well, i'm off to the creative connection event in st paul, minnesota! so excited to see lots of friends i've been missing and to meet all sorts of new people too! i'm especially excited because i'll be showing my textile designs and artwork to this amazing panel of experts and roundtable participants!
textile design is something i've always thought about, but never done before. so when i got the call that a slot had opened up... of course i said yes!
since i've never tried pattern design before, and the thought alone made my belly get a bit weary, i decided to make the entire process really fun (something i had to keep on reminding myself it was all supposed to be as i went along).
when i met the lovely rachel taylor at the do what you love retreat last may, she mentioned that she always doodled in her garden to get ideas and come up with her gorgeous designs. so, taking her advice, i went out into my backyard with all of my favorite sketching supplies (india ink, charcoal, pencils and sharpies) and i started playing with designs that might fit into my patterns. i also pulled out orla kiely's book PATTERN for inspiration.
here's a little sneak peek at everything!
i'll be back soon with stories from my trip...wish me luck! and do say hello if you're at the conference too! i'd love to meet you!
have a wonderful weekend!!!
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** on monday i have a super sweet little project i've been working on that i cannot wait to share with you...little pocket journals, featuring my art and embellished with some of my favorite vintage papers and gold stitching! i can't resist...i'll be adding them to my shop on monday!