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.
When you’re in Orlando, how can you resist going to some of the parks? We knew that everyone would be going to the Magic Kingdom together one day, so we decided that Thomas, B, and I would also spend at a day Epcot, and Universal Studios. The last time we were in Disney we went to Universal Island Adventure park because it was the part of the park with the Harry Potter Hogsmeade. This time we did get a double park ticket (because we wanted to be able to take the new Hogwart’s Express train) but knew we’d be spending the bulk of the day in the park with Diagon Alley. It did not disappoint, frozen butterbeer, Gringotts, Knockturn Alley, and Borgin and Burkes. We loved it! The train ride is really amazing too, they did such a good job and the “story” is different in each direction.
Then of course there was The Simpsons area of the park. We loved it, bought one of the giant pink donuts which we shared that night (really tasty and soft). We ate dinner at Krusty Burger and took a look in Moes.
I’m playing catch up with my Just Two words
project since I was gone. Jessee
and I took a week off since I was away on vacation, but before I left our words were folk & house, and we decided to make bedding. I picked folk because I knew I wanted to do something inspired by folk art, mostly Scandinavian Folk Art. I had so much fun drawing images for this challenge. I drew pages upon pages of flowers.
I had such a fun time with this one, and have a bunch of fabrics for Spoonflower in the works based on these designs. I’ll be sure and post once I have those done and available for sale. You can see Jessee’s amazing collection here
, I love her bedding so much! I love her twist with Amish folk art & Scandinavian, its just so good!