Make mistakes

John Lennon poster 1 — digital illustration, 2011
John Lennon poster 1 — digital illustration, 2011
John Lennon poster 2 — digital illustration, 2011
John Lennon poster 2 — digital illustration, 2011

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

The first image was created by following a tutorial on Tuts+ (the design is based on street artist Shepard Fairey’s Obama campaign posters). The second image was a mistake* I made when messing around with layers in Illustrator.

*Visit this post if you would like to know what I really think about mistakes.

A crafty vintage

© Sandra Fleck 2013
© 2013 Sandra Fleck

I made these faux wine labels for Sandra a.k.a. bagirl as props when we photographed her wine courier bags. Never one to let a design opportunity pass by, I made use of the watercolour background that I painted for her business cards/product labels.

© Sandra Fleck 2013
© 2013 Sandra Fleck

And here they are in their supporting role with a couple of the wine couriers. Sandra and her bags will also be at Saturday’s craft fair in Halswell (Christchurch, New Zealand)*. Click here for details.

* PLEASE NOTE: Unfortunately, the craft fair was cancelled. Organisers say there were not enough stall holders to make it worthwhile holding the event.

Beatles love

All You Need Is Love, detail – acrylic on canvas, 255 x 305 mm, 2013
All You Need Is Love, detail – acrylic on canvas, 255 x 305 mm, 2013

I painted this little Beatles record as a test for my new Golden satin varnish — I’m preparing to varnish the Peonies triptych and I read somewhere that dark colours can appear cloudy under satin or matte varnish if not applied correctly. So I bought a cheap stretched canvas and had a bit of fun.