A few months ago, the City of Victoria (my hometown) put out a call to local artists to submit proposals for the "Storefronts Exhibition Program" Public Art Project to animate vacant commercial spaces in the Downtown core. To keep the project safer this year due to the pandemic, rather than site-specific installations, they requested patterned designs to cover vacant storefronts with vinyl wrap (just up my alley, right?!). Happily, my "Dream" design was chosen and has now been installed at 1420 Douglas St. (near Pandora Ave.)! If you find yourself in Downtown Victoria and happen to pass by it, please do take a photo and tag me!
READ MORE about this Public Art Project, including my Artist Statement!
I think this is true, whether you give it or receive it! Something I'm trying to remember myself...
This brand new lettering design is still available to license. Just CONTACT ME if you have any questions!
I recently re-coloured my FOLLY Series of Art Prints (3 in all, check them out in my Portfolio) using pastels, warm neutrals and a gorgeous dark blue. Then I thought if I adapted them into a repeat pattern, they would be PERFECT to enter in this week's Spoonflower "From My Window" Design Challenge! So now you can essentially get all 3-Prints-In-One together on fabric, wallpaper and home decor! I entered the this Dark Blue version, but couldn't resist also adding a Black version too. Both colours are available in my Spoonflower Shop in both Large- and Small-Scale versions.
Check out this week's Voting Page and my Spoonflower Shop.
AND DON'T FORGET! Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF 1+ yards/meters of Select Quilting Cottons but only until tomorrow Friday March 26 2021!
WATCH OUT! The Akkorokamui Might Get You...This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Cryptozoology"!
To quote from one of my favourite 90’s TV Shows: THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE...
For this week's Spoonflower "Cryptozoology" Design Challenge, I decided to make a design featuring the Akkorokamui, a giant octopus sea monster believed by the Ainu people to live off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan, and feared by local fishermen. Given the subject matter, I tried to give this design a Japanese-style graphic design feel!
Check it out at the Voting Page and in my Spoonflower Shop!
FYI: Cryptozoology is the study of creatures, called cryptids, whose existence has not been scientifically proven or disproven (other examples: the Loch Ness Monster, the Yeti, Sasquatch or Chupacabra!) Cue: X-FILES theme music...
An old (and very creative!) school mate that I connected with again at my 35th high school reunion (yes, 35th!) recently asked me if I had any bicycle patterns on fabric. Sadly, I didn't, but it stuck in my mind so I created this design for her and made it available in my Spoonflower Shop on fabric, wallpaper and home decor. I call it "My Bike" because I remember how much I loved my bike when I was a kid (remember those tassels?) I wasn't sure what colours she wanted, so I created it in two nostalgic colourways: Mod Red and Black and Pastel Pink and Brown (she chose the first Mod Red and Black colourway!) I invite you to check out my Spoonflower Shop to shop hundreds of my designs on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
For Art Directors and Licensees: This design is still available to license! Please contact me for info.
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Boardsports" and here is my entry, called "Stoked" (surfers will know what that means!) available on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor in both Small- and Large-Scale versions. My husband has taken up surfing in his...ahem...later years and luckily we are blessed with some nearby popular surfing spots here on Vancouver Island that surfers will know: Sombrio, Jordan River and more famously, Tofino! And IF the 2020+1 Tokyo Olympics goes ahead this year in some form, we will look forward to watching Surfing when it makes its Olympic debut! Check out the Voting Page And my Spoonflower Shop for many, many more of my designs!
DIY Update for Passover on the Spoonflower Blog Using Fabrics from Spoonflower (Including My "Modern Chintz" Design)!
In this informative post, Spoonflower employees and mother-daughter duo, Isabel and Ace, discuss Passover traditions, share how they will be celebrating Passover this year, and provide DIY instructions for making Matzah Covers and Afikomen Bags for your Passover Seder. This year they decided to update their traditions using fabrics from Spoonflower and compiled their own Passover Collection of designs, including my "Modern Chintz" fabric which they used for the napkins pictured below. I love how the designs they chose all coordinate together beautifully!
Check out the full Spoonflower Blog post (March 8 2021) where you can find a link to my "Modern Chintz" design, and my Spoonflower Shop for more of my designs!
Also pictured here fabrics by: wren_leyland on the Matzah Cover, ivieclothco on the Tablecloth, and taranealart and schatzibrown on Pillows (all have Shops on Spoonflower).
Because it's full of fruits, curvy florals and pastel colours, I entered my "Fruitastical" pattern in this week's Spoonflower "Rococo" Design Challenge! Nothing says "Spring" more to me than this design so I thought it was timely! It is now available in my Spoonflower Shop in both Small- and Large-Scale versions on all kinds of fabrics, wallpaper and home decor!
AND MAKERS TAKE NOTE! All Fat Quarters are still 50% OFF on Spoonflower but only until tomorrow Friday March 5 2021. Stock up now, sew later!
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Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio