I wanted to design a wreath in reds. There is a category in quilt making and embroidery called “redwork” where only red of many shades are used. Here’s a twist on that idea. I came up with these words as we are in such a horrible time of negativity. I hope this might make somebody have a better day.
Once upon a time I drew this artwork in scratchboard and colored it with liquid acrylic. I’m guessing it was about 10 years ago…omg…. I drew my own lips. funny right?
Now I have reworked this art into a tshirt and other products, masks, etc. I tested myself to see if I have gained a little speed and yes, I have. I am having a stupid problem in photoshop because I don’t seem to be able to get my old settings back where I can load my artboard so that it lines up with the measurement grid….yesterday I wanted to cry and almost did. Like all things digital, if you could describe the problem accurately you could probably fix it. It’s kind of like going to the doctor and he says what’s wrong, and you are suddenly stumped. grrr. language throws me.
So here’s the new artwork in transparency for textiles. This is a new site for me “Tee Public” and I’m loving their interface. check it out. any comments as usual are appreciated. gracias.
I have always liked the saying “To give is to receive”. I think it’s because this has come true in my life so many times. I gave it a light and whimsical font to keep in the mood with the subject matter. The sketches were done very quickly with pen and ink on a sketch pad. They are in no order of importance on the tree. I think I laid them out digitally according to size. They represent things I have always held dear to my daily life, wherever I lived, worked or played. There are plants, herbs, animals, dishes, quilts, furniture, an old fashioned windowsill, balloons, flowers in vases, a bumblebee, a big bow, a little cow, afternoon tea and of course a can of soup. Here is the link to purchase this art on a ton of products. thanks for looking.
I have always loved the fall season. September used to be my favorite month in elementary school. I remember the chilly mornings of New England and the changing of the leaves from greens to oranges and yellows and reds. This is a tribute to the season. A thankfulness of great squashes like butternut, acorn and of course, the mighty pumpkin. Have a pumpkin latte and enjoy what the season brings. Here is the painting on my products.