What a clever name! I was on a bender with water, floatation devices, and bird’s eye views. I also was really into mimicking stripes…and I may revisit this design to randomize the balls instead. I think I prefer a mess of beach balls rather than lines of them. Perhaps I’m just craving being on vacation and being away from the order of my home office.
This one is a cutie - inspired by the dinosaur decor of my brothers' 80s era bedroom. I wanted it to look crayon-ey, if you know what I mean. And simple. I was also trying to mimic the look of polka dots. So, from afar someone might think "colorful dots". But when they get closer (But not too close. Thanks covid.) and they'll be like "No, my mistake. Those are in fact tiny extinct herbivores." I haven't tested it, but I'm pretty sure you can tell these are dinosaurs from 6'. So, we are good.
This one features as a mess of tapes and paint splatter in a 4-color palette. The colors feel now, the subject is so 80s. Love that!
A companion piece to Eggy Weggs. I’m hoping to have a complete collection (soon!) of favorite foods that pair well with circles. Got any ideas out there? It’s OK. I’ll come up with some on my own. This fun print is available by the yard in your choice of fabrics. Do you need avocado pants? We both know the answer.
My first full collection of fabrics (or whatever!) in the form of frosting, waxy cookies, dinos, and sprinkles. It’s a mix of the iconic and the extinct.
This fabric collection has gone a long way to make a great selection of baby and kid clothing and accessories. I’ve made a custom pair of overalls, overall shorts, overall dresses with bloomers contrasting fabric, a mixed fabric dress, hair bows, bibs, bandanas, and taggie squares. Oh…AND…face masks. Because that’s the world we live in now. I also managed to sell (not much, but some and it’s a start) fabric in the sprinkle and blue/white dino fabric. Hoo-rah.
I came up with this rendering of some very happy herbivores for a Spoonflower Design challenge with a dinosaur theme. I personally love the colors and little smiling faces, but the public did not agree. I came in at approximately 1 millionth. No matter…I carry on.
Cute puppies made of simple shapes in four color ways. Hooray! Printed as fabric they would be great for children’s items. In fact, my Origami Puppers (in yellow!) was the first custom printed fabric I ordered "en mass" (it's all relative, right?) specifically for this reason. I went with the yellow/doggy combo because it's gender (and everything) neutral and I wanted to make a number of items for my Etsy shop that would work for any kid.
The first in a collection of food prints that feature my son’s favorite food paired with circles. WOWEE! Circles. Can you even…just? Here are eggs. I don’t much care to be around eggs, but I also don’t like having snot wiped on my work shirts, and that’s something that happens on the regular too. A trend!
Well, I participated (again) in a design challenge and this time did my best ever, making it to the top 75. Just barely. I came in at 73. While I’m excited about that (my goal now is to break the top 50), I’m also, like, what? This particular design was simple, unexciting, not very inspired, and kind of bland…yet got me my most “likes” so far.
The challenge this time around was to design a relaxing and neutral duvet cover. I admittedly put less effort into this one than any other fabric I have come up with in the past. Mostly I just wanted to play around with paint brush tools. And I only wanted to do that after investing a ton of time into trying to figure out a repeating herringbone pattern that just did not work out.
So, is this is this a lesson learned for me? Am I wasting too much time on actual drawings that aren’t as good as splotches of paint? Sigh. No secret here: I have not idea what I’m doing. I’ll just keep on anyway.
“Shhh…I Finally Got Her Down” is available for purchase as fabric, home decor, and more right here!
You might call this a copycat version of Any Warhol’s “Mao”. I do too, but I also call it Pop Meow! Bright colors and bow ties look great on my friend’s (late, great) kitty cat, Huxley.