December 15, 2013

DC No. 124: Garland

 Friday I started two projects for Garland, Nadine's beautiful drawing challenge (Tinywolf). The first was an oval painting (perhaps I will finish and share here) and the second, a repeatable triangular stamp with a small tree.

When I woke up Saturday I had a severe case of vertigo, which is rolling into today. The spinning is not as bad this afternoon but I am unsteady on my feet just the same. (I happened to take this blurry photo, pink ode to vertigo, while loosing my balance!) It feels a bit suspect to have twirled my imagination around the theme of decorative spiraling garlands to now be possessed by VeRt!g@. 

Instead of finishing my painting or stamped garland, I decided to brighten this snowy New England day with my Ode to Spring garland. It's a necklace with an accompanying ring. With a surplus of disassembled fake flowers parts in my cache, I will returning to making up-cycled jewelry with them for a Spring 2014 Trail Pixie Studios line.
Emily Trespas
ode to spring | necklace & ring
re-purposed fake flower parts, nylon, florist tape & wire

Please link to other artists' garlands through Nadine's Tinywolf.

December 10, 2013

~ New for 2014 ~ Original Fabrics Designed by Emily Trespas (Trail Pixie Studios)

I am excited to share the first fabric design for my 2014 Trail Pixie Studios Collection.  

Little Red Radio Flyers
Each fabric begins as an original form of my art, which I then tweak and compose with design software. Many of my designs will be printed professionally. From these I will hand make a variety of items, like scarves and bags, which will be available for purchase through my Esty store and at galleries representing Trail Pixie Studios.

 My Original Print: Little Red Radio Flyer  

Mirrored layout for an abstract pattern.
Little Red Radio Flyer is an original relief print designed and hand printed by me. I drew a sketch, translated the drawing into shapes that would work well with the relief process, and then carved the block before inking it up and transferring the impression to fabric and paper.

If you wish to purchase some fabric designed by me to hand make something of your own from it, you may do so here.  Please credit my designs when you do; I would be very grateful!