I know those of you who I chat with on Twitter are sick of hearing me go on and on about the dressmaker's model I just bought...but I can't help it! I'm excited. I can't sew very well and don't have much experience with clothing, but I think with patience and a lot of observation, by the end of the spring, I might be able to wear something I made, possibly in a print I designed.
Although I feel a little weird thinking about walking around wearing my own pattern designs, I also think it could be kind of fun. What the heck. Nothing major at first...hopefully just a couple of VERY simple skirts or blouses. Above, a couple of the designs I think might be good choices to explore...just ideas I like. I'm not in love with the color palettes yet, and I will have to get the scale right so I don't look like Bozo, but it's a start. I actually think the one on the bottom would look better in a plum color now that I look at it.
I also just bought a new digital camera. Thank you to Kate of For Me For You for the very helpful info on the topic. So, if all goes as planned, I'll be posting more images from my actual creative doings here on the blog.
A belated happy new year. I've been playing hooky from the internet for the past few weeks. Sometimes, I just need a break, ya know?
That being said, up here are a few of the new styles of greeting cards I'll be launching in a week at Atlanta, San Francisco, and L.A. shows. I'm kicking it off 2011 with this new series. "Love Notes" are an affordable line of greeting cards with an illustrative twist. There are 12 debut styles - and they'll be around $2.95 each. Up here are 4 of my favorite new motifs! I am totally partial to the bow. Ok. Obsessed with the bow.
If you want to sign up to be notified when the entire line is ready in my shop CLICK HERE
Anyway, I had a GREAT 2010. And I think 2011 will also be great. More soon! xx s
As a pattern and surface designer, I'm really into three dimensional objects that create a flat optical effect while staying dimensional.
I often get asked the question "what inspires you"... and to be honest, I am never really sure how to describe my inspiration. I guess in the future I could refer people to this post...because, well, this is what it looks like.
I have, for a long time, wanted to start a croquet club. Ever since I lived in Cambridge, MA, it's been a dream. While I have no idea how to play, I certainly know what I would wear - knickers or floods, anything itchy with elbow patches; and what I would serve as finger food and beverage - spicy bloody marys, Royal Crown soda, deviled eggs, mini club sandwiches, pimentos and cheeses on decorative toothpics. For dessert? Tarts.
Anyway, just a few items I found inspiring up here. Loving the look of these playful, retro, recreational items.
My goodness, I've been away for a long time. A lot has been going on with me, and I've been going through some things, artistically, which have been making me need to gather my strength and hibernate.I have changed some things around, so I have more design-time available. To be honest, after three years of carving out a space for myself, and my business, and driving driving driving... having MORE time to explore is kind of strange new territory. It is a little scary, in a way. WHAT NOW.
That is what each of these things up here makes me feel inspired by...new territory. New places to explore that I didn't know existed. Something open-ended and mysterious.