There is about twenty-five days until the first big market this side of winter. 'Make 200 terrariums by then?', I was asked. I have the terrarium bug I think. Fabric prints... now doodling with my photographs and sketches with online illustrating tools. I have so much to learn. I am usually a hands on paper, fabric, dirt kind of creator. But I have been inspired.
These babies are my plan for something new. Not telling yet... it's a surprise.
So to market I will bring not only terrariums and miniature gardens; but terrarium cushions, gift cards with my work printed, willow wares.... and perhaps something else if it works out with these little designs.
Using computer illustration is fun, but I really have no idea. A new friend suggested inkscape. Once I downloaded it properly it was interesting playing around. So at the moment, I float between microsoft paint, picmonkey, inkscape and word to finalise my images. I am sure there is a more straightforward way, however this is all I know for now!
Inspiration has come from my brother this week. He is an artist - the practicing and 'qualified' type with a couple of university degrees behind his name. He is a teacher, father of three young kidlets - and now has taken up his own art again.
Master S is home on the couch with a fever and cough. Off to Mummy duty for me!