For this week's "World Waterways" Design Challenge, Spoonflower has partnered with Red Paddle Co., the world's leading stand-up paddle board brand. They are asking designers to create a non-directional repeat pattern using up to 4 colours (I used 3) to celebrate World Ocean Day and the world's waterways that paddle boarders have grown to love. Not only will the chosen design, hand-picked by Red Paddle Co, be licensed and featured on a Limited-Edition SUP, BUT the winner will also get a SUP with their design. In one word...Eeeee!
So here is my "For the Love of Water" design featuring abstracted water currents. I wanted it to be a bit ambiguous (is it water flowing around rocks in rivers, or maybe a bird's-eye view of water around islands?) to celebrate the wide variety of waterways that paddle boarders travel.
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
AND SALE ALERT! This design is also available in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes on fabric, wallpaper and home decor, and Spoonflower is offering 30% OFF on 1+ yards/meters of Petal Signature Cotton until tomorrow Friday June 4! Check out my Spoonflower Shop!
Me Made May was created by Zoe Edwards from a personal challenge ten years ago to wear only things she made for a month. She then asked others to join her via her blog and every year it has grown with hundreds joining her as she inspires sewists to be thoughtful about their handmade wardrobes. This year, over 30 Spoonflower employees participated in the challenge and I just wanted to share this gorgeous ruffle-sleeve top created by Kelley O. using my "Australian Eucalyptus" design. Love it and I think she looks absolutely gorgeous!
Check out the Spoonflower Blog Post (May 28 2021) all about Me Made May and the over 30 projects created by Spoonflower employees!
You can also see more of my designs (including this one!) in my Spoonflower Shop!
Credits: Ruffle-Sleeve Top sewing pattern from Peppermint Magazine.
When my family and I were visiting Tokyo in 2018, one of our favourite shops was the Design Tshirts Store graniph which has several locations full of limited-edition graphic T-Shirts, some designed in collaboration with popular artists. All of us (2 sons and 2 parents) each bought a handful of our favourites to bring home (example: kawaii sushi with faces on wheels). Ever since then, I’ve had a secret (not so secret?!) desire to create my own range of graphic Ts.
Most of you know that I’m absolutely obsessed with creating pattern designs, which are really just LOTS of individual motifs arranged to seamlessly repeat. Realizing these motifs could also be used as stand-alone graphics that would make fun and colourful T-shirts, I decided to open a new shop on TEEPUBLIC, a print-on-demand site which specializes in graphic Ts. My TeePublic Shop is now filled with my graphic T-shirts (and tanks, hoodies and onesies), all available in a wide range of colours and styles for both Adults and Kids/Baby. Have a look below for just a few of the new designs (you might even recognize some of them from my repeat patterns)!
Although TEEPUBLIC specializes in T-shirts, they also have a curated selection of high-quality products that include notebooks, tech cases, totes, stickers, magnets, mugs, wall art and more! See below (fun, right?!)...
Be sure to check out all the fun graphics in my new TEEPUBLIC Shop and check back often! I'll be adding lots more new designs!
For this week's Spoonflower "Weather Patterns" Design Challenge I decided to adapt my "Elemental Air" art print into a repeat because I think the subject matter was perfect for this challenge (and also because I think it makes a very nice patchwork-inspired repeat pattern too!)
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries!
And take a look at my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs I offer there!
SALE TODAY! Spoonflower is offering 25% OFF all 1+ yards/meters of FABRIC and rolls of WALLPAPER but only until end of day TODAY!
This is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Charcuterie Board" Design Challenge! So many delectable things to include, but after I finished I realized I forgot to add cheese (you need something to eat with those crackers)! So I had to make my co-ordinate "Cheese, Please!" design to go with it!
Link to the Voting Page to see all the entries and my Spoonflower Shop where you can buy these designs in my Shop in 3 sizes (Tiny-, Small- and Large-Scale!) on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
ADDENDUM: TOP VOTED! This design was voted #21 out of 478 designs! Thank you to all who voted!
Check out the world-renowned Print & Pattern Blog today for a feature post about my new pattern collection "The Shape of Things To Come" and the upcoming new virtual event, SHOWCASE, where I'll be showing lots of my pattern designs and illustrations on May 20 and 21! Thanks to Marie for the fantastic post! Read the FULL POST here!
I've just entered my "Jardin" design in this week's Spoonflower "Moody Tropical Flora Wallpaper" Design Challenge! I adapted this repeat pattern from an abstract floral art print I created (see it in my Art Prints Portfolio) and I really like how it has a modern Art Nouveau feel (maybe it has something to do with the colours too?)!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page and you can shop this design in my Spoonflower Shop where it is available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
JOIN ME on MAY 20-21 at SHOWCASE, a new virtual event connecting the Art + Design Licensing community, hosted by Artonomo and Jewel Branding! If you are an Art Director or Licensee looking for new designs for your products (here is a peek of my new "Land of Plenty" design), REGISTER NOW for FREE as an Attendee to start browsing virtual Exhibitor Booths (opens 12 noon ET today!)
