Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry

In the latest patchwork-themed Spoonflower design challenge, I chose to showcase my recent two-tone geometric designs. At first, I thought of a simple square layout, but then became interested in something more complex. After drawing out a few layout ideas, I came upon an old drawing of mine, circa 10 to 30 years ago, andContinue reading “Transforming the Past: Spoonflower Design Challenge Entry”

A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone

Above, thirty more of my flower-a-day-for-a-year challenge drawings are pictured. (I’m up to #170 with the actual drawings.) Some of these have already been transformed into designs. Perhaps I’ll go more into the process in future posts; for now, here are two of the completed designs – maybe you can guess which flowers have beenContinue reading “A Flower A Day Challenge: 120 Day Milestone”

Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” Design Challenge

Presenting “Hearts and Paisleys and Dots – Oh My!“, my latest contest entry. This limited palette design features the Pantone 2021 colors of the year: Illuminating (Yellow) and Ultimate Gray along with black and white. For more interest, a dotted crosshatch pattern has been applied to the background and some of the motifs. This designContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Yellow and Gray” 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: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!”

The challenge theme for this week is “Your Artistic Voice: 500th Design Challenge.” A contest and a celebration all in one! I created my entry with much gratitude that Spoonflower exists as an outlet for my particular form of creativity. Thinking of my dear grandmother, who worked for Stadtler’s a department store in the Buffalo,Continue reading “Contest Entry: “Frolicking Floral Celebration!””

Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge

“Poinsettia Overload in Retro Colors with Texture” is a fun, bold design in non-typical holiday colors. This one reminds me of South Florida, where I lived many years ago. Fun for someone who wants to break from tradition, just maybe not completely. This is a contest entry and to be made available soon. Please feelContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Maximalist Holiday” Design Challenge”

New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes

Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes is all of the things in the title as well as colorful, modern and bright. It looks great on several home decor items, depending on ones commitment and comfort with bold design, so first, a look book with some of my faves. Think a few pillows for a pop ofContinue reading “New for Sale! Wacky Curvy Jumbo Scale Stripes”

Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge

Departing from the “New for Sale” posts today to show my latest design challenge entry, “the world is a magical place”. For this one, I channeled the mushroom drawing child of my 1970s youth, added a couple cats, quirky butterfly, and fun flowers. It fell flat until the extensive shading was added – quite aContinue reading “Challenge Entry: “Mushrooms” design challenge”

New for Sale! Minimalist Waves

I’ve got mushrooms on the brain. The next design challenge has a mushroom theme, and after a slow start, I’m really getting into creating my entry. More on that soon; in the meantime, here are two more new designs recently put for sale. Today, I’ve chosen showcase my two “Minimalist Waves” designs. The first, choppyContinue reading “New for Sale! Minimalist Waves”

New for Sale! Retro Laminate Tabletop Wannabe

This design, my entry for the Pastel CafĂ© contest a while back, was inspired by the old school Formica laminates of the 60s/70s. In our house, I recall a Formica bathroom countertop in pinks and also barely remember an older kitchen table, possibly in silver on white. To make this design unique, I’ve used differentContinue reading “New for Sale! Retro Laminate Tabletop Wannabe”

30 Day Personal Challenge, 3 of 30

Happy Flower on Pink. Yesterday I finished the version with textured background (with a few tweaks today) and today I’ve added the version on solid pink. I like how the pink in the flower is similar to that of the background. May be playing around more with the colors and textures on this one. First,Continue reading “30 Day Personal Challenge, 3 of 30”