A small triumph

11:58 am


print3, originally uploaded by indiaeden.

Or at least the very beginnings of one.
I've had some ideas bubbling away very slowly in my brain for a while now, ideas for the future, my creative future to be exact, but I've either been too emotionally drained to make a serious start on anything much or I've been too damn scared of failure to pick up my sketchbooks and even attempt anything.
This morning though I put my fears aside (almost) and ignored my inner voice of doom and perfectionism and just decided to have a play.
I remember once at college my crazy tutor, Ron seeing I was having a bad few days at the drawing board, just sent me off to the print room to "play" just to see what would happen and get me out of my funk. He was a wise man, it worked then, and I can, albeit tentatively feel my creative funk lifting ever so slightly after my play on the pc this morning.
The designs I've created are basic, they need work, but I actually did them, and of that I'm kinda proud.
These are the first steps to creating a fabric range in honour of my Florence, she is my muse.

print4

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20 comments

  1. oooh lovely!

    and what a great way to honour Florence

    xx

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  2. that is lovely. xx

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  3. As soon as I saw it, I thought, "Ooh, lovely"...it seems to be unanimous!

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  4. love it. really gorgeous and as Hannah said, its a great way to honour Florence!

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  5. Love love love the fabric!
    And what a lovely idea to create a range of fabrics in Florence's honour. I don't know, it's something that sounds just right.

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  6. Pretty! I can see it developing as a print series too. Would you mind if I designed a little girls cardi for the magazine (you know the one) and called it Florence? I'd run the design past you first of course.

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  7. they are lovely, you are one talented gal
    thinking of you and yours, lots
    San xx

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  8. You're freakin ace!

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  9. Fab Jeanette, lovely pretty print.
    And it sounds like you've started a (really heavy?!) ball rolling. It doesn't really matter how much or little the ball moves over the next weeks and months, you've shifted something inside yourself into motion and that's a big deal, perhaps more triumphant than you let yourself realise? Forgive me if I'm wrong...
    (((((((hugs)))))))

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  10. Very pretty, I love the delicate colours. x

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  11. Oooo... I would totally buy that in a fabric form. Or actually a print form too.

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  12. Love it, love it, love it.
    xo

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  13. Really beautiful and whimsical Jeanette. What a fab idea. It's so hard to not doom oneself when creating stuff isn't it? Good on you girl ;)
    xxxxx

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  14. Gorgeous print, I'd love to be able to buy something like that, reminds me of old fashioned flower fairies:D

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  15. I really love it and even more love the feeling behind it Jeanette. Hugs, need a brew soon! xxxx

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  16. It is beautiful...just like Florence.

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  17. Just gorgeous. Xxx

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  18. i love these designs on here and on flossiesgarden, you should really pursue this when you feel you can, after all you have great inspiration and a real purpose behind it all, i think its great, and such a beautiful way to honour florence xx

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