All posts tagged: Modern June Sketchbook

Posies

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 art, doing my best to draw and paint every day. I used this time to figure out my artistic style, so this I’ve used this composition a few times to try out different things. As you can see, I finished some and didn’t others. For this project, I took the original drawing and deconstructed it on the computer to create the pattern. I really enjoy making motifs and patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator. I have found that it’s an excellent way to recycle and/or perfect the 366 pieces of art that I created in 2016. I’ll be using process a lot more in 2017 to create surface design patterns. Head over …

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 Country Living Magazine had an issue with the best-looking strawberry cake I’d ever seen. Strawberry Limeade Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing, oh my!!   I immediately ripped the recipe and photos out of my copy of the magazine. Strawberry Cakes and I have a long history; it’s been my birthday cake of choice for as long as I can remember. It turns out that it’s also my youngest son’s favorite too. My mom made my cakes from a box with 7-minute icing. YUM!! All of Aidan’s cakes also came from a box, but with my favorite homemade buttercream frosting, dyed pink of course. Gotta love a kid that isn’t hung …

Chicken Obsessed!

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 I want my chickens to be on the wall art, apron fabrics and figurines. Over the last year and a half I’ve been working on art, I hadn’t picked up an art brush in about 25 years, so I started at the beginning. When I decided to shut down production at Modern June, I needed to find something to help me through the transition, depression, and worry. I didn’t want to sew, in fact, I just started sewing again this month. Modern June Art became my art therapy. (There’s more on the shut down here and here.)   I started out with colored pencils and an ink pen. I guess I …