Friday, March 28, 2014

Red, White & Black

I wanted to make some black and white patterns for that last fabric assignment, but I didn't have time. So here they are now!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lots and Lots of Jello Fabric!

Here's the layout I submitted for this month's Assignment Bootcamp gallery. I have soooo many more ideas for using the little stamps I made, but I ran out of time. This was really fun! Even though I wasn't excited about the jello theme, I do like patterns and I'm glad I stuck with it and found a way to make something that I enjoyed.

You will be amazed at all of the beautiful and varied work on the gallery page. Go and check it out!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Grid Patterns

Here's the latest development in my jello mould inspired patterns. I've had so many ideas about different ways to use the stamps I carved. Grids are pretty simple, but I've always loved them. I wound up making these with collaged pieces of colored paper. I have so many ideas! Just not so much time….. :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Jello Continued

In the last post I talked about the jello theme for this month's Assignment Bootcamp. I fiddled around with sliced oranges and other fruits that could look good with a jello pattern. But a lot of other people were also using a fruit theme, and there are some amazing artists who do beautiful work in this group! I didn't feel like I had anything new or different to add compared to what I'd already seen done by other people.

So instead, I drew round shapes inspired by the old glass jello moulds and carved them into stamps. Then I discovered how hard it is to actually make a pattern look good even if you have some fun icons to use! Yikes! I tried grids and groupings, colors and monochromatic. I only made one worth sharing- this orange background with white stamps.

Now I have lots more ideas to try and I can't wait to see how they turn out!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Assignment Bootcamp March

This month in Lilla Roger's class, we got the warm-up assignment to draw jello and jello moulds. I was pretty bummed about it and I don't think I was alone. How uninteresting and uninspiring! I did do some drawings just so I felt like I tried. Now we have the main assignment and it's to take our drawings and turn them into a pattern for bolt fabric.

I have been really into patterns lately. And of course, people in the class are doing amazing and beautiful work which is inspiring. But I still don't feel like putting a lot of effort into the jell-o theme. So I'm thinking about maybe using the jello mould to look like a bowl, and emphasizing fruit that you might cut up and put into jello. I'm trying to decide if I should carve some stamps again, or just try to draw with ink. I'm a little blah about it right now, but maybe I'll get inspired soon.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blog Header?

I made a couple of new blog headers with some bird and flower stamps. I'm not sure which one I like. Or if I don't like either one! Anyone have any opinions?

I got more votes for the bottom image from Facebook. I decided to rearrange it a bit and change the font. Ta da! A new blog header.