Friday, December 5, 2014

Hipster Kittens in Mittens

I do love cats... and yes, I could have some "cat lady" aspects to me. ;) But Spoonflower's latest theme is "Kittens in Mittens" so here is another cat pattern.

I'm trying to reach beyond my usual design approach and although at times I'm uncomfortable in doing so, I am really happy to be growing my skill set.


detail




pattern repeat


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thermoses of Hot Chocolate for Everyone!

This week's theme over at Spoonflower is Thermoses. I drew these in Photoshop instead of freehanding them. I wanted to switch things up and explore a different way of illustrating. It is actually more time-consuming for me to work this way which I found odd. It was a fun process and I really like the way these turned out.


Detail



Repeat Pattern


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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Patchwork Tile Inspiration

I've been looking at tile ideas online. Mixing tile patterns really adds a big impact! Patchwork tiling looks so interesting on floors and walls... and stairs.

I'd love to do a design with my art tiles one day. I think mixing them with some solid and minimal decorated tiles would be amazing.

They are available as trivets, too. (Christmas gifts!) You can find them here.


Here are a few inspirational ideas I found. Pretty, colorful, and inviting ideas to add flair to a home.





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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!



---- See even more Mexicali Cat products here ----

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?

Detail



Repeat



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Friday, November 7, 2014

The PERFECT Gel Pen

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! ----