Saturday, June 29, 2013

Little sketches

I have to keep working at the mojo.  One of the ways I do this is to work on little sketches of my own imagination, without having something in front of me.

I tend to draw on favourite illustrations, designers and childhood books at times like these.
I am currently liking Marimekko and a host of beautiful work on Spoonflower but have also drawn  inspiration from Tove Jansson's books about Moomintrolls and summers in the northern hemisphere.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog hopping and the power of the interweb!

Yesterday I posted an A4 print of my gumleaves image to someone in NSW as the prize for a competition.

The competition ran on the 'homely one' blog in May 2013. Thanks to the power of the interweb, my art is being seen by people all over.  Amanda first bought a print from my etsy store a while back.  She liked it so much she decided to purchase another one as a prize.

Thanks Amanda!

Here's a link to her lovely blog

Thursday, June 13, 2013

and more pattern repeat designs...

I am really channeling the blue and white theme here.  I am intending for the birds, butterflies and other items to be 'woven' into the design.

And here are some images of flowers and berries specifically for these designs - just as scanned.  You can see I ran out of paper for the 2nd camellia so had to glue another strip on: