“Gotta Go” fabric design

I've been laboring away in a course called "The Sellable Sketch." I reached the point where I picked out (1) a style I aspired to ("flowing"), (2) a current trend in fashion ("natural textures"), and (3) an end-user (long-story-short "cosmopolitan"). The challenge now: design a fabric collection -- three or more designs that "go together."… Continue reading “Gotta Go” fabric design

Designing for energy

I'm focusing on fabric design this winter as a practice.┬áLike some people play games or do sports, I design because it's fun and has beneficial social and psychological side effects. I'm in it for the process, not the product. But, as always, I take myself seriously. Stretching does not mean scrambling to the top of… Continue reading Designing for energy

“Desert Wanderer”

My 13th Spoonflower Challenge entry is on the theme of Desert Modernism. The challenge is being held in conjunction with the Modern Phoenix organization. Personally, I was over mid-century modern by 1967, but undoubtedly desert modernism represents a classic era in Arizona architecture and interior design. I thought my best route to success here was… Continue reading “Desert Wanderer”

Reckoning: a humble start

You hear about artists and entertainers "bursting upon the scene" as if they just picked up a brush or a guitar and their genius gushed out. You want to be that person. You walk on stage unrehearsed because you're confident the magic will happen. Haha. I started doing Spoonflower challenges because, if I want to… Continue reading Reckoning: a humble start

Garden party at sunset

Spoonflower challenge: a design limited to four specific colors -- Goldenrod (#E0B138), Midnight Blue (#002E54), Coral (#FA7268 - ASE Color of the Year hex code), Gray (#D9D9D6). My reaction: ew. Oh well. I pulled a motif from my library and gave her a mysterious friend: opposite but the same. A bird looks on. Others designers… Continue reading Garden party at sunset