Monday, June 27, 2011

Feature on Apartment Therapy!

Read the full story over at Apartment Therapy of this before and after!  Thanks Jason for taking the time to come over for a house tour. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Please Turn This Space into THE Place!

To: Making it Lovely
From: A space that dreams of being social one day.

While I may only be a mere 16 x 20 feet in size and the only things that tend to hang around are weeds, ladders, and the occasional trash bag waiting to be thrown out- I'm hoping this letter will be my chance to change things around for the better!  I would give all the fertile soil in the world to become THE social hangout spot for the summer!  Please turn my bbq and smore dreams into a reality!

Awaiting transformation always,

Bucktown Beaut

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Spudnik Press

A good friend of mine sent me an invitation to join her last night to attend a pattern design workshop over at a chill community printshop space called Spudnik Press.  The director Angee hosts a range of talented creatives to come and teach on a wide range of design/print workshops.  So when I heard that they were having a workshop on how to repeat patterns, I jumped at the chance to learn something new!
Megan Lee, designer and extraordinary crafty gal ran the workshop with friendliness and taught us how to turn a design into a repeating pattern that could be used as wallpaper or on fabric.  She showed us a few tricks to help turn simple designs into intricate and interesting repeating patterns that line up seamlessly (or pretty darn close, at least)!  Here is my quick pattern drawing that I came up with.

I can't wait to play around with other drawings and experiment new ways of application.  Printing on fabric and paper is my next creative goal.  And now I feel like I have a better understanding of what it takes to make it work!  Thanks Angee and Megan!  I look forward to attending next months creative workshop!  Keep em coming :)