Tuesday, April 29, 2008

new print:)

I'm working on something so incredibly fun... but I can tell or show... It's torture. All I could say is that it's for lil' kids:) I'll bottle that excitement to open up later. Must be patient...
On  the bright side, I have a new print available on Monkey Powered. I really like it! It's really fun!
-'Mmmm, coffee!' - says the owl - 'Nothing like a bit of expresso at 9:00 in the moring...'
-'Indeed!' - says  the girl - 'indeed.'
Well, back to work with me...

13 comments:

Tania Julian said...

Hello Helen,

I just found you on design sponge and boy, did I just fall in love with your work... swoon. I must buy something of your etsy site. btw, i typed in your name on etsy and nothing popped up. maybe you should put it in your tag line? anyway, thanks for the inspiration, i'm a ceramist and colors and shapes like yours inspire me! i'll put you on my list of people to read :-)

Tania Julian said...

Hello Helen,

I just found you on design sponge and boy, did I just fall in love with your work... swoon. I must buy something of your etsy site. btw, i typed in your name on etsy and nothing popped up. maybe you should put it in your tag line? anyway, thanks for the inspiration, i'm a ceramist and colors and shapes like yours inspire me! i'll put you on my list of people to read :-)

Pam said...

oh dear, I'm antsy in my pantsy to see whats coming up. With two little ones, I'm extra excited.

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hollysarah said...

my kitchen would thank me for this print! So cheerful! God work, Helen. Can't wait to hear about your children's project!

paisleystclaire said...

Coffee and art - two of my great loves.

Jules said...

Fantastic new print! I adore it :) You are so talented and it sounds like yo really enjoy what you do!

Carolyn said...

i just LUV this new print Helen!
it's adorable, like everything else you do.

ellencrimitrent said...

okay Helen,

I have to ask because I am digitally challenged how did you get the image to have a wood grain type look?
It reminds me of your friend Jenn Ski, I love it!! Please tell me how!!

I have to get an Etsy site up badly but sadly at the end of the day I am so tired to do anything, but I will be forced to by the end of May if it kills me!!

By the way are you ready for Surtex? Its just a few weeks away, lucky for you Lilla will be taking care of all the crazy stuff, I would have to take a month out to prepare for that show every year, and its nice not to do it this year! I can actually walk Stationery and talk to friends at Surtex and not have to stand in a booth all day!!! I will surely stop by your booth.

Oh I am going to add you to my blogroll!!

orange you lucky! said...

Ok Ellen (and anyone who's interested),

Here's the process:
My husband makes string instruments (mainly guitars for a living and we have a ton of wood scarps. I've taken some that I thought were pretty and scanned them in at high resolution. I put the collage together in Photoshop using vector shapes I created in Illustrator. Some pieces of wood got coloured by putting a solid colour layer on top of wooden one and than making it (%) transparent. So there are many layers and you have to work with at least 300dpi resolution (so...good computer is a must).
I hope this answers the question:) h:)

Jenn Ski said...

The print looks gorgeous! I can't wait for the surprise :P

stephanie levy said...

i'm enjoying your blog and work so much! you are lots of fun!

Morgan said...

Oh my gosh-- your work is adorable. It's so fun and fresh and wonderful. It was simply love at first sight for me.

I'm wondering what your special project is...hm... maybe a book for the little kids?!

Keep up the great work!
-M.