December 15th, 2009
This past week and weekend was so rainy, dark and gloomy… kinda how Ive been feeling lately, but after the rain, came the sun, the Sky and the puffy clouds. Hopefully ill get that picture perfect outcome as well. For now I’ve found a collection of gorgeous Sky’s with big beautiful clouds and colors.
Using nature is a great way to create our own unique artwork. The organic and natural curves of clouds and the natural colors that the sunlight radiates can be the beginning stages of your canvas, all you need to do is fill it in with your own twist. Adding a wash or distress, using a gradient in the clouds, if you want to go really funky sketch out your main image and put a picture of clouds as the ground. Using the two different kinds of mediums and purposely placing them together, will definitely give you a unique piece of art.
Natural beauty is always wonderful, but using that beauty and creating a one of a kind piece of art will be like a gift from the heavens!!!
December 9th, 2009
Lately Ive been feeling down… so to help myself feel better, ive found some color pick me up…. Just by looking into the amazing color universe, it has helped me open up my mind and my creativity.
Below i have a collection of color swirls, created by various design mediums. From Paints to picture lighting, its so amazing where you can find art & design inspiration. From a swirly bark of a tree, to swooshing around an old bucket of paint… normal everyday things can become a beautiful piece of art… and a great way to make my day a little better..
Enjoy the gorgeous colors!!
October 17th, 2009
Who knew going through grannies closet of vintage dresses could be so inspiring? Vintage shopping has been hitting the trend for a while, now more than ever. Molding that old dress into a fab outift for the night is in, but we as designers can also use the inspiring vintage prints that have come along with this trend.
A good way of utilizing vintage is by taking pieces of the art and adding a current twist. e.g. : Isolate the floral from grannies moo-moo and add in a crazy cheetah in the background with foil hits, change up your colors to have a current & exciting vibe.. and you got a one of a kind piece..
I also notice that the 60′s prints have amazing “geo” ideas that can be used over and over again, just by adding a few more elements into the print. Here are a few websites that i like to go to for vintage clothing:
www.vintagevixen.com - Has awsome detailed pictures, with multipule era styles in vintage clothing.
http://www.modcloth.com/ - Has amazing retro indie insparation as well as true vintage attire..
Happy Vintage Hunting!!
October 16th, 2009
For those who haven’t experienced this yet, this will blow your mind!
October 5th, 2009
Hey there friends,
Here is a website i would like to share with you that i love.. it gives great fashion inspiration for color, print & trends. It also gives you a huge list of different fashion websites that could be very useful to us designers…
when you check out this site you will also find out that you can creat your own fashion “set” if you feel that a certiain look is sooo in the scene right now. Anything from your favorite websites can be mixed and matched with whatever fashion accesories or outfits you think are rockin in the season..
i hope you go check it out.. i was hooked on it for hours when i was first introduced….
Thanks and happy surfing!!
September 19th, 2009
Creative blocks happen and especially when I am being too intentional and begin to make a project too significant. When I find myself in this state, I’ll try to change my approach entirely. For example, if I started out the design sketching with a pencil, i’ll stop with the pencil and use another medium such as crayons or acrylics. Or I will go abit extreme and use cut outs of images from mags and just use the scissors to create the layout. The main point is to change up the way you are approaching the job to maybe change the state of mind and help you move out of the rut or block. Don’t forget to hydrate!
Here is a useful link I found that has great content about creative blocks: