I guess I’m just feeling bright cheery colours right now! Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Mushrooms” Design Challenge (I see aprons)! I entered the first one on the dark blue background, but also added the two other colour ways to my Spoonflower Shop! You can check out the entries at the Voting Page!
Insight: sometimes simple is better. I had initially sketched a bunch of different mushrooms and spent ages playing around with them but decided I just liked the shape of this one button mushroom! Sometimes you have to go through a long process to get to the simple solution. Do you find the same thing?!
For this week’s Spoonflower “Day at the Lake” Design Challenge, someone had to bring the food, right? Here is my “Picnic” design! It would be great on tablecloths and runners, but why not pillows and I think it makes a super fun blanket. What do you think?! Check out all the summer inspiration at the Voting Page!
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...
My new "Ratatouille" pattern is yet another design in the collection I'm working on showcasing my love affair with fresh veggies! Here it is with my "Sweet Pea" and "Fresh-Picked" pattern designs...go make a salad!
Having just returned from Japan, I thought I would join the new group, The Colour Gang, from Make It In Design. As a warmup, I just did their first creative challenge: recolour one of your existing designs using a given colour palette that you wouldn't usually use! I decided to recolour my "Sweet Pea" pattern design, which I created just before leaving for Japan. Here is the result: the original colours are on the left ("fresh", "soft", "spring-y"?), and the recoloured design is on the right ("mod", "retro", "funky"?). So interesting how colour can really change the look and feel of a design...will look forward to more creative challenges! Stay tuned for the results!
BTW: Let me know which colour palette (left or right) you like best and why! It would be helpful to know!
As part of preparing for Surtex (May 20-22, Booth 2524) and Blueprint Show 1 (May 17-19) in NYC, I've been revising and recolouring some of my pattern design collections, such as this "Al Fresco" Collection here, available to license! You can see the full collection in my new LOOKBOOK which will soon be available to view at Nerida Hansen Print & Textiles where you will be able to request access to view!
Here is a new illustrated recipe for Pasta Con Mollica di Pane (Pasta with Bread Crumbs!) I designed for www.theydrawandcook.com. This is a great quick and easy pasta dish that is super delicious. It will be a go-to recipe for you!
My illustrated recipe for Harvest Chowder has been featured on the They Draw and Cook website which is full of recipes illustrated by many amazing artists! My chowder is full of healthy, yummy autumn vegetables and lots of fresh thyme! Go to They Draw and Cook to see my illustration and maybe try out the recipe!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio