Month: April 2015

Spring Things & *NEW* News

WEBSITE UPDATE: I’ve added three links to the SHOP section of this website.

1) Society6

You can now order prints of my artwork on a whim! I’ll keep saying this throughout, but more of EVERYTHING is on the way. First up are a few pieces from the albatross project I worked on last year (see three blog posts down). A small book will eventually be available featuring my artwork and the Hannah’s corresponding poetry.

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2) Etsy

My Etsy link finally leads you somewhere worth going! A recent artistic dabbling has turned into the creation of coloring pages (or books?) for children and adults! I’ve made them insanely affordable at $1 a download (to be used over and over by your family) so if you’d like to support my work please buy and share away! (Then I’ll be able to get a working digital camera and post better images.) Here are some samples that were colored in with some help from my mom. The process of carefully and methodically shading is both relaxing and strangely addicting…! I’m looking for FEEDBACK on these, so if you are inclined to try them, DO let me know how the whole experience is for you. More importantly, what THEMES are you (and you children) most interested in? More info on my Etsy site

3) Spoonfower

I’ve always wanted to design my own fabric, at least for my own purposes. After endlessly frustrating attempts at trying to match up and perfectly connect “half drop repeats” I finally ordered a digital booklet on how to create your own patterns. Problem solved. More prints on the way!
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Below are some of my practice sketches and motifs for fabric design. The butterfly piece is my first success half-drop repeat, and you can see how I developed the motifs from the first image. The rest of the sketches might be turned into new fabric patterns or an illustrated story. The egrets and ibis were inspired by a recent trip to Florida. I did many sketches at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands, a beautiful and magical place for bird watching, especially at sunset.