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Emma’s Room For Spoonflower

Emma's Room Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma’s Room Sample. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma's Room  Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma’s Room Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

This week the Spoonflower challenge was for a room specific wallpaper. I saw flowers. An abundance of flowers. I used my 30-Day Creative Gathering palette. When I thought I was done, something, was a little off. I decided to add a touch of warmth with yellow blooms.

Maybe I went a little berserk, but I am very happy with this design. I re-drew most of the blooms. I gave them wider borders to replace minute imperfections. I also gave them new centers. I intended to give the blue center a pattern. Dots or plaid. But I was right up to the deadline, and just spaced it.

What do you think? Pattern or plain? Plaid, or? Maybe there is already enough going on. I look forward to hearing your ideas. 🙂 Voting is open now, until the 16th.

The smallest flower is a thought,
a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole,
of whom they have a persistent intuition.
Honore de Balzac

Emma's Room. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma’s Room. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma's Room Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Emma’s Room Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

This collection is huge, you’re right. 3 colorways, 4 patterns, with 2 versions each. With or without the linen effect. A true fabric collection is made of several, completely different, complimentary pattens. With different subjects and in various scales.

Often, when I design, I am thinking of quilting. The parts of a quilt. The coordinating fabrics and how they work as the main design, as trim and as filler.

In addition, I can also take each of these patterns, and scale them down. Make petite versions. Fortunately, Spoonflower makes it very easy to do this.

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root,
and in that freedom bold.
William Wordsworth

Dawn Floret Pillow & Throw. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Dawn Floret Pillow & Throw. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Dawn Floret placed at 720 of 1122 entries with 26 votes. (It has 37 ” favorites”.) You can see the top 71, here. I’m grateful for your support. Thank you Everyone! 🙂 I am so grateful to have you follow along on my learning journey!

I will try, try again! 😆😉

Dawn Floret On Spoonflower

Dawn Floret Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Dawn Floret Wallpaper. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Well color me confused. I had the wrong idea in my head. What this challenge was about. I was confident enough, that I did not bother to reread the design brief. Not until after I had completed my entry. Bam! You thought what?

Our assignment, per Spoonflower: Over the last year we’ve traveled to the 1800’s, 1920’s, 1970’s and early 2000’s through Design Challenges. This week you’re in the driver’s seat. Take us on a journey to your favorite time period, even if it hasn’t actually happened yet!

My foggy brain was thinking time. Thinking abstract. Thinking how Covid has altered our perception of time. Thinking of how the pandemic imposed limits should have freed up time for us. But yet we are all feeling like we have even less time in the day, than we did before.

Well, yeah. I knew I was not going to get all of that into one repeating pattern. So I simplified. Abstract, clock. Begin. I chose the palette, and only later realized that my colors were too literal. Day and night. Yeah. Real clever there. 😏🤪

Voting is open until the 7th.

Dawn Floret Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Dawn Floret Collection. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Working on last weeks challenge made me crave sunny colors. I’m sure our consistently cold weather has something to do with it as well.

This is the third version. I had to work out a few details, and minimize along the way. It is often interesting, how the original idea can seem splendid. And yet, sometimes, doesn’t quite work in the end. So you try again. And somewhere along the way, everything just clicks.

I had that moment, with this design. Suddenly, it just felt right. So here is to failure. And how it can sometimes be, exactly what was needed.

Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.
Earthy Blooms Placemats. © 2023 Sheila Delgado.

Earthy Blooms placed at 1218 of 1774 entries with 37 votes. (It has 49 ” favorites”.) You can see the top 69, here. That was a heck of a lot of entries! Thanks so much for taking the time to vote! I am grateful for your support. 🙏

Gosh, this seems so dark to me. I am going to take this design, and create new colorways for it. In March. LOL. After the Gathering. I’m happy to hear your suggestions and ideas!

Happy February everyone!

30-Day Creative Gathering Begins In Five Days

Our 30-Day Creative Gathering is an informal gathering of creators.
Just paint each day in February (& September).
Or sketch, or take a photo.
We welcome all levels, all mediums.

Creating each day
doesn’t 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. 😉

By gathering together
we connect with others,
make new friends,
& cheer each other on.

Hope to see you there!
Follow the link to join us.

Wishing you JOY!