At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.
The Ice Princess design challenge over at Pattern Observer recently wrapped up. Here are three textile designs I created with ski apparel and equipment in mind.
Stay tuned. I'll be sharing more of the collection soon. And check out my mood board containing my pattern designs and photography from my favorite alpine playground -- Colorado and the Rocky Mountains!
When I'm developing a floral pattern I begin with a field trip to see the real thing up close and personal. This dreamy purple and pink floral design is based on a carpet of flowers I fell in love with on a recent vacation. Details on this textile design in my Client Login section.
I'm passionate about wellness and setting aside some time every day to get outside to play. As a designer, my patterns are inspired by the outdoors--especially the way light plays with colors at such a high elevation here in Colorado. One of my favorite things to do for design research--and for fun--is to pack up my ski gear and head to one of the nearby resorts--Breckenridge, Beaver Creek, Vail, or Keystone.
My new design collection, Boho Bryony, was created with activewear in mind. When I design a textile I'm thinking about how the colors and patterns can be energizing or calming. Often my inspiration for a new design comes from photos I take while skiing, hiking with my dogs, or exploring new places. I'm always looking at what people wear and what colors, patterns and designs flatter the body. I am that girl who stops someone in line getting coffee and asks "where did you get that great parka?"
I'm feeling that eternal summer vibe in September. Yes, I fell in love with almost everything at Tommy Hilfiger's Spring 2016 tropical inspired fashions at New York Fashion Week. Here's my take on Gigi Hadid looking fab in his bikini. (My mixed media fashion sketch above.)
This textile pattern started out as a moody bokeh design and then I started listening to Prince albums... It's all about the art process. I'm sharing this work as a member of the surface design community Textile Design Lab over at Pattern Observer. #textiledesignlab @patternobserver
Oversize florals are the print of the summer. That's the inspiration behind my new collection with bright and wonderfully feminine prints. To see the collection and the details of the patterns, check out the client login section.