I doodled these little florals below. Music is a really important catalyst in my designing process, and I find that I concentrate best when listening to classical music. Is it the "Mozart Effect"?? No idea! But I know that it makes me sit still and really get lost in what I'm doing.
I was really intrigued that I came up with these little floral/Dr. Seuss-y funny shapes, around the center flower. The idea for those came from a lampwork/Venetian style glass necklace that I had been playing with earlier.
(necklace designed by Jasmine Keane)I redrew the motifs in Adobe Illustrator, which I have really become comfortable using over the past few months. After arranging them on a page, I initially had issues figuring out how to add color to them.
Black and white? No problem!
I reversed out the page. White outline with dark background? No problem!
Multi-Colored outlines with background color? No problem!
After finalizing the main pattern, I designed the two matching border pieces....
And......meet Boho Carnival.
I learned tons about using Adobe Illustrator through tutorials on Lynda.com. They charge a monthly fee, but you have access to learning virtually ANY software lessons, they seem to have them all. Check them out!
Oh, and if you want to Pinterest any of my artwork or photography, please attach a link to this blog and give me credit. If you don't, I will find you and hurt you ;)