Inspired by the patterns from the growing pine cones seen on our walk today I’ve created this repeatable pattern in illustrator. Then I placed it in pshop, along with a photo I took and played with colours / effects and just about managed to stop myslef now…otherwise I could have played for alot longer really…but yes it’s actually finished and I’m ready to share! lol :0)
I’m slightly in love with my friend Heathers shoes…in my memory they look similar to this design but without the colours and stripes!
So I’ve made an abstract heart shape with them (This ones for you Hev!) …while I save and wear my good old faithfuls (that only leak in one boot!) and I’ll continue to dream of a new pair.
I have drawn todays heart art in Illustrator, freely with the brush tool and masked with some chunky stripes (I do like my stripes!)
The last few days – unbeknown to you guys – I’ve felt a bit like I lost my direction-not that I had one in the first place I suppose…
I set out with my heart a day mission in mind as a spontaneous and personal project. I mean if I told you that the concept was selfish one – to have more ‘me time’ would you believe me?
I’m not going into it at all and doubt that I ever will -all you need to know is that at some point last year I realised I lost myself. Sounds silly right…but until you start saying someone else’s birthday as a natural response to being asked for your own, or not knowing whether you would or wouldn’t like to do something, or where do you start and they end? At best you might be able to understand…but can you relate to it?
Anyway through 2011, this project has given me a new direction, its opened me up to a world I’ve not known, find treasures of friends and helped me grow from the inside out. I love it! But every now and then I think I take it for granted. I forget the root of the idea (myself) …my heart art starts to become something that must be done, I must experiment – I must, I must make it this and I must make it that.
I suppose what I’m trying to say through all of this waffle and without preaching like I’m stood up in an alcoholics anonymous meeting – some days I create heart arts I’m not proud of and it’s rushed, sometimes its just a generated idea in the rough thats won’t get followed up, then sometimes like today – you get a whole load of me. Whatever is out there…bring it on bitch :0)
One day I will be a pro at the drawing scales, but for now I am just grateful that I finally figured out how to do them! As you will know I’m trying my hand at ink, which as you can see I also need more practice at.
This heart is part of my sketch book contribution to the awesome 2012 sketchbook project (I’m very excited about)