Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cell Phone Check

For all you cell phone finaglers and texting addicts here's a new fabric pattern. I love it in the peach and orange versions:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Heart Dots

John Nack pointed out a video on Recursive Drawing that showed how to make a heart by overlapping a square and two circles. So simple--why did I not think of it before? Well, I have been thinking about it now, messing around a little, and generally having fun. I used a template to draw the lines and then colored them in and scanned it. I could do something a little different directly in photoshop. This exercise will be continued I think!

See them all big on my Tumblr.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Recovery Grid

I was playing around with my blue cross, repeating it on a grid and changing the colors. I discovered this captivating color combination and got so excited about it that I accidentally kicked the power strip on the floor (too near my feet) and turned the power off! So I had to go back to square one. But it was worth it, I think.

Here's the inverted version:

Then I went pink and purple:

And then stepped back and tweaked it just a little:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Cross Dot

I was thinking the other night that with all the disruption caused by my shop renovations, I had gotten away from my habit of drawing. So I made this little Cross Dot. I didn't think much of it at the time, but I really came to like it the next morning when I started playing with it in photoshop!

There is something very satisfying about repeating on a grid.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dorje No. 3 Howl Quilt

Did you feel that SuperMoon last night? I couldn't sleep so I worked on the computer for a while and came up with what I call my "Howl Quilt" from a third dorje array of quarter dots. I started with this:

And then turned shapes and replaced colors. My objective was to establish contrast. I knew that I would be manipulating the colors again once the basic design was set so I didn't stress about the unattractiveness of my first combination:

I repeated in a block of nine and inverted it:

Then I played around with various filters, replaced colors, and applied gradients to alter the colors some more:

I like the results from the blur filter, especially the motion blur example in the center of the array above. Here's one final array of "third generation" repeats.

I think I like this one second best:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Another Venus Star Cross

I had fun adding all the little dots. I couldn't make up my mind which version I liked better so I combined them. The purple one is more popular on my tumblr.