I bet you haven't given much thought to the egg chair of the 1960s. I mean, I know I haven't, simply because we are in 2015. Ha! However, like I said in the previous blog post. I was on Pinterest the other day looking at 1960s furniture and I was really captivated by the lines of the furniture of that era. But one piece of furniture definitely stood out, the Egg Chair! A little bit crazy, but I was really intrigued by that chair. Here are some examples of what I'm talking
((((((SIGH)))))), I was on Pinterest yesterday browsing 1950s/60s furniture ((((((SIGH)))))). I really could do the majority of my house in furniture from that era. Some of it does get a little crazy, but boy are there just some gorgeous, clean lines! So, of course I had to look up the definition of "Mod", where did the term come from I wondered? I knew it was a general style of the 60s but needed to know more. Here are a few defintions I found: -An unconventionally modern
Have you heard that quote? In the design world you tend to hear it, things sell with cute little birds on them! They add more "depth" to a design piece I think, there's something about a sweet bird amongst a pretty floral. Every once in awhile I get the itch to add birds into my designs. I really have not done much work with animals, living creatures, etc. but I do love a cute bird now and then! The designs you see below all began with an interaction between my oldest son
I am thrilled to announce that I am a founding member of TheArtLicensingShow.com. Today at 2:00 eastern, Cherish Flieder, Founder and CEO will have a virtual ribbon cutting. This wonderful site is a safe place for licensing artists to show their designs to art directors who license art. Think of it as a virtual trade show! The art directors will be able to see all kinds of gorgeous art that is available for licensing from the comfort of their own office. You know what I'm m
What is Vida? "Vida is a collaboration between designers and makers around the world, that brings original and inspiring apparel and accessories to you - creating beauty every step of the way." Watch this quick video to learn more! Below are 4 designs of mine that are available for pre-order on VIDA! Each item must receive 5 pre-orders to be put into production! If you see anything you like, visit my page on VIDA here! And the items to choose from: #Vida #scarves #textile
Like I said in my last post, "gimme TIME." This post is short and sweet today because I have run out of TIME (I am writing this Thursday night :)) Busy busy with prepping my portolio designs for Surtex 2015, a large Surface Design Trade Show being held May 17-19 in New York. So, today I am going to share with you some designs I did that I simply ADORE and will be taking to Surtex of course! Enjoy!
Sifting through files of old drawings on the computer. I found myself doing that yesterday because I was looking for an old drawing for a current project. I came across some great things and I thought to myself, gosh I really should revisit some of these! They were done some time before I had even started using Adboe Illustrator which is my program of choice for making my repeat designs. It was July of last year that I finally opened it up one morning and stared at the sc
Repeats......yes, I get so excited, so wrapped up in getting my designs into repeats I forget that sometimes, the original elements would make beautiful fine art prints. This week I have been very conscious about getting a good file saved of the original design elements, ofcourse organized in an appealing way that could be used as framed art on the wall. I have a wonderful company that produces my fine art prints on gorgeous Somerset Velvet Giclee paper. I even started add
SO, I am the type that loves to do a big WOW design and then move on to do the next big WOW design. The WOW design would be the "main" design in a "collection" of designs. With those designs I strive for some pretty bold, interesting and unique elements coupled with fabulous color ways....ohhh ya, now I'm talking! Well this week I had a couple of very good leads with some fabric comapnies. Yes, unfortunately I cannot draw all day, I must work at the whole marketing aspect o
Several weeks ago I posted about a logo I was working on for a client. My task was to produce an illustration consisting of dandelions using the colors black and pink....simple yet striking, my favorite! The client was Andrea Chapman of Watermelon Wishes in Middleburg, VA. "Watermelon Wishes is a Main Street Artisan Collaboration featuring handmade products which are designed and produced by independent makers." Meanwhile, the back of the shop is affecitonately known as a "