This marks the end of the first week of the Make Art that Sells course that I am taking with Lilla Rogers and Beth Kempton. It was also the last week of school for my kids and I am writing this post from my hotel room in Paris (with a view of the top of the Eiffel Tower out my window). So needless to say I am exhausted but giddy with excitement of the coming weeks and months.
This weeks project was designing a pattern for bolt fabrics using vintage mushrooms and Pyrex casserole dishes. I enjoyed every minute of the design and creation process and have filled pages and pages of a sketchbook with mushrooms, pyrex dishes and possible patterns that I can use as I move forward.
keep sketching and making art.
carve out time in your schedule to create and map out your projects with their due dates
learn illustrator and get better at photoshop. (I limited myself here due to the fact that I only know a small portion of both programs and have taught myself everything I know in each)
do not ever compare yourself with other artists and designers. You are where you are and it is right where you should be.
What I loved about this week:
researching and color work
slowing down to appreciate the process
What I would like more of in regards to the week:
time (this was a really busy week with a lot to juggle, I will continue on my sketches and my patterns and create more with the themes)
space in my studio (I am outgrowing my studio and I need more space to work)
defining my style (I know I love color and pattern and I want to explore more work with my sketching)
Overall this weeks experience was a huge learning process filled with lots of excitement and I know I am beginning to do what I love because I am excited every moment I sit down to create!
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