Just Two Words: Crab & Orange

This week I am feeling a little guilty. For our Just Two Words project we chose Orange (I picked it because I liked how it had a few meanings like color, fruit, and I saw a lot of orange things in Florida) and Jessee picked crab, and we decided to make an umbrella. I was really stumped on the crab, drew a bunch and didn’t really like them. I thought about doing something with zodiacs and the color orange, but nothing really felt right. Of course then I looked up crab to see if there could possibly be a definition I wasn’t aware of. There is of course crab apple, and crab the lice (that would make quite an interesting umbrella) but nothing felt right. Then I looked up to see if Orange Juice was known to improve mood, or get you out of a crabby mood, and eureka! No matter how I tried to include this crabby tidbit on my umbrella nothing worked. In the end I decided on a hang tag. I’ll avoid this trick in the future as I feel its a little like cheating.

it was also fun this week because I used my new tablet to trace my designs in photoshop. I love that it gives everything a imperfect hand drawn feel. I can’t wait to mess around with it more.

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6 Responses to Just Two Words: Crab & Orange

  1. Shannon says:

    I’m obsessed with that umbrella! Is that something you could/would put into production for selling? It’s just so cute!

  2. Jessica says:

    These are so much fun! I’m really enjoying these posts that show your process from sketch to final product.

  3. Christine says:

    I want that umbrella!!! OMG – that’s a must have!!!!

  4. Heidi Kenney says:

    Christine, aww thanks so much! It would be so cool to be able to bring it to life some day :)

  5. Heidi Kenney says:

    Thanks Jessica, I love sharing peeks inside the stuff I am making as those are my favorite kinds of posts to see too. There is something so good about checking out someone else’s process :)

  6. Heidi Kenney says:

    Shannon, thank you so much! I’d love to make it a reality someday if I could find the right company to work with to produce them :)