Design 69 / 365

It’s after midnight – I did what I set out to do. I drew some bees and another coneflower and fashioned it into a repeating pattern

I really did like how it looked extra large and not repeating, so on most of the Redbubble items I didn’t actually do a repeat.

I’m particularly fond of the muted blue-green that I did for the background.

See it on Redbubble!

Design 67 / 365

Here we go – got those mushrooms finished up. My process was to start in watercolor on paper, then pull them into illustrator and digitize the heck out of them so that they transformed into something new altogether. Looking at it, you’d never realize that this started out as actual paint on paper! Here’s a detail:

Then I created my pattern repeat!

See it on Redbubble! Until tomorrow!

Design 59 / 365 Days of Design

I continue to indulge my love of rainbows, geometric design, and hearts. And polka dots. Put it all together and what do you get? This:

See it on Redbubble!

In other good news, I have yet another artwork featured on Redbubble’s home page! Design 42 – My raccoon pattern. My birds have been selling quite well, even as they’ve moved down the page and below the proverbial fold, so it’s exciting to have another one featured. Yay!

Design 57 / 365 Days of Design

I’m sick in bed today so I didn’t have a lot of energy to do something really innovative. Yesterday you got straight rainbow stripes. Today you get wavy rainbow stripes.

What is cool is that someone has already purchased yesterday’s design on a phone case! Someone loves vintage rainbow colors as much as I do! In fact, I’ve made 13 sales today so far, probably a cyber monday thing. 

See it on Redbubble.

Design 54 / 365 Days of Design

Today I wanted to do a cute black capped chickadee design. I get hundreds of these round little cuties in my yard everyday, and I enjoy watching them with my son. 

This design ended up being a lot more winter holiday than I intended. I think it’d make lovely wrapping paper, don’t you?

I did four colorways, two softer and two bright. I like them all equally, I have to admit! Here’s a link to the turquoise colorway on Redbubble.

Until tomorrow!

Design 51 / 365 Days of Design

By special request, I’ve mashed up yesterday’s Rainbow Squirrelicorn with my rainbow koala pattern from a few days ago. Rainbow Koalacorns! Not much else to say. Illustrator made the whole affair fairly straightforward. 

See it on Redbubble!

Day 30 / 365 Days of Design

SO APPARENTLY I NEVER HIT PUBLISH ON THIS! No, I didn’t miss a day. I just didn’t actually complete the publishing process. Bah!

 

Taking a page from the previous two days, I did another animal silhouette pattern. Today I wanted to celebrate the beautiful fall that is all around me. Everywhere I go I see crows (although in my pattern I did ravens), pine cones, acorns. leaves, fallen twigs. Oh, and spiders!

I love the muted, quiet colors in today’s design; they fit the mood perfectly.

Day 34 / 365 Days of Design

Today I took my same pigeons, but did them in a completely different style – my favorite faux linocut or screen print style that I used on my Herstory Portraits. Then I filled in the gaps with little abstract shapes that evoke the possibility of crumbs, or maybe small plants.  It’s a relaxing pattern in gentle colors that I think looks best close up where you can see the textural details.

On Redbubble here!

Day 31 / 365 Days of Design

Happy Halloween!

I’m full of candy. My son was a unicorn, and we got lots of trick or treating done in our new neighborhood. Good times! As you can imagine, I started really late today. I wanted to do something Halloween related, but also keep with my animals in print theme. So, a black cat  seemed like the natural, if cliché, answer.

That’s the idea I started with. This is what I ended up with. Find it on Redbubble here!

Until tomorrow!