My entry for a Spoonflower Design Challenge! I'm trying to enter at least one a month this year. The theme was Small Scale Geometric so naturally I went with ice cream. I like that the simple circles and triangles give the appearance of scoops and cones. And that Neapolitan is iconic enough to be implied by the color palette. I quite like this one, but placed 611 (ouch) out of 1148. Onward!
This is a little something I worked on last December. I don't think 1) I ever got the color combos quite right. I did want pink, red, brown, and white. I made one adjustment, but then abandoned it. And 2) There is a weird mix between parts of the design being simplistically and trying to do more complex shading. It needs more work. It's hard to get excited about holiday designs outside of the holidays though, isn't it? I don't know how people plan so far ahead when it comes to holiday prints.
I did enter it in Spoonflower Design Challenge and was pretty close to the bottom: 307/391. OUCH!
I worked on these sprinkle patterns a while back, but hadn't really done anything with them. But, the are festive and sprinkles go well on just about everything. I thought I'd be doing an ice cream series, and started here. As of yet, I haven't done anything else. It's 2020. What do you want from me!?
Update. A friend got in touch about her mother/daughter Halloween costume. They decided to be a Baker and Donut. Seeing as how we are living in a pandemic, they requested masks to wear with their costumes. And I knew just what to do...
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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Variations on a theme may be a better way to describe these prints rather than a collection. I'm still working on how to put a whole cohesive collection together without just making the same thing over and over. More elements! There are a lot of cassette tapes here. Maybe more research, doodling, and noodling is needed. I do love mix tapes though. I also really enjoy these colors together. The dots, stripes, and grids are lovely and work great as stand-alones. So whatever. This *collection* is a lot of fun. I've already changed my mind.
This one was not for a challenge or anything special. Just for me.
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.
This pattern may be purchased as candy shop wallpaper, fabric, and more at Spoonflower. I have a few other sizes/colors coming soon too.
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.