Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fresh Ideas I can relate to: Aijung Kim

I was doing my morning etsy browse, to get inspired for names for my etsy shop (yes, it is really close now!) when I came across Aijung Kim's shop called sprouthead. She calls these BURNING HOUSE Pocket Picture - Mini Letterpress Prints. They measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/16. How cute! She also writes and illustrates exquisite must have zines. Here is an example.
Then of course there is her fine art ...

 You can see all of her art on her website, or her blog. Oh so beautiful and inspiring.

Friday, July 23, 2010

And...I'm back

Finally! I have had some time to get back to patterns. I have been working on J & A's ketubah over the last week or so, and the motifs were itching to become patterns. So last night I started creating repeats to create this new grouping. Off to spoonflower I went to add the swatches. Not quite finished yet, but feeling good about this Arbutus tree inspired collection.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A fresh idea I can relate to: Aimee Myers Dolich doodles

Due to selling our house, having to downsize to half the space in a short period of time, packing, moving, unpacking and generally using up every ounce of energy left in my being—my forging forward with producing pattern paintings for my soon to be open (when will I ever be ready?) etsy shop been put on hold. Once I finally got past unpacking, there were Ketubah commissions to finish and new commissions to start...

And of course blog posts to read and new posts of my own to think about.

As I wandered through my favourite blogs, I came across Aimee Myers Dolich  and her doodles at her etsy shop.

As is always the case when wandering around from click to click, I found this little piece of inspiration. Thanks Aimee! I needed the reminder. I encourage you all to check out her doodles. There is a piece of inspiration for all of us!

You have to see this to believe it: Aoyama Hina's super fine lacy-paper-cutting!

Aoyama Hina uses an ordinary pair of scissors to craft these amazingly ornate and delicate designs. It seems completely impossible, yet it is actually true! Have a look at her photostream. Born 1970 in Yokohama, Japan she has been making super fine Lacy-paper-cuttings since 2000. Currently living and working in Ferney Volaire, France.