Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lots to Do

Happy Wednesday! Gave myself an extra long weekend. The holiday season is busy on many fronts. Making gifts for friends, family and teachers. Lots of work going out to shops that carry my work. Here is my car full of work to be delivered. As an artist, much time is spent alone creating but getting out to meet customers and shop owners alike is so fun. I love making those connections. I pick up lots information in those conversations. I am able to see what is trending, what customers are attracted to,  and what sells. Many times I get request from shop owners for different color combinations I may not have thought of. 
Their perspective is so valuable and much appreciated.

Black Tree                                       by Velásquez©2011
Started working with a new motif, created from a rubber block stamp. I have been looking at a lot of surface and pattern design for research in my Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course. Module One has just come to a close with Module Two starting up at the end of January. I feel as if my brain is in pattern design mode. I have always been influenced by design from the Fifties through the Seventies. Simplicity of line just lights me up and so much from those periods has that look. 
Some of my favorite designers from the past:

Who are some your favorite artists or designers, currently or from the past? 

Trees Reflected                                                                              by Velásquez©2011
Forest                                                                                                                      by Velásquez©2011
Trees and Circles                                                                                 by Velásquez©2011
Forest Reflected                                                                              by Velásquez©2011
Tree and Circles                                                                                                       by Velásquez©2011

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  1. I am so impressed with your designs and I love the way you use the same stamp to create so many different patterns. I think the last one with the black trees and 4 1/2 red circles is my favorite, but I love them all!

  2. the print with the red dot looks asian - really cool. glad your business is doing well!


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