Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge

This design. There are things I really like about it and things I don’t. I’ll just leave it at that. I learned A LOT in the process, that’s for sure. Apologies for not posting on Friday. My mind was elsewhere on some personal things, and I totally forgot! Then I got drawn into the completionContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge”

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”

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 24

Floral-style shapes. I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the end of the the stay-at-home order. Would anyone care to join me? Thanks for Stopping by! Monica

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 13

Late start so this is a simple one. Every now and again, I get the urge to walk to the (historical) TB Sanitarium. It’s clear across town and the walk took me about 2 hrs and 40 minutes round trip today. I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the endContinue reading “I’m making Happy Drawings – day 13”

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 2

I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the end of the the stay-at-home order. Because in tough times, it’s even more important to add positivity to the world. Would anyone care to join me? Thanks for Stopping by! Monica

Design challenge entry: “April Showers”

This is my literal take on that old saying “April Showers bring may flowers.” Yesss, flowers inside of raindrops. Get it? (Oh my, I hope so.) This time, I added a sort of loose weave burlap looking texture for the green background. And I think the design looks good on table top accessories (shown onContinue reading “Design challenge entry: “April Showers””

Design Challenge Entry (blog-a-day challenge day 20)

This is all I’ve been working on today. Still tweaking it a bit, but this is basically it – my entry for the Coral Limited Color Palette design challenge at Spoonflower. The following four colors were allowed and all were required: Goldenrod (#E0B138) Midnight Blue (#002E54) Living Coral (Pantone’s color of the year, hex equivalentContinue reading “Design Challenge Entry (blog-a-day challenge day 20)”

Inktober Day 14,Catch Up Drawing

I’m not going to get specific, but in this drawing, I was brainstorming some ideas for a fabric design project. I’ll admit, I don’t think I was successful, but sometimes I have to make a lot of unsatisfactory attempts before getting to the good stuff. Inktober Day 14 catch up drawing (9×12″, crayola markers)

Inktober Day 12, Choosing Colors

While seeking information for an upcoming Spoonflower design challenge (“Fair Isle”), I discovered a cool way to choose colors. The original post at Interweave was specifically geared toward Fair Isle knitting, but, I am experimenting with expanding the technique for use in my drawings/fabric designs. The basic idea is to choose colors more based onContinue reading “Inktober Day 12, Choosing Colors”