Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thanks for your vote

Wow, I was really up against some really amazing designs for the Spoonflower Art Deco contest. Congrats to the winner!

So I am back on the sketch book and tablet, working on a new pattern. This time I am trying a more hand drawn look. Here is the sketch I worked on last night so far.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Please vote for me on weekly contest


I have entered this week's design contest at

Please vote for me.

The theme is Art Deco. Instead of going the geometric/ cubist look, I went with incorporating the often used Zebra print, during that time, into a somewhat geometric repeating design. It was really fun working on this as it is quite different from my usual style of fluid lines and organic shapes.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


So the sun came out today. I missed it and almost forgot how the bright circle in the sky affects me. It was still pretty chilly out but, no frost, no snow and most of all no rain. Guess that is why I started thinking about Spring. Wondering if there are little sprouts in my garden. Here is a pattern ( in two colour schemes )  inspired by a wishful early Spring;  Springsprouts.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Surface Pattern obsession

Looks like I am a little obsessed with designing patterns here. I am designing at least one a night. Over the years, I have had made countless images as doodles or experiments. Some just stayed in my sketchbook for years until now. Finally, they get their chances to be ALIVE! Tonight I worked on a larger size format than before (18" x 20") and worked out exactly how I like my image to repeat before uploading to spoonflower. My surface pattern design sample to be sent out is filling up nicely. I am using pretty bright colours I like and not sure how marketable the colour schemes are. Of course as vector files, I can always play with different schemes. Oh the possibilities are just endless. Here is tonight special. I call it Pink Clusters

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I am getting super charged with pattern design. After a few very useful youtube tutorials, I am ready to play.

Here are some poppies.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Textile Design

I have joined Spoonflower, a fabric design site. Come see what I have so far. They will be available for sale soon.

Here is a design of a pet fish I had long time ago. I was very sad when it died so I drew it out and painted it on our coffee table. Here is my gourami alive again in this fabric design. I am still experimenting with the pattern repeat. Lots to learn and play around with.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hello 2012

I am returning from a month of sickness, the flu hit the household hard. Now that the older son is back to school and I am feeling at 90% on the health meter, I cracked open my favourite gift from Santa, the Wacom Bamboo Create tablet. Here is my first attempt of designing patterns.