The beautiful, warm and golden autumn phase is long gone L. Now every day is rather grey and most of the time rainy. It’s cold and windy and I have a lot of problem to get out of bed in the morning. I have a need to surround me with comforting things. Warming slippers on my footsies and fuzzy blanket are a must in my daily outfitJ Sofa cuddles every evening is a ritual all year round, but it somehow feels even more cozy now ^_^. I drink warm tea with honey in liters and don’t mind to eat comfort food every day…which builds up a fluffy fat layer around my tummy, but I don’t care so much because that is how I prepare for winterJ. Now it’s not so long until the first snow will cover all the greyness outside and it will be beautiful again. All of this experiences and feelings mixed into the idea of creating some cool piece for a very naked and white wall in my kitchen. I wanted something fuzzy and cute and colorful. So I took a A3 ivory tinted paper and drew a few rows of feathers (fuzzy + cute) and painted them rainbowish with watercolours. I really like it. I think it fits well in its place, I just have to find some nice frame for it J
Monday, 20 October 2014
The whole last week I was playing around with digital painting. I designed three patterns for the fabric that will be used by a girl who is sewing very beautiful baby clothes :)
I also tried diffrent techniques and brushes to see how it feels and looks in the final effect. And here is a fox that You probably remember from one of my first posts here. It is a very big file and can be printed on paper as a poster or be use as a template on basically anything ( cups, mugs, plates, pillows etc.)
The last thing I tried last week was using the watercolour brush tools. It is really cool...no mess at all comparing to traditional watercolours and it's way easier to control the paint :) The final effect was nice and I like it :)
I must admit that I have alot of fun creating something digital way. But the only problem is that I can't touch it, it kind of feels not real until You have it on paper in your hand. So for next week I already have in mind a cool project using he ancient technique of scribbling the paper :)
Monday, 13 October 2014
Week 7 of my Creativity Challenge was super hectic. I had a family visit over and had to take care of them, but this doesn't mean that I haven't done anything arty :) In fact I did alot, but unfortunately can't show it, because most of things I created are going to be a gifts :) Only thing I can tell...it was a lot of porcelain painting! :D At the end of the week I leveled up in drawing and tried making it digitally. It really feels like I moved 1000 years into the future and it was very hard to get it at the beginning. It is a weird feeling not to draw on paper, and that the connection between the hand and a creation has a gap filled with tablet :) First owl I made was so dissapointing that I lost all the hope in my hands. It felt like it's not really mine :D
My second drawing was much better though, and I think I will be getting along with digital drawing because I can see alot of potential in it.
Finally, I'm very happy to annouce that since last week I'm selling few of my pieces in the Mamabu store - the place where You can find all the children equipment from the best Polish designers.
Thursday, 2 October 2014
This week was pretty hectic for me as I rushed to finish up my study project. I managed to take a few breaks though and reward myself with some drawings for patience in studying :) For some time I was thinking of using a colour, but never came across a good set of watercolour paints that would satisfy me. Many years a go,mother of my sister in law gave me a small box with (i think there was 16 of them) watercolour half pans. It was the best I've ever had, but I think I lost it somewhere during one of my moves :( And last weekend I found a small set of French watercolours that are almost as good:)) So of course I tried them, and it was really fun. I came up with idea of making bookmarks, because Im always short on them :) Instead I just use a piece of paper, old notes, receipt from a grocery store etc. I only made two for now but I think they are quite nice, and will make more to list them in my store:)
After that I tried watercolours on something bigger, like an owl....
And yesterday I made a coloured version of my sleeping fox:) I think it looks much better in reality than this photo. I hope his new owners will like it, because it is a hauswarming gift ^___^