My New Adventure in Print on Demand Fabric and Clothing

I have been exploring the world of print on demand (POD) and now have an online shop at The Art of Where website. 

This has been so much fun. I will come home from my day job and sit down at the computer while I'm listening to the news. Creating a new design or collection is therapy and offers a deep sense of creative empowerment. I take luminous flower photos that lend themselves to design possibilities. For instance, the fabric design Pear Blossom Baroque 1901 at the top of this blog is based on a photo taken in spring 2016, when a golden setting sun lit up a pear tree in full bloom. Placing the original photo in the magic mirror application for fabric design brought forth a stunning new image that can become fabric to sew into a new dress, a set of placemats, or other fabric delight.

 

I started my POD journey by creating fabric. As I learned more sophisticated software techniques, I began to build a store with many collections, and they include dresses, kimonos, leggings, tops, tote bags, journals, cards, and so much more. 

I created the Mystery Pink Peony 5298 dress on a Saturday morning, posted it on Facebook, and my gorgeous and talented singer/songwriter friend, Austin Tyler Meade, bought it that afternoon. It took a couple of weeks to get from Montreal (where the Art of Where delights are made) to her. And here is Austin modeling the dress she bought.

 

I can't tell you how exciting it is to see someone wearing one of my designs. A digital dream becomes physical reality!

Here is the link to my newest collection: Magic Mirror Pear Blossom 7538

Magic Mirror Pear Blossom 7538 Collection.jpeg

https://artofwhere.com/artists/candy-paull/collections/21889

And here is one of the peignoir designs in this collection. You can also find leggings, dresses, notebooks, tote bags, and much more. 

One last cool fun thing: when you follow the Art of Where links to the dress or the peignoir, you'll discover a 3D digital version that can be looked at from every angle. I call it digital Barb(ie) dolls. 

I'll be posting more soon. It's nice to be back to blogging after a long hiatus. New things for a new year. 

Ducklings and Designing for the Fun of It

Flotilla

A photograph is a liminal apace, neither real nor imaginary, a middle region where the soul comes to life. To the literal mind, a photograph may look like a record of the past, but to the poetic mind it is an uncanny presencing of self and world that is pure, deep, and revealing.
— Thomas Moore

I'm working on a new creative project that involves print on demand fabrics and clothing. I will be posting more soon, but I'm in a creative fog exploring graphic options with my current software. I took some photos of mama duck and her babies at Centennial Park a couple of years ago. Now I have turned one into a digital painting that might even become wallpaper or fabric. What fun!

And here is one variation of what wallpaper or fabric might look like. 

Fabric or wallpaper style A

and another variation. 

Fabric or wallpaper style B

I have also been playing with florals. I will take a photo, edit it, and then end up with something that would work for fabric, or might look lovely on a dress. It's all exploration of the world of print on demand. 

Painted Tulips 

This can turn into fun fabric designs:

Or maybe a rose can become a dress design. It feels like anything can happened when I make magic with images. 

Painted Rose

The body is a vehicle through which I beccome an aesthetic expression of the self.
— Tu Wei-Ming

Here is a link to my Art of Where store. I have uploaded a few designs that are for sale.

https://artofwhere.com/artists/candy-paull

I am in a preliminary learning stage, so please be patient. More to come later...