Some projects just turn out to be huge hurdles that we can only push past and learn from. I’m sure we all experience many in the course of a life time, of a variety of types and reasons. My recent post of Sept. 13th, “Light…” refers to one such hurdle of mine that I’m glad to be over.
The process that I follow requires in this order, brainstorm, sketch, a lot of sketching, execute final art, in my case watercolor the most fun part, design product, product mock up and sometimes ads. Once I take an idea, the original thought, all the way from the drawing board on to the computer, both timely steps, I’ m done. It’s out of my system and I’m ready to move on to the next fun idea and fairly quickly. Unfortunately, my tedious process takes me far too long to always maintain the “fun” aspect of art licensing. I either need to get younger or faster at what I do. Any suggestions? IF my hands could only keep up with the creative ideas, my portfolio would be vast!
Finally, at last, I’m nearly at liberty to share the details of the extremely interesting program that occupied a good deal of my energy this past year. Aha, the fun part!
Wish we could “get younger and faster”, but unfortunately that is not how life works.
Energy is what drives us; but even that ebbs as time goes on.
So many ideas: and just no time and energy to follow through on everything!
Keep up the wonderful work you do, though!
Love the little illustrations at the bottom! Especially the little Dutch girl (having been one, once)! A new fabric line, perhaps?
Take care and blessings~
Thanks Elly, new fabric line, perhaps!
I have to agree with elly. I love your illustrations. I really like the snow flake napkins (or is it scrapbook paper?) (it’s so warm here I could use one or two of them right now :).
Have a good productive week.
Thanks very much Sharon. I wish it were scrapbook paper. I love snow.
The answer is simple, four pairs of hands and a 48 hour day!
It all looks lovely.
Yes, that’s it! Thanks.
Is this your new Christmas fabric that will be at Quilt Market? Whatever it is, its fabulous!
Hi Phyllis, how did you guess? Be sure to tell me how it shows at market. Thanks.
I certianly look forward to your beautiful work, and found I had file folders in my cabinet that are your designs! Wow, I didn’t realize that until the other day! Since finding your fantastic artwork I have been aquiring as many collections as I possibly can afford to buy! At this time, being quite for my husbands sake during the day I search silently on the internet quilt shops, ebay, and where ever I can find the pieces of the past, current, and future collections! What fun! Wow, I love the “look of the future”. Yeah!