In honor of #fridayintroductions, I’m excited to share with you something I’ve been working on in my free time. In case you’re new around here, hey 👋 I’m Rory, the creative soul behind Rorymade. This place is a home of things made by yours truly, typically client work. And as amazing as my clients have been over the years, I've been seeking more personal work for a long, loooong time. Recently the universe put something in front of me, and against all my overthinking, self doubt, and fear, I leaned into it. And it has been ⚡️ magic! So, the thing I’ve been working on is, as you can see, a lino block print. You might not know, but I have a B.S. in printmaking, and print art is where my graphic career started. I’ve wandered far from my roots, but they say, you can always go home. So here I am, presenting you with something special to my heart. ❤️ My first real block since - I don’t know how long. Fear bubbled up when I started. Maybe I forgot how to carve. Maybe I was going to mess up a perfectly good illustration. Maybe, maybe, maybe. But with each stroke of my tools, it all came back. Like riding a bike, and I felt something I almost couldn’t define - JOY! This is not a word typically in my vocabulary, but it’s one I’m holding tight to right now. I’m excited to share more of this print, and other creative things I endeavor to make. Happy Friday friends! ✌️
I have sooooo many cucumbers right now 🥒 I'm just giving away baskets! But they make delicious snacks, and cute little illustrations for 9/30 of my #30patterns 〰️
Repeat pattern love — that's what I'm calling 9/30. This one needs a little tweaking, but overall it came out 👌
Happy weekend! Pattern 8/30 is inspired by my holiday weekend plans... can you guess? It's ok, I hate that game too. 😝 I'm going camping. Going to hike (hence the topo feel) and take in all the colours of nature. Also taking a block with me to finish up a printmaking project I've been working on, and hope to share with you in the next weekish. Just going to keep riding this creative wave 🏄🏼♀️〰️ Got any good weekend plans?