I hope all of you have had a wonderful fall start! Fall is always my favorite time of year. The weather gets crisp and the leaves change. The environment takes on a new appearance with color, texture, and feel. With fall, Halloween comes, and that is truly my time of year. The bright colors of purple and orange, green and yellow! All of this inspires all sorts of projects.
This year I decided to do some little monsters. I drew several of the little cuties and then created some simple backgrounds to combine with them that would accent the elements. One of my inspirations happened several years ago when we lived in County Cork, Ireland. The colors that the kids would wear dazzled the eye. Brightly colored tights paired with opposite colors on the color wheel. Very similar to the way Kafee Fassett would design his color pallets.
Using a mix of watercolor and copic markers and working with 140 cold pressed paper, here is the outcome. Monster Mania Collection
I then took these little cuties and added them to a Sprout Pattern. Sprout patterns are a fabulous way to get gifts or mock ups sewn or to sew them yourself. For me it’s easier to just upload them and choose the white glove option. I get a professionally sewn items for gifts or giveaways. Here is the link to the Monster hoodie.
As you can see it turned out just right. The model is my very own granddaughter Lexa. She is a natural model. I want to thank her Mom for the photos. My daughter is a sewing enthusiast, but I wanted to make this easy on her so I opted to have it sewn and then shipped to their address. This is an 18 month old size.
The Wrap Up
All an all I am please with the result. Thats a wrap for today. I enjoyed this experience and will be doing it again. I have ordered some fantastic tea towels that I designed and will be showing off next post. Until then have a creative day.
That’s what I call that area that I tap into. This is what falls out. This time a jovial shark and his friends from under the sea. These are the elements that have been sketched out, watercolored, and then placed in a pattern.
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In a few weeks my blog will be changing and there will be a few big announcements headed my way. Hopefully we will have some very large giveaways with my products and art. So if you have not followed me then go ahead and give a follow here on my blog. Thanks for joining me and hope to see you soon. In the meanwhile have a creative day.
Just finished these up and posted them in my stores at Society6 and Redbubble. So hurry on over and check them out. Lots of great quality products to choose from.
A little Tid Bit
Stewart was a product of my imagination. He was a little rat that loved to meditate. He always has a cup of tea and a kitchen full of food, a quiet place to sit and a pair of big ears to listen to all of your worries. He is a loving and gifted rat. He is one of Super Pigs buddies.
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For the past several weeks I have sat by my husbands bedside. A man who has never been sick a day in his life. He went through Stage 4 B-cell Lymphoma, chemo, and stem cell replacement. Came through all that, but developed a virus called CMV. Common in stem cell patients. It was difficult to detect it because it was hiding in his bone marrow. Instead of showing up on other parts of his body, it attacked his bowels and ulcerated them. It was so bad at one time they called us to come. I was just finishing my radiation for Brest cancer so I had not been able to come with him when he went through all of the stem cell therapy. I came over a month ago to say our good byes. My oldest son, our Kelsey and myself. My youngest son had to stay with our dogs. He recovered and has been fighting ever since. So when I am with him I think of positive things. Positive light. Healing light. As I draw I am not afraid. I am relaxed and I am open to all things good and healing. We have made so many many friends here. I have faith he will survive. It will be a battle when I get him home. There will be many months of recovery. But we will see it through. In the mean while I will draw and doodle and you dear faithful followers can see the fruits of those dreams. Hopefully the energy that fills my mind will also fill you, where ever you are in life.
I am so excited for spring. The time for growth and new beginnings. It is also the time for pruning those things that are no longer useful. It’s time to plant new ideas and new concepts and practice new ways in doing things. Its time to embrace the learning class of life, and sign up for an exciting corse.
To celebrate new starts I have put together a great little pattern. Blue Pansies, that have been watercolored, and then placed in a pattern. This year I plan on doing a lot more flowers, but giving them my own spin.
First things first
As you all know I use Society6 and RedBubble to give my creations the ability to be made available to my friends, family and fans. So here they are. I have picked out just a few to show you, but you can click on to the link provided and it will take you to what ever store you prefer for more products.
Zazzle has also come up in the world. They are now producing leggings with all over print. I also do a good deal of selling with fabrics from them. Like I have said in a previous post I am cleaning out the store over there to make it easier for my clients to shop. This is my leggings collections, I will add to it as I go along. You will have to forgive me I am working alone in the studio. Days of organizing have to be carefully fitted between days of painting.
I have managed to work in studio time in the past few weeks. In fact I am almost back up to working in my studio 100% but must still govern my time. This week fresh out of the studio are several cat patterns. I love this! I even love the shower curtain. Society6 has also just added floor pillows (featured below). Today is 25% off on all floor Pillows and free shipping on all pillows in general. Just a little bit about the pattern. This pattern is done in a 1/2 drop repeating 3 times.
I love the spring. Stick around and you will hear, “I love the fall” or “I love the winter”. But there is something about the spring time. New growth. The ground smells warm and ready to burst with color and life and blooms. That is what inspired this little image. That re-birth and celebration that happens every year at spring time.
Songs of spring
That is what this little watercolor is entitled. These lambs are singing to their hearts content. Welcoming in the spring time. I have used Windsor and Newton watercolor on 40 lb cold pressed paper. This image is available at my Society6 shop and RedBubble.