Thursday, January 22, 2015

sunset weaving

another weaving finished!

I finished another weaving in pretty sunset colors! I'm really enjoying making these.

weaving closeup

This one has scraps of fabric and some twigs woven in between the yarn for lots of texture. It's available for purchase (along with a few others) in my etsy shop today!

xo aimee

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NŌMs today!

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New guys are in the shop today! I'm loving this little family, their colors make me smile. 
Big NOMs, hedgies and a tiny froglette round out the group. 

xo aimee

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

bootcamp

My Make Art That Sells bootcamp assignment!

I'm taking Lilla Rogers Bootcamp again this year and I just finished our first assignment! I love this class, it is so inspiring and motivating.
Each assignment starts out with a mini exercise that you build on to create a final piece of art. This time it was to draw Edwardian brooches. Here's my first go at that:

I'm taking Lilla Rogers boot camp again and our first mini assignment was to draw Edwardian brooches. I was feeling rather blah about this subject until I took it in a different direction... (See next photo) #makeartthatsells #sketches

I wasn't really getting into the subject matter, but something about them reminded me of the lushness of the Lady and Unicorn tapestries, so from that, I sketched these:

For some reason those Edwardian brooches (see previous photo) reminded me of the lushness of the Lady and Unicorn tapestries so I did some more sketches inspired by both! I'm liking this direction much better, I can't wait to make something from these...

which became drawings for my final project, to design a journal cover. This was kind of a challenging              assignment but I think I like how it turned out. I also did some heavy Photoshop work to create that fancy pen to go with it! I had fun with that, I haven't done any super Photoshopping in awhile. :)

On Monday the class gallery will be posted, my favorite part! I can't wait to see what everyone else has done.

xo aimee


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

winter rainbow

rainbow weaving

I finished another weaving and it's in my shop today! It's the perfect thing to add some bright colors to your grey winter days. Hang up a rainbow! 

xo aimee

Thursday, January 8, 2015

weavings

4 weavings

I've been absent from my blog lately, hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
(I post more frequently on Instagram if you want to catch up with me there!)

In the meantime, I've finished some weavings and decided to share them with you. These are newly listed in my shop today! 

I'm finding weaving very relaxing and fun. And yay for learning a new skill right away this year! I have a few more in the works and in my head.
If you're interested in giving weaving a try, check out this tutorial, it helped me out a lot with the basics.

xo aimee