Inspiration Monday:

>> Monday, March 21, 2011

True love does exist, I know it does because I'm privileged to have grown up watching one.  Sadly, not my parents marriage, which ended up in divorce but my uncle and aunt with whom we practically grew up with.  Do you hear me sigh? Here is a beautiful love captured by Storycorps.

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Inspiration Monday:

>> Monday, March 14, 2011

The Pen Story.

I found this on the Olympus Pen Story's You Tube channel, it was done in stop motion. They shot 60,000 pictures, developed 9,600 prints and shot over 1,800 pictures again. No post production!  Enjoy it, I did :-)

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Inspiration Monday:

>> Monday, March 7, 2011

A glimpse into the near future?  I really love it.  Can you imagine how much it would cost to have your home set up like that? Imagine us sharing our art and attending interactive e-classes this way with people from all over the world? 




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Patterned Paper

>> Sunday, March 6, 2011

Last weekend I printed my doodled patterns onto thick F4 sized presentation paper.



Wouldn't they make cute gift wrappers too?


Oh, someone wanted to buy my "Silya" pattern as fabric at Spoonflower! Except, I can't sell until I order a swatch to check if I need to adjust some things in my design :(

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Faith Will See You Through

>> Sunday, February 27, 2011

More acrylic painting....I really love working with my hands and paints and inks.

Entitled "Faith Will See You Through".....even during the darkest of days, when you feel like just giving up and saying "I quit", remember to dig under the layers of self-doubt, dig deeper, where your glorious colours are waiting to burst out and dazzle the world, dig deeper, where seeds of hope have been planted and know in your heart blessings are on their way.

"Faith Will See You Through"
24" x 24" Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

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Pattern Designs

>> Saturday, February 26, 2011

I finally figured out how to create a repeat pattern out of my illustrations, yeah, you might think me dumb for just figuring this out now but it was a real "aha" moment for me, thanks to the very, very clear tutorial I found over at one of my favorite blogs Design Sponge by illustrator/pattern designer Julia Rothman.  Here's a link to the tutorial if you'd like to learn how to do it too: How to make a repeat pattern.

So, the tutorial showed Julia actually showing us how to do it on paper.  From there, I figured out how to do it in photoshop using my hand drawn illustrations which I had previously scanned for a project I recently concluded.

Here are some of my experiments, you can find them in Spoonflower, a site that allows you to upload patterns you create and order them as actual fabric!

Doodley Doo in Blue
Doodley Doo Version 2- Blue

Doodley Doo in White
Doodley Doo Tileable Pattern

Silya
Silya

Grow Where You're Planted
Grow Where You

Hello Octo Joe!
Hello Octo Joe!

Go ahead, have fun and try creating one yourself!

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Backtrack

>> Friday, February 25, 2011

Backtracking to show you some commissioned work, these were all done last December but I hadn't had the time to upload.

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All about me, my musings, ramblings, fancies, quirks and dreams; the blessings in my life - the kids and their growing years; and my love for digital scrapbooking/design and graphic arts; and my eternal quest to keep learning something new each day and give back in my little way.

This blog used to be 3 blogs which I decided to merge together, my scrapping blog (Pandoras Box of Thought), the blog about my kids (Beyond the Four Walls) and my cooking/recipe blog (Cooking Mama) - all the old posts are still up but I've decided to just post everything in the future in one forum, with all the things I'm doing, I'd like to keep everything in one neat container :)


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