Last week I got down to business. No more faffing around and making excuses for not doing anything.
So now I am working on two new designs - kangaroo paw which I have previously blogged about here. This is a popular inspiration for other designers so I am taking a different perspective and focussing on the tiny flowers - like these. I am hoping they will translate into a striking design.
The second one started off as an Everlasting Daisy - like this
but somewhere along the way morphed into this
I discovered a useful little editing feature on Picnic (via Picasa) which is sadly going away soon, called "pencil sketch' which converted my photo to this
So my plan for the next week or so is to prepare the stencils and do some test prints - watch this space! And work on another design - the Correa or Native Fuchsia - although that might turn into something else as well.
One of my art books which helped the creative juices to get going again is this one - Fancy Designs 1920
from The Pepin Press - one of their many design titles.