It’s raining and dark and chilly. What a great day!
I fell in love with this palette. The colors are from a brand of interior house paint. A southwest collection. That light greyish pink is almost the same color I used on my vanity table.
I intended to enter the second version, with the softer background. Then I viewed the patterns on the Spoonflower duvet. I like how the white adds a subtle pop of light. Everything is subtle about this simple harlequin design.
Tween Spirit Bedding was our assignment. The design brief called for mid-tone color palettes. Calming. Some suggestions were curves & arches, & minimalist illustrations. I softened these diamonds with curved corners.
I thought the linen texture (above) was going to be my entry. But it is too subtle in the bedding sample that will be seen in voting. I am also working on a linear idea. With the lines a slightly darker shade of each color. I’m curious to know what you think.
I am always thankful for your support. Voting is now open, until the 22nd. From what I have seen in one of the Spoonflower Facebook groups, there are lots of cute designs. But also many that are more universally usable in home décor applications.
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day. Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat
This design started out soft, pale, tone on tone. I really liked it. Calm. What I had in mind. Then I thought about how it would look surrounded by colorful patterns. And I went bold. Or at least, bolder.
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Dahlia Dreams, my entry for the Spoonflower Sweet Dreams Bedding Challenge. Voting open until May 23rd. Thanks for taking a look, and for your consideration in the voting. 🙂
Polka Plaid placed in the top 25%, with 54 votes. Woo Whoo!!
The majority seem to prefer busy and over the top. Those designs always do well, and did again this round. Take a look at the top 65, here.
Thanks so much for voting for this design! I’m stoked at placing so high! Woo Whoo! 🙂
Wishing you JOY!
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams Eleanor Roosevelt
Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. Maya Angelou
I had so much fun with this texture. I scribbled with an Inktense pencil. I love how it turned out.
I am having so much fun. As you know, I have not been posting art the last few months. Only one or two pieces since the September Gathering. I’ve missed painting!
Even so, I was really stressed about starting again. Not sure of what to paint. Afraid I might flub it. You can see in day 1, how tight and linear I was. I still like it. The others are much more loose.
I am noticing that the parchment (creamy white) looks somewhat dingy here. It is the low resolution of the image. The color is clean, soft and bright in the paintings.
Well, back to work for me. I have to work on my Spoonflower design, due Tuesday at noon. I have some admin. tasks before I can hit the sack. I better get to it!
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure. Albert Einstein