Friday, October 23, 2015
We are happy to announce the release of our brand new coloring book: The Pacific Northwest Coloring Book! It's a collaboration with my artist friend Melina Lamoureux who is also from Montreal. We both share a passion for the Pacific Northwest and for drawing, so that's seemed like the perfect project for us! We did 20 illustrations each. We'll take you on a road trip up and down the West Coast through luscious forests, seaside villages, serene lakes, snow capped mountains, salty oceans and white sandy beaches. You will certainly catch a few waves, hop on a ferry, sail to an island, watch for whales, visit a lighthouse and encounter all kinds of wildlife. Also, if you live near Port Townsend, come to our book launch next Thursday October 29th from 5 to 7pm at Summer House Design on Water Street. Happy coloring!
Saturday, October 17, 2015
A big thank you to everybody who voted for me in the Fabric8 contest. I did not win but I am deeply touched by your support. And I am grateful that I got in the top 8 to begin with and for all the exposure. And the good news is, I have a lead at another great fabric company and I will be contacting them shortly! So sooner or later I will have a fabric collection out there, but it won't happen through a design contest. Stay tuned!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
|Multiflorum Collection | Fabric8 Design contest|
|Multiflorum Collection | Printed fabric|
Saturday, October 3, 2015
For my last coordinate for my Fabric8 Multiflorum Collection, I decided on a flowery all watercolor design. I took an illustration right out of my sketchbook and cleaned it up a bit then created a repeat in photoshop. Marguerite, the French word for “daisy,” is derived from the Greek word, margarite, which means “pearl". I love daisies, they are simple, elegant and sweet. This cheerful watercolor interpretation speaks to their sunny disposition!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Here's a little preview of my Multiflorum Collection. I worked on several color ways but for the final I decided to go with red after polling my friends in the US and Canada. The international consensus was to use the red one. I will show you more of the collection in the next few days…
|Champignons Rouges | Multiflorum Collection | Botanical sketchbook Fabric8 Contest 2015|
I put this little assortment of mushrooms against a trellis texture to keep the garden and botanical hand drawn sketch feel. Mushrooms have the most interesting shapes, and there are so many different kinds. They always pop up in my sketchbook and they make me happy!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Today, my interview came out on the Spoonflower blog with the title: "Meet Lucie Duclos, Fabric8 Finalist and World Traveler". First I was an "Internationella Kreatör" in the Åland newspaper in Finland, and now a world traveler. I see a theme here, and I like it! More traveling for me perhaps? I was at my mom's cabin this weekend and the weather was simply gorgeous and the lake water so warm and clear. There was also mushrooms everywhere and they are making their way into my final collection. I have to finish my 3 design and then it will be up for voting from October 8th to October 14th. I will keep you posted on my progress!