Some great news – My Blue Ribbon pattern placed in the top ten for Spoonflower’s State Fair themed competition a week and a half ago! Spoonflower always takes the most lovely photos of the winning fabrics so I’m sharing some great shots they took below. I love how vibrant the colors look! The fabric is now for sale in my shop here 🙂
Inspired by Spoonflower’s State Fair pattern competition this week, I created this new pattern called Blue Ribbon. Having grown up in Canada, the idea of state fairs have always fascinated me greatly as there aren’t really the same type of events up here. One of the things I’ve always been in awe of is are the amazing competitions for all manner of foods, produce, and livestock! Especially the food 🙂 Pies, jellies, barbecue, oh my! I took my inspiration from all the great ribbon winners that placed for their delicious offerings at the fair!
It’s fun to experiment with geometrics! “Angles” is a new pattern I have in my Spoonflower shop which comes in two colorways – Pink and Green. I just got back a swatch in the new Sports Lycra being offered and it would be perfect for athletic wear! I think some new leggings are in my near future 🙂
I’m excited to announce my work will be debuting at Surtex this year where I’ll be represented by Cultivate Art Collective in Booth #222! #Surtex is taking place May 17-19/2015 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC and is a fabulous trade show where artists from all over the word have new designs available to license and sell to many different markets. I’ve been working very hard on creating a ton of new artwork and this is why I’ve been so quiet on the blogging front over the past few months!
I’ve been more active on my Instagram and Facebook where I’ve revealed a few sneak peeks of some brand new surface patterns that will be available at the show! Below you can find my brand new hand-lettered digital flyers with the sneak peek artwork revealed 🙂 If you are at the show, I hope you’ll stop by Booth #222!
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)