What I Did Yesterday

Creative Self, Illustration, Print & Patternwork

I’d worked both analog (gouache) and digitally (Photoshop) yesterday and I was out of practice for both! I work primarily in Adobe Illustrator and PS has always intimidated me. Well, that and I’m also somewhat lazy when I have to learn too many things at one time. Yesterday I wanted to just break out of my comfort zone and do something different. I have just over two hours a day more on my own as both of my sons are in middle school so there’s no excuse as to why I can’t get more accomplished. As my favorite quote attributed to Karen Lamb goes: A Year From Now, You May Wish You’d Started Today. Truth… I felt pretty proud of myself actually and was pretty okay with sharing these on social media…I have to get over the mistakesareugly stage and just get used to sharing…



Newly Painted Workshop…

Creative Self, Making

I do all my brainstorming, sewing, x-actoing, pasting, gluing, running, painting in this room. I’ll be painting my studio as well, but there will be some things being built in there so that will wait until Spring. I LOVES this color. I used to love the paint, but, without rehashing my Twitter rant, let’s just say you should stay with what works and I’ll be going back to Ben Moore for my studio (and the ceiling). This color though, proves if you see a color you like out in the world, match it to something. I go for darker colors by nature, but if I had bought what I thought the color was, I would have had a yellow. This color though, is actually an orange: Autumn Morn. Always match “that thing in the color I love” to an actual swatch, you’d be surprised!