Monday, August 15, 2011

Dodo birds

I can't believe I didn't blog for two weeks or so.
Life was busy here, hectic as usual in this household of five + dog (whose personality is more of a cat). Summer break is coming to an end, and this week is the last one to enjoy sleeping late in the morning, at least for my sophomore high school girl. The other two will have it quite easy with their middle school schedule, and plenty of time to walk the dog in the morning before they go to school.

I was busy in my studio despite all the distractions. I have a new series of florals in fall colors, just waiting to be varnished and framed. Another floral series done on salvaged wood with plaster and fiber, more fiber art necklaces, waiting to be photographed.

I also did a small series of simple bird illustrations. The idea was born one morning after I caught myself doodling them on pieces of junk mail in the kitchen. I like their simplicity, and I'll probably explore them more in the future.

My plan is to make a little stuffy pillows with these designs. This was my first try using Spoonflower services and ordering  custom printed fabrics from them. I'm quite satisfied with how the images turned out, especially the red bird (considering it was my first time). While preparing the images with Photoshop I actually learned a lot of new stuff, and it makes me interested in learning even more since I wasn't a big Photoshop user, except for the purpose of editing photos.
I'm very happy with the quality of organic cotton sateen fabric I chose, and Spoonflower's very fast delivery. I will explore the other kinds of fabrics they have in the future.