Sunday, March 31, 2013

Photo Inspiration: Tulips

My grandma bought me these lovely tulips. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, and I love having them around.



Thursday, March 28, 2013

Encaustic Play

My mom, sister and I got together, made a huge mess at my moms house, and had a wonderful day of encaustic play.










 
Some things turned out better than expected. Some not as good. But it was a wonderful day of fun and play. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

feathers

This pattern and the colors make me happy.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Photo Inspiration 3: Venice

 



 
I dont really like the finished product...but it pushed me to work on something different than I normally do.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Wine Tasting

This week I decided to play along with a design challenge from one of my ABSPD classmates' blog.
The brief was to listen to people talking, or music, or radio, close your eyes and listen to the first word or phrase you hear, and turn that into a pattern.
I was listening to my coworker talk going for a wine tasting, so I came up with this simple little pattern.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

#18 Take a kickboxing class

I'd had a disasterous attempt at Zumba this past year, so I was really hestitant to go to another fitness class where I didn't really know what to expect.
I learned many things.
It was challenging. My body is sore. I like punching. I'm uncoordinated. It was the last class until the fall, I'll definetly be back for more in the fall.

(I restrained myself from being the-girl-that-takes-photos-in-kickboxing-class, so this is a posed shot I made my boyfriend take when I got home)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Stringy Seed Pods

I shared the start of this pattern back in January. Here's the completed...or complete for now....version.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Photo Inspiration 2

 
I loved the look of these beautiful starfish arms in an aquarium at Disneyworld. I also loved the blues and pinks together.
 
I started doodling them on the side of my work notebook.
 
I'm not 100% happy with the end product. I feel like something is missing. But for now, it's good.
 







Friday, March 15, 2013

a little bear

I must be ready for summertime. A little bear amongst the fireweed.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

#12 Build a snow fort

The time left in my 24th year is quickly winding down. I have just over three months, and many things left on my list. It seems like spring is coming as well, so I figured I better get to it and build a snow fort.

It was actually harder than I expected finding an adequate pile of snow, large enough for an adult sized snow fort.

#12 Build a Snow fort - Check!


 

 
 Now on to the next item!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Raspberry Patch



 
 
These patterns and a few other designs are available for sale here, with free shipping until March 17, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time.
*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.
 




Sunday, March 10, 2013

photo inspiration

I take photos all the time, especially while travelling, of animals, plants, sealife, and other inspiring odds and ends. I've decided to start once a week taking one of these photo inspirations, and actually making some doodles from it. Some weeks it may be just a doodle. Some weeks hopefully it will inspire a pattern or collection.

 




 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

moyo student showcase

Lots going on in my little life these days. Survived my family adventure to Disneyworld. Booking lots of other little trips, including the Create retreat in California. The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design class is over, and my days feel a bit empty without it. I have lots of dreams, schemes, and things to do, but I haven't managed to figure out where I am and get started on anything yet.

I was pleased to see that my work was featured in the third issue of MOYO online magazine. You can check out the student showcase on page 68. The whole magazine is full of wonderful pattern inspiration!
MOYO 3 cover



Thats all for now. I'll hopefully be back on the weekend with something creative!