Woo Whoo! Super 70’s Score!

Detail, Dark Plaid Uniform, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Detail, Dark Plaid Uniform, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

I placed at 369 of 1425 entries in last weeks 70’s Pillow Challenge. WOW! I received 64 votes! Thanks everybody! I’m stoked. LOL. 😊

This weeks design is already receiving lots of “favorites”, and I am excited. I thought I might have gone too plain with this one. The theme was dark academia. Think Harry Potter. Not my interest at all. But I did the research, and gathered ideas. I just couldn’t get excited about candlesticks and creepy owls. Haha. So I made the call and turned in my unembellished plaid. There are only about ten other plaid entries.

You can see the detail, a twill weave, in the image above. I tried several different variations. And there are a couple more I am going to make available in my shop. In one, the yellow stands out more. The other has less burgundy, and is darker. I used Indigo, Juan yellow and deep burgundy. It’s so fun to see how the pattern process yields different tones.

Dark Plaid Variations, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dark Plaid Variations, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This turned out to be an awesome challenge. I learned how to make a plaid easily. I can make a regular, a twill and a flannel from one design. How awesome it that? Gotta love learning!

Dark Plaid Uniform, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dark Plaid Uniform, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

This is how it looks in the voting panel. Thanks so much to all of you who take the time. I know it is a chore. Spoonflower is working to make it easier.

World Watercolor Month

It’s hard to believe that WWM is wrapping up. I have posted some of these before, But here they are as a series. I had so much fun, and I can’t wait to do more collage. They are doing another round next month if you are interested. I will be prepping for the 30-Day Creative Gathering in September. Can you believe it is already here?

The first series was inspired by Cat Rains and her 5 Day Collage Kickstart. Cat is so enthusiastic and has so many super ideas. Be sure to check out her Tune In Tuesdays on Instagram! So much fun!

I also participated in Laly Mille’s Soulful Abstracts Retreat. A teaser for her full length course. Laly has such a calming, peaceful presence.

I love both of these fabulously talented, generous women!

I wasn’t happy with how the first two collages turned out. The sky is an off color. I am more happy with it in the second set. I made a lot of mistakes in both series. Learned from them though. And I learned that making papers is so much fun. 😉

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6 thoughts on “Woo Whoo! Super 70’s Score!

  1. lanagordonrast

    Love your plaid, you have given it a depth that looks like it really was woven straight off the loom. A hard thing to do. Your other pieces of art are really exciting. Keep up the wonderful work.

  2. Dorothy H Seiter

    Sheila, Dark Plaid Uniform is BEAUTIFUL: rich, deep, dark, evocative. Threw me back in time INSTANTLY. I could see a pleated skirt and a boatload of homework.

    I am so impressed with the many challenges you’ve chosen to take on. You go, girl!

    1. Sheila Post author

      Haha. Homework, yikes! Haha. So glad you approve Dotty. I love your description.
      Thank you Dotty. 🙂


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