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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!

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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!

 

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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!

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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!


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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.


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

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

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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.

 

 

Tigerprint Competition-Hand Drawn Type

Another few designs for Tigerprints Hand Drawn Type competition. i think they turned out quite cute if I do say so myself! Ha ha! These should definitely be made into cards! With coordinating wrapping paper, bags and hang tags don’t ya think?

 

 

Be My Hero Spoonflower Fabric Contest

It’s time to vote for the Spoonflower “Be My Hero” Fabric Contest. I had so much fun drawing each of these little characters and I would love for you to take a few minutes of your time to go and vote for my design. I loved the idea of helping young boys remember to eat their 5 a day! And that the veggies and fruits should be all of our heros as they make us healthy and strong! Click on the any of the images to vote. There are 15 pages worth of voting entries, so just vote on all of the ones you like! Thank you! And I’d love to know what you think! VOTE HERE!

 

 

And here’s some close up views.

 

Quickfire Calendar Designs for Minted

Wow, now that’s fast! Minted is hosting another design competition, but this time we only had essentially a weekend to do it. I worked part of the day on Saturday and came up with a few designs I really liked for the Minted Quickfire Calendar Challenge. Design submissions end Tuesday and voting will only be open one day, on Wednesday. Then they will be for sale the following week. I’ll let you know how things go! Wow! LMK which one is your favorite! To vote, simply click on the link above the image, or click on the image. Thanks for supporting me!

 

Fizzle Flower

Oscar The Owl

Fresh And Fruity

Grunge Brush Stripe

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I had a lot of fun hand drawing the type and making calendars that would really make a statement on any ones wall.