Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mirror Image Fabric

These are the samples of my own designs that I ordered from Spoonflower. I chose the mirror repeat because you don't have to fiddle with putting it in repeat and repainting the whole thing to step and repeat it. It gave the pink one a kind of William Morris effect, the abstract one a kind of psychadelic feeling and the pink roses floral a bit of a tie-dyed effect. It is soooo cool to have some yardage on my own designs instead of little swatches printed from the computer.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Art Deco

I work in a hospital that was built in the 1930s.(No, I'm not a medical professional. I write and design their monthly newsletter, quarterly magazine and do any other creative things that need doing.)

The entrance is surrounded by imposing pillars with really great art deco details, so I snapped a few shots of them; I love the geometry. I tried taking some rubbings recently...I took a yard of white cotton and a black paintstik out into the parking lot/driveway/entrance on my lunch hour. I wasn't too successful..the pillars were kind of high and it was hard to get a good rubbing without a ladder, so I will try and work up a design from these photos.

Many people think the pillars are merely a bench to hang out on while they take a smoke break or wait for the shuttle bus. I felt kind of ridiculous and touristy taking my rubbings and photos but since I had on my official ID, the hospital police did't arrest me.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Spoonflower Samples

Here are the samples I sent for from Spoonflower. Tried to post them on my SAQA Visioning page but as usual had technical problems. They are 8x8", washable, usable soft cotton, and I am happy with their quality.