School holidays always means things get quieter for me in terms of not as much time for creating and designing, and these holidays are no exception, plus I have been under the weather with the usual change of season cold so my energy levels haven’t been as high as I would like!
I do want to make a repeating fabric design using this illustration but so far my creativity has failed to produce anything worthwhile.
I find that taking a step back and working on something else usually helps when I get a block.
Therefore I decided I would have a go at lino block printing, something I have very little experience of but something I have wanted to do for quite some time.
I did my first try this afternoon of my new logo which looks like this in graphic form:
and this in lino print form;
I know, it’s not great so won’t be using lino printing for branding purposes!
However, it was so much fun doing it and I have a bunch of sketches which would lend themselves well to this medium so I hope to have some time in these school holidays to have a play with it a bit more.
It is nice to take a break from designing on the computer, it is quite refreshing and may help me with the design block I have with the illustration. I am totally open to any suggestions, please do leave a comment. Sometimes brainstorming by oneself is hardwork!