Thursday, March 31, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Whilst driving home yesterday this lovely flower caught my eye and seeing as I had my camera with me I took a few shots. It was painted on a wall in a grubby little park. The part I like best is the sky, the person who drew it bothered to paint a beautiful blue all around the flower, a perfect setting to celebrate the first day of spring 2011.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Back in July 2010 I posted two illustrations inspired by an exhibition I saw on LENCI CERAMICS. I have continued to work on a series of illustrations which have evolved from these first two drawings. The twelve final illustrations have been positioned onto porcelain mugs and I love them. I would like to have a nice cup of tea in every one of them. I am only posting six here for you to admire, two from each colour way. If anyone is interested in seeing all of them just let me know.
I am also printing up some gift cards using my favourite drawings from this collection, they will be sold exclusively in our gift shop in Turin.
I can now concentrate on a series of cards which have been neglected because I have been working solely on the above illustrations for a couple of weeks. Strangely the new project involves flower illustrations... I think I'm becoming obsessed!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
I have been browsing the site for quite a while and have noticed that more and more well known Fabric Designers are using Spoonflower to sell fabric designs.
It works around a very innovative concept, it allows you to create custom fabric designs, print them for your own use, and, SELL THEM TOO.
As I am experimenting with surface pattern and repeat designs it is the perfect way to get samples of my work printed up onto the real thing. There is a wealth of information available to help you reach your goals, so with a bit of extra instruction regarding LAB colour spaces, and some tips, tricks, and tutorials about digital fabric printing I should be ready to start producing quite soon. They also organise a "Fabric of the week" competition where you can enter your designs or vote for designs you admire in the current competition. As I can never resist a good competition I think I'm hooked!
I opened my "nice and fancy" account at Spoonflower yesterday so watch this space for the latest news on fancy fabric swatches.
P.S. Whilst registering my account I voted for Bright by Rabble, Friut Salad by Cynthia Frenette, and Paisley by Snork, in the Paisley competition (see above images).