Exploring Bolt Fabric Design

Exploring Bolt Fabric Design

I have finished part A of Lilla Rogers and Beth’s course Make Art that Sells. It was my hope to write along with the assignments but I became so engrossed in the class that it was too overwhelming. I am returning to write about my experience exploring bolt fabric design. I recognize that I am in a huge growth period as an artist. I have opened my heart and mind to see again to look at the details in our world full of beauty and color. My friend this is my ongoing process.

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I began class on time no excuses and submitted work no matter what even while on vacation. Life doesn’t wait for us to “do” and I am committed to making changes in my studio time and business hours to embark on this journey. It’s funny I see so many related things to my fitness journey which for me focuses more on the inside than outside. Not to get off track but consistency in everything is key – so this is why the “do” the “action” is so important and not the “perfection”.

A few years ago I would NOT have posted or published anything less than what I thought in my mind was perfect. Now the journey seems to say each step is perfect because the art is perfect existing and evolving in it’s own time.


The art I am showing was for the bolt fabric assignment. What I want to express to you is that I love this industry! I became really interested in it. However, I immediately realized that there are some layers of skills that I r-e-a-l-l-y need to practice to find my style and flow in this particular niche. But I am still interested and will probably find myself continuing to be drawn to bolt fabric. There are so many possibilities for fabric eek! I love it.

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Andrea Robinson Graphic DesignAbout the Author – Andrea Robinson is an illustrative graphic designer who believes success is largely defined and attained by following your vision, doing work you love and working with people you enjoy. She is known for her superpower to move calmly through crisis while helping others. You will also find her writing about all things about design and business branding on her marketing and design blog.