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”

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!”

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’m making Happy Drawings – day 11

Just a wonky striped sort of thing. Much time spent on my design challenge entry today, so I was late with starting this one. I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the end of the the stay-at-home order. Would anyone care to join me? Thanks for Stopping by! Monica

I’m making Happy Drawings – day 10

Simpler for a Sunday. Kind of tired today, too. Wishing everyone health and happiness, today and every day. I’m making and uploading one happy drawing a day, at least until the end of the the stay-at-home order. Would anyone care to join me? Thanks for Stopping by! Monica

Now for Sale at Society 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 8)

One more shout out for my “hearts” design. I’ve put several items for sale on Society 6, just in time for Valentine’s Day gift purchases. My top 3 favorites: 1. Hearts Mugs at under $20 each (2 sizes available): 2. Stationery Cards, various prices with best value of 10 cards for $24.99: 3. All OverContinue reading “Now for Sale at Society 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 8)”

This is exciting! (blog-a-day challenge, day 2)

The Spoonflower “Be My Valentine” contest results are in, and my “hearts” design has place the highest ever for me – (tied for) 54th place. Strictly speaking, the top 50 are automatically proofed and made for sale, but they went a little beyond 50 this time and mine is included! Yay! I love the extraContinue reading “This is exciting! (blog-a-day challenge, day 2)”

Get ready for Valentine’s day

This week’s contest theme is “Be My Valentine” and I went for the traditional hearts idea, but made modern with a color twist. Really pleased with this one. Good bi-directional repeat, strong color combo, clear lines. I am slowly but steadily improving at this design stuff. (Yay!) I think the design will be especially funContinue reading “Get ready for Valentine’s day”