Week of Jan 18, 2019: get your $0.99 Kindle edition of my thriller THE SUDDEN SILENCE: A TALE OF SUSPENSE AND FOUND TREASURE, published in 2015 by Mad in Pursuit. … Continue reading THE SUDDEN SILENCE on sale!
This week’s lesson at the Textile Design Lab had me digging into color themes. I wanted more than a strip of 5 squares as my presentation, so I fell back … Continue reading Color palettes and paper dolls
The forecast says we may have an Arctic blast this weekend. The wind is already gusting and a few squalls are passing through. I located the snow shovel, positioned the … Continue reading Preamble to a storm?
Taking a Textile Design Lab course Surface Pattern Design Mastery. One of the first exercises is to develop a “dictionary” of motifs that can be used, reused, and modified for … Continue reading Motifs. Oy.
Winter brings ice — changing daily by some mysterious combination of wind strength, wind direction, water temperature, air temperature. A white shelf was forming, but today it’s a broken down … Continue reading Lake view
Question: Who do I think I am signing up for courses at the Textile Design Lab, among all those young and talented graphic designers? [Continuing from Jan 12, 2019] Well, … Continue reading Old dogs, new tricks
2014. I was all-in on textiles, dyeing, and stitching. Somewhere I heard about Spoonflower (print-on-demand DIY fabric) and (looking at piles of sketches and years of studying Photoshop and Illustrator) … Continue reading My Fabric Design Saga
Dropping temperatures, a little snow, and strong winds have finally converted our tepid January into winter. For quiet lake dwellers, seeing the first ice begin to pile up along the … Continue reading Icy Thrill
I was going to tell you about this online curriculum I signed up for, but I wound up pulling out my diagram of the S-curves of Life.* This is the … Continue reading When Your Groove is Gone
[Cont’d from 6 Jan] I kept tinkering with my feather print. Too abstract gave me a vivid design with no hint of feathers; ultra-realistic seemed too busy. I settled for … Continue reading Dragon Feathers
Working on the next Spoonflower design challenge: animal prints. Not really my cuppa tea, but the idea is to stretch beyond my comfort zone. Couldn’t see how to make zebra … Continue reading Birds of a Feather [Work in Progress]