Due to many people asking me the same question, I have created a part 2 to my tutorial on creating a half drop repeat in Photoshop. This second tutorial shows how I extract my seamless pattern tile from my pattern design. Click here for the video.
New tutorial on my YouTube Channel on how to change an object's color in Photoshop using Gradient Maps. It also shows how to change an object to white and apply pattern. Please subscribe to my channel and like my videos if you enjoy them! This will support me in creating more. Thanks so much! Click here for the video.
This is something that has been in the works for quite some time but I've had nothing to show for it until now. I am over the moon excited to tell you that I have my first fabric collection, Lady Bug Blooms, available through the fabulous Clothworks! You can see the entire collection online here! The collection will be available starting this summer. I would love to see any creative projects that are completed with it, so please share them with me any quilters and sewers out there! I've got a couple more collections in the works so stay tuned for more.
Hello! I have started a YouTube channel where I will be posting process videos and tutorials aimed at helping other artists. I have learned so much from artist friends sharing tips and tricks about their processes, I wanted to find a way I could give the same kind of support to other artists. I have two videos up so far. The first is showing my process for creating a half drop pattern repeat in Photoshop. The second shows how I go about doing a reverse image search on google to check for unauthorized instances of my art online (previously posted). Click here to visit my channel or the image below to start watching!
I've never been very patient. I knew it was bad when one year my mom gave me, as a gift, a bracelet that had the word PATIENCE spelled out in beads. This Monday I started the first week of the e-course, Make Art That Sells, by Lilla Rogers and Beth Kempton. Just waiting for the class to start was an exercise in patience. It was the first time I looked forward to a Monday in a long time! This week we learned about the Bolt Fabric market. Before we were given our weekly assignment, we were asked to research, sketch and/or paint a subject. I tend to skip or skimp on this step when I am working on a project because I am so excited to jump right into the fun part of actually designing. Because I didn't even know what the assignment was yet, I was forced to spend some quality time focusing on exploring the subject. Because of this, once we were given the assignment, I had a full arsenal of creative weapons at my disposal! To my surprise, it also helped that I work a full time day job, because it forced me to take some time away from my design, reflecting on it and then coming back to it with a fresh pair of eyes. Only being able to work a few hours each day also helped me to be more deliberate and productive. I'm really happy with how my piece turned out and when I reflect on what made it successful, I realize that having patience was a huge part. And now I can apply this to the bigger picture. Lilla encouraged us to realize that our talents are not finite and that we are all continually and constantly improving - no matter where we are on our journey. As someone who had to wear a patience bracelet around for years of her life, this is important advice. I often find that if I can't achieve what I define as success immediately, I feel like a failure. But failure would be not trying at all, because then there would be no improvement. So here I am trying away and I've never felt so good about it!!