Jan DiCintio at Daisy Janie is a creative multitasker. She designs fabric, makes handbags, paints, designs home furnishings, and on top of all that, runs Scoutie Girl, a blog that features other indie artists and crafters. Her original fabric designs, available through both her website and her Etsy shop, strike me as kinda Marimekko-esque, but are definitely all her own. I was curious about how her fine art skills might mesh with her fabric design process. She told me:
I basically start with a doodle or sketch that I either scan into or recreate in my graphic design software. From there, I manipulate the heck out of it – pulling pieces out, putting pieces in – until I have about 10-20 separate elements I’ve created based upon that initial sketch. It’s like putting a puzzle together once I have the basic pieces of my design, with a lot of layering, scaling, embellishing, experimenting and tweaking to create a cohesive, balanced finished repeat.
The first photo is her Kate fabric with its doodle inspiration for comparison, plus two more that are my personal favorites. Nice, no? I hope to see these rolling off the Spoonflower printers in the near future!