Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Blogger Love: TGI diy

So, I was kicking around Pinterest, and I happened upon a new blog, and I thought I'd share. It's pretty cute, and I think there are some fun things there. The blog is called TGI diy, and I think it's pretty cool.

It doesn't look like this girl has been blogging for too long, but what she has on her site is looking pretty good. One of my favorite things to find on the internet is Splurge vs. Steal articles, and this blog has a bunch. Additionally, as the title suggests, there are diy ideas as well as recipes. Bonus for you ladies who love being from the south: this blogger is from North Carolina!

In conclusion, I think you should stop by TGI diy today. No, I don't know her, and she didn't ask me to promote her blog. I just like it. So go there now!

Monday, August 29, 2016

I'm Back!

So, for the past four or five days, we've had some serious outages here in Comcast land. In fact, as recently as this morning, I couldn't access the internet.

As such, I've got a backlog of work to do, so I'll just leave you here with this amazing photo of the sweet baby Miranda. Look at that face.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A paisley print

So, once I get started on doing something, then I have to do it a few times and experiment a little. That's why we've got another print today.

I don't think this one is perfect by any means, but I just thought I'd try it out. I haven't done a whole lot of paisleys..in fact this one may be the second one ever.  But...here it is! I kind of wish I hadn't put that big ol' tulip in the middle of that one paisley. Oh well. You live and you learn.

Annnnd that's it for me! Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Just Another Print

It's Wednesday, but my Portraits were all finished yesterday, so I have no work-in-progress to show for #WIPWednesday. Instead, here's a print I finished last night.

This is another one that I drew by hand, scanned in, and then manipulated in Photoshop and Illustrator. Perhaps it's getting a bit late in the year to use such color schemes, but it's still pretty hot here in Atlanta.

Also, to sweeten your Monday, please enjoy this video that I found down the rabbit hole on Facebook this morning.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Three More Prints

So, after I made the print that I showed yesterday, I had a few ideas for some hand drawn prints. So, I did some doodles while I was watching So You Think You Can Dance last night, scanned them in, and made them into print repeats.

The first on you see here, I drew half of the repeat, and then I just mirrored it, increased the contrast, and live traced it in Illustrator so that I could color it more easily and throw it into a repeat.

Next, we've got a simple sort of houndstooth check. The only sort of interesting thing is just that I scribbled one section of the repeat and scanned it in. On to the next one.

I like this one. I drew one eighth of the design, and then I just mirrored and rotated it until it was a complete design. It's kind of fun to do it that way because even though you have sort of an idea of how it will turn out, the end product is sort of a surprise.

All right. That's it for me. Happy Tuesday!

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Christmas Print

So, I haven't finished the fashion project I started last week because I've been working on a number of projects. I have two painted portraits going right now that I hope to finish this week. Unfortunately they're a surprise gift for someone's wife, so I can't show them to you until she's gotten them. Additionally, I've been working on some more prints.

Today I'm sharing one of this prints with you. It's inspired by a vintage wallpaper print, but of course I've tweaked it quite a big. for one thing, mine is a bit simpler. The request was for a few christmas-y prints, so that accounts for this color story. I'm not sure how I feel about it. It certainly looks like it's for Christmas, though.

All right, I must be off to work on all of the things. Happy Monday to you!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Spinstergram: Miranda Is A Person

Today's Friday, so instead of posting more work, I thought you might want to see a picture of Miranda the dog being a human on the sofa.

I love her. She's the best. She really loves this blanket, too. If this blanket isn't on the sofa, she doesn't really know how to live.

Wishing you a comfy cozy day in super cold air conditioning. Happy Friday!