Thursday, August 7, 2014

Free shipping in my Society6 Shop until August 10 & T.E.S.T. Blog mention!

For a limited time my shop on Society6 will have free shipping until August 10th!
Please click the below promo link to get free shipping!

 My Etsy shop has also received a lovely mention from the Toronto Etsy Street Team Blog!

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's been a while!

It's been a while! I hope you are having a wonderful summer. I've been busy making lots of new work, which I've been trying to put into groups. I've also have been on the mission to try and marry my digital and hand painting somehow... which has been a bit of a challenge but a fun one nevertheless. I decided to start with my two favourite things- food and folk art.
I've just finished a fun handpainted folk art group- here are some highlights!

I'm also starting starting some fun food prints!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Uppercase Magazine Feature.. Yay!

Some more good news this week to bring that end of the winter funk to a hopefully closer end.
I was one of the finalists chosen to be featured in Uppercase Magazine's Surface Pattern Design Guide Issue! Yay!
Please see the video and link for the upcoming Surface Pattern Design Guide!
My designs featured are below.

For an Uppercase Magazine subscription discount please use code USPDG2014
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Print and Pattern Feature

My work has been featured on today's Print and Pattern! It's an honour to be featured on such an esteemed website! After almost two and a half months of hibernation in my studio and revamping my entire website and creating loads of new work, it feels great to get this feature. Thank you Print and Pattern!
Please see the link here:

Thursday, February 13, 2014

When the mind wanders....

I let my mind wander today and somehow this came to be! I feel like I had no control over it. It just took on a life of it's own.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Antique Florals Galore

I'm starting a new antique folky floral series. I've been watching loads of British dramas set in quaint seaside villages lately and I think it's starting to rub off on my work.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hello from Winterland

It's official I have the winter blues. Here in Canada complaining about winter is the national pastime which usually annoys me. I don't hate the winter so much but this winter has gotten to me, The depth of the snow, the freezing temps. All I want is to put on some sandals and sweat under the sun. Until then I will illustrate my sorrow. Charlie and I say hello from the land of the 10 foot snowbank.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Some great news!

I got two wonderful emails yesterday and today so I'd thought I'd share my joy! First I'm a top ten finalist in the Spoonflower Chinese Paper Cutting Design Contest! My design will be put up for sale as well added to the fat quarter ( a piece of fabric that is 21" x 18") bundle which will be for sale this week only! So get 'em while they're hot!
Second, I have been added to the KESS In House Artists Roster! My designs will be displayed on a variety of lovely home decor products! Please see their awesome website here. I have just been accepted so it will be a while before my designs are displayed but it feels wonderful to have gotten the ball rolling!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Something a little different

A little mid century design inspired pattern to brighten the mid winter blues.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's February! Time for some Lovin'

It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate your soul mate, future soul mate, wanna be soul mate or any kind of mate. Instead of running to the stationery or drug store to purchase a run of the mill card I have designed several folky fun cards for the occasion. The cards below are all for sale in my etsy shop and there are multiples at discount if you desire more than one!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love all the World's Creatures

I made this in celebration of all our fellow animal and plant friends of the world. Print is up for sale in my etsy shop!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

My Etsy shop has reopened!

My Etsy shop has finally reopened! Redesigned with my new logo and fun new art I have been working on these last few months! Currently I have added only ten special items. The shop has been revamped with a quality over quantity motto, so only those items made with the most love will be posted! Please check out the relaunched shop!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I'm on the Moyo Directory!

As some of my fellow Make Art That Sells alumni, I have decided to join the Moyo Directory!
This is a brand new website for you all surface designers wanting to get noticed (me included) and showcase your talent. For those of you that don't have websites yet this is a great way to get noticed. You just upload work quickly and set up a profile into a template. I'm still working on customizing my profile to be just the way I want but I'm almost there. One of my goals this year is to get my work out there, noticed and get a steady stream of clients coming in as well as connecting to my fellow designers. I haven't yet seen a website connecting all of us pattern geeks together, so share the love!
This profile took no time to put together

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Flowers Allover!

It's been a long time since I've done a floral. I went through the whole process of sketching my pattern on paper and then tracing it in illustrator. I'm finding that I like to layout my ideas by hand and then execute the final product on the computer.
 I want a flowy summer skirt in this pattern or maybe a scarf.What do you think?
My Original Sketch

Original Colourway

Navy Colourway

Turquoise Colourway

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Geometric Fun

Geometric Patterns are so much fun to do. The repetitive action of arranging fun, bright shapes is very soothing. Some bright colours and shapes to make a grey and snowy January more bright!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise- Well Birds of my paradise is more correctly put.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


My imaginary pet horse and cabin on the lake.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy 2014!

We're already a week into 2014! Time to go back to work refreshed and full of new energy.
May 2014 be an amazing and happy year for everyone from my neck of the woods to yours!