All posts tagged: Surface 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.

Art Bin

Can I tell you have much I love this old tool box tray? Boy, have I enjoyed this since I brought it home! First it just sat around and annoyed Mr. Modern June for a few weeks (that’s always fun). He just shook his head, muttered something and put it down in my studio in hopes that it would disappear. After a really good cleaning I filled it with buttons and trim, and during the holidays I filled it will blue and green baubles! I found this fun old tool tray at a great local antiques mall called RVA Antiques, and I have to say it’s one of the best finds of 2014! The ladies at the check out counter said it only lasted a day in the shop. Lucky for me, I was the winner of this treasure. The vintage drawing board was my father-in-law’s and is destined from my daughter’s room someday, but for now I get to enjoy it in my bedroom. The light is great on sunny day’s, (hmm…) I really …