Natural Beauty

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I have been working lately on honing my pattern making skills using flowers as my subjects. I discovered a lot of very beautiful Australian Native Flowers that lend themselves easily to repetition and graphical representation. I also thought it might be nice to step away from the usual tulips and daisies that have had their fair share of the spotlight. These patterns have proven to be very popular on my society6 & Redbubble stores quickly becoming some of my top sellers.

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I’ve been a bit obsessed with birds lately. Not sure why. I think I will turn my doodles into a nice bright pattern for my Society6 shop. I’ll keep you posted.
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I’ve also created some felt birds just like some I had seen on Etsy.
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2015 so Far

I know I’ve been very quiet on the Blogger front these last few months but on the design front I’ve been a busy little bee on Society 6 and…. thanks to family and friends have sold a few items.
The mugs below became teacher gifts bought by my Aussie friends Sam and Michelle living in Texas for the next 3 years. I miss them greatly and am counting the sleeps till they return. The mugs were very well received and a great gift idea (hint hint).

I love the challenge of coming up with a design that looks good on all products…some more successful than others. I normally start with the cushion version then adapt the image for each product if I can. I find the homewares are where my designs fit best but the T-shirts are really not my bag. It’s always good to know your strengths and be realistic about your weaknesses.

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Still Bumbling Along

I had coffee with my lovely friend Gillian this morning. She is off to live in Perth with her family in the next month, much to our little community’s dismay.

This got my brain ticking.

I decided to have a go at adding to my growing card collection and create a farewell card idea.

This is what I came up with.
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