Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Paintings as Textile Designs

My original arts training back in the late 1980's was in textile design, pre computer aided design, so very old school. I am thankful for that grounding, and my specialism of silk screen printing, but today I am amazed at just what can be printed digitally on fabrics of all descriptions.

This week I entered a competition. Pillowfight is an online competition, view my four entries here. Anyone can buy my designs as pillows as well, and I am having a GIVEAWAY.

One of these cushions will be given away!
To go into the draw to win a cushion just mention which is your favourite, the image with most votes will be given away to anyone who've left a comment either on this blog post, or on my facebook page.
Winner announced on EsteMacLeodBlogspot on 1 December 9pm.
A Colourful day.


Birds of paradise


A Bit of Magic


Summertime

41 comments:

  1. I just adore your paintings and always wish I could reproduce them as felt panels..but obviously I wouldn't, even if I could. You never cease to inspire though with your colour combinations. I love all your designs but I think summertime is the best.. (I didn't come here for the giveaway but now I'm here I would love to win one!)

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  2. They are equal in beauty and design elements. Tough to make a choice because the all the designs lend themselves to great pillow covers. So, after going back and forth, "A Bit of Magic" speaks loudest to me. Good luck in the competition!

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  3. Your paintings are stunning Este - of these 'Summertime' is my favourite - good luck with the competiton!

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  4. Love the design and colour of A Bit of Magic

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  5. Bit of Magic would be very well come in my life xxxx

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  6. Beautiful! You should win for sure!!

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  7. Beautiful designs as ever it's a tricky call to choose... but as I have to 'A Colourful Day' would be my selection for a cushion.

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  8. (I'm writing this comment again from memory because when I pressed 'Publish' it disappeared! If it appears twice, I apologise!) I find it hard to choose only one because all of them are... out of this world! If I must, I think I'm inclined to choose 'Summertime' but I cannot explain why... It may be the choice of colours, the shape of the flowers... and the promise of summer! I LOVE your work! Magda from Argentina

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  9. Absolutely love your work! Birds of Paradise would be my favourite... Although tbh it's hard to choose one! Xx

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  10. Summertime is my favorite. Beautiful designs.

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  11. It is so hard to pick one! They are all so beautiful! I think I am more in love with the "Birds of paradise", the colors are calling my name in that one!

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  12. A Bit of Magic is just magical... But they are all beautiful!!!

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  13. i love all of them. birds of paradise is my pick!

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  14. A colorful day would be my choice, beautiful!

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  15. All of them are delightfully balanced colourful designs. Visually they make me feel good right down inside! I would love to touch the fibres and feel the energy. Can almost hear the birds singing and especially in love with Birds of Paradise.

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  16. A colorful day is awesome. Bold colors, birds and flowers. I love it.

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  17. I love art, color, birds, paint, fabric. would love to win a pillow :)

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  18. I'd love to win Colorful day to give it to my mom! :)

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  19. They're all gorgeous but my favorite is Birds of Paradise!

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  20. Love the colors in the Bird of Paradise! Your paintings are so vibrant and all very pretty!

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  21. "A colourful day" is my favourite, what joy it would bring every time you looked at it!.

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  22. These are all beautiful and so cheerful!! For me, my favourite is A Colourful Day, and then secondly Birds of Paradise, then Summertime, then A Bit of Magic... I love them all - too hard to choose really. They make me want to sing!

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  23. After going back and forth, (they are all so beautiful!) I like 'summertime' the most for a cushion. I would love this in my home all year round!

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  24. These are all wonderful and I would be ever so pleased to own any of these designs but I think SUMMER TIME is my favorite.

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  25. They are all so beautiful! It's very, very, very difficult to choose a favourite, but, as the brief says pick one,
    I'll choose 'A Colourful Day.'

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  26. All are wonderful, though Birds of Paradise really speaks to me.

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  27. Birds of Paradise my complete fave, tho all fab. U remind me of Kaffe Fassett, amazing

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  28. They are all beautiful. Love your work. I think my favourite is Summertime, but love them all.

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  29. i don't know how you can ask us to choose! but if i must i choose the "colorful day"

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  30. They are all beautiful! I feel like the grey background really enhances the colors!

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  31. I love them all, the colours, the life inside... But most I like the Colorful day!

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  32. my favourite is A Colourful Day. Lovely work!

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  33. I'm with the crowd...a Colourful Day is best!!

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  34. Summertime! Reminds me of pinwheels.

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  35. I love them all very much, but A Colourful Day is the one the "speaks to me" the most.

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  37. They are magical! I love them all, but "A Colourful Day" draws me the most. Lovely work!

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  38. Summertome reminds me to my mother who dies this year. We have had beautifull summers in our public(?!) garden... But they are all beautifull!

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