A Flower A Day Challenge: 90 Day Milestone

In case anyone is curious, I have been keeping up fairly well with my flower-a-day drawings, which I started last August. The intention is to continue for an entire year; today I drew flower #149. I have not, however, done as well at posting timely progress updates. Hence, above flowers #61 through 90 are shown.Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 90 Day Milestone”

Contest Entry: “Small-Scaled Geometric” Design Challenge

Back after a long break with my entry for the latest design challenge at Spoonflower. For this design, I started with the beautiful colorway mentioned in Spoonflower’s Winter 2021 Trend Report blog post and added several tonal variations. Simple rectangular shapes were made interesting with overlays of tiny-scale plaid and stripe patterns. The result isContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Small-Scaled Geometric” Design Challenge”

Another good showing!

It’s very exciting and an honor to place once again in the top 50 for a Spoonflower design challenge. Cellular Floral – my entry for the Microscopic Worlds contest – placed 30th! This one is versatile – looking good in a variety of home decor applications including the ones shown below. After it was completed,Continue reading “Another good showing!”

Contest success and feeling thrilled!

Yesterday I found out that Patterned Playing Card Motifs, showcased in a previous post, made it to 21st place in Spoonflower’s Game Night design challenge! It seems especially fitting that this playing card-themed design made it to “twenty one.” A few possible uses for this design were shown in the previous post and here areContinue reading “Contest success and feeling thrilled!”

Contest Entry: “Game Night” Design Challenge

Back into the challenges after several weeks off. For the “Games Night” challenge, I decided to go with playing card suits with patterns – a fun twist from traditional spade, heart, club and diamond motifs. I did keep the colors pretty standard: red, (almost) black, dove gray, and white. The background has a diagonal crossContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Game Night” Design Challenge”

Hearts Coloring Pages – new at Etsy!

My first new Etsy listing in years is a digital download: 8 pages of hearts designs for coloring or craft uses. Related fabric items via both Etsy and Spoonflower are in the works, too. Happy Hearts Coloring and Craft Pages, with about 35 unique hearts motifs plus extra filler (for better coloring fun), is nowContinue reading “Hearts Coloring Pages – new at Etsy!”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 60 Day Milestone

I recently completed the 60th flower of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge, and here are 31 through 60! These seem improved (in my eyes at least) from the first 30, somehow more creative and inventive while still maintaining the essence of “flower.” Yay! I still noticed a lot of not-very-crisp and clean line work while uploading these,Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 60 Day Milestone”

Flowers of New York City

Was wanting to post photographs of flowers I took on my recent visit to New York City. Then it seemed weird because who thinks of flowers when they think of the city? To be honest, I don’t recall seeing as many in the past (when I lived there) as during this visit. Why is that?Continue reading “Flowers of New York City”

SoHo (and The Village) Love

A mixture of love-themed graffiti/art as seen on my recent visit to New York City. To the best of my recollection, these were all taken in either SoHo or The Village. Is this NYC being “destroyed” by graffiti or being encouraged to come back to life in a better way after difficult times? (I preferContinue reading “SoHo (and The Village) Love”

I went to NYC last week.

New York City, where I lived from 1996 to early 2005, had no desire to return to until last year, then went a couple times before you know what hit. I finally just got up and went back last week and it was wonderful. Beautiful weather and I walked. And walked. And walked. And tookContinue reading “I went to NYC last week.”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 30 Day Milestone

I’ve been inspired by a Youtuber named struthless* to draw one subject, in my case a flower, each day for a year. Am putting these into my Passion Planner Daily*, hence the words and dot grid background. Just over a month in so far and I thought it’d be fun to post the first 30Continue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 30 Day Milestone”