Tag Archives: #sheilazart

Hello, from the Creative Gathering!

Days 1-13, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Days 1-13, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Whoa! Am I behind in sharing! I have 3 posts in the works. But I have been struggling to keep up with the 30 day challenge. Busy days, and very little time to sit and paint. Staying up late has not been the solution it usually is. I have painted just about as many horrible abstracts, as you see paintings here. Working in pairs or threes, hoping for at least one good something to post for the day. Still ticking, though. 😉

Here they are. The month so far. All a combination of watercolor, digital collage, poetry, or music. Patterns, and sometimes pen. Below are close ups. You may still have to zoom in to see finer details. You can see them individually on Instagram.

Details, Days 1-13, September 2023 Creative Gathering. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Wishing you JOY & happy creating!

Speckled Xander Blue For Spoonflower

Our Spoonflower assignment this week is a Monochrome Duvet. Last week I designed a warm pink duvet. Light and soft. This week I went dark. Referencing classic Chinese elements, with modern simplicity. Rows of uneven “egg” dots add interest and visual texture.

The collection includes variations of the main design. A nature inspired print, stripes, and solids all compliment one another.

Voting is now open, until the 29th. Thanks so much for taking the time to look. 🙂

What other colors would you suggest for this design? Neutrals? Greens? Black and white? Maybe a red white and blue version? I appreciate your opinions. I have a quilting friend who said she could happily put this to use for that purpose. What are your favorite colors for bedding?

Harley's Flush, Surface Design. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush, Surface Design. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Harley’s Flush placed at #952 of 1390 with 20 votes. Click here to view the top designs.

Thanks so much to all of you who took time from your busy day, to place a vote. 🙂 I’m grateful.

The countdown begins soon!

Our 30-Day Creative Gathering is an informal gathering of creators. Just paint each day in September. Or sketch, or take a photo. Do you crochet? Work with wood? We welcome all levels, all mediums.

Creating each day does not have to mean completing a finished piece. Work in progress is welcome! You can choose to follow a theme, experiment with new tools, use a new palette. Or not. At the end of the month, each artist will create a collage of their works. If you have not done that before, we can help.

Gathering together gives us the opportunity
to connect with others,
make new friends,
and cheer each other on.

Help us spread the word!
It’s OK to start late.
It’s OK to participate even if you will not be able to do all 30 days.
Hope to see you there!

Wishing you JOY!

Share & Subscribe

Harley’s Flush On Spoonflower


It’s raining and dark and chilly. What a great day!

Harley's Flush - Linen. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush – Linen. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

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.

Harley's Flush - Lined sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush – Lined sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

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.

Harley's Flush Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Harley’s Flush Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

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