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, 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!
I have created a collection of 4 coordinate surface patterns called “Perfectly Notional” for the Spoonflower fabric design competition this week. This week Spoonflower is collaborating with Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine for the theme of sewing notions, objects that I am well acquainted with having come from a long line of proud sewists! Designers were to create a 4 pattern collection that would fit on a yard of fabric. Below you can see my individual designs from the collection to better view the detail – Buttons, Thread, Scissors, Needles.
Spoonflower has teamed up with the lovely people at Robert Kaufman Fabrics (a highly coveted company for quilters and aspiring textile designers alike!) for Fabric8 again this year. It’s an opportunity for surface pattern designers to get their work in front of the great minds of Robert Kaufman, who will pick their top 100 entries for the semi-finals. No easy feat as last I heard there were over 700 entries! Here is my entry for this years’ cosmic voyage theme, titled “Space Forest.” I didn’t make the semi-finals but I still really enjoyed creating this design!
I had a lot of fun imagining a universe where animals and creatures are not limited to gravity! (or earth realistic colorings haha)