Friday, July 19, 2013

Block Print Patterns

Yesterday I made myself stay in my studio for most of the day so I could finally get a few things done. It was mostly sanding and pretty slow moving...but I did draw 2 new designs and I even managed to get one of them carved and printed which was pretty great. At least it makes me feel like I'm getting somewhere. 

This is what it ended up looking like. It's one of the most textured, simple designs I've ever done and to be honest, it's probably one of my feels much more free than a lot of my patterns and I like how I didn't feel like everything had to line up *perfectly* while printing. No hooks yet, but they're to come. I'm also working on finding some vintage black hooks to give some of the racks more character.

I've tossed around the idea of making pillows and I think I may eventually end up doing so if all goes to plan. I don't know if I mentioned it but I'm in the midst of moving my studio and I have a huge amount of space...perfect for lots of separate work areas. For now it's nothing glamorous but I am hoping to pull everything out of there for a week this winter and paint the floors and get new lighting. And if things go *really* well, I'll even get a new ceiling and a sweet sliding barn door entry. We'll see. For now I'm off to carve design #2 and then go to work. Hope you're all having a great summer! Take care. :)

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