Thursday, January 20, 2011

I am a Graphic Designer afterall....

I love colored pencils all nice and sharp! The possibility that lies on their tips...endless!
I have been needing to tap my artistic side lately...you know the old fashioned kind, where the pencil hits the paper...and you just create.  Sometimes I get to stuck on the computer, and forget how much joy it brings to start with an idea and see where the pencil takes you.  I love print and pattern, and find inspiration everywhere.....Especially in vintage and antique textiles, china, and embroidery. Yesterday, I went up to my sewing/guestroom/studio (trying to make it more of a studio...that is another one of THE projects:) and was inspired by a vintage pillowcase that I have. 

vintage pillowcase


Funny, how a little inspiration can take you in a whole different direction.  I turned on the newest installment of The Skirted Roundtable with Suzanne Reinstein and just drew and colored.  There is a little part of me that would love to design my own textiles someday...I am a graphic designer after all:)


pulled into photoshop and moved components around...just for fun:)

pulled out a part of it and made a pattern.

Now that was fun.  I have to do more of this:)

9 comments:

tale of many cities said...

how fun! & looks great!

My Interior Life said...

Very cool, Gretchen! I love fabrics/textiles - you're so lucky you can draw. I can totally see you doing that. I could use your first attempt in my daughter's new room. The colors would be perfect!

The Buzz said...

It's wonderful to see your graphic design talent at work - sign me up for several yards of the new pattern when you launch your textile company!
xxoo

Nessa said...

ooh so pretty - yes you should definitely do more of that

pretty pink tulips said...

I knew you were talented...but this is like a WOW moment. More of this, please!! :)

xo E

Rene said...

I love seeing this side of you Gretchen. Please step away from the computer more often :)

-Rene

LiveLikeYou said...

Beautiful!!! I want that as a wallpaper or fabric!

pve design said...

I woul love a powder room papered in that pattern....
really love the graphic designer in you....
pve

SHERRY HART said...

RUKM???? That is awesome and you need to design some textiles! Do it! Seriously! What talent...I am so awed.....