Summertime Sadness….

I’ve been away for a while enjoying the summer. Now it’s turning Fall and it’s time to get rockin’ on the next generation of designs!! I’ll miss the summer, but I love Fall so much I think this design will remind me of summer!! I designed the above textile for a geometric shoe pattern. Sadly …

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Threadless fun!!

This week I made a design for the “Creatures of the Forest design contest with Threadless. I learned (from a library book I checked out) how to layer a photo under a silhouette. Here’s the info on the book: Digital Art Technique Manual for Illustrators and Artists: The Essential Guide to Creating Digital Illustration and …

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Blooming Lillys

Today I’ve posted another T-shirt design to get accepted for the voting process with Threadless. This was submitted for the Impressionist contest. I took a picture last week of a Asiatic Lilly blooming in my yard, then took the picture and put it through a paint filter in Photoshop to make the impressionist painting. At …

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Painted Horses…

Horses, horses, everywhere!!! This week I worked on a fabric design for Spoonflower for the contest theme “Horses”. I found a nifty clip art horse and made it different colors along with different sizes of horses. I also made this a seamless repeat in Adobe Illustrator. I really like the grey background with the multi-colored …

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Summer is T-shirt weather

  This was one of the first T-shirts that was accepted for voting on Threadless.com. I’m very excited to be designing t-shirts as well as fabric currently. I am finding it challenging as well as a really good learning experience to start down the road of t-shirt designing. This first one was derived from a …

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Grillin time!!

This design if for a “Picnic” themed contest coming up. I decided to center it around my hubby and the grilling he likes to do this time of year. If we had a picnic, he would probably cook us hot dogs, hamburgers, and serve some Watermelon for dessert!! I like the repetition as well as …

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The citrus goes plaid

An upcoming contest on Spoonflower is concerning “Citrus Fruits”. The design I made is above. I decided I liked the plaid look, so I made all of the citrus fruits plaid on this one. I thought that making the leaves plaid as well was a bit much, so I left those solid colors. I tried …

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Pucks sleepytime fog

One of the next contests coming up is centered around Shakespeare’s “A Midsummers Night Dream”. After refreshing myself of the storyline, I decided to center my design around Puck. I have Puck next to a large stylized tree. The tree has flowers growing underneath with the yellow ones being “love-in-idleness” flowers. The fog represents the …

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Sweet Honey

  I’ve been hard at work lately trying to catch up on some Spoonflower contest submissions. The latest is a Farmers Market submission. I polled the family and asked them if I gave them $5 and sent them to the Farmers Market what would they buy. The kids told me Onions, fruit, and strawberries, then …

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Vintage is modern!!

  Today I have vintage patriotic posters on my mind. I’m going to be working soon on some Constitution week posters. I have one started and I’m trying to flesh it out. I haven’t quite figured out what I want to do with the 2nd one yet. The only thing I’ve figured out with both …

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