Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let's Fly Blog Hop...Have a visit!


Hello and welcome to the Let's Fly Blog Hop
Our Theme is Let's Fly and we will be using  Emerald the 2013 Pantone color of the year in our mini collection.You are probably stopping in from  Lesley Todd's lovely blog, Finch Five.
I hope you enjoyed her beautiful, aviation and travel inspired designs. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop please visit Gill Eggleston's blog called Pattern Addict.

My name is Deborah Velásquez. I am an artist-designer with a passion for creating art.  
I work both traditionally and digitally. I have a love for printmaking and silk screening. 
The mix of design, words and crafts light me up. Some of my favorite things are, coffee, magazines, art books, a sharpie and a sketchbook.



Bird sketches were at the start of the process, it was the lined bird drawings that inspired the initial carved block for the prints I planed to make.




Carving and testing.


Putting the blocks to the test. The lines are solid, strong and graphic. I had these test sheets out while I made more sketches and carved more blocks. I ended up with four pieces to work with. It inspired me and I was able to play with different ideas and layout. 
Instead of printing the design with ink on paper i scanned my motifs into the computer to finalize my patterns.



 Color Inspiration

I pulled out color chips. novelty papers and a a watercolor piece of mine in order to find colors that sat well with Emerald Green. Here are some sophisticated and fun combinations
 I played with.











My Designs
My Blocks Inspired these designs. A nice combination of traditional and digital.


Multi Colored Striped Flock by Velásquez©2013



Graphic Stripes by Velásquez©2013




Bird Swirls by Velásquez©2013
 Thank you for stopping by. 

Hop over to Faye Brown's blog called Faye Brown Designs next, where you will find some designs that will take you to the moon and back again!

Thank you Rosie Martinez-Dekker of BelieveCreative Studio for curating the bloghop and MuyMajoBV for designing the logo.



This is "Where Art and Beauty Meet Lifestyle"©


Striped Bird Nesting in Tree by Velásquez©2013
All images and content belong to Deborah Velásquez. Copyright 2005-2013.  All rights reserved.
Please do not use anything without permission or without note of the origin on your blog or website.

29 comments:

  1. Love your finished patterns!! Beautiful! x

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  2. Really nice work Deborah - it was worth the long scroll down to find it. X (ps have you tried to amend the html coding to reduce the spacing?)

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  3. Gorgeous work Deborah! Love the process photos and the results...bold, strong design! Best in 2013!

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  4. Your mid-century interpretation on everything just makes my heart skip a beat every time! Everyone did such amazing work but this has got to be my fave of the bunch! Best of luck to you and your biz in 2013! So glad you stopped by my booth that day! We will be friends for a very long time!!:-) Karen H

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  5. great work Deb! much success coming to you in 2013! i like the multicolored stripe flock!

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  6. great to see the finished patterns... they are wonderful - love the orange against the emerald green

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  7. I really admire your work Deborah and today is no exception...your work is always so you and I enjoy watching the prgress of your designs and the carving. fabulous as always

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  8. So unique! Swoooonnnnnnnn... Shine bright in 2013! juliexo

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  9. lovely prints Deb...you were teasing us making us scroll all the way down ;)

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  10. Deborah LOVE your prints! They are the perfect mix of old-school and modern techniques. Love your color palette too :)

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  11. Motif, palette -Gorgeous gorgeous! One of those pattern that have have everything in a "just married" feel, as in really suit each other so right. Love!

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  12. Love everything that you do, Deborah! The bird motif is SUPERB!

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  13. Inbetween all the white spaces the work was just FAB. Well done and good luck for 2013! Dawn x

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  14. Great motifs + Deborah's hard work = Great patterns. Love them and the colours are perfect. Besos.

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  15. Not only do I enjoy reading your post since I love the way you explain things but also like your designs, Feel like start carving too!

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  16. These are totally lovely, Deborah! Striking and simple, love that, as always!
    And I enjoy reading about your process, too.

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  17. Beautiful work Deb!!! just amazing, thanks for sharing the amazing process!
    Such a beautiful results and lovely color palette.
    Wish you a fantastic 2013 may all your dreams come true!!
    Thanks for participating in the bloghop and thanks for the credit. I really appreciate it!
    Believe!
    RosieX

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  18. Wonderful introduction to your whole process and then the final gems of the surface designs. Fabulous results and methods, congratulations :-)

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  19. Fantastic Deborah!!! loved seeing your process and the beautiful birdies!

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  20. A fab post Deborah! I enjoy reading your design process and your prints are just awesome!! They are so cool that I would love to pin them all!! :)

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  21. Lovely designs Deborah! Especially love Mutli Colored Striped Flock! And so nice to see your design process too

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  22. Lovely, sophisticated designs and color palette! Wishing you all the best in 2013 :) - Emine

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  23. Really wonderful designs, those birds are very cool and stylish...and i love your design process!

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  24. Gorgeous stuff, and really great to see your process. Very nice.

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  25. So gorgeous, wow.... fab collection Deborah,and so great to see all your inspiration and sketches! super..all the best for 2013!!!

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  26. Love your designs Deborah! Multi Colored Striped Flock is my favourite one, is fantastic... And I loved seeing the process behind the loveliness!

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  27. Hi Deborah, Wonderful technique and style, beautiful mix of classic and contemporary, and gorgeous birds. Best to you for 2013.

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