Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lulu and Company

Here is my last commission of 2012, Lulu is the buff colored greyhound with the fab ears, Sasha is the little wire-haired chihuahua, and Max is the very people-friendly photogenic cat on the couch, with Mouse, the peach cat in the picture on the table. The other little picture on the table is of Lulu in her element, running on the beach. Ange and Hersh are avid animal lovers and have been active in Senior Dog Rescue and other local causes. Two of the sweetest people I've ever met, a joy to paint for.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Little White Book

Well...did you enjoy the blog-hop?? Hope So!

It was a success, lots of traffic and lots of positive feedback, which is always great!

Have you all seen that little logo, the simple white one just to the right of the blog?
Right below my Newsletter Subscription box?

Yes, that's the one...

click on it! will take you to a resource called The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers ... it is an AMAZING collection of designers, in a compact little white book of awesomeness. 

Not only are you provided with over 80 pages of eye candy designs, but details of HOW to contact us, should you want to commission designs or offer a freelance opportunity. 

Here is a sneak preview of my lovely page!

Check it out!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Let's Fly! - Blog Hop 2013

You are probably visiting from the talented Anneline Sophia Designs blog!  Welcome! I am honored to be a part of this wonderful group of surface pattern designers and I hope you enjoy the hop!

My goals for this year are to incorporate more pattern design into my paintings, and more painting into my pattern design! I will be creating a full portfolio of designs and a new body of paintings to take on the road in the late summer and fall.

My inspiration for these "Let's Fly" Themed designs is that suspended in time place that I occupy while traveling...especially on long trips. Being out of my regular routine gives me a fresh perspective on everything, what's important to me, what can be let go off. Travel also introduces me to so much new beauty and inspiration. I love looking at the earth from the airplane, seeing new contours that I've never seen before, and when coming home, seeing the lovely familiar shapes that are my home. These are the inspirations for the print pattern "Aerial View".

For my Bird Collage pattern I took inspiration from my polymer clay collage. I love the pattern beside pattern, the quilt-y feeling of cutting and piecing the clay to make my collage. This year I will be teaching polymer clay collage for the first time!  I tried to capture the pieced and quilt-like feeling here in this pattern.
and one more, same birds, different treatment.

Thank you for stopping by! From my blog you will be heading to the scrumptious designs of Leska Hamaty. Enjoy!
The Blog Hop starts here if you want to go to the beginning!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Let's Fly!

A new year full of creativity and opportunity is upon us and I am kicking it off by participating in a mega blog hop* of surface pattern designers from around the world. Believe Creative Studio of The Netherlands is curating the event, which will include an amazing array of work from almost 50 international surface design artists. We will be showing off a mini collection created just for the occasion, inspired by a theme worthy of jump starting the new year: Let's Fly! Also we, the designers, will also be making use of Pantone's 2013 color of the year, emerald. The grand tour of surface pattern design begins Thursday, January 10 at 14:00h GMT (EST:9:00) (NY), starting with the beautiful work of Gill Eggleston at Pattern Addict, and runs through Sunday, January 13.

*BLOG HOP: A promotional event in which multiple bloggers post about a related theme during a specified time frame and link to each others blogs so that readers can "hop" from one to the next. Blog hops often include giveaways and other special rewards for those who subscribe to a participant's blog, Tweet about it, or help promote it in some way.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

I don't know about you, but I am so relieved it is 2013. I'm ready to get to work (I "work" all the time, but I feel extra inspired!), I have some fresh new ideas for paintings and patterns, and I have a project with two other artists that I will be working on throughout the year that I'm really excited about!
Wishing you all (my six followers and anyone else who happens by) a wonderful new year full of opportunity and blessings.