Let’s Connect on Spoonflower!

I have been having fun designing fabric around some of my original colored pencil drawings over on Spoonflower.  Have an account over there?  Let’s connect!My designs aren’t for sale right now, but as soon as the samples I am getting are proofed, they should be.  Still, I’d love to see what you are doing on Spoonflower, too.

Ah, the proofs.  That’s the one catch I’m not a big fan about on Spoonflower.  You have to buy at least a fat quarter size piece of fabric with your print on it to review before you can sell it.  I can see what they do that;  they want good, quality work that works well as a fabric on their site.  Still, that about $10.00 per square…..hmmm.

On the other hand, their editing and social media tools seem great!  I’ve enjoyed playing with their tools to see how I can get my designs to look their best.  They’ve even integrated with PicMonkey which I use anyway, to make your stuff even look more spiffy.

I’m using drawing that I’ve done, like the funky tulip up there.  If you want to see more of my drawings, head on over to my Facebook page where I feature them.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would!

Otherwise, let me know if you’re over on Spoonflower.  Leave your shop link in the comments so others can take a look, too.


Drawn Out

I’ve recently taken to drawing.  I bought a book, How to Draw 1 by Walter Foster  at a local art store, some colored pencils and a few other supplies.

How did this come about?  I love adult coloring books, as is evidenced by this past post.  I’d happily color in pages for hours.  One thing always bothered me; I was coloring in a drawing that belonged and was created by someone else.

I wanted to create the drawing myself.  So, I decided to learn to draw.

You can read about some of my drawing escapades on my photography blog already. (Start here, then read to this post.

Now, this post from my photography blog brings us to the drawing of the night blooming cereus above.  Just for reference, here’s the photo I was trying to copy below.

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The drawing resembles it….sort of.  I added some of the leaves in for contrast.

The bottom line is, I’m learning, and I’m enjoying learning!  Drawing is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m finally getting around to doing something about that.

Art Abandonment

So, I was walking back into my building after my afternoon break, and the above note cards and a, well, note, was attached to them proclaiming that these lovely pen and ink note cards are mine to keep!  How cool is that?!

There were two e-mail addresses on the note, too:  one for the project and one for the artist.  I e-mailed both and let them know that their art is in good hands.

Oh!  Links!  Here’s their Facebook page:  Art Abandonment

There’s a website, too.

Included in my e-mail, I spoke how I participate in a similar endeavor with The Wrap Up, Lancaster Project.    It’s sort of the same thing!  We’re both giving out something that we made for people to enjoy.

I joined the Facebook group.  I may actually participate in some of their art abandonment challenges.