Last week I started the last module of pattern design class at the Art and Business of Surface Design with Rachel Taylor. This module is called The Ultimate Portfolio Builder. The first week has been all about drawing. We’ve gotten lots of great prompts that are completely out of my comfort zone like: people, animals, robots, lions and aliens. It’s been fun to draw. Below is a peek at my sketches throughout the week.
I missed posting last week because, I was in Wyoming visiting family. It was my first time to that part of the country. We visited Yellowstone and Teton National Park. It was gorgeous. Here are some pictures.
I’m working on the last two of my wood canvas hex signs for my show Abundance on December 4 at Stripe Men. The hex signs have been really fun to do. Here is a sneak peek at the last two, which are still in process.
I just completed my first sewing project, a pin cushion and I am extremely pleased with it. To start with, I choose three different, coordinated fabrics. I also knew that I wanted to try drawing with thread. Here is the fabric I picked.
The first thing I did was cut out the shape of a bird from the material I was going to use for the back and sewed it on the front of the pin cushion. I then ran around the outline several times using black thread. I added some legs and of course a limb for her to stand on. Love how she looks standing on her limb. I was surprised that it was super easy and I didn’t need a special foot or anything. This is really fun and I want to do a lot more of drawing with a sewing machine.
I then took two pieces of fabric and sewed them together for the front. I added some rick rack for a little accent and to cover the seam. This wasn’t necessary, but made it look even cuter. Love me some rick rack, reminds me of dresses my Nan and mom sewed when I was little.
Next, I sewed the front and back together, flipped it right side out, and stuffed it. Here it is a pin cushion with a bird on it.
Super excited over here on Pippin Lane. My mom sent me her Kenmore sewing machine. I love it! I put it in the corner on my Nan’s sewing table. Sits there so perfectly. Can’t wait to sew my first project.
I’m in a creative funk. Haven’t been creating, drawing, or painting in weeks. I’m trying to break out of the funk and just joined SkillShare and highly recommend Bonnie Christine’s, Intro to Surface Pattern Design class. I’m learning how to use illustrator! Been immersed in learning illustrator and I’m feeling overwhelmed.
Going to start my first illustrator pattern this week using these bee sketches. Wish me luck.