October 16, 2013
Most people know me as a fine artist, a painter that uses methods… strange methods. The real truth to the story is that all these methods are textile related, because that has been my dream! Cloth and thread has been something I have been attached to forever something similar to a mother’s apron strings. It gives me comfort.
It’s been years in the making to even get close to this world in a larger sense other than the fabric stores. I made it a mission in the past couple of years to learn everything I can about this market. It has been tricky and at times very disheartening, almost like this industry takes place in faraway exotic tents.
Well a couple of years ago I exhibited at Surtex thinking I would get in touch with this field by my presence there. But nothing consequential happened other than meeting some very nice artists and realizing there are other places where the action is. A place of action is at the Quilt Markets, a booming industry circling all around the wonderful craft of making quilts. Quiltmaking is a huge craft today in the United States and it involves the bolt fabric industry. There is a whole art about making the perfect design for quilting fabric. In a future post I’ll give a bit of insight on this.
Next week I am finally attending the International Quilt Market in Houston, it will be very exciting to finally connect to this warm and beautiful field!
Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.
September 1, 2013
Goethe’s observations with a prism showed him that light did not split into seven continuous rainbow hues but that the beam had a red edge, turning to yellow, which became white in the middle until it passed into green shades that darkened to blue along its other edge.
Newton’s colour wheel contained the seven colours of the rainbow that he observed.
The 6-Color wheel proposed by Goethe, colours were diametrically opposed to each other,
as they “reciprocally evoke each other in the eye.”
Thus, yellow demands violet; orange, blue; red, green; and vice versa: thus… all intermediate gradations reciprocally evoke each other; the simpler colour demanding the compound, and vice versa.” ~Goethe, Theory of Colours, 1810 —Love this wheel!
This opened the way to symmetric color wheels with harmonious and complementary relationships.
They tend to come out a colour called ‘Pants left in wash’ ~Eddie Izzard
August 21, 2013
At the Anchobee Blog, her author Andrea Rincon has these fun briefs every week. Apparently she wanted to see what possibilities were out there in pillowing her sofa! PLEASE VISIT and see what other designers created for that blue sofa, they were stunning!
“Chatroom Champs” a decor cushion design by ©LisaRivas – suggested size: 18″ x 18″ – fabric: linen
“There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.” ― French proverb
August 12, 2013
June 15, 2013
Welcome to the first ever Pattern Design Pin Hop!
This is a brilliant tweak to the blog-hop action…now one can hop from one designer to another designer and it is so much easier. The central landing spot is a “Pinterest Board” called PinHop June 2013! This is definitely a quicker way to view the work of favorite designers, plus discover some fabulous new ones.
Inspiration for the Pattern Surface Designs of this hop were derived from the themes of PatternBank’s A/W13-14 forecast. Each designer picked one theme and created a pattern and 2 – 6 coordinates. To get the whole story from each designer, click on the image on the Pinterest board and it will take you to that designer’s blogpost. This unique hop was organized by the Surface Designer Tina Olsson of FYLLAYTA. I want to thank her for spearheading this concept, plus all the guidance and coordination of over 40 surface pattern designers in the creating of this exceptional PinHop!
Of the A/W 13-14 trends forecasted by Patternbank, I chose LOOKALIKE LACES
and my design stems from a very interesting bloom called the Spider Flower.
I will be having a whole blog post on the elaboration of this design in the upcoming weeks.
Spider Flower by © Lisa Rivas
Here’s a mini mood-board for some of the concepts, colors and ideas of this new and upcoming trend!
And few coordinates and fashion ideas…
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing or licensing this design.
With the PinHop!, you can quickly share, like, comment and save the designs that speak to you on to your own Pinterest board. A great way of referencing visuals for product development and future image acquisition.