I never met a novelty print I didn’t like. Unfortunately, I also tend to dislike the finished result when I use quilting cottons for apparel sewing. They wrinkle easily and don’t always drape the way I’d like. Hence, my love of Spoonflower. I can choose my own novelty prints in whatever sort of fabric I’d like. Huzzah! During some recent explorations of the site, I decided to purchase Heather Ross’s Prints.
It was there that I first encountered her idea that anyone can learn to draw. It has been my lifelong assertion that I am a terrible artist, but a recent nostalgic foray into Ed Emberly drawing books combined with Heather’s comments gave me hope. Then, when I saw this post on her blog challenging other drawing newbies like myself to treat drawing like exercise, I decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, I read the post too late to join the contest myself, but I started this morning with a sketch of my kitty and of a clock in my boyfriend’s mom’s house. I like the clock a lot better than the cat, but they actually both came out better than I thought they would (okay, they’re definitely not great, but my normal drawing is barely better than what my first-grade students come up with).
Maybe I’ll be on my way to fabric design sooner than I thought.