Saturday, February 6, 2016

A New Muse in Ariel's Garden


Fabrics and Painting By Mary Maki Rae -2016(c)
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I first ordered the Floral Design shown above -printed on White - then next printed on Blue - turned out kind of like a soft denim blue - that I really enjoy-!  I was Inspired to paint a new Muse using a similar palette.
I will be designing more Florals soon - but in between time - I found some other cotton prints that mix well with what I have so far.

 
Combined with plain White fabric - these could be sewn into Pillow Covers - Napkins and Place mats - Sun dresses - Quilts & many more creative items.

Painting by Mary Maki Rae - 2016(c)
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Did I mention Table Covers combined with Stripes too.



I really Enjoy the decor in this room - a retreat home in Tangier - It's filled with Moroccan textiles - made by women in the Jebala Mountains.
At first sight - I thought it looked like Finnish Embroidered Linens had been used - But that just shows one how similarities can occur in the Crafts of different Cultures. 


Well - Back to more Painting - Sewing - and discovering. . .

( That Image of the room decorated with Textiles is From:
The World of Interiors Magazine - September-1999 
"A Roof with a View")
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Ariel's Garden




Finished the New Pillow Design for "Ariel's Garden"
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I've been experimenting recently with having some of my more simplistic Designs - digitally printed on Fabric - through "Spoonflower.com".
I must say that I'm quite Pleased with the results - the Colors which are very bright - clear - and upbeat were reproduced perfectly -!
The results have the look of a clean-cut - Silk-sreened Style - that feels contemporary and fresh -!
I would highly recommend "Spoonflower's" services for personal - simple soft homewear - decorative items and accessories.
A Sample Book is available with many types of white fabric choices - such as Cottons - Linens - Silks - Canvas - Knits and Etc.
For colored backgrounds and Continuous Repeat Patterns - more knowledge is required and advanced Software Programs.

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"The Duke" Design - By Mary Maki Rae 2016(c)
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Here's "Ariel" - part of the "Ariel's Garden" Series
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A helpful Book: "The Spoonflower Handbook" By Stephen Frazer

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For more information about my Pillows - See: here


For more about the Painting - See: here