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May
9

Feature on Print and Pattern Blog

PrintPattern_blog_featureI woke up to a lovely surprise today – a feature on Print and Pattern blog. Print and Pattern is an industry blog from the UK that “celebrates the world of surface design”.  It is a great resource to learn about surface design, see work from around the world and learn about new artists and companies who make beautiful designs. I have been reading it for years and so excited to be on their site today. See samples of my new work and the feature here.

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Apr
27

I’m Exhibiting at Surtex!

surtexflyerMay 15-17th I will be exhibiting at Surtex in New York. Surtex is a tradeshow where artists and agencies all over come to sell and license their artwork to manufacturers. I have participated in the past here and here with my collective, Art Licensing LA. Doing the show with a collective was a great way for me to exhibit, share resources and split duties at a fraction of the cost of doing it alone. This year is my solo debut and I am really excited to have my own booth and show my work such as my new tropical collections, florals, lettering pieces and fruit and veggie art. If you are attending come see me! I will be in booth #455.

I am now taking appointments. Please email me here to set up a time to meet!

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I am also excited to share my new promotional video for Surtex (video by Desi Bee Photo). It was a lot of fun to make and I am so happy to share my story with you.

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Apr
18

Mother’s Day Gifts from Minted.com

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th and right about now you are probably thinking, “What do I get Mom for Mother’s Day?”. I have the perfect suggestion – custom gifts for Mom from Minted.com. Minted.com is an online marketplace of stationery and home decor items designed by independent artists from around the globe. I personally am a Minted artist and can’t say enough about the high quality of their products and gorgeous designs. Minted’s items are on trend, modern, affordable and fun. Many of their stationery items are customizable and come in a variety of styles that suit everyone’s tastes. I teamed up with Minted and curated some personalized gift suggestions that will show your Mom how much you appreciate her AND her style! Let’s get started!

1. Ain’t She Sweet
If your Mom loves soft color palettes and sweet and vintage touches she will love these Minted items.

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This gorgeous floral paintingpetal notecards, geometric napkins, gold foil dotted paper table runner and typographic Mother’s Day card in soft pinks and oranges tell a romantic, soft and pretty story perfect for the sweet and sophisticated Mom in your life.

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These elegant, scalloped notecards are customizable and makes a thoughtful, personalized gift.

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You can even customize this Mother’s Day card. It comes in a variety of colors too!

 

2. This Mom’s a Class Act:
If your Mom is more on the traditional side, likes classic patterns and styles and darker wood tones she will love receiving these items for her home.

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You can’t go wrong selecting these items for the traditional Mom. Give her this elegant gray pillow in a classic pattern, the photo art print in the dark wood frame and customizable address book.

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How cute are these photo gifts?! Personalize them with your precious photos creating lasting memories.

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These adorable photo borders come in rose gold, silver or gold.

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3. The Artsy/Modern/Cool Mom
If your Mom loves art, color, graphic and modern style then she will love these artful products.

This geometric pillow, expressive floral painting (a personal fave – I designed it!) and notebook in a modern abstract design has an energetic color story with pops of pink, yellow and black and white accents. It’s an bright and graphic look that add artistic touches to her home.

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If I do say so myself, this floral in a rose gold frame makes a fun statement for your gallery wall. Choose from an array of frame styles and finishes to match your decor.

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This customizable notebook will delight the Mom in your life. A perfect and useful gift that will remind them of you and when they use it.

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Just a few ideas for the special Moms in your life. Head over to Minted.com and select some personalized, thoughtful Mother’s Day gifts. You will be so happy you did!

(Photos by me)
This post was sponsored by Minted.com. All products were supplied by Minted.com. All opinions are my own. 

 

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Apr
14

My Amour Vert Textile Design

TextileDesign_amourvertdress_front2I’m leaped out of my chair when I visited Amour Vert’s website and saw my textile design on this gorgeous sundress! I LOVE seeing my designs on garments and this dress silhouette is just so flowy and breezy. Really love how it looks on silk.

textiledesign_amourvertdress_closeupI was directed to design a pattern with an ethnic feel like an Indonesian floral or Indian paisley, densely packed and ornate. I researched patterns in that style, made several sketches and scanned them. I worked in Illustrator and tossed them into an allover pattern. I feel I designed an expressive interpretation of an “ethnic” floral. I was so delighted to see this pattern on a dress – such a good pairing!

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Apr
11

April Desktop Wallpaper

Hello April! It is still raining on and off here in LA (that’s our winter) so I thought this phrase was appropriate for this month’s desktop calendar. Download it for your computer or mobile device! Have a great April!

Download here: 2560 x 14401680 x 1050 ipad / iphone5 / iphone6

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Mar
28

When Designer Brands Collaborate

I love a good collab and especially when some of my favorite brands combine forces and offer affordable and desirable products. Here are two that you shouldn’t miss…

1. Target x Marimekko
Target has a knack for teaming up with popular and fashionable brands like Lilly Pultizer and Mossimo. Well they are doing it again on April 17th and this time it’s Finnish design house: Marimekko! Check out these gorgeously graphic garments and goodies and see the entire line here! I have my eye on a few items and will definitely get in line at my local Target on the 17th.

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2. Uniqlo x Liberty of London
Fashion brand, Uniqlo, is known for their collaborations with famous designers, artists and companies like MOMA, Pharell and most recently the popular Christophe Lemaire collab. This month on March 24th they released their latest clothing partnership with lifestyle brand Liberty of London. I am a BIG fan of Liberty of London’s timeless patterns like their English florals. I haven’t had a chance to get to Uniqlo but you better believe I will be there this week. Check out these adorable tees and fun patterns for women, girls and even button downs for the guys! See more on their site here.

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