So thrilled to be featured in the new blog post over at Pattern Observer! If you are a surface pattern designer, this website is filled with so much beauty and inspiration. My guest post today is all about social media and artists. I share my thoughts on social media, how to get started and tips for growing your online following. I was the social media manager for Instagram at Pattern Observer for three years. During that time the reach and overall engagement grew at an amazing pace.Read More
Solar orange, citrus green and fuchsia pink color palette for this happy doodle repeat pattern by Chris Olson.Read More
I can’t begin to imagine how difficult this time is for the people of Houston and all the surrounding areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. I’m grateful there are so many ways we can help out through donations to help those affected by Harvey. Here are just a few:Read More
A detail from a new tropical print I shared on Instagram. Monstera leaves, ferns and palm fronds hand painted with shades of indigowatercolor. Texture added with inks and stamping.Read More
Here's a summer botanical print to start the week. Only good vibes! Art by Chris Olson.Read More
I've got a brand new digital wallpaper download fresh from my garden for iPhones and other smartphones. This wallpaper features my Summer Daisies surface design .
Today's wallpaper is all about getting outside and enjoying summer -- #outsideisfree. This wallpaper is all about soaking up some vitamin D under a sunny blue sky. Enjoy! xo Chris
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This mark making pattern by Chris Olson began with ink and paint splatters--plus popsicle hue color swatches to create a spring and summer textile for kids. Her contemporary pattern features a whimsical and feminine take on plaid.Read More
June makes me excited about summer and vacations by a lake. The weather is warmer. Canoes, swimsuits, and flip flops are the perfect choice. This month's pattern collection is all about Lake Life.
Some of my favorite places to stay on vacation are in a cozy cabin by a lake. There is something about the peacefulness and simplicity of the lakes and canoeing in the north woods. Maybe it's the absence of reliable wifi?Read More