The theme for the Spoonflower Design Challenge was Gothic Halloween. So naturally I went with castles and one little lonely ghost. I'd like to revisit this one with different colors and on a different scale, so there is more castle and fewer repeated ghosts. Someday I'll master Adobe and will be able to do that easily. Maybe in time for next Halloween?
Sidenote, I wanted to call this one "Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good" since that's my favorite line from the Ghostusters song, but opted instead for something more recognizable.
Placed 434th out of 666 (spooky!), thanks for asking.
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I just haven't had much time for drawing and designing lately, so giving myself the challenge in August to enter four Spoonflower Design Challenges was a little kick I needed. Buuuuuut...I may have thinked out side of the box a bit too much. The theme was climbing vines wallpaper. And I went with red vines. I mean, it would be super cute in a candy shop, right? Plus it gave me a chance to give a little nod Neil Diamond with that title. I consider it a win. Even if I only ranked 470 out of 709. Not enough sweet tooths out there, I guess.
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Another entry for a Spoonflower Design Challenge. The theme this time was around was geared toward thanking essential workers. Ah! Covid is now inserting itself in my fabric designs. I'm trying to incorporate more orange in my drawings, so that was part of my color selection choices. I also chose a weather motif for the stamps as homage to the whole mail carrier being delivering despite rain, sleet, snow, etc. I'd like to take the stamps and postmark elements and run with it for a larger collection. Also, I love mail so much. So you know.
I came in 284th place, by the way. Out of 503! Woot! I don't stand a chance in this competitive world. But it's all fun anyway.
We have (yet another) Spoonflower Design Challenge to thank for Shroom Kaboom! I made it a personal goal to enter one challenge a week for the month of August and fungi was the theme for one of those weeks. I wanted to use more orange (I keep trying!) and kept to a minimal style. I think this fabric would make for great tea towels.
I placed 590 out of 964. Wowee.
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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.