Monday, April 20, 2009

True Up Interview - Part 2

As mentioned previously, here is part 2 of Kim Kight's interview of me at True Up. This time it's about the Hot Blossom collection. She asked me about the inspiration around each pattern and color story, which was really fun to reminisce! Thanks again Kim!

That paisley sure got me (read the interview to understand what I mean). Whenever I see it, I find it humbling and those memories keep me pressing on when I feel stuck...which can be often sometimes. I'm super grateful to Robert Kaufman for picking up the Hot Blossom collection, and am really excited to see what people do with it! I think that will be the most inspiring to me - to see it come alive through another person's perspective. There's something about a creative passing something to another creative, who passes it on to another creative... like we're all collectively working on something fun together and inspiring and being inspired by each other. TAG - you're it! Be sure to upload the fun things you make to the Hot Blossom Flickr group!

Friday, April 17, 2009

True Up Interview - Part 1

A short while ago I sent Kim Kight at True Up blog a little e-mail to let her know about my Hot Blossom collection, and she splendidly suggested doing an interview - thanks so much Kim! Today she posted "part 1" of the interview...stay tuned for more on Monday. Yes, this quiet introvert really does have a lot to say - ha! I was super flattered that she would even ask, and found it really fun to chat with someone in this new industry. It was a good exercise for me to push myself to open up and share a small piece of my life.
“True Up” means to make balanced, straight, square. In sewing, “true up” means making a piece of fabric true to grain with a well-placed cut or rip. True Up is a blog devoted to fabric, and Kim Kight is a definite fabric aficionado.

It's been great chatting with Kim, and it's so inspiring to see all of her fabulous work, fabric postings, interviews and information she pours into her blog. True Up just turned one year old a few days ago (Happy Birthday!) and Kim has soared to huge heights in such a short amount of time. What an inspiration!
Thanks for all the information and inspiration Kim! Here's wishing you a fab new year!

Friday, April 10, 2009

New Flickr Group - "Hot Blossom Creations"

Just a little heads-up! I went ahead and created a group on Flickr called Hot Blossom Creations. Flickr is free to join. It is a photo sharing & photo storing website, with a wonderful online community. The group I created is a public group, so anyone can join and upload their work. My hope is for you to upload your fab creations using Hot Blossom fabrics, for me and everyone to enjoy and be inspired by. Go ahead and join the group, and upload photos of your Hot Blossom projects whenever they are ready!

I Am A Mac Girl...

Boy it's been such a long time since I've posted anything! I've been hiding out without much to say lately. I'm currently drawing away, working on some ideas for another fabric collection - we'll see how they turn out and if they make the cut! This weekend I plan to sit in front of my computer (like most of my weekends) and create away.

This weekend is an especially exciting one to sit down and create because on Monday, Jake and I drove to Tigard, OR to finally purchase a new computer. It's been about 2 years of wishing to get one, as my old G4 Mac was so outdated that I couldn't use my new scanner I had bought because of the USB connections, nor could I download my music onto my iPhone. Not very helpful for an artist who draws and needs to get her designs into the computer! I had been taking digital pic's of my art and working with those!! Oh boy, my future is looking brighter!

So this weekend was very refreshing walking into the Mac store to buy our beauty - finally. A Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon. And to top it off we bought Adobe CS4, and I have been gushing to use it. It was taking about 5 minutes on my old computer just to open Photoshop, and when I was working on large pattern repeats, it would freeze and I would just cross my fingers that I wouldn't lose my work. My mind will definitely be at ease now! YAY!! So there it is, out in the open, I am a Mac girl (by night, and a PC girl at work by day). Guess that makes me bilingual? Ha ha!


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