I'm participating in a very fun and inspiring pattern design project which is launching today...the "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection on Spoonflower!
For this project, 59 Designers from 14 Countries used 1 Colour Palette to create 1079 (!) Pattern Designs, all organized into 6 Sub-Collections: HERO PATTERNS, FLORALS, BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS.
Because each of us pattern designers had the freedom to design whatever we wanted to fit within each Sub-Collection (each designer was limited to 5 designs per Sub-Collection), there's a fabulous mix of themes and styles (I have my eye on some favourites!), but all are united by the single chosen colour palette. So it's a snap to MIX & MATCH different patterns for your next project, whether you need Fabrics, Wallpaper or Home Decor! There really is something for every taste!
I might suggest you have a look at the HERO PATTERNS and FLORALS first, then start adding BASICS, PLAID, BLENDERS and CHECKS to round out your project. And maybe you should "limit" your time since once you start looking you might not be able to stop! Have FUN!
THE COLOUR PALETTE
The chosen colour palette consists of 7 beautiful colours. Some designers used all 7 colours in their designs and some used only a few.
To see more from the Designers, be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram!
Here are the 5 patterns I submitted to the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection which also contains handy and useful Solid Colours too!
Check out the HERO PATTERNS Sub-Collection HERE!
Always one of my favourite themes, check out the designs I submitted to the FLORALS Sub-Collection!
Check out the FLORALS Sub-Collection HERE!
BASICS and PLAID
The BASICS Sub-Collection includes Geometrics, Stripes, Chevrons, Dots, and the like. Have a look at the BASICS Sub-Collection HERE and the PLAID Sub-Collection HERE for some beautiful co-ordinating patterns!
I didn't submit designs to the BLENDERS and CHECKS Sub-Collections, but be sure to check them out too!
The Spoonflower "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection
1 Colour Palette
Be sure to check out #designerspr22 on Instagram for more!
If you create something with any of the designs in this "Collectively Independent Spring 2022" Collection, please do tag me @unblinkstudio or send me a pic so I can see the results! Happy choosing and creating!
My entry for this week's Spoonflwer "Y2K" Design Challenge! This design was adapted from my abstract "Flow" art print, recolored with these pop bright Y2K colors!
Check out my Spoonflower Shop and the Voting Page!
So I must admit to some chagrin when I saw that this week's Spoonflower Design Challenge was "Pockets". I mean...What to do with this one?! I procrastinated for awhile, and then some more, then sat down and started making random pocket shapes, then added some "lace", then I decided I needed some bright colours, then thought pockets full of flowers might be fun...And after ALOT of fiddling around with placement, colours, wavy stems, and finally, adding some polka dots...Here is my "Rainbow In My Pocket" design. I entered the first version with the dark background, but did add both colours to my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes! What do you think, did I enter the right one?!
Here is a portrait of Kenny G shot by amazing photographer Chris Chapman at the Deadline Studio at last years TIFF 2021 with my “Folk Flutter” design in the background (printed by Spoonflower)! Read on for what Chris says about this collaboration (as quoted from his Jan 25 2022 Instagram Post @ccphotophoto)...
With THANKS to Chris Chapman Photography and Spoonflower for the rush printing!
If you love this design, check it out in my Spoonflower Shop HERE.
Photographer Chris Chapman says: "Here’s an unpublished portrait I shot of #smoothjazz phenomenon @kennyg at the @deadline studio during last year’s tiff. Love him or hate him , the man is a bonafide success story…one of his albums is the highest selling instrumental album of all time , and his total worldwide sales are 75 million and rising ….a remarkable accomplishment for an instrumentalist. He was in town to promote the @hbomax documentary #listeningtokennyg from director #PennyLane. From Wikipedia :
“In 2021, HBO Max started streaming director Penny Lane's documentary Listening to Kenny G, with the subject of the film not having had any control over its content. Lane stated she chose Kenny Gorelick as her subject because he is "a musician who is objectively popular, by way of record sales, but is also hated by the 'critical class'."Richard Brody, in a New Yorker report, cited Kenny G in the film responding "cheerful[ly]" to a question about what he loves about music, with, "I don’t know if I love music that much," and continuing, "when I listen to music, I think about the musicians and I just think about what it takes to make that music and how much they had to practice."
I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet , but it’s def on my list for 2022. Either way , the man himself was extremely cordial and a pleasure to meet and photograph . He expressed to me how much he personally liked this shot , which is something you always hope to hear from your subject . No doubt , the whimsical background with its rich colors and graphic style ( from the super talented Jackie Tahara’s @unblinkstudio and her production collaborator @spoonflower ) are what makes this pic so special …i felt like it was a good fit, evoking a kind of musical playfulness, and made his electric blue suit pop . Shout out to @klaus_on_king for lending me the stool Mr.Gorelick is perched on. #tiff21 #deadlinehollywood #kennyg #hbomax #unblinkstudio #spoonflower #klausonking #tifftuesday ©️Chris Chapman"
**Photo courtesy of Chris Chapman Photography and @deadline.
Loving This Purple! My Entry for This Week's Spoonflower "Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri" Design Challenge!
I've entered my "Lola" symmetrical rose design into this week's Spoonflower "Pantone Color of the Year: Very Peri" Design Challenge! I do LOVE this colour...Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries, and check out my design in my Spoonflower Shop (it comes in 3 sizes)!
NOTE: Spoonflower has just added natural woven textured Grasscloth Wallpaper to its product range, made of 100% handcrafted natural sisal!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio