A Flower A Day Challenge: 30 Day Milestone

I’ve been inspired by a Youtuber named struthless* to draw one subject, in my case a flower, each day for a year. Am putting these into my Passion Planner Daily*, hence the words and dot grid background. Just over a month in so far and I thought it’d be fun to post the first 30Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 30 Day Milestone”

30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30

Yesterday, I spent most of the day working on a somewhat complicated design for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper challenge at Spoonflower. I’ll post that one in the next few days. In the meantime, I’m back with two new shaped flower pillow designs. First, here are Mod Flower Shaped Pillow 4 and Mod Flower Pillow shapedContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 12 and 13 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 11 of 30

Another day, another pillow, another mock-up. Here’s “mod flower shaped pillow 3”, created for a fat quarter of 54″ wide fabric, e.g., Linen Cotton Canvas, or wider: Now, the mock-ups – an improvement over yesterday’s (yay!): And the original: Thanks for stopping by! Monica

30 Day Design Experiment, 10 of 30

Another shaped flower pillow. The actual design tweaking didn’t take long – had done most of it before. Today was about venturing a little more into mock-up creation. I’m pretty close to beginner at this process, but the results are still decent, IMHO. Here’s “mod flower shaped pillow 2”, created for a fat quarter ofContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 10 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30

I’ve been wanting to create some shaped pillows for a very long time. These could be for DIY projects and/or items I sell completed via this website or Etsy. A while back, I had almost completed a design with a yard of five mod flower shaped pillows. Yesterday I decided to split each one outContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 9 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 8 of 30

Confetti dots! I love them. Ever since that birthday cake. Yes, yes, I’ve mentioned this before. These are big ones – each dot is about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and has its own shadow. I love how one color melts into the background on the light blue and white versions. Let’s start with threeContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 8 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30

I kept seeing this flower, first shown on my post on June 2nd, as my Spoonflower avatar and it kept calling me to be a design. So here it is, GIANT scale and looking good. Was going to do a textured version, but things got a little complicated and time-consuming, so just the solid versionContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 6 of 30

Edit 8/23/20: In the end, I didn’t order the watercolor version. The other two look great and are now for sale in my shop. Yesterday’s design was again, more simple and bold. I did try out a few versions, though: plain, watercolor texture, and canvas texture. As I create new collections, I plan to shiftContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 6 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 5 of 30

Yesterday, for want of a little less intense designing, I chose a simpler motif. And I had to post it a couple places early because, as I wrote yesterday, “It’s like if someone lived in a house made of Dr. Seuss-ness.” Not 100% sure about the colors, yet – may want more variation between theContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 5 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 4 of 30

The first thing you may notice is that I’ve changed the name from “personal challenge” to “design experiment.” Woke up this morning feeling unenthused, and I realized I was focused too much on how good these turn out when I’d rather just focus on the enjoyment of trying new things. Some may not be soContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 4 of 30”

30 Day Personal Challenge, 3 of 30

Happy Flower on Pink. Yesterday I finished the version with textured background (with a few tweaks today) and today I’ve added the version on solid pink. I like how the pink in the flower is similar to that of the background. May be playing around more with the colors and textures on this one. First,Continue reading “30 Day Personal Challenge, 3 of 30”

30 Day Personal Challenge, 2 of 30

Two designs done today! I’ll just post one for now. Not 100% sure about the colors on this one, but that’s OK – I think it’ll be good to expect some tweaks later, before I order the sample swatches. Cellular, from a drawing done on April 4, 2020: Below are the colors I’ve tried soContinue reading “30 Day Personal Challenge, 2 of 30”