Friday, June 6, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Creating new designs can make me feel like I'm making progress but sometimes looking back and reworking old ones helps me to see what I've learned. In this case for Coffee Love, I've chosen colors that work together better, varied the scale of each design and simplified the mug motif into a new pattern. The previous version is below. I think I've made progress with the new one!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Designing cards to give to family and friends has been a great way for me to be inspired and helps me to finish a project. Karis' Summer Collection above started from a card for a friend's baby shower. The baby's name will be Karis which means "graceful" in Greek.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Imposing grid and colors:
"It is literature moving as light passes through geometry..." j.c.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Recently I came across the art work of Lisa Congdon and I am so enthralled by her work. She is talented in many arenas like illustration, painting and pattern design. There is an ease and lightheartedness to her work that is delightful. She is teaching a Line Drawing class at Creativebug. The first week was about drawing flowers and this week is about geometry. It looked fun and not too time consuming as far as the video sessions, so I decided to take it to get my creative juices flowing.
This is my first attempt at flowers and triangles, Lisa Congdon style. It was actually really fun to draw the same shapes over and over and let it just flow onto the paper.