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!

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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.


Detail



Orange pattern repeat



Pink pattern repeat



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

Friday, February 20, 2015

cuckoos

When I created this design, I must have been channeling Easter Peeps. The cuckoo birds look a lot like them, don't you think? I've used an array of bright, cheery combinations. I think they look adorable in this sweet, flowy sundress.






---- "Cuckoos on the Hour" is located here ----

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bat Mitvah Logos

I've had the pleasure of designing two Bat Mitvah logos for 2 sisters, one year apart. Very different personalities, but both so much fun to work with. (they both had much say-so in the end product) If you would like a logo created especially for your event, you can reach me at art@ruby-door.com.



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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Butterfly Wings

I kept clicking away to capture this butterfly with open wings. As you can see, it took a few tries! When I was reviewing my snaps, I really loved how the shots showed the progression of the wings opening. I hope you enjoy them, too.











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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Yarn Bombed Sheep in the Meadow

This week's contest challenge is to design sheep fabrics using a ditsy style, or scattered, small-scale, non-directional repeat.

I thought it would be fun to yarn bomb the sheep. So here they are, peacefully sitting in the meadow, wearing colorful stripes.

pattern detail



pattern repeat



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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Steampunk Valentine

Warriors riding on mechanized horses in search of love... to find the key to your heart.
This is Love Quest.



pattern detail



pattern repeat


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