Adelaide and I have had so much fun in the past turning her artwork into fabric. The horses last year was the last collaboration. A few weeks ago, she came to me with another drawing that she thought might make a good fabric print, and so we got to work on making that happen. But this time, I had her help me along in the scanning and prepping of the art for Spoonflower. I shared with her my limited knowledge in Photoshop and Illustrator, and before I knew it, she was taking control of the mouse and on her own - messing with this, playing with that, and adjusting color every which way. She was not only fascinated by the process, but completely capable too. I think in that one evening she surpassed my knowledge of both programs (though that isn't saying much). This, from a kid who has never really had much that has excited or drawn her to the computer besides the occasional horse movie. Hooked, she is.
If there was any doubt that she was hooked, the next day I saw her walking around with a folder tucked under her arm. My Fabrics it screams from the cover. And that folder is filling up faster than you can believe. First though, she's got plans for some sewing with her cotton-candy pink merry-go-round horse fabric. Matching skirts, I do believe, for her and her best friend. "But Mom, that will use up ALL of this fabric and then it's Solstice and Christmas, so I really have a lot of work to do on my other designs."
Yes, yes. Look out dear Anna Maria, Amy and Heather! There's a new fabric designer right around the bend!