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2017 Hipster Captain Tea Towel Calendar

2017 tea towel calendar spoonflower


I had so much fun designing this 2017 Hipster Captain tea towel calendar for Spoonflower. I made it into the top 20, which is a huge honor! They are now available for purchase. Plus until Nov. 9, 2016, Spoonflower is having a Buy 1 Get 1 Sale on Fat Quarters. If you’d like to purchase my design, it can be found here. Thanks for all your support!


Spoonflower & CWDkids Mermaid Contest


Well, I had a great time designing these patterns for the Spoonflower and CWDkids Mermaid contest, focusing on a print for little girl’s pajamas. Mermaids are classic designs and adding just a pinch of cuteness and whimsy really makes this pattern stand out. I tried to focus on elements that I knew my seven year old daughter would love. (P.S. She approved, by the way).



Voting is now open and I would appreciate any votes that I receive. Just click on the link and then the voting button is on the right side. Vote for all your favorites. There’s so many to choose from. I will hopefully win the contest, but if I don’t I am going sell the designs on Spoonflower as a collection. I would love to see all of the amazing things people sew using these prints.



Look at all the fun coordinates. I think this would make adorable kids bedding as well.

2015 Tea Towel Calendar

I had so much fun creating this calendar! I hand drew all of the feathers and used my favorite brush pen to write the days of the week and months of the year. I just love the way it turned out! I’m asking for your help this week to vote for my design, as well as all of your favorites! In fact, my friends, Jill and Lauren, both also submitted beautiful designs into the 2015 tea towel calendar competition on Spoonflower. You can vote for your favorites here.




If you want to purchase the calendar, and finish the edges yourself, you can do so in my Spoonflower shop for about $14. But I will soon be listing the calendar in my Etsy shop with finished edges for $25, if you’d like to purchase it that way. I will have them for pre-order first, so that I know how many to order. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Happy Halloween!

GTS entry 2014 & MIID Summer School Brief 2

Entering the Global Talent Search this year was my opportunity to take a creative brief and interpret it with fresh eyes. An opportunity to create another piece of artwork to stretch myself and make something that I was proud of. And I am proud of these piece. I went through at least 3 rounds of revisions before finally settling on this one. I loved the opportunity to try something new. Even though I didn’t make the top 50 out of 999 participants that submitted artwork, I’m ok with it. Here’s to even more opportunities to create great art!



I’ve also been busy doing the briefs from the MIID Summer School. I had a ton of fun with this brief creating a tribal theme for wrapping paper on boxes. I love the way these turned out!



Uppercase Magazine- Surface Pattern Design Guide

Wow! I am beyond thrilled to be in the upcoming Surface Pattern Design Guide of UPPERCASE Magazine, issue #21! There will be 100 amazing artists represented in this issue.

If you would like to get your very own copy, you could pick one up at Surtex this year, but if you aren’t going, you can subscribe to the magazine. Plus get $15 off a subscription with the discount code USPDG2014. The paper quality is incredible and the content inside is even more so! It’s right up there with the coveted Critique magazine.

If you’d like to watch a little video and see some of the amazing artwork going to be in the magazine, then check out this video!

Here are the images I submitted! I’m not sure which ones were chosen yet, but I can’t wait to find out! Which one is your favorite!









New Minted Designs

I had so much fun designing these banners for the kid’s decor challenge over at Minted. I’d love for you to go and vote for my designs. Just click on the image and it will take you to my design.

This design was inspired, of course, by my daughter Charlotte. She just loves bright colors and she makes me so happy every day!



The inspiration behind this one was the song, “You Are My Sunshine” which I love singing every night to my daughter before she goes to bed. I thought this one would add so much personality to a room without overwhelming the decor that was already present in a child’s room.


I also designed a wrapping paper featuring the families name. I love the vintage modern feel it has. And the colors are my favorite.



#365patterns-#80 Front Row Society Submission

Inspired by the coral reefs, this pattern, Aricoral, was used in the Front Row Society Submission for African Heat. If you’d like to submit an entry, you still have a few days. I had so much fun making the pattern. It was based off of this pattern that I did a few days ago, but I amped it up a bit! I love the color palette and I think this would look great on a swimsuit don’t you?


Starting on the 16th you can start voting. So please go and vote for all of your favorites!



On The Wall Art Challenge For Minted

Here are the Art Prints that I submitted for the “On the Wall Art Challenge” for Minted. My favorite is the Llama filled with whimsy and bright colors. Please go and vote for me, starting on November 20th. You can click on each image and it will take you to the print to vote on. Thank you for your support!




I also tried a few photography prints. These are pictures we took in Yellowstone 4 years ago. I think Yellowstone can be so eerie at times, especially when the steam is rising from the ground and trees look like they’ve been petrified for centuries.