Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Good Morning,
    We have been busy working on the next phase of the new collection. This will be a Spring line for 2013, that is how far we must work ahead so that there is time for the printing process.  Now that we have our ideas formulated and the color pallet finalized it's time to put the ideas on paper. 
     Our cameras are our constant companion. We are always on the look out for anything that catches our eye. Pictures we find or take ourselves are great references to help make our designs come to life.

We first start our designs in black and white. We are constantly adjusting them, changing their scale size and configurations over and over until we feel it is exactly right. With our hi-tech copy machine we can change a print in percentage from original 100% all the way down to 25% to see what looks best. The other picture below, we have tried lots of different versions of the same print. We will select the one that we like the best.

Because of the nature of this line we actually went out to the pond to use some of the elements we found to get the look and feel we wanted.

These may be used within a larger print or just as a separate print itself. We will sketch them and see what works with what we already have started. Watch for part III
Until next time, Eileen & Lynn


  1. The changing percentage of design is such a great idea. Somethings I'm sure look better smaller or larger. I love the grasses and berries.

  2. I love seeing everything that goes into your design process! Can't wait to see the next part.