Thursday, August 6, 2020

DIY masks to help out during Covid 19.

Well, it's been a minute hasn't it. A year I believe.


I've been very busy lately doing my usual freelance work. Alterations, tailoring, repairs, custom quilting and apparel... as well as.... masks.
Since March I've been steadily making masks for donation and for sale.

I started with a few face-masks, and have slowly been changing the fit and construction a few times. Added new sizes, changed the fabrics, changed the ties and elastic. 

So far I've donatied 323 masks to hospitals and care centers around Texas.

I've also sold a few on my etsy.

Check them out!

Lip reading mask image 0

Lip reading mask image 5
Sparkle tie dye face mask image 0
Grey face mask with adjustable straps image 0


Thanks,
Ruth

Monday, January 21, 2019

2 year Nativity


I can never figure out what to get my mother for Christmas. She collects Nativity scenes so one year, about 2015 or possibly 2016 I started on a Nativity watercolor.

I just presented it to her 2 years later. I spend a month or two originally working on it and shelved it until this past 2018.

Here's a look at it finished. And the steps I took to get there.

Finished in  December 2018












I finally finished.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Big Sue Trading Co.

My nephew had asked me if I knew how to make a logo of his dog Sue, so he could put his face on a hat.

Here was his sketch, which to be honest I really think is cute.


But he sent me a picture of his dog Sue, so I worked from that at first for the actual dog logo. Even though I kind've like his hand-drawn one better.

Sue

First draft, I feel like it needed to be simplified much more.



This is still in my opinion too busy, I'm thinking
I want to make it so that the logo can be just two colors, but
not as linear.
I'm getting there.




I think this might be the one.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Swagger and Croquis

I spoke to a high school class about fashion design the other day. It's the fashion design and sewing class. I realized that I hadn't really updated any of my fashion designs in many years. At least, I hadn't done any illustrations, and all of my fashion design was just stuff for my kids and friends. So rather than let all my training waste away....I gave myself some projects.

The croquis' I had designed were fine. But a friend mentioned that they didn't have enough swagger. Which was true, I had based my croquis' on real runway models, rather than the usual 9 head format. So their body language was much more subdued than what many people think of as "fashion croquis".

Soooo, I tried again.

Here are what I ended up with.


Here's my process.....




I drew these based on a more "fashion croquis" style.

I found some inspiration from these sheer star outfits.











I'm really feeling the Barbie meets Wonder-Woman style. I think they have more swagger.



Thanks,
Ruth