It is called "Weird Fish". It is really cool, and a beautiful use of the color palette. Really nice! It has winner written all over it!
Now for the exciting news. There were 72 entries and my design came in 5th place! Fifth out of 72!! Amazing! I am so excited and proud that my first try at designing was such a success! I couldn't be more happy!! To see the final results click here.
I am already designing more fabrics and getting ready to have my first fabric printed. Very exciting! Also working on a design for the next challenge - Celestial. Fun, fun, fun!
In the spirit of creativity, Cindy
One thing that is helping is a little dog therapy. We are dog sitting for my niece. Her new little guy is named Charlie. He is a rescue dog and is still a bit skittish so he likes to be close. He has been sleeping at my side all day. He is so sweet, which makes up for less then good looks. Charlie is very lovable and a having him as a buddy today has helped!
A face only a mother could love! :)
I'm off to bed and hope to sleep through the night. If anyone knows any good home remedies for calming a cough - let me know!
In the spirit of creativity, Cindy
My creative fun the last couple of weeks has been planning the invitations. Last week I went to Wooster to a wonderful shop called the Pink Tomato. They make the coolest invitations. And I met with Christy, one of the owners. I told her what I wanted and even brought along some of my Mom's hand made beautiful and colorful polymer clay jewelry so she would have an idea who we were dealing with - not your ordinary 90 year old! Christy then brought out all kinds of papers and sample invitations from other parties. She had so many great ideas. After much contemplation and idea swapping we came up with a perfect invitation design! Next they order all the paper and parts and then make each invitation by hand. So they are truly custom made.
The colors for the party are purple and pink. So Christy and I looked at tons of papers and finally settled on a bright pink, deep purple and a cute floral print. Here is a sample.
The colors are not exact, but you get the overall idea. The exact plan for the invitation is hush-hush. I can't tell you any more because my Mom reads my blog and there has to be something that is a surprise! (Sorry Mom) It is amazing to me the creativity and imaginative ideas that go into invitations today. As I looked around the shop at some of the samples from other parties I was amazed - they are little individual works of art. What a fun time I am having! I can't wait to see the finished product.
This has been a good project to help me stay focused on my Art Every Day challenge for November! Next on my agenda - sewing a mini-iPhone purse. Off to the design board.
Leah also started a Flickr group for people to post photos of their art. It's only Day 4 and there is tons of great art posted. Check it out!
My art for a few days has been working on my blog. I added some content to my links, a couple of new widgets on the side bar and activated all my links. Doesn't sound so creative to you? But it is! It is design and play at the same time. Art is an experience not always a product!
If you have been looking for a way to stay focused on being creative, check out Art Every Day and join in! It's free, easy and fun!
Friday night I was having a hard time sleeping so I got up and decided to distract myself by playing around with my Wacom pen tablet on my computer. One thing let to another and I was making more repeating fabric designs. This time just free hand with my Wacom. It was so much fun, I forgot about all the things that were keeping me from sleeping and I played until after 3 am! (It wasn't so much fun the next day when I was running out of steam about 2 in the afternoon!)
Here are the designs I created. I filed them in a folder called "Wild Distraction".
It looks like I was having a Matisse inspired experience on Friday. What ever it was I had fun and I learned more about Photoshop, my Wacom pen and the wonders of the computer age. Free form drawing reminded me of my childhood, when creativity was as natural as breathing, easy and free. I think I will try it more often! (But, at a more reasonable hour.)
In the spirit of creative freedom,