Color & Pattern

Do you love Green? Introducing our new collection of decorative bowls!

February 18, 2017
Our new decorative bowl collection |

You probably heard by now that the color of 2017 is Greenery. This was announced by Pantone in December of last year. I pay close attention to Pantone’s color announcement as it inspires me for new product design ideas and trends. In case you are unfamiliar with Pantone, they are the leading …

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My favorite Paint Color Trends for 2017

January 7, 2017
2017 Paint Color Trends |

I’ve been thinking of repainting the interior of my home for a while now. Though I do love my current color scheme, it could use an updated look. Current color scheme: Heirloom Orchid, Baked Scone and Expedition Khaki I usually prefer neutral colors for larger spaces such as a living room, bedroom or …

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Make a Lasting Impression with Eye-Catching Packaging

October 7, 2016
Handmade ring dishes - perfect for jewelry and other trinkets |

When I first launched my Etsy shop, I didn’t give much thought to packaging. I thought the main purpose of packaging was to protect the goods while in transit. Well, that is simply not the case! Packaging is part of your branding! It makes a lasting impression on customers and keeps them …

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Make 2016 Your Best Creative Year + FREE Pattern Download

January 7, 2016
Hand-drawn nature print - butterflies |

As we start a new year I would like to encourage you to make a commitment to be more creative this year. Life can be stressful – there will always be ups and downs to deal with. Even during stressful times, the one thing that always helps me find peace and calmness is …

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Trend Alert: The Fall Scarf

September 22, 2015
Animal Print Scarf, fall trends |

Summer is officially over! Though I’m sad to see the season end, I am looking forward to the new fall colors and fashions. The easiest way to take your fall look to a new level is to add a scarf. This season showcases a wide selection of long, short or skinny scarves in an …

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A New Pattern: The Beauty of Stripes

September 3, 2015
Stripes - simple yet elegant! |

September marks the beginning of fall season. Though I know, it’s not technically fall yet, I am starting to think about new color, pattern and trends. In fact, the past few weeks I’ve been working on new pattern and prints for various ideas I have. This month I’m focused on stripes. Such a …

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Behind the Scenes: The Art of Shibori

August 7, 2015
Shibori dyed fabrics |

Over the past few years I’ve been experimenting with different hand-dyeing techniques. Fabric marbling is by far my favorite printmaking method…in case you missed it, I wrote about this in my last post, Fabric Marbling. As with any craft, perfecting a technique requires practice and I plan do to just that! Shibori, a Japanese …

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Fabric Marbling

June 25, 2015
Marbled Fabric |

About a month ago, I took a Fabric Marbling workshop at the Textile Arts Center in Manhattan. This is a printmaking technique that I’ve wanted to learn for a long time, especially after watching this impressive video! This workshop is not offered very often, but when I saw it listed in the Textile Art Center […]

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Color Made Easy

March 26, 2015
Color Made Easy |

It sounds cliché, but it’s true: Color does make the world go round! Sometimes a certain color scheme instantly attracts you and sometimes it makes you run the other way! It’s primarily an instinctive, spontaneous and emotional response. Though you may not know exactly why you respond a certain way, learning how colors work will […]

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2015 Print & Pattern Trends

February 4, 2015
2015 Print and Pattern Trend: Gingham |

Are you wondering what’s trending for spring/summer? I’ve done the research and here are highlights of what you can expect to see in print and pattern trends this year. Whether it is fashion, home décor or event design – here’s what’s trending now! Gingham The minimalistic nature of gingham prints combined with striking color …

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