Neutral Color Palette African Inspired Print Collection

I had so much fun creating this collection. I wanted the feel of African Mudcloth, but with a really simple, sophisticated feel. The Heart and Diamond patter in the upper left was the first pattern I created for this collection and I love the grassy texture that really gives the pattern some depth and texture….

West African X and O Pattern

For this pattern, I took my West African inspiration to a more graphic place.  I kept the colors neutral (so there’s a blend with the mud cloth inspired pieces) but used a bolder X and O pattern (which created these awesome little arrows).  There’s an olive green color for the darker accent, with khaki and…

Neutral Colored West African Print Collection

As part of the Textile Design Lab Summer of Creativity, I discovered a new love for West African inspired textiles.  I love the bold colors of African fabrics – but I also love the simple black and white (or cream and white, or white with charcoal) designs that are so classic but completely modern.  These…

Bringing the Thistle in

Once I had the plaids finished, I began laying the thistle on top of the felted textures.  I wasn’t happy with the look of the detailed flowers against the plaid, so I started using my filters in Corel Painter to bring a new dimension to the flowers.  After a few tries, I wound up with the…

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…

Orange Tropical Print – Malaysian Floral Collection

Think hot tropical locations and gorgeous colorful blooms, and you’ll see the inspiration behind this collection!The Malaysian Rain forest really had me inspired this past summer, and the more I painted flowers, the more I fell in love with the colors and shapes of the botanical elements.  Set against a batik background, this glorious floral…

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…

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…