Tuesday, November 18, 2014

More Mexicali Cat Fun!

DENY Design now has my bold cat print on all sorts of super cool items. Prints start at $16. (That's a good price and a very affordable Christmas gift!) Available for purchase here.

This is my favorite. I soooo want this desk in my work space!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

How to be a Happy Cat - Fun Cat Calligraphy

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.

Wouldn't this be a cute cat bed fabric?



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Friday, November 7, 2014


My most favorite velvety 6B pencils are now second place to the most fantastic gel pen I've ever used. I loved it so much my BFF gave it to me. It's now my go-to drawing medium of choice.

PILOT G-2 10

It's a bold mark, not fine. I like to work with a thick line and do a lot of fill-in and texturizing when I sketch.

Why am I blogging about it? Because my pen just went out. I have been to several stores and I can't find this pen here. So I'm about to order a batch of them.

---- makes a great gift idea! hint, hint, wink! ----

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bright & Sunny Giraffe 2015 Calendar Tea Towel

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:

close-up of the artwork:

---- you can find the tea towel here ----

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Style a Cozy Bedroom with Faux Fur Snowflakes

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!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mexicali Cats

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).


Pattern Repeat

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