Saturday, October 25, 2014

Welcome 2015 Calendar

It's that time of year when we create calendar tea towels to print on Linen-Cotton Canvas for Spoonflower's annual tea towel contest.

After I made this up, I used a quilt hanger to display my tea towel calendar.

I just love this song...

This year it was an easy design created with my original oil painting as the background for the calendar.   I call the painting The Cottage of Abundance. 

I decided to create two designs, one with the text WELCOME and one without.

My Tea Towel is called Welcome 2015 with text,

The Tea Towel design called Welcome 2015 without text.  Both versions of the design can be found in my Kitchen Tea Towels by the yard fabric collection.  I used the calendar design with the word Welcome  for this year's contest entry.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Painting Christmas

I was painting Christmas, and listening to Christmas music by Michael Buble.

I wanted to paint a little Christmas tree sitting underneath a glass globe.

I started by painting a miniature watercolor painting of a Christmas tree.  I added a bit of glitter.  Then I went to the computer and added lots of digital magic.

Suddenly, Christmas came to life on these fabric designs.  I call the fabric collection, I'll Be Home For Christmas.

I try to sit down and paint for a while, but my imagination really flies when I take that painting and go into the land of digital magic.

Before I know it, I have created prints, products and of course a bunch of fabric designs for the collection.

The icing on the cake is seeing products appear wearing something I just created.  It's a bit like baking.