Words, pattern, and moving pictures
In 2020, I was inspired to combine some of my pattern, writing, and textile projects into blended works.
The Grandmama of Infographics
Long before just about everybody was doing infographics, National Geographic was publishing some of the most gorgeous, absorbing and instructive picture stories in the world.
New Pattern: Baby Tears
I’m pretty happy with the final results of this pattern study. As simple as it appears, it seems to have endless color possibilities, and better: it has one or two satisfying quirks that elevate it beyond mere “floral”.
Holly shows us how to Cute
I’ve seen my design work on posters, websites, billboards and buses, and I’ve seen my chrysanthemums on wallpaper, clutch purses and duvet covers. Nothing beats seeing them on Holly.
New pattern: Ogee Garden
Returning to this awkwardly-named, but endlessly-intriguing motif, I filled a few more pages in a sketchbook and decided to pursue a loosely drawn “garden”.
Pattern archetypes: an elegant onion
I find it half fascinating, half maddening. It can be bulbous and comical or elegant and mysteriously harmonious. Its leaf-like form and the fascinating ways it can tightly repeat make it seem archetypal. One site’s onion is another site’s paisley, ogee or persian pickle, and the meanings of all those terms overlap and blur.
More gifts for a favorite gentlewoman
This statement remains popular, and of course, widely aspired-for.
Now it’s all done up in fancy, subtle textures and vibrant shades of blue. Available on Society6 as a beautifully produced gift, you can award the honor to a friend or to yourself (or both).
New tote bags
The upgrade was announced October 4 on the Society6 blog. I missed the announcement, but started noticing great looking Facebook posts from a few of the artists I follow and realized something awesome was up.
New: Subtle Backgrounds on Creative Market
Most of the time (but not all of the time), a website background should stay in the background. It should provide just enough color, just enough interest and style, and set the stage for your foreground content to do the talking.
New Downloadable Seamless Pattern: Simple Damask
Here’s my first offering of what promises to be a torrent of damask patterns, available now on Creative Market.
The package comes with lots of options…
You, too, can be as cool as Sean Howard
I love the light in this photo. I’m thinking about the warm light and shadows of both Rembrandt and Caravaggio. And doesn’t that iPhone case look fabulous? Why, yes… yes, that does happen to be one of mine.
Custom Window Seat Cushion: Carrie’s Kitchen
This was a fun custom fabric project, tweaking the colors of my Pointillist Stripes pattern for a kitchen window seat cushion.
More answers to online fabric store questions from a Spoonflower seller
In my ongoing quest to help crafters, sewists, quilters and others make the most of the tremendous selection of designs available from online fabric stores like Spoonflower, I came across a super-helpful FAQ by Sarah Walden, a.k.a. Peacoquette Designs.
With her permission, I […]
Promo deal on Society6: Free shipping worldwide
Click the images below to get free shipping worldwide on electronics cases and skins from Society6. The deal expires midnight, May 12, 2013.
I had posted a couple of these geometrics to Facebook and got requests for more colorways… so here they all are.
New Downloadable Pattern Background: Gridwerk
Continuing to play with downloadable pattern backgrounds, I’ve added this new seamless geometric pattern. The package includes layered vector files (.ai and .eps) as well as two transparent .png files (in two different scales).
Most of my downloadable patterns have been used for website backgrounds, and that’s a fascinating world. It’s very similar […]
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