Forty Winks – Pattern Design

This is a new surface pattern design “Forty Winks” that was created for a calligraphy-based pattern themed competition currently being held by Spoonflower and UPPERCASE Magazine. I did all the lettering by hand, first starting with pencil and them scanning in my artwork to then create digitally. I thought it would be fun to create a sleepy themed pattern and use strong graphic words and symbols associated with that. There was also a monochromatic color restriction (black-grey-white) which was another interesting challenge so I had a lot of fun using some different techniques than you might normally see in my work here :)

Ornamentary – Textile Design

My pattern for the Spoonflower contest this past week was “Ornamentary,” which you can likely guess is ornament-themed :) I went with Christmas, as that is what I associate with the word and there are so many fun shapes! I created more antique feeling ornaments which remind me of Christmases long ago at the family farm.

Tippy Toes – Textile Design

This week, Spoonflower’s pattern design contest theme is Ballet! I introduce to you the newest sensation, The Woodland Ballet Company. My design is called “Tippy Toes.” Sweet little forest creatures showing off their graceful moves! And I couldn’t forget all the bling for the costumes. Ballet costumes are so sigh-worthy and beautiful, and the application of the embellishments is typically done by hand which makes them even more special!

March in Place – Textile Design

This past week, the theme for Spoonflower’s pattern design competition was marching bands! I decided it was a great opportunity to exercise my human drawing illustrations and also played around a bit with a banner-type horizontally focused repeat. I had fun experimenting with colors as well. I originally started with a more vintage style palette and then changed things up and went for a desaturated color scheme with pops of color. This design is called “March in Place.”