Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas In Summer aka My First Fabric!!!!!!

Hooray Hooray Hooray...
I am so excited, I feel like a giddy schoolgirl about to go out on her first date, or the way I felt when I  saw and held my first published book!
I had wanted to create fabric collections for a long time, ever since I had first learned that there was such a thing as licensing....and happily, I can now say that I am doing that very thing and I love, love, love it.
 My very first collection, Cookie Jar Treats for Wilmington Prints is available now.

There are projects to make and Border Stripes and 15 different prints and color-ways
  Pardon my silliness, I promise this is the only time I'll do this......but here is my very first selvage, kind of like people with new businesses frame their first dollar and hang it on the wall!
Christmas Cookie Apron Panel
I haven't quite gotten the knack of how best to shoot fabric yet, but here are some of the pictures:
Border Stripes
Various prints and colorways
I wish I still had a sewing machine and more available time to sew, it would be great fun to make a quilt or something else fun from  my own fabric.......maybe that will happen, we'll see. second collection, my Animal ABCs, now called "Alphabet Soup" will be available shortly ....I'll be posting that collection soon!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pasta Al Limone for Breakfast

I'm busy working on projects that I can't post about yet, artwork that I can't show yet...and while my first cherry tomato and newborn green beans, less than an inch long thrill my soul......I don't pretend that in a world of green thumbs and happy  modest vegetal progeny would impress anyone other than myself.....
   a happy coincidence however has offered me an opportunity to post a new bit of art.
Today's theme for Illustration Friday is Breakfast and my contribution to Nate Padavick's wonderfully entertaining blog They Draw and Cook, which showcases illustrated recipes by different artists, illustrators and designers has been posted today resulting in the altogether possible  Pasta al Limone for Breakfast.
 While likely to be eaten al fresco under a cloudless blue sky or a canopy of stars as a midday meal or later in the evening, it is perfectly lovely anytime and would make a perfectly delightful change from ordinary breakfast fare......Perchè No?