Introducing Salmon Twilight, a new collection inspired by the many shades of rose petals.
I'm excited to debut this new surface pattern collection! Inspired by the french riviera here is my Sea Stripes collection:
New pattern collection now available, Honest Marks:
I'm delighted to announce that I have been shortlisted into the top 8 of the Printsouce Competition! The winner will receive a free booth at the Printsouce show in August 2017 to debut their patterns in New York. I would like to thank Rachael Taylor and the Make It In Design team for giving me an extra push with this amazing online course, The Ultimate Portfolio Builder. I've really learned a lot and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about surface pattern design industry!
Here are the patterns that I entered:
I've been working on some holiday patterns for my new art licensing collection called Whimsical Winter. Here are some of my favorites.
This week I turned in my assignment for GTS: The Global Talent Search where hundreds of artists compete to be represented by Lilla Rogers. The character Antoinette that the assignment was based on is very young, energetic and chic. When reading through the assignment, I imagined that dragonflies would be flying over Brooklyn as Antoinette bicycled through the city. I think she would like to wear shoes with this pattern. I hope you like it!
To start the creative process, I started with a trip to Venice Beach for some breakfast, shopping and inspiration! I took tons of pictures and filled up my sketchbook with ideas.
There is a great video by Marie Forleo explaining the creative process and how to find your voice as a creative person. You start off excited with a big idea and then it gets a big dark and murky before you come on out the other side with something you like. This is what happened to me especially with this project. Initially, I was working in lots of colors, then narrowed it down to blues, greens and browns but at the end I had this last minute idea to tone it down even further to just blues. That's when I felt my assignment turned out of the dark, murky corner and into sunlight again!
Here is a coordinate pattern I made which has a nice dragonfly nighttime feel.
I am taking a home decor class with Lilla Rogers and Margo Tantau. So far in week 1 I learned how to design products for metal. I really enjoyed this week and learned a lot of techniques! It's fascinating to see how metal can be applied to so many types of things. I really love drawing birds so this was extra fun for me. Here are some of the products I designed this week with my birds:
I spent this weekend fully emerged in Pattern Camp with Jessica Swift and I'm SO glad I did! Since it was also my birthday weekend, I was not sure if I wanted to spend it working or not, but I decided to take the plunge anyways. Learning about patterns is just too fun to pass up! I have taken pattern classes before, so I was not a total newbie, but I really enjoyed her approach. I absolutely loved it!
Warning: This class is EXTREMELY fun!
Jessica broke it all down into manageable bite size chunks. I cannot recommend this class enough if you are interesting in learning how to make patterns. At first I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up with a class in such a short time frame, but I really liked working this way!
I was so inspired, learned more about Illustrator and started a new collection of patterns called Charmed Lace. I created a mood board and made new drawings for the collection. I also used some of my ink drawings from Inktober. You might recognize my women's shoes drawings here. I even made a repeat out of one of my abstract watercolors!
The pattern of the day is here! I'm really excited about the colors and shapes of this one. I would love to do more in this style. What do you think?!
Today's pattern is 24 blue whales!
Day 32: watercolor plaid.
Today marks 1 month of patterns!!