Last Summer I had the privilege of working with CamelBak to design some kids water bottles. I had no idea how fun it would be! I loved the process, but when it came down to the production part, that proved very difficult. Each bottle is only allowed up to four colors and white has to be one of them. Then each color needs to be separated onto its own layer. The bottles are actually printed with a rolling printer around the bottle. To make it appear that the bottle is printed all the way around, the colors need to be offset. You can see in this hedgehog example that there is only brown on the far right and only white and yellow on the left. Isn’t that cool! I just love learning new things each and every day! Which bottle is your favorite?
I just finished up the 12 days of Christmas for #the100dayproject. It was so much fun to redraw these and I’m so glad that I stuck with it and finished these. I was inspired by folk art and especially had fun looking through a vintage folk art book. If you’d like to continue to follow along with #the100dayproject, simply follow me on Instagram.
Go and check out my new studio on the Happy Happy Art Collective Blog. I love having a space all my own to create. Oh wait, I have two kids that are constantly in here making messes! Ha ha. And that’s ok, because that means I’m loved and they are creating too. My 8 year old daughter loves to pull out whatever she can get her hands on and create anything her imagination comes up with. And currently my 2.5 year old son loves to paint! And the funny thing is, he only uses purple. So sweet. I love seeing their little minds work to create something completely original.
It’s fun playing with new ways to hand draw type and use some fun new photoshop brushes I purchased from RetroSupply. It was fun to hand draw these over and over again until they came out just the way I wanted. Check them out below.
And sometimes the sketches don’t look anything like the finished design. Ha ha! But it serves a very important step, to get the ideas out of my head and onto paper.
Follow me on Instagram to see all of my #the100dayproject. For the next 100 days I’m going to play! Play with clay, wood, chalk, fabric, embroidery, paper, watercolor, pencils, markers, anything to get my creative juices flowing. And the only criteria, is I have to use my hands for part of it. So follow along, or join in for the fun! What would you like to see me try?
As I’ve mentioned before, the ladies of Happy Happy Art Collective are busy redesigning the Old Maid deck. Each of them with their unique characteristics. Here are the latest 2 that I’ve done, Library Lilly and Careless Carrie.
Library Lilly loves to read and doesn’t even notice her surroundings. And Careless Carrie, well, she has the same problem. She’s too busy on her phone to see the pot about to boil over.
The Holidays are right around the corner! Why not get your Holiday Cards out of the way before things get super hectic? Here is just a sampling of some of the cards I designed this year. And, there are more to come in the coming weeks as well. Just go here to see all of the cards Petite Lemon has designed for Shutterfly.
All of the lovely ladies at Happy Happy have redrawn their portraits! Take a look at all the talent here! We have lots of fun projects up our sleeves, so check back often on our blog and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
This is my portrait. The shirt is made from a vintage fabric that I had on hand and it happened to match the color scheme that we chose as a collective! Happy happy coincidence!