Tuesday, April 22, 2008

sketchy!

I recently had a request from an interviewer for some pictures of my sketchbook. I took a bunch of photos and then thought I'd be a nice thing to post here, to show a bit of the process behind my designs. Not that any of these sketches relate to any of my current patterns, but they might one day!


Click to view proper big version :)

g'night :)

21 comments:

Tea said...

I am in serious love with the book tree. I hope you will make it into something.

rachel said...

thanks for sharing.. I love seeing this behind-the-scenes type stuff.

p.s. I love my new fabric! :)

Kangaroopals said...

love it! Thanks for showing us in advance. :)

Julie said...

I love the sketch of the trees in the center square. It reminds me of how the forest around my cabin looks. I hope you'll develop it into a print or fabric someday.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful and inspiring sketches! One of my favorite things in learning about a new artist is seeing a little of the process behind their work. Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

a book tree is also in my sketch book...something so dreamlike and storybook like about it...my daughter loves her books more than anything so I am always thinking of ways to incorporate into her room decor...well done!

ShiriMe! said...

i enjoyed looking at your sketchbook. i'm surprised those images haven't all turned into some kind of product or other yet.

anyway, just wanted to let you know that i've finally opened shop. the only things i have on there are flat note cards of my own designs.

please spread the word.

thanks and can't wait to see what you'll produce with your images!

mizu designs said...

i love seeing inside people's sketch books. lovely to meet you the other night at bamakko Lara. and a huge congrats on getting into Sunday's paper!

Di said...

I like your sketches! It is one thing I really wish I could do - draw! Ok I also wish I could sing, stop eating chocolate, not need to go to the dentist tomorrow..... but being able to draw would be a good thing.

katiecrackernuts said...

The book tree, as it's already been dubbed, is fabulous. They're leaves, I can see them. None have fallen out to create an autumn story of fallen leaves. Lovely, magical.

Penny said...

I like the birds most!

Jenny said...

How lovely to have a glimpse of your sketchbook-some really great designs there!

of paper & thread said...

Really enjoyed seeing a glimpse of your sketchbook - beautiful drawings & ideas...

lindsey clare said...

ooh! i love this. it's so great seeing other people's progress work.

i like the booktrees in particular :)

Heids said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Love the book tree...and the village...and - all of them!!

PS I have put a pick of some shorts I made for my Miss Grace from your fabric on my blog.

kirsten said...

love the houses sketch...
[can't imagine why!]
:)

Jenny said...

Love to see the behind the scenes creative process. Thank you!

diana said...

As many others, I love the book tree. This would look great as a poster for the Children's Book Council of Australia, Book Week.

cookie said...

love your designs.

Amy Nieto said...

The book tree, the leaf-less trees, and the birdies are all fantastic. love it all.

Cathy said...

I love looking at other peoples' sketches. These designs are great as are all your fabric designs. Great blog.