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Little Monster

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.

It’s Ready

Using a mix of watercolor and copic markers and working with 140 cold pressed paper, here is the outcome. Monster Mania Collection

Next Step

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.

Final Look

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.

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Flowery Goodness

Just Keep Dreaming

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.

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The Colors of Spring 

Do you have a memory of spring or any season?  That color, that when you see it, it brings back memories of that season?  The fun you had, the feeling of adventure?

That is what happens when I see designs or patterns, add some color to those things and it takes me right to those wonderful feelings.  It doesn’t have to be seasonal either.  It can summon up a memory of a movie. To this day, I can describe a color or colors in a movie that perhaps my number first born child and I saw.  Robert Downey was in one movie and I remember the color red and filter the director used.  I can’t recall the name, but I can describe it to my first born and she knows exactly which one I am on about.  Incidently, the name of the movie was “In Dreams”.

While working on some patterns last night, I tried to put in some of the colors that reminded me of this season, spring, Eastor for some of us; the brightness of the flowers, the varigated leaves of the plants.

All these items shown here are available for purchase at RedBubble and Society6, or you can just click on the image and it should take you right there.

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Spring has Sprung

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.

A Sampling of  RedBubble Products

 

 A Sampling of Society6 Products

 

As of lately

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.

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The Days Are Too Short

Scheduling Around The Clock

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.

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Let’s Face Fear 

I have been working with the idea of letting our Super Pig Super Hero encounter some life events that some of us take for granted, and others have a real hard time with.   You know like going to doctors.  My biggest anxiety trigger is going to the optometrist.  Some how that little puff of air just terrifies me.  Another one was getting tested for breast cancer.  I was terrified.  I knew I had it. My circumstances at the time was that my husband also had diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma.  What are the chances.  Regardless, it was, and is what it is.  We both had to face our fear, and mortality, and submit to the process of a cure.  In all  this I found that fear can NEVER be in the drivers seat.  It can only be in the passenger seat.  It should not dictate what your choice is.  It is only there to provide caution.  I have also found heroes, and heroes that are now friends during all of this.   I have survived. I have learned that fear will close your eyes and heart and soul to everything that is good in life.  It will leave you parilized.

I am in a much better place and it all due to putting fear in its place.

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This lesson of putting fear in its place on a smaller scale,  is what my super hero Super Pig is going through.  Placing fear in the right place.  Learning,  it’s not a guiding force.  Our hero has to face up, and own up, to the fact that perhaps they may need glasses. Our Hero has to admit there might be a problem, and that perhaps their eyes may need a bit of help from the local eye doctor.  Of coarse our Super Hero’s friends rally around, and help in getting the appointments and being a support.  Our Super Hero starts to see that perhaps fear is bigger then the eye problem.  Soon, Super Pig is on their way to the optometrist, going to a place they have never been, in a  part of town that is unfamiliar, meeting people they have never met.  Scary? Yes.

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What will happen to our Super Hero?  Will Super Pig have to wear glasses? Will this hinder Super Pig’s Super abilities?  Perhaps he will meet another Super Hero they never thought they would meet………

Tune in next time to find out what happens to our Super Hero.

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Credit for Mockup of open book goes to Graphics Fuel 

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Ollie and Liam Mysteries

Just a bit of inspiration.  These two would have fun on the Highlands.  I wonder what mysteries they would solve?ollie-and-liam-mysteries

 

Purchase Your Olli and Liam at Society6

 

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The Sheep Who Sing

My imagination know no ends.  This singing family of sheep sing the most beautiful music.  Get them as a print or a bed linens or bathmats or hand towels.  Just what ever to put where ever to let your mind wander to the lands where sheep sing.

All these and more available in my Society6 Store

 

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Fabric For That Perfect Project

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As some of you know I enjoy making patterns and designs and some of my designs have made it to my Spoonflower shop.  The more I sell there the more I up load.  I have been extremely busy with some other endeavors so my poor shop has been a bit over looked so I am trying to show it a bit of love.

Projects that are just too cute

Here are some fantastic projects that I have created using my fabric that I have in my Spoonflower shop.

New Endeavors

I am hoping to do a project a bit later with one of my favorite people, my daughter, who has designed some designed some diapers.  This would be so exciting for me to design some fantastic patterns for her to work with.  She is so talented.  Fingers crossed.

In The Meanwhile

These are some of my favorite patterns all available in my Spoonflower shop