Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tiger Lily = Orange Bliss

Remember this photo I snapped a while back?


I really took to the orange lines. So much that I started to create a pattern based on these gorgeous orange marks. Then.... I became distracted and forgot about it. Last week I saw Spoonflower's contest announcement and I was so estatic! The theme: Lilies! Below is the final result.


Detail



Repeat Pattern


You can find it here.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

(Whale) Travelers + Seafoam bubbles

The latest design challenge from Spoonflower involves a limited palette using the them of whales. I wouldn't normally choose light colors like these. But, I really, really like them! It's a softer side & I'm happy stepping outside of my normal bold colors.

Detail:


Repeat:



Find it here.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Pandora Vine: Seed Pod Study

This climbing bush winds up our patio fence and I have wondered what it is called for two years now. Last week, I noticed a seed pod. This rekindled my interest... how amazing are seed pods? Very! I cracked it open to investigate. After I had all of my images assembled, I went online and discovered that this is a Pandora Vine. (Also known as: Pandorea jasminoides, Bignonia jasminoides, Tecoma jasminoides, Bower vine, and Southern Bell)

Here are my photos of my investigation:


In full bloom




New seed pod


An old seed pod - ready to open!


Split in two


Each layer of the pod spread out


The seeds... shaped like little hearts (how cool!)

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Counting Sheep: Fabric Repeat Pattern

I created this repeat pattern for Spoonflower's "Bedtime" challenge using their limited palette. There is a soft wave of yellow dashes in the background. I like that quite a lot. I love stripes. This is the first time I've not stuck to a rigid straight lined pattern.

I call this one "Counting Sheep" and you can find it here.

Detail


Pattern repeat


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Monday, March 10, 2014