Posts tagged pattern
It's a Dino World

I love, love, love all things dinosaur—so this week’s design challenge from Spoonflower was the perfect starting point for me. This design is more realistic than some of my other dinosaur illustrations, but in fun and wacky colors. Brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus, triceratops, stegosaurus, and my son’s favorite pterodactyl all make their appearance in this pattern design.

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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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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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New Ocean Inspired Patterns

Kansas is completely land locked and far from the ocean to get inspired for this week’s Spoonflower Design Challenge I had fun flipping through my natural history books and became inspired by the beauty of sea urchins. I created these designs as somewhat abstracted sea urchins and this would make a great pattern for curtains or pillow cases.

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When Pigs Fly

My “When Pigs Fly” pattern was going to be my submission last week to the Spoonflower design challenge, but when the peacock inspiration struck me I just made this available in my print on demand shops instead. I love how this could look in a nursery, but I love whimsical quirky things so I could also see me using a phone case or sticker with this art.

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