Tuesday, March 22, 2011

In Bloom

Spring is in the air again! Besides all the sneezing taking place, it is blissful. The flowers are in bloom and there are sprouts of fresh, bright green everywhere.

My inspiration today is one of my favorite Spring flowers- the Iris:

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Concepts Realized!

I found some old sketches There were several things from this sheet (that was covered with ideas) that I actually made in the last year.

The first is the Tulip pendant I wrote about earlier this year:

The second is my Butterfly Facinator. It you don't know what a facinator is, it is an eclectic hair piece that is kind on in between a barrette and a hat. You wear it when you want to stand out. If I did a little more research, I am sure I would find it had some sort of Victorian root. Not today.

I am not sure whether I have featured it on here before. Note my original sketch had three butterflies and the leaves and curly-cues were a little more spread out. When I actually made it, I condensed it. It is a fairly large facinator with one. I like the end result much better than the concept sketch.

I love making little discoveries like this. It brings me hope to know that many of these ideas knocking about in my head actually come to fruition from time to time.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Another adventure in fabric designing today. When my little pumpkin-monkey was new and small, he had these great monster onsies and I L-O-V-E-D them sooo much. These two designs are inspired by that as well as a life-long love of monsters:

My first run had a retro sort of vibe (I thought)...

but my boyfriend thought it should be "monster centric" so this revision is for him.

This is the cast of characters. I haven't given them names beyond their colors:
Blue and Green
Red and Orange

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shelf Update

I have made some more progress on the shelf project for my son's room. As I mentioned in a previous post, I painted the surround and shelf in a color called Boot Leather. This week I was able to paint the insert. I did this in an antiqued white. I plan on painting a little scene on the insert and I wanted it to have a little bit of a weathered or vintage feel to it. Hopefully I can get to work on that part soon!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Get to the Point

I see triangles EVERYWHERE. Really- they are the design of the moment it seems. Whether it is art, textiles or architecture, they are all around.

Take a look next time you are shopping for clothes or home decor. I am sure you will see triangles too.

This is my latest digital painting inspired by these tri-pointed constants:

I was feeling a little "retro" when choosing the palette. The colors may be muted, but they make me giddy!