My intention for todays post is to give you a peek into some of my designs. These are my earlier ones. I have since then taken advice given to me by both Heather Ross and Anne Sullivan on tweaking these so that I use more of my drawing skills.
I certainly don’t think that any of you would ever copy my designs, (I don’t even want to assume that they are copy worthy) but I still have to ask you-
Please do not replicate or copy any of my original designs…
Now that I got that out of the way, let me show you what I have here. 🙂
I did these designs before doing the Creativelive online class “Design Surface Patterns From Scratch” with Bonnie Christine. One thing that Bonnie teaches is to create a collection from a story.
There isn’t a story here. I was just messing around with color and designs I felt went together to create a collection.
Are these cohesive? At the time I felt as though these designs did work together. Do they bring the best out in each other? I am not sure. That’s why this is a process.
Now, after taking some time away from these designs, and also learning some new techniques, from both Bonnie Christine and Rachael Taylor (The Art and Business of Surface and Pattern Design) I can totally see areas for improvements.
I did hop on over to Spoonflower and print these designs so I could construct something out of them.
I wanted to see if my designs would play well together. I could see some issues, but I was relatively happy for my very first try.
I created a mini-quilt using the economy patch block. The quilt measures 36″ x 36″ in size. Not enough for any normal sized human to cuddle under, but big enough for a pug!
I highly recommend this, because it really does give you an idea of what your collection will look like in real life. I used Kona Snow White to break-up the color.
Thanks for taking a look at what I have been up to. It is really hard for me to put myself out there. I am determined to make my dream a reality. What is it that you are dreaming about that you would like to be a reality? Need a little push?
Ya feel that? That’s me pushing you!!