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"Seasons" Fabric Collection for Modern Yardage now available!

Snowdrifts and cold, blustery weather starting to add a chill to your life? In search of a little leafy love this winter season? My new Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric is now available and it is all about trees, leaves, seedlings and pods. It is inspired by life here in Whistler. Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs Seasons comes in three different colorways - Fall Harvest, Spring Showers and Soft Blossom. (I don't know if I have more fun naming them or designing them!)

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Fall Harvest- warm and cozy colors. Perfect for some nice throw pillows by the fire or maybe a duvet cover.

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Spring Showers - crisp and cool greens and blues. I would love to see these patterns outdoors. Perhaps patio cushion or napkins for the picnic table?

Seasons Collection for Modern Yardage Fabric by Julie Hamilton Designs

Soft Blossom - lots of playful, soft pastels in the in this collection. When designing this colorway I had babies on my mind. Thoughts of fabric lampshades, curtains and bumper pads were floating around my head.I would love to see these patterns in the nursery. All fabric is available  in 2 different scales - small and large! People are loving the different scale that Modern Yardage is offering its customers. It is so versatile for your crafting projects. I have started planning for a bit of sewing time in my future. I am excited about all the beautiful designs available on Modern Yardage, but for now I can only dream and plan....the Pinterest way. I have been busily pinning away to my new Pinterest board 101 sewing/ crafting projects to make with one yard of fabric  for when that time arrives! Lots of very cool crafts that do not require much time or material and some don't even require sewing. (Many would make great last-minute Christmas gifts!) I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I love this time of year. It is super busy, but there is an excited energy and happiness in the air. The snow is  (finally) starting to fall and the village is filled with happy visitors. Enjoy the season!
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The time is NOW to Make Art that Sells

The time is NOW! (Ok, almost now.Soon. I need a bit of a breather to rest,regroup and reorganize my portfolio!) My wonderful time with Lilla and Make Art that Sells has come to an end. Wow,it was awesome. A big thank you to Lilla and Beth Kempton of Do What You Love. Well done! As most here know, I am a fan of the art e-course. I love learning and am happiest trying new things. I would have to say that this course ranks top in my collection of "very worthwhile art courses" Lilla is a joy. She is enthusiastic, supportive, yet very straightforward. There is no sugar-coating - this art licensing business is competitive. It demands great effort, patience and perseverance - all words that seem to have become my way of life. Lilla shares with us many of her experiences and her artists too in the art licensing world. She made me laugh the whole way though and I really enjoyed the light-hearted fun in between all of the hard work and reality checks. [caption id="attachment_5148" align="aligncenter" width="514"]Julie Hamilton Designs  {artistically afflicted} blog Journal page - finding inspiration[/caption] So, here I sit pondering all that I have learned during my 10 weeks with Make Art that Sells. I have taken a breather from creating new art for now. It's difficult, but I believe necessary. I have doodled and sketched,painted and taken many a note during this time but,as of yet, have not a chance to sit down and really review and consider it all. [caption id="attachment_5147" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Julie Hamilton Designs- scrapbook market Scrapbook Market[/caption] I thought I would be overwhelmed by it all, but oddly I am feeling very relaxed and confident right now. Lots of good things are happening and the momentum is all there.I am feeling that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. HOW crazy is that?! [caption id="attachment_5149" align="aligncenter" width="552"]Julie Hamilton Designs  {artistically afflicted} blog Having a bit of fun...[/caption] I have been trying to think of all the goodness that Part B of Make Art that Sells brought into my life. Part A was all about my art-icons,color,original design in my style,composition,learning my limitations and what I need to improve upon. Part B was a continuation of working my art, but also thinking more about my brand and what markets I feel I am suitable for.I have a new-found knowledge of the potential of ten different markets all in search of art to display on their products, I have contacts and a wealth of information on what makes your art sell. I have a lot of art! I am feeling that I have all the necessary ingredients to make it happen. Now it is up to me to stay positive, make a plan and stick with it. Oh, that dreaded F- word...Focus. (The course is not set out this way, you can take it in any order and not miss out.This just happened to be my approach to it all) Julie Hamilton Designs - {artistically afflicted} blog Other great benefits of this class included: Community- I have met another awesome community of like-minded creatives. We are all at different stages of our developement, but we are still in it together. These people understand my journey. I am always a bit overwhelmed at how others are so willing to take time out of their busy schedules to share information or offer a word of encouragement or piece of advice.It all makes me pretty happy. [caption id="attachment_5156" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Art journal page- julie hamilton designs {artistically afflicted blog} Folk art - finding inspiration[/caption] Trends- I am still not sure if Lilla is just so bang on her trends or whether she is leading the way and creating them. I do know that it brings me a bit of delight every time I open a magazine and see a theme we have created for during the class. It feels great to have a portfolio piece that is right on trend. [caption id="attachment_5146" align="aligncenter" width="560"]Julie Hamilton Designs-folkart for party paper market Party paper market[/caption] Many people have asked me Part A or Part B? I have to be honest and say both.I feel I received a very well-rounded education by completing both modules. I was also pleasantly surprised at some of the markets I enjoyed creating for.The one I was least excited about is the one I am most excited about right now...you will see soon! I believe it is important to explore all possibilities. To my surprise, I learned that all of this motif making is pretty versatile. Many of the markets overlap and all of your motifs can be used accordingly. If you are interested in Make Art that Sells, but still have questions please feel free to email me at jules@bollah.com It is a big investment, but I believe very worthwhile. (and no, I am not affiliated:) If you are interested in reading about Part A have a look here Onward my friends!
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Show us your creative process Nandita Singh!

