The last few weeks in The Colour Gang, a members-only online community, has been all about trends and colour! It has been great reading all the trend reports generously provided to Colour Gang members by WGSN and designing to them. Here is a sneak peek of a brand new pattern collection (just the beginnings!), which I designed with one of the trends in mind. Unfortunately, I can't share the reports, but be assured they are soooo inspiring! Which do you prefer: Yellow/Green or Pink/Blue??!
This months creative challenge in The Colour Gang is "Indigo"! So I couldn’t resist re-colouring my “Handprints” Collection in various shades of blue! Check out how different it looks in both the original colours (on the right, below) and in beautiful blue (on the left). I think blue is my fave, which do you prefer?
I Submitted My "Seashells By the Seashore" Design in this Week's Spoonflower "Nautical" Design Challenge"! Wish Me Luck!
I have just entered my "Seashells By the Seashore" pattern design in this week's Spoonflower "Nautical" Challenge! Would love your vote on this one (you can vote for as many designs as you like!) Here is a link to the Voting Page (voting ends April 2 3pm EDT). And here's a votingh hint: If you scroll on the voting page until all the images are loaded, you can do a page search for "unblink" to save time!
They Draw & Cook 2020 Wall Calendar Now Available to Pre-Order (Psst...One of My Illustrations is Included!)
Very pleased to announce that the brand new They Draw & Cook 2020 Wall Calendar from Amber Lotus Publishing is now available to preorder on Amazon! My illustrated recipe "Pasta Con Mollica di Pane" has been included! Check it out on the Amber Lotus Publishing website!
I really love re-colouring designs and am always amazed at how much difference it can make for the design's mood, energy and target audience. I thought my "Flower Burst" design (on the left) would be wonderful and fresh in a revised Spring-y colour palette, especially with a ditsy floral, and would be wonderful alongside my "Fruitastical" design (on the right) as the start of a new pattern collection which so far I'm calling "Luscious"! So here they are, side by side! Breathe deeply in the fresh air!
Oooooo...just received swatch samplers with just some of the designs that I've recently uploaded to my Spoonflower Shop! You can purchase them on a wide variety of gorgeous fabrics, including cottons, silks, vegan suede and velvet! They are also available on wallpaper, giftwrap, and in my Roostery Home Shop on all kinds of wonderful home decor items (think: pillows, duvet covers, sheet sets, curtains, and more!) Have a look!
Hello! I just submitted this super colourful pattern design which I call "Summer of Love" (stay tuned for more in this collection!) to this week's Spoonflower "Maximalist" Design Challenge! No one was really sure what "maximalist" really meant, but this is my interpretation: lots and lots of crazy-bright coloured florals! If you have a minute, I would love your vote (and again, thanks to all of you who have voted for my designs in the past). Click here to link directly to the voting page!
Here on Vancouver Island which is usually milder than the rest of Canada, we've had an "unusually" long winter. February 2019 was the coldest on record apparently and we actually had lots of snow (I know, I know, it's nothing compared to our Eastern provinces but everything is relative, right?)! But today it is finally feeling like the cold snap is ending. So to celebrate, I am posting one of my newest surface pattern designs. I call it "Fruitastical" and it features some ripe fruits you probably won't see anywhere because they are a bit fantastical, but it does make me think of Spring!
I just love seeing my designs on beautiful products! Here are some snaps of my newest stationery collection just released from Palphot Marketing! This set features my "Tropicana" Collection. I think that pink, bright green and blue is gorgeous!
The wonderful website theydrawandcook.com has created 6 new design challenges for their "HandPicked" Featured Collections, curated by Guest Curators from various creative businesses. The first challenge is called "Eat the Rainbow", featuring fruit and veggies. Four illustrations will be showcased from March 11-25! Here is my submission...
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio