Third week of this challenge, and again there are three of us taking part. I struggled this week as none of the topics really appealed to me. I had ideas for ‘Selfie’, but wasn’t sure about how to realise them. But they are in my sketchbook and I shall return to them another time.
I eventually decided to go for ‘On the Spot’. I used different layers of different sized spots, and then played with digitally cutting out some areas to allow the lower layers to show through. Although I liked my colour version, I decided to add the ‘Black and White’ theme too. I’ve been using a lot of colour in my work this year, so it was nice to go back to just black and white for a change. The resulting design has an almost camouflage look to it and I could envision it on clothing.
What I am really enjoying is seeing the work that other designers create. Too often when you work alone you can get limited in what you see or imagine as the possibilities. It simply hadn’t occurred to me to photograph a collection like Faye has done. And I would love to see that composition repeated into a block or brick repeat, maybe with each unit rotated 90 degrees. Lindsay’s lovely design reminds me of embroidery with cutwork spiders and little areas of darning stitch. So now the embroidery books will have to come out too for inspiration!
‘On The Spot’ and ‘Black and White’ by Annette Kirstine Designs
‘On The Spot’ by Slumbermonkey Designs
‘Collection’ by Faye Brown Designs
I hope you have enjoyed a little look at what we got up to last week, and don’t forget to visit the websites and blogs to see more work by Faye and Lindsay. Hope to see you back here again next week.