A Creative Collaboration {A Drawstring Bag}

Since starting to design fabric prints, I’ve lamented that I can’t sew. A few months ago I decided to look for someone who can. The first person I found when I googled “sewing blog” was Mary Sigler-Earle of thedailysew.com. Mary was the second person I reached out to. I gave her the link to allContinue reading “A Creative Collaboration {A Drawstring Bag}”

A Painting from Start to Finish

On your mark, get set, go! First, I painted the swimmers, lane lines, etc. Then I added the water. Then more water, especially around the swimmers. Lastly, details to the line lines and white gouache for splash around the swimmers, and I reached the finish line. 😉

Painting swimmers

A few years ago, inspired by the swimmers during warm ups at a swim meet, I created the watercolor painting above. I loved the perspective of the painting, but always wanted to create another version with richer more saturated colors. And I did – see my steps below. I taped off the edges of myContinue reading “Painting swimmers”

A swimming pattern…perhaps

My goal this year is to design a pattern a month. So as the month starts to wind down, I’m thinking about swimmers. Last month I created an ice cream truck pattern from illustrations in my sketchbook. It’s available for purchase on Spoonflower here. In January I designed a penguin polar bear pattern. Available here. SeeContinue reading “A swimming pattern…perhaps”