In this lovely age of the 21st century, one can do a lot of things with one’s art. Spoonflower is a fast-growing business, where anyone from the lowliest amateur to a professional designer can upload their fabric design and have it printed in anything from cotton to silk.
And it’s actually easier than I (a tech-challenged individual) would have thought. If you’re averse to the investment that is Photoshop, you can do what I did and get the free trial, which is actually surprisingly lengthy. On Photoshop, I was able to cut out by different instruments, delete the white space around them, and assemble them in new ways to create trios.
Wanna see my fabric? Two different designs are available here:
But that’s only the beginning of the story! From there, you can order your fabric (or any of the other many fabulous designs on Spoonflower), and whip it up into many kinds of projects to suit your needs. For instance, as the esteemed Gardenia (another flower in The Snottor’s garden) did, making musically-themed presents for music teachers…
The Phlox must confess herself to be an avid, if sadly amateur, painter. Her favorite medium is watercolor and pencil but can also be seen at work with gauche or a pen; her favorite subject, nature, but what must take a close second…
As the devoted reader will remember, The Phlox has written an entire novel on the subject of musicians, and thus it will not come as a surprise that she is one of that disastrous number herself. Having doodled stringed instruments in the margin of her notes somewhat pathologically for some time, she finally took to formalities, trying to maximize her minimal skill.
Bonus! Funny musical botanical drawings!
Inspired by the Nonsense Botany Illustrations of the much-admired Edward Lear…
But what is this “spoonflower”, the reader wonders? What use does the Phlox possibly put this immature doodlings to? Stick around to find out….