Thursday, September 21, 2017

Miss Ruby's Daisy Blue

My sweet Miss Ruby got the creative bug this evening and whipped up this precious little floral pattern. She brought me her sketchbook and said she wanted to make a fabric collection.  So far, she has about 6 patterns sketched out.  This is the first pattern in her collection, Daisy Blue.  She is pleased as punch with how it turned out.  It seems I have a budding designer on my hands!  So proud of my sweet girl!!  I love Daisy Blue and I hope you do too!!  xx 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

New Collection with a Vintage Flare....Introducing Harlow

My new collection Harlow is full of color, yet has a softer palette that pairs well with the delicate floral motifs.  I designed the flowers and abstract texture to have a vintage flare.  I think these patterns would add a lovely feminine touch to the dinner table.  They also look beautiful printed up as fabric and made into an adorable little sundress. cute is that little boy's onsie?!  Hope you enjoy Harlow! xx

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Freya Floral now in my REDBUBBLE store

My Freya Floral Collection is now available in my REDBUBBLE store.  The pillows come in 3 sizes, and there are many other products that you can also purchase with my designs.  Click on the image to be redirected to my store.  Thank you for your support! xx

Friday, September 8, 2017

Artist Feature on Artsy Shark

I am very excited to announce that I have been featured on the website, Artsy Shark. Carolyn Edlund is the founder of Artsy Shark, and her mission is to inspire artists to build better businesses.  She has featured many wonderful artists on her site, and I am very honored to be a part of such an amazingly talented community.  Click on the image above to view the article over on the Artsy Shark website.  As always, Thank you so much for your ongoing support and encouragement!  My passion has always been to spread joy to others through my art.  xx

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Life on Penny Lane

Avocado green and harvest gold appliances, dark wood cabinets with bright orange counter tops...yes, this was my childhood.  I am a child of the 70s and I lived on Penny Lane.  Naturally, I also grew up singing Penny Lane.  This collection transports me back to a simpler time...a time when kids jumped on their bikes in the morning and came home for dinner only after the street lights came on at night.  Carefree living!  There was really something magical about that time in my life.  I wanted to capture a little bit of that magic for this collection.  And, of course the name had to be Penny Lane.  I bet you are even humming the tune now...I know I am.  Hope this collection transport you back in time too.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Recharged & Inspired

This summer I took a bit of a break from my design work.  I continued to sketch during the summer, but focused most of my attention on rest, relaxation, and family fun.  We all needed a recharge and this summer did not disappoint.  It was amazing to just let my creativity wander without expectations.  This new collection came from one of my summer sketchbook pages.  It feels so good to get back in the game with a clear vision and a sketchbook filled to the brim with inspiration. 

The color palette for this collection was influenced by my vision of summer transitioning to fall. And, since the style of this collection has a bit of a Mid-Century Scandinavian feel to it, I decided on the name Freya.
I am really thrilled with this collection and hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Minnesota State Bird

The loon's song is one of the most beautiful, enchanting, and sometimes haunting bird's songs. It is a song that takes me back to my childhood.  Growing up on Minnesota lakes, it was a song that we heard daily.  Actually, there are several very distinct calls of the loon.  My favorite call is the wail that most people would recognize. It is the call they use to figure out each other's location.  It is an almost eerie call that will just linger in your ears...but it is so beautiful.  Loons hold a very special place in my heart. This illustration is one that was inspired by so many childhood memories.

Check out this link to hear my favorite loon call.