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Collection: Novelty Prints
It was only a matter of time before I discovered fabric design. I grew up playing under the sewing machine table with all my art supplies to keep me busy, all while listening to the tunes of the sewing machine. Still learning... HS Art teacher 20 yrs.
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The town folks climb this mysterious forest of tangled trees to the top of the hill. This surreal drawing evolved from splashing watered down acrylic
The town folks climb this mysterious forest of tangled trees to the top of the hill. This surreal drawing evolved from splashing watered down acrylic paint on paper and then proceeded with drawings intuitively based on the random shapes and lines on the surface resulting in some surprise elements.
hand drawn (6870),
by hand (459),
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So many stories in this design. It has a Maxfield Parrish feel to it. Beautiful.
Posted over 2 years ago.
Thank you, Claire and Joan. I appreciate your comments. There are a lot of things to discover when you get beyond your comfort zone. The fear of being perceived as strange is usually a concern but I guess being boring might be worse. Thanks!
Posted over 4 years ago.
Love the color movement and flow!
fantastic design! you should step out of your comfort zone more often, it really works for you :)
Yes, he is the one I was thinking of. I had forgotten the Secret City and was more familiar with Imagination Station. My children loved it.
Further to my previous comment I had to look it up, his name was Mark Kistler. He had a number of shows but the one I am thinking of was "Secret City".
Thanks, Aldea. Morphed is a great word for the transitions that happens in this piece. I do remember the man you are referring to. Was his name Kessler on something like Imagination Station? I bought his book for my children back then to learn to draw better. Thanks, for your comments.
love the play of positive and negative space here - very original and beautiful. in a way this reminds me of a guy who was on tv when I was young, he used to draw a fantasy / space world live on tv with a black marker on jumbo paper, and things branched out and morphed. can't remember his name.
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Thank you for your kind comments, Kathleen, Rhonda, Jo and Danielle. I can't wait to get my fabric in and see how it worked up. I should receive a package from Spoonflower today but it will be three other pieces and this one will come early next week. I get so excited every time I open a new package. I have to show all of my family. Pearson, my 4 yr old grandson loves how soft the cotton is. He could be a great advertisement for cotton.
Very, very cool-wonderful illustrations!
Your lovely design seems to have captured the essence of a fabulous fantasy tale! It would be so easy to create a tale of magical adventure to match this illustration, Darla!
Oh really cool and fabulous! I love to do this style of work too, well I use watercolour, but the random colouring and then drawing over in ink making it up as you go is the same. Not entirely sure I've come up with anything quite this good tho...lovin' it!
Thank you, Lori and Rebecca. I was stepping out of my comfort zone when I did this design. Spoonflower contests have really made me step out of my comfort zone but then again teaching high school has done the same. This was a demonstration piece for my art classes. On a whim I decided to use it for my entry to handdrawn and see what happens. I was really a little nervous about it but you have made me feel better. Thanks. Darla
This is absolutely beautiful ~ good luck!
Such a beautiful hand drawn design with water color detail.
I love the colors.
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