Besides making signs…

Lately (besides making signs)…

Art school with Lilla Rogers has been fun!  The first week, I created a fabric design inspired by two of my great grandmas.  Here’s the post about that.  I ordered some fabric with my designs from Spoonflower.com, and I love how it turned out!  I’m going to have someone make it into tea towels or pot holders.  fabric

Last week, we designed ceramic plates with bromeliads.  I didn’t even know what bromeliads were until last week.  Here’s what I came up with for it.  I ended up turning them into signs (available in-store at it is what it is right now), and I might order some actual plates from Cafe Press with the designs on them just for fun. KATIE_DOUCETTE_BLOOM&GROW_2A_WEEK2

And this week we designed a children’s book cover for a Russian folktale called “The Language of the Birds.”

I’m not very good at drawing people, but when I was about 11 or 12 years old, my sister and I created a family of characters called “The Hammerheads.”  The mom and dad were anita and james, and the two kids were beverly and humdrum.  They all had wide, squashed heads and square bodies. Don’t ask why because I don’t know.  But we made all kinds of Hammerhead stories, and then we would video tape the pages we drew and narrate them.

Anyway, there was a boy in “the language of the birds.”  I really can’t draw people, so I decided to use Humdrum Hammerhead as the main character.  

Next week’s art school theme is Wall Decor.  Should be a good week for me!

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About polkadotmitten

I'm Katie, the creator behind Polka Dot Mitten handmade signs. I live in Saugatuck, Michigan with my husband and our two young children. My mom and I own a shop in Douglas, MI called It Is What It Is, which is full of locally handmade treasures. Whimsical, creative things are my passion!
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