My debut at Printsource 2015 with Cultivate Art Collective is tomorrow! I am extremely excited about it 🙂 Drop by our booth at A17 to have a chat with the lovely Rachelle and Charlotte. Here are some Collective member flyers for the show (click on a flyer to visit the artist website):
I am excited to announce that my work will be at Printsource (a surface pattern and textile trade show in NYC) this January 13th and 14th, 2015, represented by Cultivate Art Collective at Booth A17! I’ve been rather quiet on the pattern front for the past few months, and that has been entirely due to preparing a whole lot of brand new work that has never been seen before for this show! If you are attending, I hope you’ll stop by the booth and check out my work 🙂
A new design called “Warm Paws,” just in time for the chilly weather and Spoonflower’s contest this week which is kittens in mittens themed! I hope you enjoy my design, and stay cozy wherever you are 🙂
This is a new surface pattern design “Forty Winks” that was created for a calligraphy-based pattern themed competition currently being held by Spoonflower and UPPERCASE Magazine. I did all the lettering by hand, first starting with pencil and them scanning in my artwork to then create digitally. I thought it would be fun to create a sleepy themed pattern and use strong graphic words and symbols associated with that. There was also a monochromatic color restriction (black-grey-white) which was another interesting challenge so I had a lot of fun using some different techniques than you might normally see in my work here 🙂
My pattern for the Spoonflower contest this past week was “Ornamentary,” which you can likely guess is ornament-themed 🙂 I went with Christmas, as that is what I associate with the word and there are so many fun shapes! I created more antique feeling ornaments which remind me of Christmases long ago at the family farm.
I present to you “Measuring Time,” my new textile pattern inspired by Spoonflower’s current contest which is timepiece and clock themed. I went with a more antique aesthetic for my timepieces and a retro color scheme. I love how this one turned out!
This week’s Spoonflower pattern design contest is all about Umbrellas! For my design, I decided to also focus on a variety of seasons and types of weather which umbrellas could sure be useful in! My design is called “Brella” 🙂
This week, Spoonflower’s pattern design contest theme is Ballet! I introduce to you the newest sensation, The Woodland Ballet Company. My design is called “Tippy Toes.” Sweet little forest creatures showing off their graceful moves! And I couldn’t forget all the bling for the costumes. Ballet costumes are so sigh-worthy and beautiful, and the application of the embellishments is typically done by hand which makes them even more special!
This past week, the theme for Spoonflower’s pattern design competition was marching bands! I decided it was a great opportunity to exercise my human drawing illustrations and also played around a bit with a banner-type horizontally focused repeat. I had fun experimenting with colors as well. I originally started with a more vintage style palette and then changed things up and went for a desaturated color scheme with pops of color. This design is called “March in Place.”
Hello there! I haven’t been able to post for a little while now, but not for lack of art making I assure you 🙂 I’ve been participating in a few competitions and workshops, as well as working on some awesome sewing projects and have been a very busy bee. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of that new work!
My post today is to show a new artwork piece that I created for Cultivate Art Collective’s first issue of their brand new online magazine called CROP. All the artists showcased created pieces under the theme of “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” in whichever way they chose to interpret it. I decided that this required adorable sleepy creatures in the forest, as you can see a bit of in the piece below entitled “Moonlight Wander.” I had such a fun time creating this!
You can check out the first issue of Cultivate Art Collective’s online magazine CROP here.