Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge

Departing from the “New for Sale” posts today to show my latest design challenge entry, “the world is a magical place”. For this one, I channeled the mushroom drawing child of my 1970s youth, added a couple cats, quirky butterfly, and fun flowers. It fell flat until the extensive shading was added – quite aContinue reading “Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge”

30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30

Here’s the second version of the Whimsical Jungle design, differing from the first because it’s been rotated by 45 degrees. This one is also my entry for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper design challenge at Spoonflower. Voting for that contest will start Thursday. First, fat quarter, test swatch and yard views: Now, the mock-ups. Wallpaper today,Continue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30

Today’s design, “Whimsical Jungle,” has two versions, this one, and another rotated to be on the diagonal, which I plan to post tomorrow. Because this one was complicated and time consuming, I’m counting it as two “experiments,” even though it’s really variations of one design. Here’s how it looks on fabric – fat quarter, testContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 14 of 30”

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, 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”

Challenge Entry: “Day at the Lake” design challenge

“Lake Abstraction,” my entry for the upcoming Day at the Lake Spoonflower design challenge. There’s a contest in between, so voting starts July 16th. I’m liking how this looks on the sheets, and so will probably make some coordinates for it.

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”

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 27

Cupcake Love. This one was particularly fun to draw! 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