It all started with a sketch or two!
I've been doing Lilla's "Make Art That Sells" Bootcamp online course and I'm finding it is so so good. It has motivated me to create a new little body of work and got the creative juices flowing. The theme for February's assignment was CUCKOO CLOCKS. A cute idea to begin with and lots of available imagery online.
There were 2 stumbling blocks however. The first was the suggested color palette... pink, mauve, lime yellow, burgundy, teal and purple. This was the biggest challenge and took some patience and perseverance to overcome this color combination. I did it and it took some time, but i think its very healthy to challenge yourself in this way.
The second stumbling block was the fact that my design did not fit onto a cell phone cover format of long and narrow. So I had to rethink everything and move stuff all over the place. I'm so used to designing journal covers for ecojot that have a wider format, that I didn't take this into account and it added loads of time to the finishing process. Oh well, first time is the hardest right?
Monday's surprise was a second color palette which was way more workable for me but still not colors that I totally love. The designs at the end of it look very fall, warm and wintry which I suppose suits the theme perfectly. So good choice really.
In the meantime, here is the sketch that started it all, 2 options of cell phone covers with the 1st color palette. BTW, these are NOT my final choices that I submitted today. Those will be published on Tuesday as part of an online gallery. I'm still going to do the finished piece and the accompanying repeat with colors that I LOVE, so stay tuned. x Carolyn
Today is Valentines Day and it IS a special day of Love, and marks a day to show the one you love how much you love them. Right? I think we should show our LOVE everyday (in some tiny way) and realise that if there is LOVE in the house, all will be good, and everything grows with LOVE!
Happy Valentines Day and hope you have a year filled with LOVE, health and happiness.
This Green ecojot "Everything Grows with Love" Jumbo Journal is available on our website here, and other retailers! I also just played around with various backgrounds... for the LOVE of it!
We're about to launch our NEW SPRING ECOJOT COLLECTION debuting at the New York Gift Fair February 2nd! The new collection features lots of lovely rich gold, silver and pink Foil. Here are two new favourites, just in time for Valentines Day!
"I love you" is available now at Papersource Stores in the US. Our NEW shop will be up and running shortly so you can see and purchase our NEW collection there. I'll post that info as soon as its ready.
Have a wonderful and warm weekend!
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Here is my little green piece for Printsource NYC. Lilla Rogers Studio will be there to represent me and all the other wonderful talents from the 13th - 14th of January at Penn Plaza Pavillion, Booth #E3.
PS. This design will soon be available as an ECOJOT JUMBO JOURNAL and smaller 5x7"! In stores and online.