Saturday, December 6, 2014

new items in my society6 shop

I'm so excited to finally have this done!!! I haven't drawn since the last time I posted work has been so busy and I've been too tired to do anything but I managed to get this done so I feel like my normal self again :)
click the link on the right side of my blog for more items :)



I also turned 30 between my last post and this post so that's exciting I guess. Oh to have a birthday that's not in the same month as a holiday. Oh well I'm trying to enjoy the rest of the holiday season. What are you up to? Working on any fun projects? I completed a successful DIY project, more on that later. I think my new favorite medium is Sculpey oven bake clay.......I'm thinking about all the endless possibilities :)


Monday, November 17, 2014

doodles lately

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving!!  I'm getting over being sick and had also decided after Halloween that I probably wasn't was going to do any holiday drawings but then inspiration struck.
 I'm always thinking about how to improve my owls they are always evolving. Here's the latest version.(for those of you following me on instagram I apologize as this is not new for you)
late night sketch


1st attempt in color ......overall shape is too wide


I'm really happy with the version below and I kinda want to turn these into plush versions. What do you think?

so happy

I  want to draw a whole snowman family, I started with this girly one but I think the rest of the family would be fun too.


And I also have been experimenting with reindeer and leggings with winter prints on them
I thought this would make a fun plush too, the scarf would definitely be reworked be a separate piece.


And here's a close up of the snowflake print :)





And last but not least, I want to rework this little one for the winter holidays



And of course I have more ideas, so many ideas so little time. I hope to add some of these to my society6 shop soon :) What have you been working on lately?

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Inspired by Mary Katrantzou

I've been meaning to post for a while, I've been distracted with doodling and instagram. I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the one lovely blogger questions, I really enjoy the blogger community and the bloggers I nominated, thanks for your interesting and inspiring posts.  :)

I have admired Mary Katrantzou for a while now, she is known for her awesome use of patterns, she uses prints as a sort of optical illusion to accentuate the curves of the body. I love to see how every season she builds on the last and always takes it to a new level.
A look from her 2014 resort collection


I love the large scale jewels and different colors as a pattern (Spring 2014)

 I absolutely fell head over heels when she took her patterns to a new place with letters and lace in her Resort 2015 collection




I was kinda wondering how long it would take the trendy stores to hop on her pattern and print trend. When I saw this awesome skirt in a large scale jewel print very similar to hers at H&M, I thought  it was awesome but where would I wear it? It would be good for holiday parties but it's pretty flashy. I'm still on the fence about it.

Then I heard about her collaboration with Adidas!!!! This is the most excited I've been about a designer collaboration in years. I live in sneakers and love fun patterns so it doesn't get much better than this for me.  Mary's Adidas collection comes out mid November.


photos from style.com

I'm pretty sure the sportswear trend is here to stay for a while. Who are you inspired by lately? What designer collaborations are you excited about?


Monday, October 20, 2014

Inktober on Instagram

I mentioned previously that I recently got on instagram and I'm really loving the community there!
There is endless inspiration and so many people making and drawing amazing things.
I started participating loosely in inktober, a project that was started by illustrator Jake Parker.
The goal is to improve your skills and to sketch everyday in ink for the month of October.

I have been so out of my normal routine that sketching in any form has been my goal. I'm pretty happy with some of the new stuff I've done including my first adventure time fan art and some sketches that I've had laying around in very rough stages.  I hope to update my society 6 shop soon :)





















What Fall projects are you working on?  Happy Monday!!!
You can follow me on instagram @floatingthrufields

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blog Award Nominations


I was nominated for the combined One Lovely Blog and Best Friend of Blogger Awards by Kerry of Candy Floss Ramparts, she does fun embroidery projects & awesome round up posts at the end of the week. I'm so touched that she thought of my blog and nominated me, my goal is to create interesting content and start conversations so that's really awesome thanks Kerry!
The goal of these awards is to find out more about different bloggers by asking and answering a few questions and nominating other blogs that you think deserve more attention.

Here are my answers to Kerry's questions:

1. What always cheers you up?
Music nothing better than an awesome song to brighten your day & lift your mood, also hanging out with family & friends always cheers me up

2. Marvel or DC?
I guess I'd have to say DC as Batman is my favorite :)
But I also like Iron Man and Wolverine

3. What was the last book you read?
 I re-read Gesine Bullock-Prado's "My Life From Scratch" it's one of my favorites she a hilarious writer and includes recipes, I've gushed over it a few times lol

4. Favorite app?
Probably my drawing and painting apps Adobe Ideas and Procreate that I use on my iPad :)

5. What’s your biggest quirk (or biggest pet peeve, if you’re quirkless)?
I  guess I am quirky about recycling often stopping coworkers and friends before they throw things away that can be recycled. Recycling is a small way to take care of the planet and make it something worth leaving to the next generation. :)

I want to nominate the following blogs YAY :)
1. Teacup Incident
2. Tape Parade
3. Sweatshirt Dresshirt
4. Magical Daydream
5. Kyla Is Inspired
6. Purple Heart Ori"jenn"als
7. Artsy Angel
8. Allie NYC
9. Target Addict
10. Little White Whale

My questions are:

1. What would be the perfect way to spend a Saturday?

2. Favorite Halloween Candy?

3. Best part of Fall?

4. Which do you enjoy more: baking or cooking?

5. Best concert you've ever attended?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Design Collaboration


I'm so excited to share with you my first collaboration with my dear friend, Jenn.
We have worked on separate projects at the same time and offered feedback which was really fun (see my show and tell posts here)
But not anything to this extent, so without further ado, here are some adorable Halloween pillow covers!







I drew the spider in the center and had planned to make a pillow with just purple swirl backing, but Jennifer had other amazing ideas, she is a wonderfully talented quilter and made the most adorable pillows covers ever!!! I can brag on my super talented friend ;)
I thought I would like the straight frame blocks around it more than the angled ones but now I can't tell which is my favorite ;)









And as far as cute Halloween fabric goes Jenn hit the mother load!!! Look at all the cute little patterns going on in there.

And she even embroidered the spider web to make it stand out :)





These lovely and adorable pillow covers are now listed in my shop
AND go check out Jenn's shop for some more awesomely cute and amazing items!

For more spider cuteness check out my society6 shop for more items

This project has definitely got my wheels turning thinking about new and different things, and I know Jenn is thinking about new projects too. I haven't felt this excited in quite awhile, so I'm gonna run with it :)
Have you worked on any fun collaborations?  Happy Monday to you!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

A plush for a friend

I like to make plush dogs for my friends, especially after a furry friend has passed. I think it's just a small fun way to remember them. I had made a little dachshund last February just for fun, and my friend mentioned how cute she thought it was. When her dog passed I knew I had to commemorate him in happy cartoon form for her.

Bucky in cartoon form


such a sweet boy









happy face










look at those paws

paw print back


I learned a lot from this project, and I have made mental notes for things I'd like to improve next go round but I do know that I love making personal projects for people I care for and that makes me happy!
What are you working on lately?