JOIN ME for the "Superstars of Make It In Design" Live Artist Panel Discussion Hosted by Make It In Design on Friday Dec 2 2022!
NOTE: If you missed it, the REPLAY of this Live Event is Now Available!
Watch it on the MIID Blog HERE!
For those who don’t know, Make It In Design is home to the longest running online design school in the world! Several years ago, I stumbled on their surface pattern design courses by chance (I didn’t even know that surface pattern design was a thing back then!), and signed up for all the modules that were then offered. Since then, it’s been an adventure working towards achieving my design goals. I've achieved some, but have alot more to go!
So I was honoured when MIID invited me to participate in the upcoming “Superstars of Make It In Design" Artist Panel Discussion, hosted by MIID Live on Facebook, coming this Friday Dec 2 at 9:30 PT/12:30 ET! For this FREE LIVE WEBINAR I will be joined by fellow Make it in Design alumni Luci Hebden, Leah Quinn and Annabel Tempest. We’ll share about our top tips on surviving, thriving and doing it your way! Join me and RSVP HERE!
And They Call It "Puppy Love"! My Entry For NEXT Week's Spoonflower "Funny Valentine" Design Challenge! Happy Thanksgiving!
My "Puppy Love" pattern design is my entry for NEXT week's Spoonflower "Funny Valentine" Design Challenge! Maybe it's more "cute" than "funny", but I kinda think the guy with the glasses and tall head is pretty funny! You can link to the Voting Page HERE, and Public Voting for this Challenge opens next Thursday DEC 1 (I had thought voting started this week, but there's a break for Thanksgiving!) Don't worry, I'll remind you next week! Happy Thanksgiving!
Not Your Typical Ditsy Print! My "Tutti Frutti" Design For This Week's Spoonflower "Delicious Ditsy" Design Challenge!
A DITSY print is a tiny-scale overall pattern that has a tossed or non-directional layout. I don't know about you, but when I think of ditsy prints I usually picture sweet little scattered flowers (ditsy prints don't have to be floral, btw) in pretty colours...For this week's Spoonflower "Delicious Ditsy" Design Challenge, I entered my new "Tutti Frutti" design! And I must say, a typical ditsy print, this is NOT!!
Love it as cocktail napkins or as a tablecloth (see below), but wouldn't it make a FUN APRON?! Voting opens Thurs Nov 17 and you can link to the Voting Page HERE!
AND I couldn't resist...I had to make those Bananas and Berries into their own designs too! So scroll down to see my new "Banana-rama" and "Polka Berries" designs. All 3 coordinate together into my "Fruit-Tastic" Collection, and you can get them on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor in 3 sizes in my Spoonflower Shop! See the FRUIT-TASTIC COLLECTION in my Spoonflower Shop!
"Banana-rama" (above left) and "Polka Berries" (above right) are part of my
Just released! I am very pleased to announce that I have a new line of Phone Cases just released in collaboration with London-based HARPER & BLAKE! Be sure to check out the full range available now in the Harper & Blake Shop!
Even though I've just added my new "Bug's Life" repeat pattern design to my Spoonflower Shop, it actually has a very LOOONG history! The individual bugs are amongst my earliest designs created when I was very new to surface design. I originally sold them individually as Greeting Cards and Art Prints at various craft fairs and in my (now closed) Etsy shop. Then I revised and re-coloured them, and now sell them as Graphic Tees in my TeePublic Shop (check out my "Creature Features" Album there to see them, called "Retro Bugs")!
AND THEN...I put them all together into one design to make this repeat pattern! They're now available in all 4 colours in Small-, Medium- and Large-Scale versions on Fabrics, Wallpaper and Home Decor! I guess I've never really been able to completely archive these colourful bugs over the years and always seem to return to them. And funny enough, for this repeat design, I went all the way back to those very first, original colours!
I thought this design would be perfect to enter in this week's Spoonflower "Flash Tattoo Sheets" Design Challenge (I entered the first version on Hot Pink) because the strong outlines and colours would make some pretty darn cool tattoos IMHO! Public Voting for this Challenge opens today Thursday Nov 3, and closes next Tuesday Nov 8 at 3:00 ET! Check out the Voting Page to see this week's entries!
Click the images to see the Medium-Scale versions in my Spoonflower Shop!
NOTE: If you missed it, REPLAYS of all the Craft Friday Workshops are Now Available!
Watch them all on the Spoonflower Blog HERE!
Spoonflower's Craft Friday is a FREE online event happening on Black Friday (Nov 25) with the goal of offering a fun, crafty, creative alternative to the madness of one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Through a series of short-and-sweet video tutorials offered throughout the day and featuring varied creative projects taught by talented artists/makers, Spoonflower hopes to encourage families and friends to craft and make together, learn new skills, and possibly even create something to gift to loved ones during the holiday season.
JOIN ME: “Make a Doodled Coloring Pages Gift Pack” At 2:00 ET
I’m very excited to announce that my “Make a Doodled Coloring Pages Gift Pack” Video Tutorial will be included as part of Spoonflower's Craft Friday event this year, scheduled to go live Nov 25 at 2:00 ET!
JOIN ME to learn how to make this low-cost, homemade, artistic gift idea, starting with my downloadable Doodle Prompt Pages which will set you off on your doodling journey. No artistic skill required! Once you have created your own collection of coloring pages, I’ll show you some quick ideas for packaging them up nicely, ready for gift giving. And don’t forget, now that you have a Doodled Coloring Pages Gift Pack (or someone gives you one!), you can then have tons of fun coloring them in too! You can make this Gift Pack on your own, with kids at home or in the classroom, and it makes a great party activity too. Fun to make and receive!
Get all the info you'll need to join in at this Spoonflower CRAFT FRIDAY Blog Post where you can download my Doodle Prompt Pages and see what simple supplies you’ll need to participate.
And be sure to check out all the other FREE creative sessions that will be offered!
Don't forget to PRE-REGISTER!
Just in case you want more doodle inspiration, check out the surface designs I’ve created with some of my own doodles in my “Coloring Book Designs” Collection in my Spoonflower Shop!
Hope to see you at Spoonflower's CRAFT FRIDAY on November 25 at 2:00 ET!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio