Monday, March 23, 2015

Beagles in Plaid

This group of beagle puppies with tilted heads kind of pulls my heart strings. Placing the different colored plaids on top of each other was my favorite part. The color shift keeps things interesting!

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wearable and home items






---- Links: Fabric    Wearable & Home ----


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lovely Wooden Utensils

This week's challenge theme, Spoons, was perfect for me to use beautiful wood grain in my design. I added bottle openers, pizza cutters, spatulas, and all sorts of kitchen utensils. I love the clean look.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Vibrant and moody Australia skies

The skies are ever-changing and it's so easy for me to get inspired by the shape-shifting clouds. I took one photo each day during the month of November in the Morning, afternoon, and night. I plan to use these as reference one day... for painting, or for fabric. (Maybe both!)













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Friday, March 6, 2015

Dreamy spring butterfly shirt

Butterflies are a symbol of change, the soul, creativity, freedom, joy and color. Their power is transformation, shape shifting and soul evolution.

This flow of butterflies reminds me of spring. The soft pastel colors and black details of the wings compliment each another and give a nice balance. It's not too girly, not too masculine. You can locate Sweet Dreams here.


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Monday, March 2, 2015

Coral, Mint, Black, & White Geometrics

This week at Spoonflower it's all about coral, mint, black & white. Any theme, as long as it includes these colors. Hurray! Freedom!

I knew right away I wanted to play with geometric shapes. What I came up with is a textured play with chevrons. I had so much fun, I even created a companion fabric.

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Companion pattern detail



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---- links: main, companion ----

Friday, February 27, 2015

Summer Beach Shorts

Winged Crickets and Grasshoppers against a lavender-dashed violet background. This fabric is perfect for walking shorts to skip in and out of the surf. That's wear my thoughts take me on this steamy hot summer day!

---- fabric located here ----

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cubist Cats

This is my cat, Aker. Isn't he handsome? He's a quirky little guy that is always making me smile. He likes belly rubs, fish, drinking water from the tap, making stretchy sounds when he sleeps, and keeping me company while I work. He's my inspiration behind this week's design competition, Cubist Cats.



This is probably one of the easiest, most natural designs I've made to date. Maybe it's because I've been at it for a while now... I've learned so many new things this past year about how to design a better seamless repeat pattern. It's truly NOT as easy as it looks. The transition from painting to making graphic seamless repeats art takes an entirely different skill set.

Also, it's more my style. I love loose, fun, imperfect, drawing.

I couldn't decide on the color theme. I went back and forth so many times. I'm going to offer both versions in my shop.


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Pink pattern repeat



---- Find them here - Orange - Pink ----