Tag Archives: #paintingbringsmejoy

A Month Of Watercolor & Pattern Making

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Whew! I am amazed I was able to do so many collage pieces this month. Thank you Lord! They were so much fun, and I learned so much. Fear made me delay starting them. Stupid fear.

Spoonflower Design Challenges

I completed all of challenges this month. Again, Lots of learning here. I learned how to make a check and a plaid. And my speed is improving. Very happy about that.

Along with each challenge design, I was able to create a small collection with pattern variations and solid coordinates. I may also add a ditsy print, textured solid, stripe or other coordinating pattern to them.

Dark Plaid Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Dark Plaid Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70's Fab Floral Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
70’s Fab Floral Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Gingham Cross Collection, Spoonflower. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Thank you Sea (Dean), for your color suggestions on the Gingham Cross.

Cross Ikat Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Cross Ikat Lumbar Pillow. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

For the Ikat Cross, I am going to make some slight changes before working on a collection. More fun ahead. I also will work more on the two Circle pattern Ideas. 🌻

Thanks so much for following along with me this month. Your encouragement is a blessing. And thank you so much, for voting in the design challenges. Thank you! 😊

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I’ve Had The Lime Of My Life

Limes, watercolor repeating pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.
Limes, watercolor repeating pattern. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Do you remember that song? Or the movie it is from? A play on words. Made me laugh. I know, I know. I’m a geek. I recently watched The Movies that Made Us and it was in my head.

This design was recently posted on They Draw dot com. Scroll down on the first page to see it featured with the new designs. WOW! The artists are so amazing. The recipes always make me hungry. Haha. Or go to the design page and leave me some ❤️ and let me know your favorite way to enjoy limes. Thank you. 🥰

This design is available in fabrics, on pillows and finished textiles in my Spoonflower shop. You can also find it on mugs, bags, towels and more at Society6. I really love the Backpack. (click any image for a better view.)

Let there be seasons
so that our tongues will be rich
in asparagus and limes.
Anne Sexton

Lime is what you make of it.

Once upon a lime, there was a huge castle.

We have to draw the lime right here.

Day 30 of February’s 30-Day Creative Gathering

Day 30, 8 x 8 watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper. © 2022 Sheila Delgado.

Use what talent you possess:
the woods would be very silent if no birds sang
except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

If you want to make time fly, do a daily challenge. Haha. It feels like we should be starting May or June. As if months have passed, instead of just one. So much work has been done. I have to admit, I am pretty stoked that I completed 30 days. Hand in the air for a high five. Haha. I wasn’t sure I’d be up to it. And truth be told, I napped a lot. I procrastinated often. The muse was napping too I think.

Tomorrow I will share my collage of the 30 pieces, and also my favorites with you. Later this week I will share a small sample of the works created by the artists in the group. You won’t want to miss it!

If people would just look at the paintings,
I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them.
It’s like looking at a bed of flowers,
you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.
Jackson Pollock