“I paint ideas, not things. My intention is less to paint works that are pleasing to the eye than to suggest great thoughts which will speak to the imagination and the heart and will arouse all that is noblest and best in man.” George Frederic Watts
One of the classic ways of decorating is by using patterns rather than pictures. You can aim for a particular style of pattern in a room, eg art deco, or you can aim for an array of different styles of patterns but with a matching theme of colour.
Whatever you do, don’t mix different styles and different colours – choose one or the other. Unless of course you have a remarkable eye for design and can balance them out. If you’re unsure if you have that gift stick with the the two simpler instructions above.
In my Zazzle store I have recently created collections which can you help you put together a style or even a colour to suit a particular room in your home. You can find a group of cushions and a picture or two or some other gorgeous items which will bring the whole room together, with little effort.
As I have mentioned previously, while creating interesting graphic designs can be fun, adding them onto the products in my stores is extremely time consuming and definitely not so much fun! For every hour that I put into creating a new graphic design, it takes at around four hours of work to add them to the stores.
I have now begun adding some of my patterned designs to my SpreadShirt store. It includes metal, liquid and kaleidoscope patterns in animal shapes. This will take some months to complete, as I slowly work my way through the many designs that I created a number of months ago. Here’s the link to my SpreadShirt store.
So how many of these new patterned designs are going into the stores? More then 200 new designs! …so you can see why it’s taking such a long time.
I have finally added all of my patterned designs to my CafePress store. It took a few months, but I’ve added a few thousand more products from which you can choose.