Monday, 19 February 2018

The Tortoise and Hare

 Another week has flown by and I've just managed by the skin of my teeth to finish my design for the Tortoise and Hare contest on Spoonflower. I admit it was hard to come up with an idea.. but once I started it fell into place.

So without further ado.. here are two close-ups for you to look at and as usual of you click the links under the photo's it will take you to the design.

Tortoise and Hare on Spoonflower

Tortoise and Hare on Spoonflower
Click on any of the links to see how it looks in repeat.     :>D
Pretty Hare on Spoonflower
And a Portrait of the Tortoise....
Pretty Tortoise on Spoonflower
And one of the speeding Hare....
Speedy Hare on Spoonflower
I hope you like the design and pop along next Friday to Vote for it. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Elephant Love!

This week on Spoonflower, they're having a Limited Palette Design Challenge. The colours to be used are what they call Orchid, Navy and Burgundy with Black and white as optional extras. We have to use two of the first three colours and the design can be anything we're passionate about.

Light Orchid #D3A0CC
Navy #031838

Burgundy #81001E
Well, that was hard because I love flowers, and the ocean and wild animals and ideas whirled around in my head for days. Then one day I was on instagram and saw some fabric of buck, done in Africa somewhere and an idea sparked. Those buck were so graceful and looked amazing. I knew I had to try and get my design to give others that same feeling.. I played with animal ideas and eventually came up with..... Elephants! Ta Da!! ROFL Really graceful elephants.. well it's not graceful by a long shot, BUT it's LOVING!
Yes very loving, Elephant Mama's and their babies :>D
Holding Trunks
Notice.. I don't have any Burgundy.......? Wonder Why?
I Wanna Play
It's because the Burgundy looked like Blood....
Keep me Safe Mamma
And I'm sure we all agree, there has been too much bloodshed with Elephants!
Mischievous One

Casually Happy
What it looks like in repeat as a fabric......
Elephant Love
Challenge Size
Small or Tiny
Not nearly as awesome or mind blowing as that fabric I saw.. But I think is rather sweet. I have it on Spoonflower in three sizes.. HUGE, Medium and small.

I've also put it up on Woven Monkey and Print me Pretty, if you can't see them when you click the links, it's because they haven't been made for sale yet.. 

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Otter Challenge design

Close-ups of my Otter design for the Otter Challenge on Spoonflower.
And this is the view of them repeated out. 

It's been a Long Time and a Helluva Ride!

Hello, :>D  To anyone who is wondering what happened to me. I've been through a huge upheaval in my life and was in such a bad place that I just could not dredge up any enthusiasm to draw or to write. I don't know if any of you have been there, the place where you just want to hide in your room under the duvet and never ever have to come out again! The place where people look at you and seem to be thinking, get a grip man, what's the matter with you, you're stronger than this..... maybe they weren't thinking that, maybe that's what I thought they were thinking..... I don't know. All I do know is that I was broken......... into tiny little pieces ......... and it's taken me this long to even consider coming back here. I'm not sure that I'm altogether again just yet but I do know that I'm on my way out of the pit, this deep dark hole where the light at the top had disappeared but then became a tiny pinprick, then disappeared again but is now getting bigger and actually growing a little each day.

I found that by helping others it helped me find self worth again, helped me believe that I wasn't useless, worthless or ugly. Maybe ugly isn't the word I need here, ummm I think probably unattractive is more like it, because when you're told, out of the blue after ten years together, that you should leave because "I don't love you." What freaked me out was the missing 'anymore' at the end of that sentence. I began to wonder if I had ever been loved or was I just handy to have around? I was in such pain I went inside myself and existed on autopilot.
People offered to help, but got frustrated with me. They would, after a month or two, wash their hands of me and want me far away from them. Even close family weren't immune to this. I never used drugs of alcohol to drown my feeling of inadequacy. I tried to eat healthily, take walks, volunteered at the local thrift shop, and just make it through each day, barely managing to exist. I was pushed from one place to the next, not really wanted anywhere. Couldn't work due to visa restrictions, couldn't leave the country because my passport had expired and because it's Zimbabwean, it was almost impossible to renew outside the country. I eventually managed to get one.. but it cost me more than $600 to do it, money I had to borrow, not knowing when I could pay it back.

So that's it in short. I'm now living and working in the UK, due to my grandparents having been born here, and slowly finding myself again. I work as a carer to old folks and in my spare time I have started drawing again. I've paid my debts, bought an old skedonk of a car that has been amazingly good to me. I've managed to persuade my parents to move to the UK and they live with me now, which is awesome!

