Saturday, 22 March 2014

jelly patterns...

…The deadline for our March Bootcamp assignment is looming fast (tomorrow night) & I decided to submit my Jelly & Ice-cream pattern to the Bootcamp Gallery yesterday but without any co-ordinates…The gallery goes live on Tuesday so I'll be sure to post the link. I knew as soon as I'd uploaded my design that despite not really having the time, I wouldn't settle until I'd made some, so, being now slightly square-eyed and starving, here are my co-ordinates that I started making at 4 AM this morning!!…Oh the things we do!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

an english bee...

 …a very English Bee has popped into the Hive today…the one and only and very lovely Tracey English!…Such gorgeous beehives Tracey! - might need to move my little studio hive over into one of yours!! I first met Tracey through the Make Art That Sells Course where she has been developing her gorgeous illustrative style… all her artworks are originally made from tissue paper which she then scans into the computer. She is based in London.

…Tracey's brilliant maps can be found on theThey Draw & Travel website and Tracey's lovely blog is here. Enjoy and thanks for popping by! x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

jelly & ice-cream...

'jelly ladies' ©bee brown 2014
…the days are whizzing by and we are already into month 2 of Bootcamp. The theme for March has been 'Jell-O' and to create some designs for the bolt fabric market. A bit of a tricky start but then inspiration struck as I was going off to sleep one night and suddenly started thinking about Willy Wonka!

…well, that's as good as any place to start so after looking at some Oompa Lumpa's, I started developing these jelly people with their jelly hair... and somehow its not right having jelly without ice-cream so there's some of that in there too…

…so, here's a snippet of my pattern so far & I'll keep you updated of any developments! x

Friday, 7 March 2014

beautiful inky butterflies...

…everyone seems fascinated with butterflies at the moment…I think everyone is desperate for Spring to arrive…even Little bean has been thinking about the flutter-byes and here is one of his inky versions… (lovely even though they could do with a bit of colour!)xx