Pillow Fight

I submitted a few designs to the Pillow Fight Fabric Quickfire Challenge at Minted one in the children’s category with Cute brush stroke rainbows and clouds. One in the feminine category with flowy brush strokes in blues, gold, and teal. Finally, I submitted one in the masculine category with an abstract circle pattern with mustard and grey—a classic combination. I would really appreciate your vote on all 3 of these. Thanks!

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Rainbows + Dinosaurs

Rainbows and dinosaurs are a magical combination. Inspired by my son’s love of each I created a pattern that pulled both of these things together. If you have been following my illustrations for awhile you know that I love dinosaurs and rainbows. They pop up again and again in my work so it was just a matter of time that I use them both.

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The Boy Who Loved Trucks

Spoonflower’s Boy Wonder Design Challenge this week had me looking to my own son for inspiration. His favorites seem to change rapidly between dinosaurs, robots, and trucks. Right now he is all about trucks and race cars. We keep checking out the same construction book from the library over and over, so I just had to do trucks in a variety of colors so that he could enjoy them no matter what his favorite color was. I would really appreciate your vote at Spoonflower this week.

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Happy Holiday Cards

Last week we posted about working on Christmas wrapping paper for Minted, and this week we have two more holiday designs up for voting at Minted. One is more general use and one for Corporate use. We would appreciate your vote on both of these designs as we are new to the Minted Community. Happy holidays on both of these cards were custom lettering created by Lathe & Quill specifically for these cards. It is great to use my lettering passion on more than motivational posters for myself.

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Christmas in the Summer

id you know that Christmas designs have to be worked on months in advance of the holiday season? It can be tricky to get into the holiday mood when it is hot and sunny out. I am so glad that I can turn on a Christmas movie on Netflix and turn up my holiday station on Pandora and get into the spirit of the season. We would appreciate your vote.

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Playing with Geometry

This felt like I was back in freshman year and dealing with simple shapes to make a pattern, but the fun is that I was able to have fun with color while making bold patterns with easy shapes for the Abstract Minimalist challenge on Spoonflower. This is not usually my forte. I love busy patterns with lots of elements and textures, but it helped me to try something new (or at least something I haven’t tried in awhile).

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Getting Into a Summer State of Mind

This week’s design challenge from Spoonflower had me thinking of what brings on those warm summer vibes—fruit, lush vegetation, and vibrant colors always put me in the mood for a warm summer day (sitting in the shade of course) and enjoy color fruit (or fruity beverage) and watching my kids play in the water. I illustrated some very basic pineapples, dragon fruit, kiwi, and orange, lemon and lime slices hidden among lots of bold tropical leaves.

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