Well I'm back studying at Lilla Rogers Studio School this week, undertaking Part A & B again, and at the same time. Nothing like a huge week at home & two assignments to complete to get the heart pumping.
This week we had sportsday, a kids party, 3 ballet functions, playgroup, Rolling Stones concert, Jeff working around 17 hours overtime, dentist trip for Charlottes chipped tooth, participation in a research study at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for women having babies post kidney transplantation, school liturgy/mass, swimming lessons & a parent function at school at night! OMG, I'm exhausted how much I packed into last week.
So my only free time to get my assignments done was last night. Somehow I managed to get them done. OK, so I only slept for 2 hours but I did it & they are done. This collection above is a few patterns I made for a bolt fabric range using root vegetables & Pyrex dishes for inspiration. I could go on & on creating more coordinates for this one. And of course if I had more time I would have spent a little more time on these filling in a few extra bits & moving things around. But with little time, I was pleased with how quickly they came together.
The black Pyrex elements were inspired by an actual black Pyrex collection I found on Google this week & I really loved them. I wanted to do something a little bold & high contrast so I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone to add the black amongst the lighter prettier colours. I ended up making several colourways too but in the end chose aqua, natural & acid yellow as my primary collection to submit.
I think I might get some giftwrap & greetings cards made with these patterns.
Next up is a greeting card we had to do for the winter holiday season happening on the other side of the world. Made me think about our special white Christmas on the other side of the world last year. This year, its back to a hot Aussie Christmas!
Again with limited time, I managed to pull together my sketches & get something made. The main subjects were penguins & igloos but its always good to extend that a little & make a story or joke. Something to make people smile & a card that we would want to send to our friends. So after going crazy creating a bunch of pengins, I put them into a little mistletoe kissing scene with an eskimo & some fish.
A surprised Mr penguin finds himself under the misteltoe along with that just caught fish ready to give him a big smooch. His little mate is slapping his head thinking, 'oh no!' Anyway, it made me giggle.
Now that I have a glut of penguins around here I may just put them into repeat and make some bolt fabric too. I am really loving bolt fabric.
Ok, that's all for today. Graphics work to catch up on & an early night tonight for me!