Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Samples Have Arrived!

I am very excited to see my designs printed on note cards from my Society6 store!  I have some pillows on the way too.  Can't wait to see them...more to come!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Moyo Magazine Design Challenge - Runner up!

I am so happy to be chosen as a runner up in the Moyo Magazine Design Brief. Moyo is the first online magazine devoted to surface design.  It was created by the talented Rachel Taylor and Beth Nicholls.  I had the pleasure of taking their course, the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, earlier this year.  The Moyo challenge was to create a collection of three patterns inspired by circle imagery taken by Beth Nicholls in Japan.  The winner and runner ups were announced in the second issue of the Moyo Magazine.  I am very excited that my designs were chosen.  I am looking forward to the next design challenge!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Time to relax with some wine!

So excited to see my design on a pillow! 
I love the way it turned out. I will have to 
try it out tonight!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Wine Down

Who doesn't love to relax with a few glasses of wine?  My Wine Down pillow can be found on the British Ohh Deer  gift site.  It's in the second round of the Pillow Fight competition.  Wine anyone?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Passion for Pattern Bloghop 2

I have the pleasure of joining another bloghop hosted by Claire Smillie! You are probably joining us from the talented Sylvia Tay. Please make sure to continue onto Dunia Nalu's fun and lovely blog.  Of course if you'd like to join the bloghop from the start please visit the creator Claire Smillie!

Below, I have included some designs from my "Bloom"  collection.  I created some product mock ups to demonstrate a fun use for the designs.  I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Keeping Motivated

I am sad to be done with Rachel Taylor's and Beth Nicholl's "Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design" courses but it is so great to have such a supportive online community from the class.  To keep motivated, former students are posting creative briefs every few weeks.  The above assignment was to design a modern wallpaper for bathrooms using a specific color palette.  It was definitely a fun one!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Purple Passion

My best friend Jill from college just had her third baby!  She has two wonderful boys already and was blessed with a baby girl!  Jill loves purple so I designed her announcement around her favorite color.  Just for fun, I created some purple patterns to sit with the announcement. Congrats Jill!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crayon Scribbles

I love using fun color combinations on rainy days!  It somehow cheers me up!  I was thinking these designs might be fun for gift wrap....maybe I will try it out!  

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Passion for Pattern Blog Hop!

Today, a creative and ambitious fellow designer is hosting a Passion for Pattern Blog Hop.  You can start the fun hop by visiting Claire's blog.  If you are already on the hop you've probably joined me from Eva Marion's inspiring blog. My fellow bloggers include about 20 other designers that took the fabulous e-course by Beth Nicholls and Rachel Taylor called the "Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design" with me. The course was jam packed with invaluable information including everything from designing to manufacturing your own products. Please continue the hop by visiting the next passionate designer Schatzi Brown. I know I can't wait to view all the other designers blogs. We all share a passion for pattern. 

Below, I am sharing some fun designs I created when I was doodling around...I feel like the doodle designs are always my personal favorite!   

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vintage Picnic

We are having a vintage picnic at Smolak Farms for my daughter Bailey's 5th birthday.  I can't believe my baby is turning five!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Vintage Treasures from the modern closet

I LOVE to create.... surface patterns, invitations and yes jewelry!  The collection of necklaces above are made from vintage brooches combined with a mixture of old and new beads.  It is fun to wear my creations but even more fun to have them displayed at Aine's Boutique in Reading.  This stylish boutique is a perfect home for my pieces! 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

In the Garden

In the name of spring, I am sharing a design from my 
"In the Garden" collection.  This design was featured on Rachel Taylor's blog for the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course I have been taking....yey!  Let's hope it brings the warm weather!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Big bro's...big 4-0

So...lots of party planning these days!  It is fun!

Preschool Gala

We are having a fun night out for our preschool.  Check out the invite! Live music, apps and good company....can't wait!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Charcoal Garden Collection

My first collection.  It's a fun mix of bold 
graphics and subtle patterns.