All posts tagged: Painting

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 …

Color Crush: Modern June Blue

You might have noticed over the years that I love color, and the bolder the better. I crush on deep saturated colors, to me they are the best! I know this is not very trendy right now, not when most decor blogs feature homes bathed in white. Don’t get me wrong, I like that too, my bathroom is all white with the exception of the fabrics. There I choose bright colors that pop off the white and makes me very happy. Let’s face it, I never met a color that I didn’t like — unless you consider beige a real color! My kitchen is cherry red, my dining room is a sunny yellow and my stairway is lime green! All those colors are great, but my living room gets the most love and attention on Instagram. I have been asked many times for the name of the paint color, but the answer is complicated. After trying out several pints of blue paint colors with names like Tiffany and Robin’s Egg I was dissatisfied, so I …