I had plans for this months theme for Monthly Makers. I had plans to make something using actual pearls. To make something different than the things I’ve created non-stop for the past few weeks. But the closer it got to me actually starting, the less I wanted to make it. And then I didn’t do it. And in the end it came down to not having enough time. So that was great! But I’ll just make what I planned some other time, because I still want to make it. So that’s why I’m not giving it away just yet!
But anyway, I have still created something for the theme! And it’s digital, and it’s pixel sorting, and I feel so predictable and hopeless but I’m still pretty happy with the result.
Here’s what I created:
They’re these rounded explosions of pixel sorting inspired my mother-of-pearl, shells and pearls.
I made them through making regular pixel sortings and then running them through a tiny planet-app (it’s called RollWorld and is kinda fun) in my phone, so it’s really easy actually! And fun! Yay!
Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative or create more. During 2016 we’ll have twelve monthly challenges for you to be inspired by. For April the theme is Pearls and Mikaela is the host. Comment on this post with a link to your creation to participate! You have until the 28th!
Whenever I find a new technique that I enjoy I become borderline obsessive. It happened as I was experimenting with fluid painting for the “Colour” theme for Monthly Makers, and it has happened again. I’ve been pixel sorting every day now for two weeks, and I can’t stop thinking about doing it. It’s the only thing I really want to do right now, because it’s SO MUCH FUN.
So I’ve created like a buttload of different abstract creations since showed you the ladies. Even more ladies.
After I made the one with Alicia‘s colours I made one inspired by Mikaela‘s love for turquoise and the ocean. It turned out like this. I made a Serena inspired by no one in particular. (But named after Serena from Gossip Girl because Mikaela who helped me name it thought of cities when she saw it haha.)
And a Maddy inspired by illustrator Maddy Vian and her palette of colours. Made a bunch of moons. (The last one is named after my bff Emma.)
Florence and Marina. GUESS WHO I NAMED THEM AFTER NO ONE KNOWS!!!
I named this one Linda and idk why. :DAnd then Johanna after another bestie. She thinks it looks like monsters though. :(
And then I’ve made a bunch more. Added some tilt shift-blur to the last one to make it look like a miniature. I quite like it!And then I think this one is my favourite so far!
But I don’t really like that I get this obsessive about one thing. I haven’t been blogging, for example, even though I’ve missed you. I haven’t had any ideas about blogging, and I haven’t wanted to blog. I’ve been busy, even though I haven’t. It’s weird. But I guess that’s who I am. I change my mind about what is important once every two months (which is why I struggle with deciding what I’m gonna do with my life heh). We’ll see how things turn out.
So many of you seem to have struggled a little bit with this theme, either because it just felt hard, or because you just had too many ideas, haha. But you’ve created SO MANY PRETTY THINGS. Let’s have a look!
Christin made shadow figures with her hands and wrote a really beautiful text about the process! Mikaela was inspired by me (:D) and made double exposures! Anki made these crochet rocks that she placed around the world. Louielei made A FREAKING BOOK??!?!?!
Alicia made a Harry Potter inspired wall hanging. I might steal this one.
Denise made a Slytherin scarf and tiny hats for her guinea pigs Severus and Bellatrix haha. <3 Anni made signs to different magical places for her garden. Hanna took this stunning picture of some fairytale-like woods. Rebecca made a cosplay prop!Tone drew a beautiful fox illustration!
Sandra Nicole worked on her portfolio with the name “Saga”, and needs input about how to proceed! Ronette made a bookmark of the emoji unicorn and robot! Stina made these cute signs for her fairytale wedding which was YESTERDAY!!!! Congratulations :D:D:D Beata folded a pink rabbit with paper!
Sandra made a fox head out of papier-maché! So cute. Jenny drew beautiful portraits of her favourite writers of children’s books! Julia made a beautiful bookmark! Kreativalmgren made a castle out of paper.Hille has been making several amazing illustrations of Harry Potter-things with a Tove Jansson touch this past week, and it’s absolutely amazing.
Rebecka made a babynest! Lena made a card! Pia made duck shoes. <3 Jenny made this beautiful bookmark!
Linda made wonderful horns inspired by Harry Potter. Victoria made this amazing place to hang images out of concrete steel! Ruth made those brown candies from Candy Crush Saga as bath bombs! Beatrice painted the Red Riding Hood and the wolf in the clouds.Anna made this AMAZING dragon egg. Anna María made these super pretty bookmarks! Amelie worked on this fantastic doll house! Katarina made a coaster!Lillemor wrote a story about two re-used creations! Skaparlusta took this picture in her apple tree! Eva Linnea wrote a story about two trolls! Karin made a hanging inspired by Hedenhös.Cecilia made a tribute to Harry Potter and made some Felix Felicis. <3 Wilda made a wonderful dragon egg candle holder and wrote a wonderful story about making it! Carin started a saga about her daughters first year with her bff/cat. Elsa had been busy so she made some pictures and wrote a story!
Obsessed. Completely obsessed, that’s what I am. Making them all day. Thinking about making them when I’m not. Naming them like ladies. Because they feel powerful. The last one is even inspired by a specific lady.
Elena (my middle name OOPS), Freja, Idun and Alicia. We’ll see what’ll happen next.