A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone

Above, thirty more of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge drawings are pictured. (I’m up to #170 with the actual drawings.) Some of these have already been transformed into designs. Perhaps I’ll go more into the process in future posts; for now, here are two of the completed designs – maybe you can guess which flowers have beenContinue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 90 Day Milestone

In case anyone is curious, I have been keeping up fairly well with my flower-a-day drawings, which I started last August. The intention is to continue for an entire year; today I drew flower #149. I have not, however, done as well at posting timely progress updates. Hence, above flowers #61 through 90 are shown.Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 90 Day Milestone”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 60 Day Milestone

I recently completed the 60th flower of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge, and here are 31 through 60! These seem improved (in my eyes at least) from the first 30, somehow more creative and inventive while still maintaining the essence of “flower.” Yay! I still noticed a lot of not-very-crisp and clean line work while uploading these,Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 60 Day Milestone”

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, 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 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”

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 28

Today is the final day for my Happy Drawings, at least for now. My intention was to make them until the end of our “lockdown” and my area is scheduled to reopen (at least partially) tomorrow. Also, it seems fitting to end it on my birthday, which happens to be today. I am excited toContinue reading “I’m making Happy Drawings – day 28”