Several months ago I entered a design contest. ( I didn't win ) I enjoyed using parts of my brain that have been dormant since, well, forever. I had to break out my sketch pad. ( No, I don't have Adobe, or Corel, or Illustrator, or anything cool and expensive like that. ) I had to run old school w/ regular old paper and pencils.
I drew and drew and drew, and finally it all mashed together. Some people just want to make something and be done and they're happy. I like to make things, and work on it until I'm happy. That could mean it takes me 5 ideas, or proto types before I like what I'm doing. Perfectionist anyone?
After the contest was over I had this really cool design and I didn't know where or what to make with it. After more months of pondering, I decided to get it made into fabric. How cool that any Joe Smoe can design something and get it printed into fabric?!
I used Spoonflower . It was fairly easy once you have your design ready. I can tell you that drawing IRL (in-real-life) and then scanning your picture, fixing little pencil marks and smudges, and then transferring that into the correct files was a lot more tedious and difficult.
I was so excited that I ordered the Basic combed Cotton instead of Canvas. But no worries here.
Wondering why I haven't told you what the design exactly is???
Well, I'm going to have a fun contest of my own!
GUESS THE SILHOUETTE CONTEST!!
Isn't silhouette a funny word?
WHAT YOU WIN:
You'll win a custom bag made by me! Style and fabric (depending on availability) of bag is your choice. Hobo, Messenger, Recycled purse, Large Tote. ( go here to get an idea )