Archive for January, 2013

From Plate to Floor

January 28, 2013

New year, new project. Often when I meet with a client they have no idea about their mat’s design, but sometimes they do. This client would like me to transfer the concept of the dutch artwork from a plate to a 66″ x 60″ floor mat. I love these challenges. In this case, the task is fairly easy – create a stencil of the flower and apply in a scatter print pattern. Below is the plate and my computer sketch. The computer sketch does not show the colors very accurately but paint will be chosen to match the plate directly.  Next… paint.

dutch plate dutch pattern floor mat

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Happy New Year!

January 3, 2013

I stepped into the new year on a New Year’s floor mat I created especially as a dance floor for a black and white themed New Year’s Eve party I was hosting. Armed with just black Sharpie pens and my imagination I drew this festive doodle. I started by creating shoes (also below) which then inspired the mat. I was having so much fun I wondered what else I could draw on… a plate… a wall… a hat… it was hard to stop. I now have a whole new appreciation for the graffiti artist.

Happy New Year floor mat Happy New Year shoes