“Mod Daisy Floral” Designs

The latest addition to my shop at Spoonflower, this design is available in three color combinations, with 4 sizes to be made available for each. An Instagram link is better than no post at all! This collection can be seen in its entirety at Spoonflower. As of this writing, some of the sizes are notContinue reading ““Mod Daisy Floral” Designs”

Flower A Day #169 thru #184

Sixteen more flowers, which brings me to about mid-February, or flower number 184 – just beyond the half point for the entire year. I have been keeping up with them since then – just did 225 (assuming I didn’t count wrong) today.

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: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge

For this most recent “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” challenge, I may have gone in a different direction than most. My design is meant to be a more modern, pared down version of a traditional damask design. While using a typical diamond layout and flower motif, I spruced up the colors a little and transformed the standardContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Reimagined Damask Wallpaper” Design Challenge”

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”

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!”

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”

Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge

This design. There are things I really like about it and things I don’t. I’ll just leave it at that. I learned A LOT in the process, that’s for sure. Apologies for not posting on Friday. My mind was elsewhere on some personal things, and I totally forgot! Then I got drawn into the completionContinue reading “Contest Entry: “Climbing Vines Wallpaper” design challenge”

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”

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 23

Every-which-way tulips (and a bird). Those light green background shapes took a while! (I thought this was going to be a simple looking one, but I think it turned out kind of fun.) I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the end of the the stay-at-home order. Would anyone careContinue reading “I’m making Happy Drawings – day 23”