Who doesn’t love paisleys? (Don’t raise your hand, I already know some of you don’t!) But whether it’s from growing up during the 60s and 70s, or just because paisleys are so “artsy-looking”, they have always been one of my favorite motifs.
These are two “Vera Bradley” pencil boxes I bought, just for the designs on them. I know the one on the right is technically not a paisley design, but I liked it anyway. I start out with them to show you that I don’t only like to draw paisleys, but I like them on things I own as well.
I made this Bible cover out of paisley fabric. (Oh, did I accidentally include Foster in this picture? That’s when he was little, but isn’t he cute?)
I always have paisley fabric somewhere in the sewing room!
I bought a Paisley coloring book, not to color, but to get drawing ideas. My philosophy on coloring is that I would rather color something I drew myself, but I love the books for getting ideas.
This is one of the first “paisley designs” I made, dating back to 2011. I’ve always been a fan of those “Jacobean” flowers, but I do have a bit of trouble getting them to look right.
One of my other “first” paisleys.
Paisleys seem to go with butterflies for me, I’ve noticed.
They can even be black and white. The cup was an experiment a few years ago. Someone sent me the idea of drawing on a Dollar Store mug with a Sharpie marker and baking it to set the ink so it won’t wash off. The hummingbird was an attempt at combining a bird with Zentangles.
This isn’t a paisley design, but I thought it turned out pretty cool.
This cat is behind a paisley curtain because I was trying to copy a photo and I couldn’t get the cat’s back legs right. What to do in a situation like that? Put curtains in front of him and nobody knows you couldn’t draw the rest of him. (Well, you do now, but anyway.)