Hi Lovers! I’m super excited to have the opportunity to share my projects and musings with you here on COLOURlovers. Who am I? My name is Tonia Davenport and I am the Acquisitions Editor for North Light Craft Books. I have to admit, I really love my job because not only do I get to learn so much from the books I edit, I get to meet so many talented artists in the mixed-media community and I get to play with all sort of products and projects so I can share them with the visitors of our Web site, CreateMixedMedia.com and now here, too, with the lovers at COLOURlovers.
I’m still a bit new here and learning my way around, but so far I am having a really wonderful experience getting inspiration for my creative projects from the palettes here. Last month, Miaka’s palette Curiosity Killed inspired me to make a pencil case (see above).
There is something incredibly rewarding for me to stitch up projects from canvas that I have painted myself and this bag was no exception. I was really happy with how it came out and if it wasn’t for Anilu 7, I don’t know that I would have ever come up with the combination on my own. That’s what I love so much about COLOURlovers—the generous spirit of sharing between lovers here and the way we all want to inspire one another. I’ll be posting many more project here—some from palettes I find while browsing and others from those I create myself and I hope in some small way, maybe I can inspire you to take your favorite palettes to a place outside of the digital world and into more of a tactile, hands-on experience.
If you like the bag you see here, I bet you’ll love the other projects in Mixed and Stitched, too, for they all lend themselves well to fabrics you choose to dye, paint and embellish yourself—you know, really make something your own.
Thanks for letting me share with you.