I've been slowly but surely working on a series of folk-inspired greeting card layouts the last few days, in response to a creative brief from the Make It In Design Live Hub community that I belong to! Here are the first 2 designs (of, hopefully, 4) in the series. I am curious...which one do you like better and why? Colours? Layouts? I'm going to get started on #3 ASAP!
When we were in Sayulita, Mexico for our family holiday this summer we went to a little surf spot called La Lancha (not that I surf, really I just try to stand up on the board)! So in memory of this wonderful place, here is my new tropical pattern featuring nice, gentle La Lancha waves, with some other designs in this growing pattern collection! These pattern designs are available to license, just contact me to inquire!
Any guesses what kind of flowers these are?! Hint: think tropical Mexico and Hawaii, sunshine and warmth, bright colours, turquoise water, beaches and margaritas and tequila! This new pattern design is part of a new collection I'm working on and is now available to license! Just contact me to inquire. Hint: they start with a B...
I am honoured to be featured in the Sept/Oct 2019 Style Issue of YAM Magazine, Victoria's lifestyle magazine! The fantastic 5-page feature "A Passion for Pattern" is all about my surface pattern design journey and my love of all things pattern design! You can read it Online (pages 26-31) or In Print (pick up a copy at businesses across Victoria!) You can also link to it on the YAM Magazine website!
Or have a look below to scroll through the pages!
With thanks to Editor-in-Chief Kerry Slavens for reaching out to me and offering to feature me, writer Linda Barnard for your wonderful words, and photographer Jeffrey Bosdet for managing to take a picture of me that I don't hate!
Can you tell I was just in Mexico? Couldn't wait to get back and start designing some new Mexico-inspired pattern designs...Here is my brand new "Folk Flowers" (I might change the name, any suggestions?). This one is all about bright colours and simple shapes, people tell me it's a happy design. I like that description! This pattern is now available to license, and more will be coming in this collection. If you are interested in licensing this design for your products, please do contact me!
This week's Spoonflower design challenge is "Neutral Retreat", the idea for this challenge was to create a larger-scale pattern for cozy bedding...I think my "Hellebores" pattern design in this Vintage colour palette does the trick! Check out the Voting Page (and all 859! entries, some of which I'm not sure I would call "neutral" though, maybe mine is borderline!)
I just spent a week (a very short vacation!) in Sayulita, Mexico which is a "Pueblos Magicos" located not too far north from Puerto Vallarta. It is a fantastic little town (surfers already know all about it!) full of colour, beautiful Huichol handicrafts and artwork, cafes with great food and coffee and of course...a gorgeous beach! I thought you might like to see a few colourful pics....
I entered my "Luna" pattern design in this week's Spoonflower "Moths" Design Challenge! When I was researching this theme, I was amazed by how many different shapes and colours moths come in...but I loved the shape of this one! If you want to check out all the gorgeous entries, check out the Voting Page!
The next Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Colour-Blocking Shapes", so here is my entry which I call "Utopia"! Voting opens August 15 to 20 at the Spoonflower Voting Page! I would love to hear your thoughts on this one if you have a minute! Thanks! Check out more of my designs in my Spoonflower Shop!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio