Welcome & thank you for visiting! Thank you to Bonnie Christine from Going Home to Roost for being our gracious host. We all met though the class she taught: Design Surface Patterns from Scratch on CreativeLive. The class was one of the best I've taken. I was ready to jump in & start playing in Illustrator. I bought the class, so I own the recordings of the class & can watch them anytime. It was a jam-packed 3 days of information. It is amazing how much I learned about the Illustrator program from Bonnie. She is an Amazing teacher - & it's not just me. Take a look at the student work & their reviews.
Here are all of us from this week:
Monday October 6th
Megan Tannahill | megtannahill.com
Tuesday October 7th
emily leggett | www.studioeminteriorsfinds.wordpress.com.
Twitter: www.twitter.com/studioemdesigns or @studioemdesigns
Wednesday October 8th
sara hayes | www.sweetgumstudios.com
Thursday October 9th
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Nerissa Alford | nerissaalforddesigns.blogspot.com
Friday October 10th
heidi ahmed | www.lostinreverie.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/heidi_lostinreveriePinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/HeidiAhmed/
You can look at all of the posts here.
For those of you that are here for the first time, my name is Nerissa Alford. I am a military spouse, mom, artist & nomad. I'm into all sorts of artsy things. I started designing jewelry, then I found mixed media canvases & photography. With the photography I became interested in digital design. At our last base, I was lucky enough to work as a graphic designer & became proficient with Photoshop. These days I've been playing with digital design & watercolors.
|These are photos I've taken on base or right outside base at the local market. After I took this class, I look at EVERYTHING as inspiration. I think I drive the kids nuts having to stop all the time to snap a photo.|
We have been blessed to have had the opportunity to live abroad. We spent 3 years in Kuwait, 2 years in Turkey & we'll spend the next 2 years here in Korea. Life has been an adventure!
My collection is based on what's inspiring me here in Korea during our everyday life. We've been carless for a bit, so we've done a few tours & I'm just exploring what's around me. The plan is to make 2 collections: within the gate & beyond the gate. Pictured on this post is the "within the gate" phase until I get some wheels.
|My color palette for the collection. I began with the colors from a canvas I painted & added some fall colors. Before I learned how to use Illustrator, I used colourlovers to help create color combos.|
I am so excited about what I've learned that I'm going in so many tangents. I have always been inspired by my environment & surroundings, but it's as if this class has retrained my eyes. I've been taking pictures, sketching & I probably have a million ideas in my head for collections. So I don't know if this is too aggressive, but I'm giving myself 2 weeks to finish this half of the collection. We've been in our home for about 6 weeks & I'm starting to feel settled. Granted we're going away this weekend, so stay tuned for those pictures.
|Mixing my current love of watercolors & digital design. Back in the day, I would have never thought I'd label myself an illustrator & painter & here I am. Illustrating "the Girls" has been so much fun!|
I've taken some of my new Illustrator knowledge & have been making downloadable prints in my etsy store. My current love is taking acrylic & watercolor paintings I've done & mixed them with digital art. I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog. Korea is full of festivals & they are currently in full swing. I'll have more inspiration after this weekend! I hope you come back to enjoy our adventures here in Korea. Come back & see me here:
Nerissa Alford | nerissaalforddesigns.com
Bonnie has graciously offered readers a free month to join the Roost Tribe. She has resources like downloads, tips, printables & recipes. She had such a wonderful demeanor during the class & the vibe continues on.
The blog hop continues for another 3+ weeks, so make sure you visit Bonnie's post for lots of inspiration.