jannie Ho, has taken one of her courses as well. I’ve heard nothing but good things so I’m excited!

I needed something that had a flexible timeline, promoted community and gave me a swift kick in the behind so my art translates into tangible real-world items. Just more pieces of the puzzle to figure out and I can’t wait to start.

Is there anything you are particularly looking forward to in 2015?

A Self-Prescribed Time Out.

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Illustrations, Life

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I’ve been enjoying my vacation so much. Downtime with my munchkin and husband, it’s been great to just have an all around time out and get recharged. Plus I LOVE not having to get up and go all the time when I am 30 weeks along. I waddle with the best of them and I’m just more tired this time around. Could be in part due to the munchkin, the cold weather with barely any sunlight (really don’t like) or just me. The shop is closed until January, I’ve been painting a bit and I also just finished reading this book, Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color. This book had some good watercolor advice, application techniques and just good information if you are starting out with watercolor or have been working with it for awhile.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and the New Year is kind to you!

New Channel and a New Print!

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Etsy, Handmade, Illustrations, Process, Video

I’ve been a busy girl over here trying to figure out how to record and edit video on my iPad. I set up my YouTube channel, fluximagery, (like and subscribe!) and two videos are published so far. I’ll show more works in progress in the future. There is no sound because that part was driving me insane with copyright infringement and all that.

One day I will have sound on my videos, mark my words. If you have any feedback, leave me a comment, I would love it.

Also, this print is now available in my Etsy shop right here.

On Repeat

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Handmade, Illustrations, Process

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One of the things I’ve always wanted to do was design patterns.  Which is pretty odd because wearing patterns scares me.  I know big prints overwhelm and other cardinal rules like that but I usually steer clear and just stick with basics.  I took yet another Skillshare class (love!) and it was excellent.  I just worked out my first digital pattern because of my love of juicing my green juice and I’m pleased with how it turned out!  There is a LOT of adjusting involved with this so where the repeat isn’t obvious and you get a good flow.  It is incessant but necessary, just a little warning.

I am going to submit it to Spoonflower so I can have it available there and maybe there will be a pair of sister pants made for Addy and her little sister?  I hope so, so excited.

I wonder what I should make into a pattern next.

Winter Bunnies

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Etsy, Handmade, Illustrations

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I think I have sweaters and all things winter on the brain because I’m not wearing these items myself.  I’m in full maternity gear but form fitting and representing the bump.  My bunnies and bears get all the fun this season….and all the bulk.

Now available in my shop.