Welcome to AmpaBlue Creations, a blog dedicated to sharing my creative life, my artistic gift.
I grew up sewing, designing dresses for friends and family. Over the years, I delved into other mediums such as wall painting, murals, elementary school book illustrations, poetry book covers, and drawings. However, I always aspired to be a fabric designer. I never got a chance to officially materialize the dream as I have never attended any schooling for the craft but ended up painting on fabric.
I did not teach myself how to paint; I was born a painter.
The story of how I became a fabric painter is long but I will make it short.
Once upon a time, I planned to attend Fort Lauderdale Art Institute but factors came into play. While flipping through the channels one day, I came across HGTV. I saw a segment on working with the medium and got to work. I bought a yard of white cotton, a few bottles of fabric paint, brushes, and begun the endeavor that is today my passion.
The first product was memorable. I first sketched it and then transported to the fabric. Once set in place, I began painting. It came out really good but unfortunately, I no longer have the piece but its picture; it walked away mysteriously.
It is interesting to note that I learned to mix and create my own colors that became the core for “No One Item Is The Same”; simply put it, the end result is unique. The design may be the same – which in most case they are not but the colors will always be different. I have yet to recreate them.
I have been creating these fabrics for the past seven years like one mad person without a concrete map, and most recently took in jewelry designing. I had an idea about the process but it has been hard and long. Aside from those close to me, the work has never been shown in a larger scale.
In addition to this blog, I maintain a second blog, LudlumDrive.wordress.com, where I write about life. I have also written Raining in May, a collection of poetry book that you can find at your local bookstores.
Thank you for visiting.