This week's contest is calligraphy-themed. I decided to make a design that was fun(ny) and cat themed. Yep. I'm one of "those" cat-happy people. The entries were to be greyscale, but I'm currently adding some color and will be adding the color version to some home products.
Record temperatures are hitting Australia right now. It's been hitting 100 degrees. Yikes! I've used this as inspiration for my entry to Spoonflower's Tea Towel Competition. I think it makes a good vibe for 2015. :)
I liked the giraffes so much that I added them to a few products:
Faux fur is something I navigate to when it gets chilly outside. Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware normally carry something absolutely divine to snuggle up in.
Taking this inspiration, I decided to combine fur and snowflakes. Deny is now selling my design on all sorts of home items. Here I'm showing Frosty Chocolate and Snow Leopard Snowflakes on Bedding. Stay warm out there!
This week's design brief is Calaveras (Sugar skulls). I'm trying to do every week's Spoonflower contest to expand my work with a broader spectrum of subjects. Sometimes that is challenging. Although I like some sugar skull designs, it's really not something that comes easily for me to work with.
For this pattern I have played with cat "sugar skulls." Even though I realize this isn't a true representation of the theme, I do achieve a Mexican feel. It's a fun, colorful design and I wouldn't have come about this idea without following the weekly contests (and this is precisely the kind of content broadening I'm wanting to explore).