“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”

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”

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”

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 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”

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”

30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30

Here’s the second version of the Whimsical Jungle design, differing from the first because it’s been rotated by 45 degrees. This one is also my entry for the Tropical Surrealism Wallpaper design challenge at Spoonflower. Voting for that contest will start Thursday. First, fat quarter, test swatch and yard views: Now, the mock-ups. Wallpaper today,Continue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 15 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30

I kept seeing this flower, first shown on my post on June 2nd, as my Spoonflower avatar and it kept calling me to be a design. So here it is, GIANT scale and looking good. Was going to do a textured version, but things got a little complicated and time-consuming, so just the solid versionContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 7 of 30”

30 Day Design Experiment, 5 of 30

Yesterday, for want of a little less intense designing, I chose a simpler motif. And I had to post it a couple places early because, as I wrote yesterday, “It’s like if someone lived in a house made of Dr. Seuss-ness.” Not 100% sure about the colors, yet – may want more variation between theContinue reading “30 Day Design Experiment, 5 of 30”

30 Day Personal Challenge, 2 of 30

Two designs done today! I’ll just post one for now. Not 100% sure about the colors on this one, but that’s OK – I think it’ll be good to expect some tweaks later, before I order the sample swatches. Cellular, from a drawing done on April 4, 2020: Below are the colors I’ve tried soContinue reading “30 Day Personal Challenge, 2 of 30”

New Challenge Entry!

Have not been doing many of the Spoonflower design contests of late, but felt compelled to enter the “Quiet Spaces” wallpaper challenge with the design below. The second view is the current challenge view – too bad, because I think the first shows much better what this design is about. Voting starts tomorrow, June 11,Continue reading “New Challenge Entry!”