Felted Plaids Collection

This is the collection together.  Since I thought immediately of home decor when I started designing it, I have the entire collection posted on my Zazzle site – pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains…and more items are added all the time because there are so many cool products on Zazzle.  I also added the collection to…

Woodland Prints

One of my favorite features in Corel Painter is the ability to capture a pattern and use it either with the brush tools or as a fill.  When I needed a coordinate print for the Felted Plaids collection, I turned to an old leaf print I had done a long time ago and never used. …

Felted Plaids Collection

This past summer, one of the inspiration sources for the Summer of Creativity at the Textile Design Lab was Scotland, so I started designing with the first thing that came to mind:  Thistle.  Since I love working in watercolor (and because I had just received some new Daniel Smith Watercolors) I started with a simple…

Thistle Song Plaid Print

This print was developed as part of the “Summer of Creativity” at the Textile Design Lab.A bold plaid, in neutral colors (Navy and Camel) with bold white thistle flower shapes flowing across the background.  It’s simple and elegant, and comes in a variety of home decor items. Thistle Plaid Navy and Neutral Colors Print Shower…

The Creation of the Collection

This was one of the collections I created this summer as part of the Textile Design Lab’s Summer of Creativity course.  I think this one was one of the most exciting ones for me, mainly because I realized how far my painting (digitally and with actual paints) has come.  The two main floral prints were…

Aqua Batik Print – Malaysian Floral Collection

This is the second colorway that I developed for the new collection.  I could go on and on about how I chose my colors and how excited I was to put it all together, but I’m going to save that for the next juicy post…

Lime Batik Print

Inspired by the Malaysian Rain Forest – and the Batik fabrics of that region, this lime “batik” print is one of the coordinates for the Malaysian Floral Collection available through my Zazzle.com shop. You might know that this summer, I decided to join the Textile Design Lab  for the Summer of Creativity.   This collection was inspired…

Canyon Falls Print Coordinates

The Canyon Falls print is one that I did a few years ago – but I didn’t develop coordinates at that time.  Since then, I have revisited the collection and come up with a few new twists on the design – and one “new direction” for the idea that I’ll be debuting in a few…

Coordinate Print – Canyon Circles and Stripes

 This is a coordinate print from the Canyon Collection – it is the reverse print on pillows and duvet covers for the Craftsman Inspired Circles and Stripes pattern.  I loved it so much, it’s also available in bath coordinates just by itself – or you know you can combine it with the other prints. Geometric…

Abstract Circles and Stripes Print

This print reminds me of the craftsman-style movement.   The colors are neutral, but deep and rich.  There are abstract circles, along with subtle stripes – think sunset over canyons and you’ve got the inspiration for this print.  I wanted to keep the colors muted so it can go anywhere, and honestly when I design I…