Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” Design Challenge! I entered the moody dark one which I think would make a room super cozy as autumn approaches (or a pretty cool dress!) but I also created it in a different light colour palette too....Which do you prefer?! Both are in my Spoonflower Shop on wallpaper, home decor and fabrics too! Check out the Voting Page here to see all the entries! AND check out more in my Spoonflower Shop!
Now Seen In THE WORLD OF INTERIORS Magazine! Check Out the Design Report in the September 2020 Issue!
I was very excited to be contacted by "the most influential design and decoration magazine", The World of Interiors, a couple of months ago. They asked if I would like to be included in their Design Report which features a curated range of designers and artists. I said...Yes, please! It was great timing too, since my new SHOP had just gone live. So check out the Design Report (#6 on Page 147) in the September 2020 Issue of The World of Interiors which includes a pic of my Sayulita pillow in my studio garden and a bit about me and my SHOP!
If you want to check out my SHOP, click here!
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 All You Makers Out There! Just Added to My Spoonflower Shop and Entered in This Week's Design Challenge!
I've just added my "Sewing Obsession" Collection of pattern designs, and entered the hero pattern in this week's Spoonflower "Small-Scale Tools of the Trade" Design Challenge! This one is for all you makers out there! You can now find all these pattern designs in my "Sewing Obsession" Collection in my Spoonflower Shop on all kinds of fabrics and home decor. You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
My "Living Collections" Pattern Design Now in My Spoonflower Shop! And Entered in this Week's "Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper" Design Challenge!
I’ve added my “Living Collections” pattern design to my Spoonflower Shop! So it’s now available on all kinds of fabrics (including new 100% Belgian linen!), wallpaper and home decor, in both large- and small-scale versions...I also entered it in this week’s “Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper” Design Challenge! Link to my Spoonflower Shop to see all the designs offered for sale there, and check out the Voting Page and cast your vote!
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!
I’ve just entered my new “Retro Rattlers” design in this week’s Spoonflower “Brightly-Colored Reptiles” Design Challenge! This is something a little different for me...OR is it? What do you think, does this design still look like my work? I’m very curious to hear what you think. I am very much liking this graphic “look” and I find my work is always a bit of a tug-of-war between clean, graphic shapes and a more hand-drawn style. Not sure if others see that too?? See it below with a coordinating design I think emulates a closeup view of snakeskin! Check out the Voting Page to see all the colourful entries!
And I've just added this design to Throw Pillows in my New Shop...Check them out!
Excited to announce a new collaboration with PI Creative Art, a Canadian company and industry leader in published art and wall decor. Several of my colourful art prints and patterns have been included in the brand new PI Collective Catalog, featuring "contemporary trend driven artwork, stunning graphic illustrations, and our newest art obsessions". Check out the whole catalog (but especially pages 16-17 and 60-61) and PI Creative Art!
Ah, feel that warm lavender-infused breeze! Even if you’re not biking through the south of France right now breathing in that summer air between wine tastings (but I digress)...Here is my “Sunset in the Lavender Fields” pattern design that I entered in this week’s Spoonflower “Aromatherapy” Design Challenge! Head over to the Voting Page to check out all the entries!
Yippee!! Here is my entry for this week’s Spoonflower “Ice Cream Truck” Design Challenge. I just really wanted to go bright and happy for this one...I can imagine kids would love this on sheets, blankets, pillows, and you could make them matching pjs with fabric from my Shop! You might even get kids to wear a face mask which are also available in a child size in my Spoonflower Shop! I’ve added this design in both small- and large-scale versions.
Check out the Voting Page to see all the entries! And you can also see what's available in my Spoonflower Shop too!
I’ve entered my “Family Farm” pattern design in this week’s Spoonflower “Large Birds” Design Challenge! This bird couple surrounded by those little chicks always warms my heart and makes me smile! I hope it does the same for you! Check out the entries at the Voting Page!...Enjoy your day! See below for this design plus some coordinating designs!
What do you think, would this design on your walls inspire relaxation? I hope you think so because I’ve entered it in this week’s Spoonflower “Quiet Spaces” Wallpaper Design Challenge! It’s also available on fabric and home decor as well! You can check out all the entries at the Voting Page!
Last week I posted about how I was having a hard time getting any work done in the midst of all the bad news (see my June 2 post), so I decided to just work directly and freely on my computer, playing around with colour and shapes and with no real end goal. Well, one week later, those little quick thoughts have turned into a full collection of art prints and repeat pattern designs. I call it "Simple Things" because it is just an ensemble of little snapshots that came out when I decided to not over-think. I must remember to work this way more often...Each design (both art prints and repeat patterns) comes in Dark and Light complementary colour ways so you can mix & match several for an eye-popping feature wall (and maybe some pillows as well!). Purchase these art prints in my NEW SHOP!
How could I not enter this challenge? As a very proud Canadian who lives on the beautiful West Coast on Vancouver Island, I decided to revise one of my very first fave designs inspired by the Salish Sea, the system of coastal waterways that surround where I live and which is home to all kinds of amazing-looking fish, including many varieties of rockfish (such as Quillback and Tiger Rockfish) and flounder. Did you know that baby flounders have eyes on either side of their heads like most other fish, but as they mature one eye migrates to the other side so adult flounder have both eyes on one side? Weird, eh? Check out all the entries at this week's Voting Page!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a hard time these last few days trying to get any work done, the news has been terrible...So my solution today (after a head-clearing morning wander/hike up a local mountain) was to just sit down and work directly on the computer and just play around with colour and vector shapes, no pre-drawing, no laying out compositions, not thinking about collections or briefs, no goals, no “work”...And you know what? It helped! Here is the result, as you can see I just really fooled around with colours and shapes, no over-thinking. How do you design when you’re feeling a bit bummed out?! Or maybe you just take a day off?
Jackie Tahara of UnBlink Studio