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Colour me Creative - Tangy Citrus Summer

It is hot. Oh, so hot. The temperature is rising and doesn't plan to stop. Sunny skies are here to stay in Whistler. When I take a look at this weeks colour palette, tangy, sweet citrus sherbets come to mind. There is definitely the sweet feel of summer going on here. Colour me creative moodboard - Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted blog} A few pattern swatches on my desktop. These will be some fun shapes to use when I get a chance to have fun in my art journal. Summer Quilt - Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted blog} Unfortunately, the sound of work was calling this week and I didn't have time to create in my art journal. Instead kitchen wall art was in the making. I loved this assignment! I have to admit I am just a wee bit in love with all of my fruit and vegetables. I am hoping to get a chance to create some illustrated recipes for They Draw and Cook this summer. With all the fruit and vegetables coming into season, it is hard not to be inspired. Fruit Salad -  Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted blog}

I am also very inspired by my new Photoshop skills and the mix of all of my painted bits and pieces and the digital world. This is a whole new way of working for me and I am loving it. A big shout out to Instructor Sherry London and Pattern Observers Photoshop for Designers. LemonLime -  Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted blog} Photoshop for Designers is a 6 week intensive class that dives deep into the magic of Photoshop. It is full of information, so much information! Videos, PDF's, a class forum plus a private Facebook group - no question will be left unanswered. Sherry is a well spoken, very effective instructor willing to give her all to you. She is first to jump in and explain in detail any question you may have, which as you can imagine...is many, when it comes to Photoshop. Watermelons - Julie Hamilton Designs {artistically afflicted blog}

The next class starts July 6th. It would be the perfect summer project to dive into! Head on over to Pattern Observers site  for all the details. Enjoy your week and don't forget to support your local farmers market!

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Creative Process with Lindsay Buck

Today we have Lindsay Buck of Slumbermonkey Designs telling us a bit about her creative process. Lindsay blew me away with her attention to detail and process here.I admire her sketchy quality and love all the texture and layering.The colors are perfect for this season and her woodland theme is right on trend too! Lindsay Buck on the {artistically afflicted} blog Welcome Lindsay! “Prickles and Pinecones” The photos and process that I am going to talk about relate to an ongoing collection that I am developing based around Autumn, animals and natural forms. Lindsay Buck on {artistically afflicted} blog I get inspired to create by all the things that are around me. For this particular work I began gathering conkers (from the horse chestnut tree) and pinecones when I was out walking my dog. I love their protective, spiky surrounds and their colours. I gathered quite a collection and then I began to draw. Lindsay Buck on {artistically afflicted} blog I love working with fine liners and pens and all of my sketches are created in a little sketchbook that I use. I also began to think of hibernation and creatures that like to sleep a lot. I was drawn to hedgehogs and began to amass quite a few ideas and drawings. Lindsay Buck on {artistically afflicted} blog I had lots of material to work with and, after scanning my drawings into Photoshop, I began to develop individual motifs and design elements. I love playing around at this stage. Trying out colours, layering, and placing and different filters. I seem to have loads of ideas whizzing about in my head so I work on lots at once. I keep an eye on colour trends (Pinterest) and am often inspired from what I pin. Lindsay Buck on {artistically afflicted} blog This collection was something I was developing myself and I try and juggle this with chasing up briefs for competitions and submissions. At the moment I am really trying to build up my portfolio of work as I have only recently returned to Surface Design. AABlog4 I decided to call the collection “Prickles and Pinecones” to draw together all the different elements that I was inspired by. I am still adding to it and keep returning to my theme, creating more drawings and patterns to put into various collections. A Big thank you to Lindsay! I know these blogposts take alot of time and consideration to prepare and she did a great job recounting her creative process. All your hard work is appreciated! Thanks Lindsay. Lindsay is a hardworker-look at all of her links! I have included them for you to drop by and say hello.She has just recently jumped in full force to the world of surface pattern design and would be a great person to connect to.I always love and appreciate meeting fellow creatives here on my blog or at many of the other social hotspots I frequent so please stop by and have a visit! Links: https://www.moyodirectory.com/slumbermonkey http://www.behance.net/Slumbermonkey http://slumbermonkey.blogspot.co.uk/ https://twitter.com/buck_lj http://www.pinterest.com/SlumberMonkey/boards/ https://www.facebook.com/SlumbermonkeyDesigns http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Slumbermonkey http://folksy.com/shops/SlumbermonkeyDesigns http://society6.com/Slumbermonkey http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/slumbermonkey
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