Hey there, netizens! I have another pattern today. This one is called Spiked Floral. It’s a mix of flowers and spikes and crescent moons on a silver background.
Welcome to the return of the color scheme posts. I haven’t done one in forever! Well, this one is new and improved with a more Pinterest-like format. I have a color scheme board on there that I love. If you want to follow it, my page can be found here: http://www.pinterest.com/RLDraws/
For this color scheme, I did a bit of a dissection of Starry Night by Van Gogh.
Hey there! I hope everyone has had a delightful weekend. Mine was pretty good, exhausting but good.
I’m currently working on a pattern called Caged Floral. It’s the first one I will have made using photographs or pieces of photographs, at least. I stumbled on a couple of photos that I felt compelled to mess around with. I got some practice fixing overexposure in photoshop. They look pretty cool, I think, so I figured I’d pop them up onto the blog.
I took this first picture at the art museum in Indianapolis. The original was washed out and too bright, so I put it through the photoshop wringer. :)
Cranked up the saturation. Dialed down the exposure and messed with other various knobs and switches.
I like this second one because it has a kind vintage postcard feel to it. I went a little crazy with the saturation, but that was intentional.
So, I have a thing for willow trees. I actually have one in my yard, which I did not plant myself but am grateful for. Something about them is relaxing, yes? Maybe it’s the way their branches move in the breeze. I do not know.
This pattern has a similar mood, I think. It’s a mix of blues and greens. The tiger lilies in it and the various lines have a kind of art nouveau feel to them.
It’s available on various items in the Zazzle store. It’s also on bedding at Cafepress. The pattern worked well on that. It’s very bedroomish.
Fear not! I have not abandoned you, dearest internet. I’ve been quite busy with various non-blog projects.
First, the cafepress shop is up and running. There’s a lot of fun stuff in there. I personally like the fancy compact mirror thingies and am seriously considering getting one. I have a thing for the cocktail platters as well. There’s bedding and scarves and bags, jewelry, etc. It’s kinda crazy. I like the variety.
I also have a new pattern to share. This one is called Hummingbird Forest. It’s a little dark and feminine.
See it on things at the following places.
Here at Zazzle
I plan to do more patterns and hopefully post the new ones here as long as my attention span holds out and my schedule allows.
I’ve been working on a series of paintings as well. It’s a set of either 5 or 6, probably 6. I’ve finished 4 so far. They’re bright and colorful with flowers and such. Here’s an in-progress picture of one of them. This is a succulent.