I have been back from my vacation for a couple of days and been running like a crazy lady since.
To sum it up :
I didn’t re-do my website. I started to plan my sewing lessons, I almost finish the way for the students. I”m down to decoration and lighting details in the sewing studio (I’ll have photos soon and even a video). I had fun going to farmers markets to buy antique sewing accessories to put in my frames.
I didn’t had time to create my fabric website. A friend told me about Béhence, so I’ll try it as soon as I can have a day for it. I’ll post the link for sure!
Family came over, and I took the time to learn and know about them which was refreshing. Unfortunately the vacation started with funerals so it was brutal.
I visited family too and took the time to be self-centred for 4 mornings, by doing my yoga on a pier giving on mirror like water (that was so grounding!)
As for my Spoonflower contests entries : “Fireflies” I came up in 13th place (246 entries), for the “Fashion” contest I was 68th on 314 entries, and I manage to enter “Cut and Sew Pencil Case” again I was in 13th place (81 entries). It was a low participation contest because it required a full pattern with explanations so that will eliminate a lot of the “easy” entries.
Then it was “DimSum” which had a restricted color palette. I was really proud of this design. It gave me a dumpling craving for a week 🙂 but I came out 21st on 144 entries. The top ten was of uneven quality, but hey now that I know it’s more a “friendly” vote contest than a quality of design and repeat, I’m still very proud of my design. This week is the “dinosaurs” contest.
I still managed to draw a water-colour/illustrated japanese cranes on winter background for Spoonflower’s book interviews, and a 30 fabric designs line of retro polka dots
Here’s some images of my entries :
Cut & Sew pencil case
Tonight I had to deliver the “Kuler” one. We had to determine a colour palette from a random photo using Kuler Application and from that palette design a fabric. I was really happy to discover Kuler’s application. It opened up an entire new branch of possibilities and ignition of creation for me so it had its purpose!
I took the weirdest photo I had taken to make it a challenge. It was a dumpster full of old mannequins in the old fashion district. It gave me a few palettes (you can choose from color moods) I chose the “DEEP” one. I then elaborated a birdcage design with lace in the background giving a little bit of “chinoiserie” feeling.
So it was a fruitful vacation after all, even if it was an emotional roller coaster. Of course I wish I had drawn, sewn , taken pictures, painted and web designed twice as much… but what are vacation for? let loose! So I did manage to forget which day it was for about 2 weeks…