I am a bit behind on posting my Just Two Words Projects, so here is one from a couple of weeks ago. Jessee
chose sewing and I picked diamond. We decided to make a simple mug design that week because we each had a lot going on. I admit I wasn’t super into this design and changed things a bunch of times before throwing in the towel and settling for this one. Still its always a fun challenge to see what we can each get done.
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.