Monday, February 22, 2010

It's a visual thing

It seems I just need to jump in and do it rather than wait for my brain to actually make a decision... and do you know I rather like working this way. I've printed up one of the tea towels with a block I carved a few months ago. Then I taped it up to the window and tried out all these different combinations of other screens I'd cut out... and I think I've finally found a design I'm happy with :)




... and this was all done during recovery mode from our very first teenager birthday pool party! They had a great time and I'm pleased to say I really like my daughter's friends :)


21 comments:

Christina said...

Love the look of that wood / lino block. The design look so cool in yellow on linen too!

Argh, a sleepover with that many children sounds exhausting! Fun, but exhausting. When we were in school my twin sister and I had best friends who were twins also. Come holidays our parents would just swap a kid! So they still had the same amount of children and an excuse for a coffee and a catch up when they swapped them back again. :)

gretchenmist said...

it's beautiful! the detail in the stamp has come out really well.
i'd like to see the final design :)

the pool party looks like fun!

june at noon said...

Kylie, it's gorgeous! I love the color--yellow is one of my favorites--and the block print is awesome!

blue moss said...

oh i love it ...so pretty!
and what a fun looking party. it's so great that you like her friends :)
michelle

red or gray black and white said...

oh how amazing this print is...it matches the pool party ..congrats on surviving your first of many ...blessings ELK

Jenifir said...

I love the design and the colours. It looks like intuition won! It is great when we like our kids friends but a party is still exhausting. Enjoy the recovery!

ArtMind said...

Love the block print & the tea towel! Did you make the grey block too? It's a beautiful combination.
Looks like you had a massive pool party and hope you have some time to relax afterwards. :)

Anna Bartlett said...

The colour combo is great. You've got me wanting to pull out the diy stamp block thingy I bought about 6 months ago and haven't touched yet! I love that you just go ahead and do something too. Gotta do that.

Posie Patchwork said...

Cool lino block, ace work there. Pool parties, excellent, great way to keep teens busy!! Love Posie

Blueberry Park said...

The tea towel is an absolute winner. The colour combo is to die for and I love love love your designs. Intuition has definitely won out! Glad you found a way to unwind after the exciting pool party ;-) xx

Little Ted Canvas said...

Tea towel is great. So nice when your kids have nice friends...comforting even...

Kate Kelleher Blue Sky Butterfly Studio said...

Love this. and the pool!

Tania said...

Am adding diving-in to bin liner design principles...

caramela said...

Kylie, its beautiful- I love the subtle color and the contrast in the shapes in the design- gorgeous-
Annamaria xx

Clair said...

Wow! I love the teatowel design! Sometimes going with the flow is just what you need.

The party looks amazing - is that your pool? You lucky thing! x

inaluxe said...

I love the block print. It's such a lovely and intricate design, but you can do soooo much with it, and in soooo many shades and colours - awesome. Really love it! I can't imagine a teenage pool party... not having any children, but I do remember going to them when I was little, and they ROCKED! So from that side - excellent fun! I'm glad it was good for you too. he he. xo :)

sooz said...

Oh wow. Excellent!

Ange said...

Not only are your prints gorgeous - but how cool the party. My mum still has photos of my 13th birthday pool party in Buderim. I can remember the fun I had and the whole jumping in the pool thing together. Thanks for sharing both the designs and for the blast from the past ;-)

Bec @ honi design said...

Oh Kylie they look wonderful!! I LOVE the stamp!! xx

at swim-two-birds said...

wow, great print, love that yellow too!

Fine Little Day said...

That is such a happy photo with the kids jumping in the pool :)