Neverland Collection: Mermiads and Pirates (and a peek at ceramics to come!)

Just a quick update this week, I'm afraid, friends. I'm not gonna lie, it's been a tough one.

Sometimes I feel like I'm in a pretty good place. Some days the grieving process and all the mess that comes with it doesn't seem too daunting, and I can just keep on keepin' on--not ignoring it, but moving forward regardless, however slowly. But as my dad likes to remind me, grieving "is not a linear process."  It doesn't just keep getting better as you move forward.

Sometimes it's extremely messy, and very, very hard. Often unexpectedly. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that this week I hit a particularly non-linear patch on this journey.

Don't worry--I'm ok. I just can't always keep up the same pace on everything, which means I have less interesting stuff to show you. I'm sorry for that, but I hope you'll understand.

I do have a finished presentation board for the glass products I designed last week! I'm still not super happy with the colors--following a set trendboard for this collection has proved a bit difficult for me. It's supposed to help us stay focused in our designs, but I'm so used to creating my own color palettes I guess I'm not very good at following directions without compromising good design. I'm working on it.

Anyway, here it is!

I thought you might be interested to see a few iterations this board went through. I got some great feedback from other artists in the class and tried a few different versions before I submitted the one with the blue background. Here are a couple of them:

This week we're focusing on lettering, which is a new one for me! I started with just a few phrases and words--to be added to products later, although I already had some idea what those products would be. Any guesses?

Nothing's finished yet, but I'm getting there!

A favorite (slightly adapted) quote, in progress.

A favorite (slightly adapted) quote, in progress.


I'll be back with the final ceramic product design next week!