Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sea Monkeys

Some of you might remember I submitted this for Illustration Friday.

It's been since changed ever so slightly and Wuh-LaaaawW! It's now in fabric! Well. Actually. It's a Strikeoff.

In the Textile Printing Industry a Strikeoff (abbreviated SKO) is defined as a small run of fabric printed with screens for the first time after the screens are made to check if there are any shifts in colors and a whole slew of other could-be problems.

I was just pinning up new Dick and Jane fabric I was designing on the fabric wall, glanced down when I dropped a thumb-tack that bounced into a box and there were my monkeys! How could I resist picking it up, staring at it and then taking a photo of it?

I hope I can do more monkeys.


Janet said...

I hope you do more monkeys, too! I loved this and remembered it, and now to have it out in fabric....how cool is that!
Your sister Kelly is soOo inspiring! I know you are very proud of her.

Doodlestreet said...

How cool is that!!!! I LOVE this illo, and have since I first saw it on your blog! One of my favorites, for sure--I'm so glad the powers that be saw your talent and greatness and wanted to share it with the world with a soft, vivid and fun fabric! Congrats!

You're portfolio is just bursting these days, eh?!

platitudinal said...

How great this is! How fun! How charming! How, oh, everything! :)

*writing a discarded dream back into the dream list: must learn how to sew. Fantastic fabrics abound!

hendrix said...

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle

roz said...

How wonderful!
I just love the designs you create.
Speaking of sea monkeys we actually have some real sea monkeys in this house.
Remember those things advertised in the old comics?
Yep, they are SO NEAT!
Kinda creepy, but neat! I'd always wanted to give em a try so the daughter and I bought a kit last week.

ValGalArt said...

Very interesting process and your design is incredibly great! I love the synchronized swimmers, nice touch!