Natural Beauty

wildflowers
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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Artists I Love & other Nonsense

the-queen-of-pentacles-prints Teagan White

I have been utterly neglectful of my blog this year and much of late last year.
I have been concentrating on my society6 & Redbubble products & profile but I mean to amend this by not only sharing what I am working on but also on the artists I come across that completely inspire me.

The above image (The Queen of Pentacles) is created one of my absolute favourite illustrators on society6. Teagan White is an American freelance illustrator specializing in intricate drawings of flora and fauna. Her playful use of watercolour to create adorable animal characters  using nostalgic colors, decorative arrangements of organic forms, and meticulous detail makes my heart sing.
See her work and I dare you not to be enchanted.

Guess What? I’ve joined the kids on Instagram

That’s right Peeps…forget those Kardashian kids….I have now joined the ranks of the “Selfie-obsessed” and opened an Instagram account.  Fortunately for you, you will not encounter any lurid pictures of my various body parts, instead I will share my love of all things colourful, retro and anything adorable. https://instagram.com/lisajayne.murray/
Instagram

From Little Things Big Things Grow

I’ve been doing more and more art using Illustrator lately. I wouldn’t say I am an expert by any stretch of the imagination but I do love the scalability and lovely clean lines you get. Here is the latest image I created…available now on Society6.
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Tweet, Tweet

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.
felt

Best Seller

I really love designing patterns. I am surprised which patterns become the most popular on Society6…often not the ones I would have guessed.
The number one best seller by far is my MCM Diamond design.
The inspiration was West German pottery of the 1950’s but with a colourful twist.
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