The Process

For June,

my birthday month,

I’m sharing the process that I follow when creating art for product.

Here it is in a visual nutshell.

The LANG 2017 “She Who Sews” calendar and related product.

Available on their site now!

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First, lots of sketches.

The mermaid was inspired by this cool antique, articulated fish needle case!

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When I am satisfied, I transfer the final sketch to watercolor paper and render in ink.

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Then I view on the computer to help decide on a color story.

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Next, I go to paint.

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After that it is scanned into the computer where the layout is refined.

At this stage I love to coordinate the image with encouraging verse content.

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Finally, the really fun part, seeing it on product.

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And who knows, maybe this could end up on fabric, eh?

You can watch for her later this summer at

Quilting Treasures!

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8 thoughts on “The Process

  1. Janet, I love this. I really want a calendar next year!
    I love seeing your process. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    I like your pencil holders. Nice that you can have them points up.
    I have nosey kitties and have to keep mine in a box 😛
    Happy Week-end <3♥️

  2. Happy Birthday!!! Have a very blessed and fun filled day. I LOVE everything that you do.

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