All posts tagged: Design

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 sorts. My mind map became more a journey map of my life. I broke it down into 5 different sections. College, freelancing as a customer in my 20’s, becoming a wife and mother, the Modern June years, and coming home to be a homeschooling SAHM again. It’s my life on a page. I had a rough childhood, so I feel like my life began when I went off to college. I was the first in my family to go. I was made to feel like I was “too big for my britches” to think that I could do such a thing. My mom told me that I should just go to …

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 market. Which meant creating fabrics, my dream job! We were supposed to create patterns abstract icons. I know see patterns everywhere! I created several fabric designs in March, someday I’ll go back and refine them for when I go off to show my portfolio at Quilt Market! Till then I’ll keep creating and growing as a surface designer.

Kitchen Shelving Inspo

I’ve had glass fronted cabinets since 2000, I’ve basically arranged them in the same manner for the last 17 years. Boring! A week, or two ago, I painted the inside of my two main cabinets bright white, and now I feel stumped on how to style them. I want to celebrate the bright new look with something new, so I went to Pinterest and created a new board filled with inspiration. You will notice that a large percentage of these pictures feature all white dishes. Since I can’t, and I don’t want to buy all new dishes I’m just looking at how the arrange dishes in a new way. Hopefully, my colorful dishes won’t look too dated in this all white on white decor world. Leave me a comment and let me know which kitchen is your favorite! P.S. I really wish that I was brave enough to take out 2 of our upper’s, tile the wall and put up open shelving. My hubby would FLIP OUT! Usually, I’m okay with the initial flip out …