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Wet Weather and Pretty Graphics

I have been working on so many things of late (which includes this beautiful new website), and it can be hard to keep focus on each task – but I am doing my best to enhance the Hunny + Bee brand. The weather here has been very wet these past few days and heavy rains continue to fall, even as I type. My family and I just had to get out of the house and my husband thought that it would be a good idea for a drive down the Arnhem Highway today to check out the flooding across the Alligator rivers. It was a pleasant enough drive, especially with the lush greenery, however it was also nerve wracking when we had to drive over water on the road (especially coming after his talk on not crossing fast flowing water (this wasn’t) and not to mention the crocodiles!). Mother nature was beautifully on display, and thankfully we returned home intact.

Not only has the weather been dreary these past few days; but to my dismay when I was working on patterns and printing them out, I inadvertently ruined my printer. After many unsuccessful attempts of trying to fix it (as it is something that I absolutely need to help me with my pattern testing), I admitted defeat and purchased a new one.

Luckily though, in between breaking my printer and getting my hands on a new one, I had fun creating a beautiful new graphic to help promote my Hunny + Bee brand!

I feel like a proud parent when I look at it! Can I tell you- behind the scenes here at Hunny + Bee I have been working hard on being able to present to you a pattern of a beautiful fawn. As part of that process, I want to be able to present to you a professional looking digitised pattern. The skills that I learnt from attending to that task then led me on a journey of discovery, leading me to create this graphic.

It was created as a tracing of the very first fawn I made with my designed pattern, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It was created with Photoshop, and this YouTube tutorial was instrumental in teaching me skills that enabled this. The pen tool is tricky to learn, but once you get the hand of it, it is an amazing tool.

I love how with a bit of determination, practice, and the right tools you can make something really special!


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