Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Expressions from Old Paintings
























I have to show you something fun. Do you remember when I showed you this mixed-media painting (those are watercolor papers that I tore and then collaged back into a pattern.) It's never looked finished to me but I sent the image over to Spoonflower which is a company that will take your own personal art and turn it into fabric!!

Many of you know about this great company but it was new stuff to me.

This is a yard of my own custom fabric. Isn't that fun?? I mirrored the image and that's why it's a little different but I was just trying this company out to see what kind of quality they produced. I was very pleased with their quality. Now I just have to improve on my photographs and design ideas!
(close up)

Check this out. Do you remember my cow painting? It's funny but it has been a favorite of mine.





It is an acrylic piece that I did in my 5th journal after cutting hay around a dairy farm.

This is it as a printed fabric!















Do you see the cows? I'm not sure what I'll do with the fabric yet. I'm seeing so many new collage ideas with fabric and I thought it would be fun to have some of my own. I quilted years ago and would have loved to design some of my own fabric then. I would love to hear your ideas.
This is just another fun way to express your art!

20 comments:

Louise Gale said...

Oooh i love your patterns on the fabric! I saw this company on another blog recently and am raring to have a go myself....looks like lots of fun. The cows look great... makes you want to have a go with other paintings doesn't it? See it all in a different light totally! xx

aspecialjourneyofmyown said...

Peggy these are awesome! LOVE the cows, and what a great idea to take the 'end product' of your painting and make it into the 'starting product' of whatever you make with the fabric. Must feel great to see your own designs on there. Next stop gift wrap and a home decor line :-)
Beth

Kay said...

very cool..I had better check out this company!

Kolleen said...

so cool!!!

love the colors and all the things i see within your first piece....love when the eye does that!!!

your cow painting is darling...can see why it's a favorite!!!

happy happy tuesday
xoxo
k

Diane said...

Oh my goodness--I love these both!!!

DJ said...

Wow...You are so good, kid!
Love the textiles of your work!

linda said...

this is soooo cool, i adore both but the cows steal this farmer girl's heart...someone calls me that, tho i am far from it, it sticks...want to change my blog name :)

so fun, thanks for sharing this!

Poetic Artist said...

I love your patterns on the fabric.
I have not heard of this company.
I love the cows..

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

I love that cow painting. In fact I love both the originals in this post. They are both wonderful. You are such a talented artist.

How cool to try them on fabric. That's a great idea. I love the way the cow has come out. It almost has a Batik feel to it.

NatashaMay said...

I have never heard of this. I'll have to check if we have something similar in our country. Tha fabric looks awesome!

Kimmie said...

what a cool idea!!! I will have to go check that out! Your fabrics look great!

Jeanne Nelson said...

Awesome way to get unique fabric, Peggy! Love this idea, and will run to check out the company's website right after posting this. I quilted years ago also, and this makes me want to get back into some new form of textile art! I'm also thinking of new possibilities for the "graffiti style" work of Alisa Burke (www.alisaburke.com) that I've admired. Wishing you a peaceful day, filled with inspiration ~~ Jeanne

Steve Emery said...

This is great! It makes me wonder what some of my work would look like on fabric. I'll have to think about that.

I really love the way the cows turned out - very unique fabric concept. I've never seen anything like it. It's a wonderful painterly painting, working both as an abstract composition and definitely as cows.

Carol Anne Strange said...

This is fantastic, Chick. It's wonderful to see your art work in fabric. It provides so many opportunities for new and exciting creative projects. xx

Zom said...

And doesn't it work well when you repeat a pattern? Lovely.

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love the colors and all the things....
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Bren said...

Can I just say, these are fantastic. Love the abstract fabric and I can't believe how great the cow print turned out, it has this great geometric feel from a distance and it's not until closer up that you see the cows. Love the cows by the way, I grew up on a farm in a small framing community, still love it.

Hannah bolton said...


It’s a great site to see. That will help for improvisation of me. Will definitely marked as Bookmark.

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