JOIN ME on MAY 20-21 at SHOWCASE, a new virtual event connecting the Art + Design Licensing community, hosted by Artonomo and Jewel Branding! If you are an Art Director or Licensee looking for new designs for your products (here is a peek of my new "Land of Plenty" design), REGISTER NOW for FREE as an Attendee to start browsing virtual Exhibitor Booths (opens 12 noon ET today!)
If you would like to set up a meeting with me to chat about licensing my designs for your products, you can do so once you're registered directly from my Booth!
And see below for some of the other designers/agents who will be exhibiting!
For MY FELLOW ARTISTS! You should also REGISTER because there will be informative webinars on May 20-21 about licensing, trends and more, and an ARTIST PANEL with top licensed artists (I'm looking forward to that one!) Oh, did I say registration is FREE?! "See" you there!
I'm a bit late posting about this week's Spoonflower "Embroidery Template" Design Challenge (I've been working on a "project" and will fill you in soon!) I thought my "Flowered Heart" design would make a great pattern for embroidery (check out the close-up in the 2nd pic!), and with so many people taking up new hobbies, this one is a timely one! You can link to the Voting Page here (voting is open until May 11 2021), and check out all the designs for fabric, wallpaper and home decor offered in my Spoonflower Shop!
Ever since I designed my "Akkorokamui" octopus pattern for the Spoonflower "Cryptozoology" Design Challenge in March (2nd image below), which some of you said you loved (which I thank you for), I've been wanting to design a sea-themed pattern design to co-ordinate with it. Then I saw that this week's design challenge is SEASHELLS so I thought PERFECT I'll design a seashells pattern to coordinate with it! Here is the result (first image): my brand new "Ocean Jewels" pattern! What do you think? This design is now available on fabric, wallpaper and home decor in my Spoonflower Shop in 3 sizes!
Check out all the entries at the Voting Page! And see all the designs in my Spoonflower Shop too!
SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING Worldwide on Everything until Friday April 30 2021! And 15% OFF Recycled Canvas too!
This week's Spoonflower Design Challenge is "Home On The Range" so I decided to enter my "Joshua Tree" desert pattern design in brand new colours! This particular design makes me think back to a fantastic and crazy trip we had in Joshua Tree National Park many years ago...
This one coordinates with other designs in my "Retro Rattlers" Collection so there are lots of ways to mix & match!
Go check out all the entries at the Voting Page and check out my Spoonflower Shop too!
Support the Victoria Hospice Society "Kits for Compassion" Fundraiser (and Maybe Win My Eucalyptus Tote Bag Too)!
The Victoria Hospice Society here in Victoria, BC, provides compassionate end-of-life care to the community and a large part of its budget comes from fundraising. This year, they are offering limited-edition "Kits for Compassion", gorgeous gift boxes filled with beautiful products from local businesses and artisans. 100% of the funds raised from the sale of these Kits will help provide compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families, all while supporting local businesses! Included in the price is an exciting virtual event on May 2 with lots of DOOR PRIZES, including my Eucalyptus totebag filled with stationery products from Monk Office (see below)! Treat yourself or someone you love (Mother's Day is coming up!) and you might just win one of the many door prizes too! For more info about this fundraiser or to purchase a Kit (quantities are limited, shipping in Canada available!), CLICK HERE!
BTW: I bought one for myself and intend to share it with my 90-year old Mom on Mother's Day! Thanks to Sharon Davies for thinking of me and asking if I would like to participate (in a small way)!
Is someone you know about to graduate, looking forward to the next exciting phase of their lives?! Maybe it's your child, your friend, your sibling, or maybe your parent!? Be sure to send them off with a BIG CONGRATULATIONS for all their hard work and success and resilience in the face of the hardships created this past year by the pandemic. One suggestion: create a grad photo collage for them using my new "CLASSIC CELEBRATIONS" Background Pack now available in the PicCollage app! This brand new collection features 12 Art Deco-inspired patterns in cool and classic colours! See below for a preview of all the patterns in this new Background Pack!
If you happen to live in Israel, keep an eye out for my new stationery collection from Palphot featuring my "Spring Ditsy" and "Spring Dotsy" pattern designs! The line includes a memo block pad (see pics below) and a long memo magnet pad as well, all now available in stores!
New Collaboration with PicCollage! My "Mod Mama" Background Pack is Now Live...Just in Time for Mother's Day!
Is your MOM a Cool Cat, Groovy, a Mod Mama (like me...haha, just kidding)? Or maybe a Colour and Flower Lover? The Best Mom Ever? A Great Lady? Someone Who Means Alot To You? All of the Above?
If so, my new "Mod Mama" Background Pack featuring 12 happy patterns in juicy colours is now available in photo collage and editor app PicCollage, ready for you to use to create and send something colourful and fun to your Mama in time for Mother's Day! And check out the PicCollage Blog (posted on April 12 2021) for some ideas of how to celebrate your Mom! See below for a preview of all the gorgeous patterns in my new Pack!
Weird and Wonderful! This Week's Spoonflower "Intergalactic Adventures" Design Challenge Entry: "Alien World"!
Weird and wonderful and WHY NOT?! I created my imaginary "Alien World" pattern design for this week's Spoonflower "Intergalactic Adventures" Design Challenge because I couldn't resist channeling all those sci-fi concept art posters (and maybe even a bit of Avatar) to create this alien botanical landscape! This one is just for fun!
Link to the Voting Page and to my Spoonflower Shop where you can purchase this design on fabric, wallpaper and home decor!
AND SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING Worldwide on Everything until tomorrow Friday April 16 2021!
Just Arrived! The 4th Edition of the UPPERCASE MAGAZINE Surface Pattern Design Guide! And UnBlink Studio Is Included!
Issue #49 of UPPERCASE MAGAZINE just arrived at my door! This issue contains the 4th Edition of the Surface Pattern Design Guide profiling 100 surface pattern designers (over 850 designers submitted over 5000 patterns in all)! With THANKS to Janine, I'm honoured to be included in the Guide! If you don't yet subscribe to this magazine (my favourite), maybe you should...At the very least, try to find Issue #49 to see profiles of all the chosen 100 pattern designers and TONS of inspiring pattern design info and gorgeous pics!
Something a little more soft and delicate for this week's Spoonflower "Wild Grasses" Design Challenge! I entered the first earthy pink one, but see it in a couple of other colourways too below, all available in my Spoonflower Shop on fabrics, wallpaper and home decor, of course!
Link to the Voting Page and my Spoonflower Shop!
Escape to a Tropical Locale Every time You Take a Work Break! This Week's Spoonflower Design Challenge: "Break Room Wallpaper"!
Do you wish you could ESCAPE to a colourful tropical locale every time you took a break at work (if, of course, you are not working from home right now)? Here is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge! The winning wallpaper design will be installed in the break rooms in the new US Spoonflower factory! .
AND SALE ALERT! Spoonflower is offering 15% OFF Wallpaper Rolls until tomorrow Friday April 2 2021! Link to the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
And my Spoonflower Shop where you can find this pattern not only on wallpaper, but also on fabric and home decor in both a Small- and Large-Scales!
ADDENDUM: This design placed in the Top 50 of the Spoonflower "Break Room Wallpaper" Design Challenge (actually #61 out of 782 entries taking into account ties)! Thanks to all who voted for it!
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!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio