Hello! I would like to invite you to an exciting PIN-HOP! What’s that, you ask? Let me explain it to you!
Recently my fabulous design group got together and discussed how to keep the idea of a blog hop, but make it easier and quicker to find your favorite designers. The answer was, of course, a pin-hop on Pinterest! A big shout out to Tina Olsson of FYLLAYTA for organizing the artists, all done via email and group posts, we are from all over the world!
On Saturday, June 15, close to 50 designers will ‘pin’ their best interpretations of 4 different themes (from an A/W 13-14 brief by Patternbank.com) to a unique board on Pinterest.
Once on the board, you will see one pattern per designer. If you like a particular pattern and want to see more designs by that artist, just click on their pattern and then link to their website/blog/portfolio. On Pinterest you can also leave comments, share, like, and save to your own favorites. Perfect for all visual artists! One of the many designers participating in this pin-hop is the super talented Suzanne Washington of Suzy Spellbound! Be sure to find her on the pin-hop, and check out her fab work!
The link to the Find New Designers Pin-Hop board which goes live on June 15, is: http://pinterest.com/fndnewdesigners/pin-hop-june-2013
I hope you can make it! For now, I present the “Lookalike Laces” theme by Patternbank which inspired my collection of patterns….
These are the colors that I chose. I always do a color test to see how each color bounces off the others. Saves me time in the long run.
This is a page from one of my sketchbooks. I sketch A LOT. It’s always a good thing to do, you learn tons through the process, and sometimes come up with completely different ideas than you originally started out with.
I took a class at The Rhode Island School of Design, and learned tons about Photoshop, so I thought I would add some textural layering techniques that I learned that I felt went with this theme.
Also, I HAD to do some mock-ups. So much fun to make these!!