I'm SO excited that 2 of these wall art pieces will be debuting at TJ Maxx, Home Goods and/or Marshalls this month! (That would be May 2017) So be on the lookout and PLEASE take a picture for me if you see them!! :) There will even be a little bio and photo of myself on the outer packaging! (insert blush)
And here is week 4 ceramics. I would say the bird bowls are my favorites.
Week number 3 of my Home Decor class. Glass - this was the toughest yet. But I limited my color pallete and did some more drawing and painting. Pleasantly pleased with the results, shown below...
If i were to design decor for a living room, it might look something like this...
I had a blast making the "patchwork paradise" fabric shown below. Due to traveling for the July 4th holiday weekend, my time spend on class this week was cut a bit short. (That and i am working on 2 amazing new projects that I can't wait to share - once completed.) However, I am please what i was able to produce in such a short time period.
So - I worked on this today...
pillow. did somebody say pillow?
For this months Art Bootcamp, we were encouraged to paint on wood and play with creating art in a scene as well as in a circular shape. I did find some time to play around with painting on some small wood shapes. (You can see an in progress photo in my instagram feed. I've actually done a bit more on them since this photo). In the past I really enjoyed painting on tiny 1-3" shapes. (I even had a series in my application to graduate school many years ago!) So I hope to do some more of these when I have some time*.
I really enjoyed using my Acryla Gouache on the wood. I liked how it seeped in and while it looked flat it was also quite rich. I then started to use some regular acrylic paint (since the acryla gouache is a bit pricey) but was not at all happy with those results as I didn't like the plastic sheen on top of the wood.
In the end for my submission, I went back to some text & floral imagery I had also been working with over the past 2 weeks. I played around with the idea of putting some of my text + textural (ooh - mental note - i like that phrase) pieces in these circle motifs. And then I took it further and imagined them being produced onto wooden cutting boards. I would totally buy these if I saw them at West Elm or Crate and Barrel! :) Would you??
*I'm actually in the middle of a huge illustration assignment at the moment and can not wait to share that once it's completed.
On Saturday, I took the day to play (with Jessica Swifts Pattern Camp) and came up with 2 new fun pattern designs. (and I've got another 3 in progress.) I've had a few folks on fb + instagram already asking me where these will be available for purchase.
I'm calling this series GEO GARDEN POP. Here is Design #1...
And here is design #2...
And for the first time in a long while, I created an inspirational mood board before I begun. I am always amazed at how helpful it is to have this when I begin my process.
Here is a sneak peek of my mood board and the sketches I created.
I did some more printmaking and created these "succulent array" plate designs this week. I tried to envision what the plates would look like in my dream company home decor catalog.
Another week of joy & fun! I am loving this Making Art that Sells class. I am leaving my comfort zone of vectors + Illustrator and having fun in the process. Here are my plate designs for the latest assignment. (Plate designs for my dream clients: Anthropologie, West Elm and Crate & Barrel.)
The assignment was to be inspired by "odd pods" and seeds. I started with some monoprinting (see post below) and did then a bunch of little pencile and ink drawings and then had a blast playing with them all digitally.