Wednesday, August 01, 2012

An Elephant named Lily



It all began one day when I found a watercolor painting I had done of pink Day Lilies.  I went to work with my digital paintbox and created a pattern.




I created Lily and that was only the beginning...



Suddenly design ideas were dancing all around, until finally there were fifteen designs in my collection.


When the fabric arrived I was so thrilled.  Here are the swatches that I photographed for a sampler listing.




Now I am in the process of adding each design to my Etsy shop.  Three listings down and a sampler listing...thirteen more listings to go.

I thought I would also share a video I like that Spoonflower created for a recent entry they did for Small Business.  It shows how the fabric is made and gives you a fun look into their operation.

Well, back to the drawing board with An Elephant named Lily.  Don't you just love Carlie Simon?

Don't forget today is Pink Saturday and Bev from How Sweet The Sound has lots of pink inspiration.


17 comments:

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello Karen,

This painting is fabulous!
Love your elephant fabric! So pretty!


Gabriela

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful. whimsical pattern- I absolutely LOVE it! Amazing how a designer's mind works- xo Diana

Vee said...

Staying busy being so creative ...I had to grin when you said that you had whipped up 15 fabrics just like that. It would take me 15 years to do one. I really enjoyed the video. It's fun to see the people behind the business and I love that they decorate with their customers' fabrics. Spoonflower is just plain cool. (I'm looking for my Spoonflower fabric...I am just about ready to make my own pillow now.)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh there is TOO MUCH FUN to be had my dear. Spoonflower is another venue I want to pursue one day!

I LOVE LILY. SHE is just darling! You are endless in your imagination my dear. HAVE MORE FUN AND SHARE !!! Anita

The Shop Around the Corner said...

Love Lily!! And her birth is even more fascinating. ;) Keep creating, Karen. You add so much beauty to this world.

XOXO's,
Marcia

Dolores said...

Oh Karen...... you're such an amazing and creative artist!!! I love the colors and the beautiful patters....... you did it again!!!
Hugs,

Sarah said...

Karen, it is great fun to see what your creative mind will bring us with each new post. Absolutely love Lily!
Happy Pink ~ Sarah

LV said...

Very well done You should really do great with all the fabrics you have designed.

Ann said...

That idea is so wonderful--the elephant shape is just to cute. Totally creative.
Ann

CailinMarie said...

oh my how wonderful! I just love these pink elephants. wonderful! truly wonderful!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Elephants are one of my favorite animals. You've done very well with your pattern choice and the elephant pattern. Looks spectacular! Congrats too on the prints! Pretty cool!

Enjoyed my visit a lot! Am keeping this in mind and passing it along too!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh my, adorable or what? Love, love, LOVE this! Happy Pink Saturday from the UK!

eJoops said...

How lovely!

My PINK, your comment is always highly appreciated! Have a great weekend.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! I am playing catch up with Pink Saturday, didn't want to miss all the beautiful entries this week.

My PINK
Your comment makes me happy.
Have a blessed Sunday.

Rose

RobinfromCA said...

Lily is so adorable! I am always excited to see your new projects as they are so creative and beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend,
Robin

bohemiannie! art said...

I love your Lily in all her variations!

Georgianna said...

I simply adore this collection, Karen. It's charming and sweet and oh, so pink! I love learning about your creative process, too, Karen.

I have had Spoonflower bookmarked for four years. One of these days I'll send them something to print. :)

Thanks so much for this beauty and inspiration.

G