Posts Tagged ‘print’
its time to decorate with draw! pilgrim’s alphabet print in ‘gum ball’ colorway. this post is something of an experiment, the gum ball color way has never been as hugely popular as the sundae color print, so i’m taking pre-orders before i get new stock of this bright pop color way!
If you’re anything like this family, you spend 90% of your time in your living room… living. so make it bright and fun to match the energy of your bunch! break up some blocks of color with sassy stripes and jazzy cushions. i’m a huge fan of white walls and colorful stuff. this is especially good news considering i’m a renter doomed to cream walls forever! click the pic for product info.
i really can’t get on the bland baby’s room bandwagon (i can’t get on any bandwagon – old sporting injury, y’see). i’m firmly of the opinion that if you’re going to spend your adulthood in beige and gray and black and blah then at least have a colorful childhood. babies in beige? no sir. babies deserve fresh, sweet, gelato colors! I say make the decor fun and whimsical because new life deserves to enjoy all the fun and dazzle that one can stand. click the pic for product info.
do you see the desk? it has pencils. for. legs. and a spiral binding detail. do i really need to explain any more?! good luck getting any serious work done on that sucker! and the rug matches the print like a match made in heaven, so if you buy one, promise me you’ll buy the other (buy the print first though ha!) click the pic for product info.
as i mentioned on friday, i was part of the drawn from fashion exhibition organized by leeloo. the show consisted of artworks inspired by l’oreal melbourne fashion festival runway events from the last few years. i chose fool clothing because… well, just look at the amazing outfits! how could i not choose them! they were practically the only designer using any saturated color, and i really identified with their playfulness. also their shop is not too far from my ‘hood and i always love popping in and admiring their handiwork – broom handle knits, amazing colors, its all very inspiring.
the specific image i chose is the one pictured above on the right however i was inspired by fool clothing’s collections in general. the more i pondered fool clothing, the more i became inspired. the work i created is based on the ‘fool’ tarot card, pictured above, which is the 0 card of the major arcana. the cards of the major arcana tell the fool’s journey through the human experience. in the card the fool is unwittingly or uncaringly standing on the edge of a cliff or ‘void’ (0 also being representative of void, or nothingness) – taking a risk or a leap into the unknown. a white dog is reality ‘nipping’ at the fool’s heels. in the fool’s hand is a flower showing his love for beauty. i have always understood the fool to not be a buffoon but as a happy-go-lucky innocent. some people may consider fool clothing’s designs ‘risky’ but i think their designs are joyous and carefree. the oversize textures and elements are fun and reminiscent of kid crafted pom pom’s and the french knitting looms i played with as a child. the tarot card shows the fool carrying a bindle over his shoulder, showing he has everything he needs with him. in my design the fool carries a ball of yarn on a needle over her shoulder – everything she needs to construct fool clothing’s knitted designs. some heavy handed symbolism there, i know, but it was so much fun to create. maybe i’ll make up a whole deck of cards!
the print could not have been produced without the amazing printing of lantern printing: mmm 100% cotton rag art paper using quality archival inks (imagine i said that with a homer simpson-like drool).
if you’re interested in owning a copy of this print contact me.
i’m a big fan of the purple and golden ochre/’peanut butter and jelly’ color combination: its unexpected, sophisticated but still fun. throw it in some groovy patterns and designs and i’m weak at the knees. how do you feel about these colors together?
ahoy, matey! tired of your landlubber’s cabin lacking a touch of the briney blue? net yourself this print and bring the spirit of the old sea dog’s life inside. seaside elements in three shades of ocean teal and a tarnished gold/olive create a playful, but restrained design that would suit both captain’s chambers or cabin boy’s… well, cabin! and to make this treasure more tempting than a piece of eight, a portion of all sale’s will go to oceana to help protect the world’s oceans.
this beauty is half the size of my previous prints, so if you’re after something smaller in size and price this could for you. for further information, see the etsy listing. stay tuned for an independent webstore, coming soon!
you might remember seeing these prints before, in my interview on the vine. now after some minor tweaking and improvement they are available for purchase.
The alphabet series is a collection of 26 prints based on the letters of the alphabet. Some are literal connections between letter and object (eg: R is for Rabbit) and some are more abstract, but all experiment with the combination of shape, color and negative space.
over the next couple of days i will be listing the rest of the alphabet so keep your eyes on the store for your favorite
have you visited the draw! pilgrim etsy store recently? there are some new treasures to amuse you and more coming in the next few weeks. i can’t wait to show you. first, is this bold and cheery alphabet print. and guess what – it comes in two different colorways! oooh! variety! pictured above is the vintage inspired ‘sundae’ color palette. and below we have ‘gumball’ bold, bright and fun for all!
i’ve been dying to do an alphabet print, since i was about 7. i used to love making ABC books and have had a life long love affair with alphabetizing things so i definitely felt qualified to design this print. i must confess my son helped me a little bit though. he’s just so good at his ABC’s!
did you see i also stock little scalloped tags in my store now as well? they feature the ‘scandinavian folk’ design and are so cute and versatile. you could use them on gifts, scrapbooking, favors, food flags or just throw them at people who you love -they’ll get the message! what other uses can you think of for these cutie-pie tags?