Make Art that Sells: May Assignment
This month’s assignment started off with roses; we were supposed to draw, illustrate, or paint roses. Really? Not a problem. My garden is filled with lovely roses. There are also roses filling up the alleys and my neighbor’s yards. Yes, I might have entered into a yard to photograph Michelle’s gorgeous pink roses without permission. She laughed when I told her that I broke...Comments 0
Make Art that Sells: April Assignement
I can’t even tell you how hard the April project for the Make Art That Sells class was for me to do. We were assigned to dig into our past and find 5 situations that we conquer courageously, then we needed to create imagery to go along with all the feelings. In the end, our primary task was to make a mind map of...
Make Art that Sells: March Bootcamp
I am excited to be taking the Make Art That Sells course, Assignment Bootcamp once again. What a difference a year makes. I am so much freer in my artwork, I feel like I am actually getting a handle on my style and my Adobe Illustrator skills are so much improved. For March we need to make a “badass backpack” for the gift...
the homebody’s guide to self-care
I was wondering around my bloglovin’ feed last week, and there was a post titled THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR HOME MIGHT BE MISSING. Well alright then, I’m always down for some good click bait! So off to the Camile Styles website I went, there I found a photo of a glamorous bathroom and a mood board of pretty things to make taking a...
A couple of weeks ago, I was able to help promote Ink and Arrow’s new Sweet Rebellion fabric line with a free tutorial. I knew that I wanted to make an embroidered table runner, so I took one of my favorite drawings and used it for a project. Feel free to download the pattern here: modern-june-table-runner-embroidery-pattern. In 2016, I created over 366 pieces of...
Sweet Revival Sewing Challenge
I’ve just been introduced to Ink and Arrow Fabrics in the last few months. I found the first fun print from them at my LQS, Quilting Adventures. A fat quarter of the Christmas Doors print from the Naughty or Nice collection had to come home with me. I made (OK, almost finished) a radiator cover out of it, that you can see on my...
Introducing Modern June Art
I finally did it; I opened up a Society6 shop called Modern June Art. Yesterday I posted two apple watercolors that I painted earlier this month. I’m going to try and upload a few pieces every week. I’m excited to buy a few things for myself, like this stretched canvas print that I’m calling Apple Baskets! I painted this one after going to Carter...
Tip Sheet: Cake Flour Substitute
Introducing a new series from Modern June Art, my illustrated Tips and Tricks print out will help you navigate life’s little challenges in a pretty little way. I’m starting off with a silly one, you might not need this advice but so many times, but a girl has to start somewhere, right? Download: cake-flour-sub-illo-from-modern-june-art It all started back in the spring when...
Who knows where obsessions, I mean collections, start? I’m pretty sure that my chicken collection began with a milk glass piece, you know the one, it’s a nesting chicken. All I know is that I collect vintage chicken figurines, and I want more. My thing for chickens doesn’t stop at collecting. I go to places like Homegoods, and I look through the displays, and...
June Free Printout!
Click here to download: Snark-Modern-June Modern June is officially 10 years old month!! Even though I am no longer making handmade goodies, Modern June lives on through my artwork. I’ve taken on the challenge of creating art everyday this year. That’s 366 separate pieces of art (yes, it’s a leap year), be it drawing, painting or computer generated artwork. In honor of 10 great...