Tag: design process

Adventures in Watercolor: Elegant Mother’s Day Card Designs

Adventures in Watercolor: Elegant Mother’s Day Card Designs

Is there a skill you admire and want to explore… but the thought of trying completely overwhelms you? For me, that big, scary, hide-under-the-covers-because-it’s-too-hard thing is painting. I see fellow artists, friends, and colleagues smearing oil on canvas, and I am totally amazed. I would […]

Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

Sing for Your Supper – A Modern Farmhouse Print

I recently read the book The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice by Todd Henry. I scribbled a bunch of take-aways from the book, but ONE line in particular grabbed my scattered attention: Successful, consistently brilliant people do the little (too […]

New Pattern Collection: Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic

New Pattern Collection: Boho Baby // Middle Eastern Metallic

Inspired by your hipster Nana’s cozy boho rugs and chic throw pillows, wrap up baby or shiny up your space with this gunmetal and copper geometric collection. My Design Process: Istanbul Inspiration I’ve always been a traveler, watching miles of desert fly by the car […]

Introducing the Happy City Mini Collection – Welcome Home!

Introducing the Happy City Mini Collection – Welcome Home!

Today, I’m popping in to give you a fun update on one of my favorite patterns. In my last post, I shared the exciting news that my Starry Night in the City pattern placed in the Spoonflower Challenge top 25. (I’m still so thankful to […]

Starry Night in the City: New Spoonflower Pattern, Now Available!

Starry Night in the City: New Spoonflower Pattern, Now Available!

Expect the unexpected. After more than three decades of crazy twists and turns in life, I should know this. I should have it down. The unexpected should be the norm. Really. And yet, I am still surprised when amazing things happen out of the blue. […]

Stick ‘Em Up: Designing Stickers for a Good Cause

Stick ‘Em Up: Designing Stickers for a Good Cause

I dread surprises. Barring a few exceptions (like winning the lottery or making a new friend out of the blue), I much prefer to have a heads up – on nearly everything in my personal life. However, the creative process doesn’t bow to structure or […]

Simplify Your Brand with One Logo to Fit ALL Your Business Ventures

Simplify Your Brand with One Logo to Fit ALL Your Business Ventures

With all my latest pattern design posts and exciting Spoonflower news, you might wonder if I have left logos in the dust. No way, José!  (or Josef, Yosif, Yussef, or Joey – depending on what part of the world you hail from) Logos rock my […]

Spanish Tiles Pattern & Contest – Thank You for Voting!

Spanish Tiles Pattern & Contest – Thank You for Voting!

Happy Saturday, my friend! My two oldest sons are competing in a swim meet today, and I’m stuck poolside. (Indoors, that is… we do have winter in northern Arizona!) Maybe you’re stocking up on groceries… or shoveling snow (sorry)… or dreaming of your next vacation […]

Spoonflower Shop NOW OPEN (!) + NEW Navy Vintage Floral Pattern

Spoonflower Shop NOW OPEN (!) + NEW Navy Vintage Floral Pattern

Happy New Year, my friends! I took a few weeks off of blogging to be present with my family for the holidays. But that doesn’t mean I sat around eating Christmas cookies + twiddling my thumbs. (Okay, maybe the first one, but not the second!) […]

New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

New Mini Ikat Pattern Collection: Tangier Teal

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday break (which, by the way, how was your turkey day?), I booked our tickets for next summer’s big adventure! I know, I know, it hasn’t even hit Christmas yet, and I’m already talking about next summer. Hold onto your Santa […]