Elephants In My Garden

Posted by Shelly on Sep 12, 2013 in Featured, From My Studio, Surface Pattern Design, The View From My Heart | 4 comments     The Origin of This Collection, Mixing Prints and Pattern, Playing with Color and Scale Everyone has different ways of working and...

Yay! Top Ten Winner!

I’m so excited that my Whales Under the Surface design placed in the top ten on Spoonflower’s Whales Contest!  So many amazing designers participate in Spoonflower’s contests, it’s always a thrill to place near the top!  This limited palette challenge was much more...

Needlepoint! A New License – a New Adventure!

Needlepoint kits with my art are now available!  I’m so excited, I can hardly stand it and now I’m going to have to add needlepoint to my list of things to learn and do! Working with Ruth Schmuff on these has been so much fun. She’s a dream to work with and such an...

Chinese New Year!

I have come to both love and hate participating in Spoonflower’s weekly challenges.  I love it because I learn so much every time I enter one.  Usually, the briefs are something I would never have come up with on my own, and that really pushes me as an artist.  I...

Bedding Set Mock-Ups

I am having a blast making mock ups with some of my patterns for comforter sets.  I have been saying for weeks that I am going to start learning Photoshop.  Well, this week, the universe stepped in and gave me a big shove when Illustrator decided it would no longer...

Pie Birds Singing

Pies, pies, pies! Spoonflower’s design contest this week was really fun and, wow, there are some darling entries! When I think of pie, I think of my grandmother, Virginia. She made the most amazing pie crust! For http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2469580, pie is a...

Announcing the Winner!

I’m excited to announce that Kali Parsons of Whimsy Kali won my free spot in Dancing With Your Dreams!  Kali has a fun and whimsical style and I’m so excited that she won a spot!  There’s still time to JOIN US because we had to change our start date to mid October....

Glory Bee Collection

In the feature design of this collection, majestic morning glories tumble across an aqua background while being visited by fat, yellow bumble bees with transparent wings.  The Ikat style print is an interesting combination with the feminine floral and adds a bit of...