All posts filed under: Design

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 in for artistic research purposes. After sketching many versions of a rose, I opted to alter the photo’s that I took of Michelle’s pink roses in Adobe Illustrator. After using live trace to turn them into vectors, I recolor vector images with the Recolor Artwork tool. I just learned how to use the Recolor tool, and I was excited to try it out. That tool is so fun and a bit of a rabbit hole. I could play with that feature all darn day!   The big assignment was to combine our roses and a quote from Gertrude Jekyll to create a journal cover. Lilla Rogers always give us a long …

A new look for Sew Junie!

I have a big hug to all of you for following along with my Camp S’more Series. It was a whole lot of fun! I couldn’t have done it without the support of Ink and Arrow Fabrics, my lovely sponsor! My Sew Junie camper is my little she shed of sorts. I use it as a craft, sewing, and art studio when I want to run away from home. Sew Junie is a great place to sit and embroider (and nap). I recently found a few travel pennants, both old and new, are super fab in my camper! I’d love to have one from every city and/or that I’ve lived in. Only 6, or 7 to go. I love it when people gift me junk! This sweet little yellow shelf was passed down to me from my BNF (best neighbor friend), Janet! Someday I’ll take off the contact paper and paint it up until then I’ll enjoy its very shabby self. My camper came with the original table, but I keep it stored in our …

Camp S’more Series: Pillow-Palooza!

Welcome back to my Camp S’more Series. It’s pillow day!! Thanks to the kind folks at Ink and Arrow Fabrics my Sew Junie camper is getting a mini-makeover. This cute fabric is just perfect for my 1971 Shasta Camper that I took from 70’s to farmhouse cozy 2 years ago. When I started my pillow-palooza, I really wanted to mix it up. I wanted this set of pillow covers to be fun and exciting, with a lot of patchwork and pattern play. Most importantly, I needed to get them done quickly. What I didn’t want was to go to the fabric store. I had my stack of Camp S’mores fabric from Ink and Arrow, a mountain of pillow forms, and my handy stash of trims. What I was short of were invisible zippers. Originally, I had intended to use my basic invisible zip pillow cover pattern from At Home with Modern June. Past the basic construction, I meant to mix up the pillow fronts with a combination of looks, but I only had a few …