On Repeat

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.

Illustration Friday - Storm


Bunny is so hungry, there's a storm in his belly.

My attempt for Illustration Friday's Storm. Some parts of my Illustrator process take too long so I wanted to see if I could work on those with this image.  The experiment was a success, working in AI is a puzzle sometimes.

I'm reading a few books at the moment:

Drawn to Life Volume 1 : 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Class by Walt Stanchfield

A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print and Sell Your Own Fabric by Kimberly Kight

Making an Impression: Designing and Crafting Artful Stamps by Geninne D. Zlatkis

Illustration Friday - Expire

expire This is my attempt for the theme of Expire for Illustration Friday and it is also an entry for 52 Designs.  Winter has expired, hello spring!  Come as fast as you can please.  We got dumped with snow with a nice March spring storm.  I say that with a lot of sarcasm included. This illustration is available as a limited edition print in my shop.

Now I'm off to go do a boot-camp workout with my friend at her gym.  I am slightly scared, not sure how difficult this is going to be but she assures me it won't be that hard.  We'll see.

Two things that I can't wait until tomorrow for:

  1. Going to check out fabric at Fancy Tiger so I can sew a cute cover for my printer so it is protected from dust.
  2. Going to see the Liberty of London line at Target!

Wish me luck with the workout, goodnight!