If you would like to set up a meeting with me to chat about licensing my designs for your products, you can do so once you're registered directly from my Booth!
And see below for some of the other designers/agents who will be exhibiting!
For MY FELLOW ARTISTS! You should also REGISTER because there will be informative webinars on May 20-21 about licensing, trends and more, and an ARTIST PANEL with top licensed artists (I'm looking forward to that one!) Oh, did I say registration is FREE?! "See" you there!
I'm a bit late posting about this week's Spoonflower "Embroidery Template" Design Challenge (I've been working on a "project" and will fill you in soon!) I thought my "Flowered Heart" design would make a great pattern for embroidery (check out the close-up in the 2nd pic!), and with so many people taking up new hobbies, this one is a timely one! You can link to the Voting Page here (voting is open until May 11 2021), and check out all the designs for fabric, wallpaper and home decor offered in my Spoonflower Shop!
Ever since I designed my "Akkorokamui" octopus pattern for the Spoonflower "Cryptozoology" Design Challenge in March (2nd image below), which some of you said you loved (which I thank you for), I've been wanting to design a sea-themed pattern design to co-ordinate with it. Then I saw that this week's design challenge is SEASHELLS so I thought PERFECT I'll design a seashells pattern to coordinate with it! Here is the result (first image): my brand new "Ocean Jewels" pattern! What do you think? This design is now available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page! And see all the designs in my Spoonflower Shop too!
SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING Worldwide on Everything until Friday April 30 2021! And 15% OFF Recycled Canvas too!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Home On The Range" so I decided to enter my "Joshua Tree" desert pattern design in brand new colours! This particular design makes me think back to a fantastic and crazy trip we had in Joshua Tree National Park many years ago...
This one coordinates with other designs in my "Retro Rattlers" Collection so there are lots of ways to mix & match!
Go check out all the entries at the Voting Page and check out my Spoonflower Shop too!
Support the Victoria Hospice Society "Kits for Compassion" Fundraiser (and Maybe Win My Eucalyptus Tote Bag Too)!
The Victoria Hospice Society here in Victoria, BC, provides compassionate end-of-life care to the community and a large part of its budget comes from fundraising. This year, they are offering limited-edition "Kits for Compassion", gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful products from local businesses and artisans. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these Kits will help provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families, all while supporting local businesses! Included in the price is an exciting virtual event on May 2 with lots of DOOR PRIZES, including my Eucalyptus totebag filled with stationery products from Monk Office (see below)! Treat yourself or someone you love (Mother's Day is coming up!) and you might just win one of the many door prizes too! For more info about this fundraiser or to purchase a Kit (quantities are limited, shipping in Canada available!), CLICK HERE!
BTW: I bought one for myself and intend to share it with my 90-year old Mom on Mother's Day! Thanks to Sharon Davies for thinking of me and asking if I would like to participate (in a small way)!
Is someone you know about to graduate, looking forward to the next exciting phase of their lives?! Maybe it's your child, your friend, your sibling, or maybe your parent!? Be sure to send them off with a BIG CONGRATULATIONS for all their hard work and success and resilience in the face of the hardships created this past year by the pandemic. One suggestion: create a grad photo collage for them using my new "CLASSIC CELEBRATIONS" Background Pack now available in the PicCollage app! This brand new collection features 12 Art Deco-inspired patterns in cool and classic colours! See below for a preview of all the patterns in this new Background Pack!
If you happen to live in Israel, keep an eye out for my new stationery collection from Palphot featuring my "Spring Ditsy" and "Spring Dotsy" pattern designs! The line includes a memo block pad (see pics below) and a long memo magnet pad as well, all now available in stores!
New Collaboration with PicCollage! My "Mod Mama" Background Pack is Now Live...Just in Time for Mother's Day!
Is your MOM a Cool Cat, Groovy, a Mod Mama (like me...haha, just kidding)? Or maybe a Colour and Flower Lover? The Best Mom Ever? A Great Lady? Someone Who Means Alot To You? All of the Above?
If so, my new "Mod Mama" Background Pack featuring 12 happy patterns in juicy colours is now available in photo collage and editor app PicCollage, ready for you to use to create and send something colourful and fun to your Mama in time for Mother's Day! And check out the PicCollage Blog (posted on April 12 2021) for some ideas of how to celebrate your Mom! See below for a preview of all the gorgeous patterns in my new Pack!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio