Friday, April 10, 2015

Islands theme contest on Spoonflower

I didn't think I'd have time to design anything for the next Spoonflower contest because I had a deadline for something else that day, but then couldn't resist. I really enjoy working on these, and get so excited about learning new things.

Castaway

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Pattern obsession

Happy April Fool's day! I've been seeing patterns in my head lately. . . so I decided to challenge myself to create 10 — count 'em, 10 — fabric designs to add to my portfolio. To assist in that goal, I'm going to start doing some of the theme contests on Spoonflower, the custom fabric website. Coincidentally, just as I was mulling over this concept of mid-century air travel, I noticed that this week's contest was flying machines. Perfect.

Long and hard I worked, struggling to figure out a repeat on this one, and finished just under the wire for the entry deadline last night. Whew.

Jetsetter pattern

There was a plan to include one of the old-style airline meals, but it was getting jam-packed...





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Everybody's gettin' campy

A fabric design I've been playing around with for a while. I love camping trips, even though I haven't ventured into the wild for ages except for in my imagination. Where I grew up in Virginia, a group of neighbors banded together every year for a camp-out on Loft Mountain, in Shenandoah National Park. Some of the most vivid memories not catalogued here are the feeling of being really dirty, fear of bear attacks, and the cold concrete of the park restrooms. Nowadays, I dream of camping out in a cool vintage trailer. Best of both worlds!



Kamp*out fever is catching


Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hairstyles of the 40s

Is it obvious that I watch a lot of old films?
Vintage hair is king

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Getting a jump start on holiday cards

Last Christmas I had planned to create a line of holiday cards, but started way too late. So this year, why not start early? Here are just a couple of ideas I'm throwing into the kitty for the 2015 season. Happy Holidays?


Home for the holidays

Skating foxes


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spineless jellyfish

On the today show the other morning, Al Roker called someone a bunch of spineless jellyfish. Can't quite recall to whom he was referring, because I was thinking of this:

A bunch of spineless jellyfish | skbirdsong

Monday, March 2, 2015

Rent a goat

I hear tell that you can rent a herd of goats to mow your grass (or weeds) in some parts. What a delightful idea. This little scene comes to mind...

Rent-a-goat


Here's the art journal version


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Contagion

Here's one from a while back, when our minds were on all those dirty old germs and viruses.

Stay inside, the microbes are here!

Obedience training

An idea my dogs find quite amusing.
Some stuff your dog oughta know


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

White foxes on ice

Here's a piece of wood I picked up at Michael's for a Lilla Rogers Bootcamp project. I wasn't keen on the idea of painting on a different shape at first, but then realized later that there were lots of possibilities. I wish now that I would have created more of a wood construction for this, but I'll add that to my list for later, I reckon.

Foxes on ice, that's nice

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