This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Microscopic Worlds"! AND Happy Thanksgiving to my American Friends!
Here is my "Little Charms" design that I've entered in this week's Spoonflower "Microscopic Worlds" Design Challenge! It was inspired by the little gnome houses that I run by in my neighbourhood (scroll down to see a pic!) I'm sure kids must love playing here and I tried to keep that playful feeling in this design.
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries, and have a look at my Spoonflower Shop! Something to inspire your imagination. AND Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends, all the best.
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OH THE NOSTALGIA! When my kids were a bit younger we played lots and lots of tabletop games: Sorry!, Labyrinth (our favourite!), Clue, Blokus, Monopoly, Scrabble, Life, Yahtzee, Othello, Battleship, Carcassonne...Now that they're older teens, it's pretty hard to get them to sit down and play with their...parents. But we still bring a duffle bag full of games on driving vacations and always have fun playing in the evenings! And now I don't feel like I have to let them win!
So for this week's Spoonflower "Game Night" Design Challenge, I entered this abstract geometric design (the first one on the dark blue background) that emulates all those board game tracks with playing pieces. If you would like to see all the entries, check out the Voting Page! AND all 3 colour ways below are now available on fabric, wallpaper and other home decor items in my Spoonflower Shop!
I am honoured that once again my SHOP has been included in the November 2020 Issue of "the world's most influential design and decoration magazine" The World of Interiors Magazine! This time, my "Jardin-Gladiolus" fine art print is pictured in the Design Report (#22 on Page 169)! It can be purchased HERE along with the other art prints in my Abstract Floral Collection!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
"Wild & Precious Conversations" Podcast! Listen to My Conversation with The Underbelly Project (Nov 5 2020)
I invite you to listen to the conversation I had with the wonderful Wendy of The Underbelly Project on the "Wild & Precious Conversations" Podcast (episode went live Nov 5 2020)! We talk about how I managed to start being creative again as a young mother, and to make creativity a permanent fixture in my life. We also discuss the on-going hard work it takes to be a licensed surface pattern designer, illustrator and artist, and how I keep on track, motivated and true to myself. We laugh a lot, and I hope you will too! Have a listen, and let me know what you want to add to the conversation!
Link to the Podcast here, or get "Wild & Precious Conversations" on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or anywhere else you get your podcasts!
My Entry in this Week's Spoonflower "Snail Mail" Design Challenge! And Spoonflower Sale Alert: All Fat Quarters are 50% OFF until Friday Nov 6 2020!
Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Snail Mail" Design Challenge! I just love the doodle-y feel to this and it makes me want to keep on doodling...I had a hard time deciding which one to enter, but after taking a poll, I decided to enter the first version on the dark background. It is also available on a light background and in a pink/purple pastel colour way (all are available in my Spoonflower Shop!)
Do you think I entered the right one?!
And I might get that blanket for myself, hey, my birthday is coming soon!
Check out all the entries at the VOTING PAGE and you can shop all 3 versions in my SPOONFLOWER SHOP!
DON'T FORGET: Spoonflower's 50% OFF all FAT QUARTERS SALE is still on until tomorrow Friday Nov 6 2020!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio