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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let's Fly! - Blog Hop 2013

You are probably visiting from the talented Anneline Sophia Designs blog!  Welcome! I am honored to be a part of this wonderful group of surface pattern designers and I hope you enjoy the hop!

My goals for this year are to incorporate more pattern design into my paintings, and more painting into my pattern design! I will be creating a full portfolio of designs and a new body of paintings to take on the road in the late summer and fall.

My inspiration for these "Let's Fly" Themed designs is that suspended in time place that I occupy while traveling...especially on long trips. Being out of my regular routine gives me a fresh perspective on everything, what's important to me, what can be let go off. Travel also introduces me to so much new beauty and inspiration. I love looking at the earth from the airplane, seeing new contours that I've never seen before, and when coming home, seeing the lovely familiar shapes that are my home. These are the inspirations for the print pattern "Aerial View".

For my Bird Collage pattern I took inspiration from my polymer clay collage. I love the pattern beside pattern, the quilt-y feeling of cutting and piecing the clay to make my collage. This year I will be teaching polymer clay collage for the first time!  I tried to capture the pieced and quilt-like feeling here in this pattern.
and one more, same birds, different treatment.

Thank you for stopping by! From my blog you will be heading to the scrumptious designs of Leska Hamaty. Enjoy!
The Blog Hop starts here if you want to go to the beginning!

41 comments:

cara said...

I'm glad I came back. very pretty!

bethania said...

Very well accomplished patterns, Carrie. Love both concepts and its final results. Congrats!

Believe Creative Studio said...

Thanks for posting, your designs are lovely!
Lots of success for 2013!
Rosie Martinez-Dekker

leska hamaty said...

Love the great contrast between the birds and the background very nice work!

Femi Ford said...

i love the collaged birdies, Carrie!

Gill Eggleston said...

I like your inspiration source - I, too, love looking out of aeroplane windows at the giant patchwork out there. Lovely colouration in your designs.

Unknown said...

I have always been affected by the texture and pattern inspiration from an airplane window, but have never actually executed it so bravo to you. Love the graphic nature of your interpretation. And I am tickled that you and I took the aerial perspective but in very different ways! Love your work and your color scheme! Good luck in 2013!

Lisa Rivas said...

Your work Carrie is very very superb. That Aerial design sings to my heart like the beautiful Birds of your clay collage. I love that you are a painter also! I just looked at your interests and Holy Moly is all I can say! Congratulations on your beautiful work and spirit!

clairesmillie said...

wow! Carrie your bird collages are so darling! I love, love, love them!

fyllayta said...

How wonderful! The birds are adorable, and the texture adds a lot to the feeling! I love aerial too, well done!
Tina

Dreaming on a Star said...

Love your collage birds Carrie and your take on the Flying High theme

Dreaming on a Star said...

Love the bird collage Carrie and your take on the theme

scherzodesign said...

I just love your collage technique. Gives amazing detailed texture to the design while still keeping the overall simplicity! Good luck in 2013!

Simi Gauba said...

Fantastic..love the patchwork birds!

MaJo BV said...

lovely designs Carrie!

MaJo BV said...

lovely designs Carrie!

Lesley Todd said...

Carrie, I really love your aerial view! I got a great view when I flew to Madrid recently and this pattern really reminds me of that trip! Lovely!!!

verogalbraith said...

Gorgeous designs Carrie. I absolutely adore the collage birdies! Good luck in 2013 and with your new classes.

Jeanne Raffer Beck said...

Carrie, the whole idea of adapting polymer clay to textile design is new to me. Sounds like a fascinating process!

Carrie said...

Thank you Ladies! You are all a pleasure to know! Thank you for your comments and enthusiasm...you're gems!

Deborah Velásquez said...

The birds pieces are just truly gorgeous. Have a Happy and Creative 2013!

Piia Põdersalu said...

Lovely!

Dawn Clarkson said...

Lovely work Carrie... do you remember I want you on Dream Designs soon?
Dawn x

Sinead Mansell said...

I'm loving your use of colour I especially like the middle design with birds and your use of collage x

Marcy Tilton said...

Love the arial view and the birds, but especially your spin on emerald green which to me is a harsh and hard to execute/wear color....can evoke St. Patrick's day, not always a good thing. But you'v muted and kicked it back in a really appealing way. Love Birds #2, love the dots on Birds 1. ....and really love the color and pattern in your background dots. ....I'm a fan!

ristydesign said...

Beautiful Birds, lovely color combination. Nice collection, great work.

annadentdesign said...

The birds are lovely, good luck with everything in 2013

Zoe Attwell said...

Love your collage birds Carrie, all the very best in 2013!

spaark said...

Carrie, always love seeing your work. I couldnt PIN just one- all so good. You did an excellent job with emerald-love it with the gold and orange. Best for 2013! julie

Julianne Hall said...

Gorgeous patterns Carrie!Your use of emerald is so beautifully done and your birds are lovely! Really love your comments about travelling-all so true!

Petra Kern, handpainted design said...

Love, love, love those birds, Carrie!

Eva Marion Seyffarth said...

Lovely birdies! And the aerial patterns are very distinctive and original. LOVE the colour palette!
All the best for your plans in 2013!

Gloria Urech said...

Lovely designs Carrie. Birds 2 is my favorite, great colours ;-) Best wishes for a successful 2013! x

Faye Brown said...

Love the birds collage especially although they all look great, all the best for 2013

Melinda said...

Carrie all of your designs are beautiful!! I really like the pattern on pattern in your Bird College piece. Wish I lived closer to take your polymer clay classes- they sound terrific! Best Wishes!!

Kathryn Pledger said...

Love those birds. Kx

bywadesign1 said...

Thank you for sharing your work Carrie. Love the quilting effect

Sarah Paris said...

Really striking designs Carrie, and I love your bird collage.

Jennifer Rogers said...

I love how I can see the fields below flying in an airplane in that first design. The birds are quite lovely! Really well done! I hope lots of exciting things come your way in 2013!!

Nicky Ovitt said...

Very pretty, Carrie! Love your birds and textures.

Nicky Ovitt said...

Very nice collection, Carrie. Love your birds and unexpected textures.