As you can see, I've been working updating the look to my blog!
I have added a link bar to the top for easier access to my other sites including Spoonflower, my website, Zazzle store and Facebook. I have also tried to increase the font size a bit -- still working on getting the posts to a larger font (think I have to just do that one at a time as I make new posts.)
Anyway, hope you like the new look. Let me know if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, etc. I'd love to hear what you think!
In the meanwhile, I will be working on more drawings (have a couple of house portraits in the queue as well as more wildflower drawings to do...), so stay tuned for more drawing fun!
Spoonflower recently reorganized the shop profiles, adding easier navigation and viewing. You can now have a shop banner and can view fabric designs by:
Fabric for Sale - these are designs that have already been proofed and are available for purchase.
Designs Not for Sale - these are designs I am working on, but have not yet had proofed (i.e., printed up on fabric to approve.)
All - view all designs, regardless of selling status
Sorting: Now you can also sort (yeah!) by:
Recent - recently created designs
Popular - most popular designs
Collections - designs by collection. I have expanded on some of my floral designs, so I have split these up into collections such as Woodland Peonies, Iris, Daffodils, Tulips, etc. For all design viewing, you can click on Show Me More Designs to see more in that collection.
I think the new organization is so much easier to use. Feel free to stop by and look around! As always, I would love to hear what you think of any of the designs, constructive suggestions included :) You can comment here on the blog, or right in Spoonflower at the bottom of each design view page. Happy browsing!
I had a rare find when I was out and about recently -- a beautiful feather. I looked it up and think it is a red-tailed hawk tail feather from a first molting. I was able to do a very rough sketch of it and took some photos. I hope to do a more detailed pen and ink study of it, adding color. This is graphite pencil with some colored pencil added to get a sense of the color scheme.
I love the pattern of dark brown, tan, and creamy white and was fascinated to see all of the details up-close.
Have you ever found anything unusual in your wanderings that you were able to draw or photograph?
I have started working on some wildflower drawings using sketches and reference photos I took on my art retreat last month. Here are two line drawings of trillium wildflowers. My goal is to work on adding colored pencil to these. Stay tuned to see how they are coming along!
I have been doing a little more work on my designs in Spoonflower - adding some slight variations to my botanicals can transform a pattern. For example, this new design featuring my purple cyclamen could be used in a number of ways, but I can see it as a delicate scarf!
Another example is my rose with buds - can you tell I like stripes?! :)
I also have gone back to black and white with this lion study in pen and ink. I could see this being used as-is or paired with a solid fabric for a quilt, tote bag, place mats, kitchen tea towel and more.
What colors or patterns do you like in your home or for projects?