I spend so much of my time behind a computer screen that it is hard to show “behind the scenes” shots of what I do. And I know that people love to see works in progress. I do too. So I made this video which shows my process in about 3 minutes. I captured it in 2 sessions and sped it up 1500%. This is a wrap skirt that I designed that should be one of the ones for sale at the American Craft Council show I am participating in. I just finished it so I haven’t seen the fabric in person yet.
The video shows the whole process from drafting the skirt in Illustrator to adding the photos in Photoshop. In this case it is a wrap style skirt and I used 3 photos: long exposure shots from a nighttime “parade of lights” we watched at Disney several years ago. This is a simple design relatively speaking. The photos are so cool that I didn’t need to do much manipulation to them. I left in all of the things I tried and rejected. You will see that I thought about a row of polkadots at one point. It’s tiny – it’s not meant to be a tutorial, but just so you can join along in the process. Enjoy!
In honor of Uncle Lester. This origami box was in a book that Lester gave my dad. My sister and I loved the book when we were kids and had to be very respectful and careful with it. This is the first origami project that I memorized. The thing I love about this box is that it starts with a rectangle and not a square. Which means you can make it with a piece of typing paper (or bright pink construction paper). Which is a very cool thing when you don’t have much allowance money to spend on fancy origami paper. (Leo makes a brief appearance and comment).