julie hamilton designs {artistically afflicted blog} No introduction needed today as Nandita has covered that for me below! She loves to talk and loves to share. Nandita comes to us all the way from India. Please drop by her lovely blog or one of her many social media site to connect with her. Check out all the places she sells her art too! Hi all the lovely readers, I'm Nandita Singh, a freelance surface pattern designer from India. I love bright colours and so you'll often find a riot of colours in my work. I love to draw motifs --- sometimes inspired by my Indianness, and sometimes by the nature and surroundings, and sometimes (honestly) by the works of the great pattern designers too... Yes, inspiration can come from anywhere, but the final output should be yours and yours alone. So, today here, I'll just start with my one of the latest motif that is inspired by my own collection of beautiful bangles! As you all know that we Indians love to wear colourful bangles, specially glass bangles! I made a circle first --- with the help of my own bangle which I'm wearing ( yes, that's what inspiration and motivation is), and then filled the outer border with tiny leaves and finally ending it with two more outlines. But you see I was not satisfied with this so I thought of putting some gems and semi-precious stones and pearls in the form of small and big dots and circles! Now, this was the final motif I wanted. Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} Satisfied as I was, I tried different versions of this... Playing with different colours and techniques is very essential here, as you never know what the final result may come out to be. Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} I'm happy to tell you all that you can actually buy this motif in the form of art print, framed art print and stretched canvas from my Society 6 store. Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} And some more home products from my Zazzle store too. Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} So, don't tell me you won't like to have this cute pillow as your Christmas gift ... hmm Nandita Singh on {artistically afflicted blog} Well, if my work suits your taste then you can find me and more of my work in my blog . Thank you Nandita! I love your enthusiasm and great energy - it shows in your work and all that you do to promote your business. I am in awe of all the products that you have your wonderful art on! For more on Nandita and all the places she likes to hang around.. Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/nandita.singh.334 Twitter : https://twitter.com/nanditark Pinterest : http://pinterest.com/nanditark/surface-pattern-designs-by-me/ Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/29556923@N07/ Tumblr : http://www.tumblr.com/blog/nanditark-lifeiscrafty Shop her designs/patterns as art prints, designer gadgets, fashion wear, foot wear, and homeware products Society 6 : http://society6.com/nanditarksingh Zazzle : http://www.zazzle.com/nanditarksingh Bespo : http://www.bespo.co.uk/nanditasingh/ Keka case : http://www.kekacase.com/designer-cases/nandita-singh.html Fashion Store : https://www.constrvct.com/users/nanditasingh Spoonflower Fabric store : http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/nandita_singh Thanks for stopping by. I hope this inspires you to get some of your own artwork out there!
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