Josiah hung out with some friends last night, playing games and nerding out...and I spent my first Friday night alone in probably over a year.
So what did I do with this expanse of alone-time?
Why, I dialed up a podcast to listen to, and put some potatoes on the stove to boil for my dinner later. I gathered my sketchbook (which contains all pertinent designs and doodles) and fired up my scanner. I opened Photoshop.
And I commenced to Spoonin'.
Because Spoonflower (which Josiah referred to as "my new toy" yesterday) has come along, I have become really fixated on designing Black Apple-ish fabrics (for dolls, for me, for everything). I wanted to check out the fruits of my first batch of printed fabric before going super-crazy, and a few color shifts aside, I'm really really pleased and SO excited about the possibilities.
As I think I've mentioned before, I have a bad habit of getting very specific things in mind, and then setting out (usually in utter futility) to find that exact thing. Now, I feel like with fabric, I don't have to pout about the lack of good wallpaper-ish fabrics or lament the absence of charming Abraham Lincoln prints, I can just dream them up and make it happen.
So, back to last night...I turned off the stove and promptly forgot about the potatoes and everything else until well after midnight, lost in playing with and ordering fabric designs. Here is one in two different colorways that I'm particularly keen on:
I love opportunities to shift my ways-of-visual-thinking, because with drawing/painting, designing dolls or plush, doing graphic work, (and this most recent pet project) designing fabric...one has to consider really different things, like simplifying or making images more complex accordingly. I think it's good for you to have to think about/approach visual things in different situations and formats. It keeps you on your toes, for sure.
Happy Weekend, my dears!