This week's brief in Folio Focus 2018 was to do an illustrated recipe for the theydrawandcook.com website! Even better, TDAC has partnered with the Peanut Butter Lovers for a competition of illustrated recipes using peanut butter! So here is my entry for the comp...African Yam and Peanut Soup! Wish me luck! And stay tuned, you just might have to vote! Here is the direct LINK to my recipe on the theydrawandcook.com website if you would like to check it out!
Something a Bit Different For Me! An Editorial Illustration for a Magazine Article About the Environment!
This week's brief in FolioFocus 2108 was to create an editorial illustration using typography to accompany a magazine article about the need to act to address environmental concerns. Here is my illustration...something a bit different for me but I enjoyed the process! What do you think? Does it convey a message?
This week's brief in Folio Focus 2018 was to create some fun farmyard characters...So here is my "FAMILY FARM" collection of pattern designs featuring affectionate roosters, hens and cute little chicks! I can see these guys on some fun kitchen linens, stationery or childrens wear! Contact me if you would like to license these designs!
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Couldn't resist adding more patterns to my "Holiday Sparkle" Collection, using the fun alternative colour palette in this week's Colour Gang creative challenge. So here is my re-coloured "Light It Up!" pattern and another fun colour way for my "Snowflakes" pattern! I see this on really, really fun holiday gift wrap and stationery, wine bottle bags, anything festive really! Follow me on IG at @unblinkstudio to see more of my most recent pattern designs!
This month's creative challenge in the Colour Gang was to get away from the "standard" festive colour palette of green, red and white and try using an alternative palette for a festive design...Here is a snowflake motif that I re-coloured using bright purple, pink, blue and red. I know It's festive, but does it still read as Xmas? What do you think?
Check out yesterday's "Designer of the Week: UnBlink Studio" Blog post on the Fashion Formula Blog which features a Designer Interview with me! I talk all about my process, design influences, current projects and my love of travel!
Just for fun today I stayed with the Colour Gang's monochrome colour palette challenge. I designed my Birds & Blossoms pattern and added a coordinate first, in black and white, but then decided to try it out in blue too! Then I decided to try the blue one with a lighter background! Which one do you like best?? I also might move away from the monochrome palettes and just go wild with colour too! Contact me to inquire about licensing my pattern designs!
For All You Sewing- and Quilting-Obsessed! Hobbies and Everyday Objects for Week 3 of FolioFocus 2018!
The brief for Week 3 of FolioFocus 2018 is called "Hobby House", all about everyday objects, especially sewing paraphernalia! So here is my final "Sewing Obsession" Collection and a fun journal set with this collection. Wouldn't this set be a great way to keep notes about all the fun sewing and quilting projects you want to do!
I've still been working on this week's "AstroSynergy" brief for FolioFocus2018. Here is the next in my Signs of the Zodiac series, "Aries" (see my earlier post for "Taurus"), again with a placement print and several repeat pattern designs. I would like to create a collection for each Sign of the Zodiac, each with its own unique colour palette and motifs, but also have all the different collections working together. Are you an Aries? Would love to hear what you think of this one! Do they work together?
This week's brief for FolioFocus 2018 was "AstroSynergy"! So I decided to design some Signs of the Zodiac, starting with "Taurus". Here is a collection with a placement print and several repeat designs. I might try and do "Aries" next...Are you a Taurus?! This collection would be wonderful on bedding, as shown!
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio