Yay!! Gigi is now available in my RedBubble store on a variety of items. From home decor, to apparel, to stationery...there is something for everyone! Click HERE to go to my store. Use code GOTWENTY for 20% off sitewide today! Thanks for looking! xx
Monday, February 5, 2018
LOVE LOVE LOVE POPPIES!!! I think poppies are so BEAUTIFUL! Their color is bold and striking, yet their ruffled shape looks so delicate. I am currently working on a poppy collection, but I am having trouble deciding which color palette to explore. I think I prefer the green background and the pink background...although I am drawn into the black background. It is all about bold color for me. I would love to hear your preferences! Please leave me a comment with your favorite! Thanks so much! xx
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
February is already here and Valentine's Day is fast approaching! I wanted to give you all something special to show how much I appreciate your support! So, I put together this FREE Valentine Card Download just for you. Click here to download the file. Just print on card stock paper, cut out, and give to your loved one. *The download will not have my logo on it. :)
Wishing you the sweetest Valentine's Day! xx
Monday, January 29, 2018
Introducing my newest collection, Gigi. I decided on this name because it fit the collection so well. Gigi is filled with pretty patterns that have a retro flare and will be perfect for any girl...no matter her age. It is playful and feminine with a fresh color palette. I found some really fun photos from Freepik.com and Pexels.com that I used to mock-up some prints from this collection. I seriously want all of these beautiful dresses in my wardrobe! :)
|Photo from pexels.com.|
|Photo from freepik.com.|
|Photo from pexels.com.|
Today I played with some more sketches that I created last fall. This latest collection of patterns is sort of a MidMod Mashup. I combined several different retro illustration using the same color palette. The result is fresh, funky and so fun! I can easily see these patterns on beautiful flowing maxi dresses, as well as stylish outdoor patio cushions and pillows. I just need a name for this collection. Any thoughts??? Please leave me a comment with any suggestions. Thank you! xx
Saturday, January 27, 2018
My poor computer has been out of commission for almost a week. I finally got it back up and running today and decided to just play with some MidMod designs that I sketched last fall. I love these simple wonky shapes and adore this fresh and modern color palette. Sometimes I just like to play with colors to see how they look in a pattern. I didn't really have a plan for this pattern, but knew I wanted the colors to be bold. I really love how it turned out! I would love to see this on some curtains in my living room!! What would you use it on?
Sunday, January 14, 2018
HAHA! This was an interesting challenge for me. My work is typically full of BIG BOLD COLOR. Honestly, I have not done much using just black and white...even though that is how all of my work starts out. So, I was surprised by how much this contrast drew me in! Even though it has a very minimal color palette, it makes a BOLD statement. It is clean and crisp and FABULOUS! The palette definitely has a modern feel and I love that! I have mocked up several designs to show you the possibilities. Hope you enjoy Glenna as much as I do!
|I am in love with this dress!!|
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Doesn't this collection just scream SPRING?! This is probably my favorite color combination! I love this clean, fresh color palette. It really makes me LONG for SPRING!!! I chose the name "Lowenna" because it means JOY and BLISS. It also has such a fresh and youthful ring to it...just like spring. I put together a few mock-ups to showcase this joyful collection. Hope you enjoy it!
|Pantone Color of 2018 Ultra Violet|
With a few additional patterns my "mini" collection is now complete. I picked the name "Estrella" which means "star". Before starting this collection I was not a huge fan of purple colors. This collection forced me to research various color palettes that included the color ultra violet. I really LOVE how this collection turned out and I am truly loving this color palette and the way the ultra violet draws me in. I also decided to play with some mock-ups to see what the collection could look like in real life. I would totally buy these items!! I believe I am an ultra violet convert. Who would have guessed?! LOL! Here's to many more surprises in 2018!!
|These would be the sweetest summer dresses!!|
|Seriously LOVING the way this collection looks together...AND I really love that Ultra Violet couch!|
|Swoon worthy mocked up on fabric!|
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Pantone just introduced their color of the year for 2018. It is Ultra Violet 18-3838. I decided to do a quick mini collection using this color. This was a bit challenging for me, because I rarely use purple in my work. It has never been a favorite color of mine, but I must say that this color combination is gorgeous. I believe I am developing a fondness for Ultra Violet. :) So, what are your thoughts? Do you like Ultra Violet? I would love to know.
|Mini Collection using Ultra Violet 18-3838, Pantone color of the year 2018|
This was fun! I used the blooms from my Solveig collection to create vintage inspired potted plants. I remember right after I sketched the flowers I thought, "Hmmm...those look like pots on stems." And so that sketch did double duty creating lovely flowers and playful pots. WIN WIN!
There are many nationalities in my family, however the majority is Scandinavian. I adore Scandinavian style, prints, and color. Plus, being a Minnesota girl, there is no end to the multitudes of inspiration around me. Scandinavian prints and textiles have a real vibrancy and playfulness to their design. I thought it would be fun to play a bit with Scandinavian inspired elements and see what might develop. I must say I am quite pleased with the way this collection came together. And how fitting is the name Solveig? I just LOVE it! I also played a bit with some mockups to see how the patterns would look on pillows, cushions and lampshades. I feel that Solveig would be absolutely wonderful on home decor items and would love to see that become a reality. I hope you enjoy Solveig as much as I do!