So those of you who know my work are probably thinking, "That's weird! Where's the colour?!" Well the answer is that my "Calatheas in Black and White" pattern design is my entry for this week's Spoonflower "Black and White Painterly" Design Challenge! You can check out all the monochromatic designs on the Voting Page here!
My "Blood Moon" Design in this Week's Spoonflower "1-Yd Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging" Design Challenge!
I'm a bit late posting about this week's Spoonflower "1-Yd Abstract Landscape Wall Hanging" Design Challenge since I was away on a much-needed holiday with my family on the Wild West Coast of Vancouver Island. But here is my new "Blood Moon" design which I though was fitting given we just spent the better part of the last week walking long beaches, storm-watching, and going for forest hikes! If you want to vote, you should hurry since voting will close tomorrow January 7 at 3:00 EST! Here is a link to the Voting Page!
ADDENDUM: Because "Blood Moon" ranked highly in the Challenge, it is now immediately available for sale in my Spoonflower Shop! Thanks for your votes, truly!
How fun is this?! Just used the Year of Colour app to create this visualization of the colours I've shared on IG this year (apparently larger bubbles mean I used those colours more). Love those reds, greens, blues, purples, turquoise, raspberry, deep yellow, pumpkin, lime, even a bit of Classic Blue (Pantone's 2020 Colour of the Year)! But I get carried away...HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, have an art-filled and creative 2020! And you can check out my INSTAGRAM and see for yourself!
Thank You For Your Votes! My "Sayulita" Design Ranked #20 in the Spoonflower "Jewel-Tone 70s" Design Challenge!
This is a bit delayed since I realize the Spoonflower "Jewel-Tone 70s" Design Challenge ended last week, but I just wanted to say thanks to all who voted in that challenge! My design came in at #20 (out of 617), so just really, thanks again!
And because it did well in the challenge, it is now immediately available to purchase in my Spoonflower Shop (link to this design here!)
And now for something completely different...My entry for this week's Spoonflower "Pop Art Citrus" Design Challenge! This one is called "Lemon Tart" and is a revised version of a design I did awhile ago but never did anything with. I thought it would be perfect for this challenge! I think this design would be great on kitchen items...but why not sheets and pillows?! If you want to see all the fun designs this week and vote, you can link to the Voting Page here!
Pantone is not the only one to announce a Color of the Year (their "Classic Blue" is getting a lot of buzz though!) Many paint and wallpaper companies also make their trend predictions. I researched a bunch of them and it looks like blue, blush and green are the colours to watch in 2020. Then I couldn't resist raiding my pattern design archive to find matching designs for each colour! Enjoy! Do you have a favourite??!
Originally designed after a trip to Mexico, someone recently referred to my “Sayulita” pattern as a “70s floral” so I thought...okay its a sign! I’ll enter it in this week’s Spoonflower “Jewel-Tone 70’s” Design Challenge! Check out all the GROOVY designs at the Voting Page!
Pantone just announced its choice for Pantone Color of the Year 2020: CLASSIC BLUE! Here is how they describe it: "Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era". I must admit a soft spot for blue and have designed many all-blue patterns and illustrations over the years. So I couldn't resist, I had to dig into my pattern archive and see what I could find! While I don't always get the choices for Color of the Year, this one I do like! I have many, many ideas now...stay tuned!
Remember all those snowflakes you made as a kid (or with your kids) by folding paper, cutting out bits, then opening up the paper and voila! snowflakes! Then you taped them to your windows! I made a whole bunch of paper snowflakes that way (from used post-it notes, good reuse!) then turned them into this new winter-themed pattern in nice cozy colours! Does it bring back memories for you?!
Here is my latest design in a series of floral abstract prints I've been working on recently, and I'm really torn! I just can't seem to decide between these two background colours: blue-silver or bright teal. I think the flowers pop a bit more on the blue-silver, but the teal background just makes the whole design, well, brighter! This design is also one of a series I've been working on and both seem to work in the series equally well...Please help me out and comment about which one you like better! Thanks!
Blue birds and blossoms for this week’s Spoonflower “Whimsical Wonderland Wallpaper” Design Challenge! I love all-blue designs, in case you haven't noticed! If you want to check out all the designs, link to the Voting Page here!
My Design on Display in the Adobe Design to Print Booth at the Adobe Max 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA (Nov 2-6 2019!
Pleased to see that Adobe chose my "Geraniums" pattern design to display (with other beautiful designs) in their Adobe Design to Print Booth at the annual Adobe Max 2019 Conference in Los Angeles, CA from Nov 2-6 2019! Thanks to Mike Scrutton at Adobe for including my design!
Here is one of my abstract designs that I re-coloured with all these crazy colour combinations and submitted to this week's Spoonflower "Kaleidoscope" Design Challenge. Look closely...How long do you think it took for me to decide on the colours? Don't ask...If you want to check out all the cool designs (and this week, I think "cool" is the right description), you can link to the Spoonflower Voting Page here! Voting ends Nov 19 at 3:00 EST.
I feel like I’ve been posting about my new “Modern Chintz” pattern design a bit much lately but I’ve just entered it in this week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge which just so happens to be “Chintz”! So thought I would let you know. On one hand, this design started with all those old-fashioned floral chintz patterns you've seen so much of (and which I love), but the way I drew the motifs and the fun colours are definitely more of today! If you would like to check out all the gorgeous designs, you can link to the Voting Page here (voting ends Nov 12)!
My new “Jardin” print (on the right, with "Eden" on the left)! Not sure if you can tell how much fun it is to draw the abstract floral prints I’ve been creating lately, but you can check out the process at my Instagram page in my “Sketching” highlights if you like!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio