Happy Friday! Have you seen the latest Making issue, LINES? What a beaut! Carrie and team continue to slam dunk with gorgeous content, and I’m so honored that I was a contributor! Many things have changed in my life these last five years, and one of the most glorious changes is that I now get to collaborate and work with the loveliest, most amazing people all the time. I’m sad to say that wasn’t usually the case for the 25+ jobs I’ve had in the past, though of course there were always a gem or two.
Today I thought I’d do a sort of behind-the-scenes of my projects in LINES, since that’s always fun for me.
Project one was the nesting fabric buckets. I realize I’m not scoring any points for originality here, though I did add flourish on the canvas fabric with fabric paint, which turned out to not only be enjoyable, but I was also very happy with the results. Quick and easy, that’s how I roll.
Here’s another pretty outtake of the buckets that Carrie shot:
I can’t remember exactly whether I offered or if Carrie asked me if I wanted to contribute to the kids’ section as well. At any rate, I was planning on creating an animal nesting version and made these samples:
Then I found out that there was a distinct and totally coincidental cat theme going on in the kids’ section so Carrie wondered if I would be able to make a cat version. But of course!
So cute, right?? As I’m prone to doing, I squealed with delight when I finished the kitty basket.
Plus, it worked out well because the bear and owl buckets ended up as gifts for friends and K fell in love with the bunny.
What you may or may not have noticed if you’ve browsed through the issue is that I did a number of illustrations, which was a dream assignment. I’ve always wanted to have my illustrations in a beautiful print magazine, and I can now check that off my bucket list. Thank you, Carrie!
The entire issue is a visual feast full of thoughtful projects and stories. I hope you check it out!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
I’m out of practice
Haven’t created haikus
in a long, long while
P.S. Furoku members! The next edition is scheduled to go out tonight…I think. I hope. Probably!