I wanted to show you what I've been doing lately.. I've started designing and entering Spoonflower contests again and these designs are what I'll be showing you all here.

Oh yes, I had to change my studio name from Art on Fabric to House of Heasman because some yoyo in Australia decided that Art on Fabric was a cool name and she registered it there so forcing me to change my shops names. :>P So now you'll find me under Pallet of Sylvie Heasman( PoSH) hehe on Woven Monkey and Print Me PrettyHouse of Heasman on Spoonflower, Zazzle and Society6. For some strange reason I couldn't use PoSH in the USA :>P

So I'm going to go back a few months of artwork and start there. Each post will show new work.

You'll have to click on the link under each picture to see it in fabric form... Thanks :>D

This is a cushion cover front which can be found on Spoonflower and Roostery. You can see it on Roostery by clicking on the cushion picture when you're on Spoonflower.
Framed Hawaiian Sunset
Hawaiian Sunset Seamless fabric design
Sundowner or Cocktail Time in Hawaii
This last one was entered into a Hawaiian contest on Spoonflower.. didn't do too well.. but that's okay.
Hawaii Design on Woven Monkey UK
Hawaiian Design on Print me Pretty UK

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.. <3 <3

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Zentangle designs

Well they are exciting to me and so I thought I'd better share them as you may also like them :-)

I have entered one into the latest Spoonflower Contest. The Theme is ditsy lizards so I decided I wanted to do a zentangle design and came up with these:

This one is the one I've entered into the Contest.
These are colourways I did.
If you like the design but the colours are wrong for you.. It's no problem.. I can change them quite easily :-) So just ask and it will be done!

I have in mind to do one with Dragonflies and also one with Butterflies and would welcome any suggestions of others that you might like to see, done in this style. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

What a Success!

The day has come, yes it's finally arrived. I got confirmation today of the ... wait I'm jumping ahead of myself here.

Remember I told you last time that I'd had the privilege of working with someone, creating designs for her, sometimes using her drawings and sometimes just getting a brief? Well ... you don't? best you go and read my last post then hey!

For those of you who do, My clients name is Dorothy and she's a lovely person, a pleasure to work with. She's been really busy since I sent her the designs, they are all uploaded onto Woven Monkey a great printing site in the UK and Spoonflower in the USA. She will also be uploading her work onto Print Me Pretty in the UK.

As she is a hop farmer, and is also just started selling her hops to home brewers, her fabrics revolve around that subject. Wait till you see the rest we're working on.. hehe

Let me tell you folks, you're in for a treat, her fabrics are gorgeous, her ideas and vision, very classy!

These are just some of the designs she has had printed, aren't they stunning?!

 Oh and the baskets.. they are called Sussex Trugs.. really cool hey, I wouldn't mind one. Dorothy doesn't make them, but someone she knows does, and she says that they last a lifetime. If you want to buy a TRUG click HERE.

I hope this has whet your appetite for more info :-)
Below are the links to learn more about this fabric, see all the designs.. about 140 variations and some still in the pipeline. :-)

The Website is called a Bushel of Hops and so all her fabric shops are called that too. psst It's the best place to buy hops for your brilliant home brew beer!

A Bushel of Hops  on Woven Monkey *Here* All the designs are set for sale already :-)
A Bushel of Hops On Spoonflower. *Please note* that these still have to be sample printed before being set for sale, so if there are any that you'd like really urgently, then drop Dorothy or me a line and she'll arrange those to be done first.
Print Me Pretty.. T.B.A  patience dear people all in good time :-)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Oh My Word!

I can't believe that I haven't written in here for so long!
Life has been just crazy and I have gone through a break up in my relationship and a move of countries! So now I'm living in the UK again. My time I spent in Australia was fabulous BUT things change and hopefully move forward, don't they? Please say yes... hehe

Anyway one really great thing happened to me recently. I was interviewed by Print Me Pretty and it was posted in their Blog. If you'd like to read what they have to say, here's the link

Thank you Janet I feel very privileged.

I've also been designing for a quilter who wanted her very own fabric. Together we have created a huge number of designs. I'll be talking about them in my next blog update along with the link to her shop so that you can go and see them.. she's still uploading them all and it will take her wee while.

I'm so mad at myself today. I had planned to submit this design into the Spoonflower Weekly Contest for National Parks and was so busy I missed the deadline.. Aaarrrrggggg!!

To see this design on Spoonflower, just click the caption and it will take you there.
See you soon!

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