Saturday, 10 January 2015

21st Place out of 214! Yippie :-)

I decided that I just couldn't do it. There was no inspiration at all and I was feeling depressed anyway, so what did it matter if I did one or not.
The contest was themed Math. There were no ideas popping into my head.. Until I thought of school days.. LOL then there it was, I could see it in my head.

So I sat down and drew it.... and this is what I ended up with.
I was quite chuffed with it. When I saw it came 21st I was rather pleased. 

Thanks for visiting :-)

Friday, 31 October 2014

Print Me Pretty

As of yesterday Print Me Pretty has 145 designers who upload their work for their own use and / or to sell. I do both.

I am one of the only two designers to have a personal tag on Print me Pretty . It will take you to all my designs available.

For example Next Year's calendar 2015 is up. I have entered it into the Print Me Pretty Calendar contest Next Month. I'll be ordering these and sending them to mates and family as they can be hemmed with a loop in the hem and a piece of dowel slid in the top and bottom and then hung up... or simply stuck to the fridge with magnets.. LOL.
This is the design :
Found on the 112 cm wide fabric and can be bought as a Fat Quarter

Found on the 150 cm Fabric and should be bought by the meter
 as the Fat quarter sizing does not work on this size fabric yet.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Print me Pretty

I have been Honoured!! Yes I have and I'm so excited by it :-)

Print Me Pretty has over 150 designers on their site at present and I have been honoured with a PERSONAL TAG :-) If you're on the Print Me Pretty Market Place Page and you scroll down to the bottom of all the tags on the left hand side.. you'll see my Name.. Art On Fabric :-) Click on that and the page will refresh with my designs only listed under the Staff Picks and Contest winners. If you've clicked on the 'personal tag' above you'll see that the tag is already ticked.

If you don't know already, Print Me Pretty is an online fabric printing company based in the UK. This will be great news for folks in the EU because they won't have to pay import duties on fabric printed by this site.

Their printing is first class I have a pinterest board with some examples for you to see. I am waiting for more samples so that I can upload the photos. Every now and then this board will get fatter so please keep checking it out and re-pin to your hearts content :-) .

Some pictures of some designs :

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Designing Fabrics!

  So what is it you'd like to see on a fabric? I think that every now and then someone thinks 'Oh I wish I could find fabric with this or that on it'. Well I can create it for you, you know. I don't charge much. $25 a design is all.... and it's done to your sizes and colour specs. How cool is that?

The companies that will print my work for you and post it to you are :
Spoonflower in the USA and Print Me Pretty in the UK.

On Spoonflower I have my own Studio with over 500 designs in it. They are categorised into Collections, so if you want to look at it that way then click on the word collections on the left hand side of the page.

On Print me Pretty there are no individual shops yet ... but you can easily recognise my work because I have " By Art On Fabric " after each design name. So pay me a visit and if there is something on Spoonflower that you'd like me to set up on Print Me Pretty, please just ask and I'll organise it. :-)

Here is a dinosaur design that I did recently created and put into various different colours.
Please ignore the watermarked names over them, they aren't there in reality. :-)
Thanks for visiting :-)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

African Inspiration into design on fabric

There was a design contest on Spoonflower to create a fabric design for Rhinoceros. I came up with this one : Please ignore the watermarks, they aren't on the actual design :-)

Then I got thinking and came up with these : African Autumn

The difference between these two designs is the colour of the Burgundy / Maroon

Then this version .....  Rhino's and Diamonds.
And this....             African Diamonds.
Another ....            Sunspots and Rhinos.
........................    Windows of Africa.
..........................   African Ostrich Egg.
...............................  Diamonds and Crackle
Well that's the collection so far.. Oh wait one more but I don't have a picture to show you here.. you'll have to go and have a look. It's a colour adjusted version of the first design on this post, to match the mud background shown in the other designs  Called Chipembere ... Rhino.. Small.. Swatch size.

Hope you like them :-)

Friday, 7 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Colours Inspired by Another Artist!

My Entry into the Wellies and Galoshes Design Contest on Spoonflower this week. 25/03.2014

I wanted to give you all a sneak preview of what this Collection is going to grow into.
It started with a design I saw on Spoonflower. It's gorgeous and I fell in love with it. So What I did was asked the owner of the design, Joan Mclemore, if I could use the colours in her design.. and she said sure! whoohoo...
So the first one is Joan's design and the rest are mine: 

There are 2 more designs in the works for this collection, but I'm holding them back for now. I have a great reason for this. I'm working on a 3rd that I'll post up soon. Whoohoo what fun!!

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