Color & Pattern

Designing with Adobe Capture CC

September 9, 2017
This pattern was created with Adobe Capture CC | DivineNY.com

Have you heard of Adobe Capture CC? It’s an app that allows you to turn any image into a themed pattern or graphic that you can use in your creative projects on your desktop or mobile devices. You can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. It’s pretty cool…first, take a […]

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Japanese Hand Dyeing: Shibori Techniques

August 13, 2017
Shibori Napkins | DivineNY.com

Japanese hand-dyeing, known as “shibori” is a manual resist dyeing technique that produces repeating shapes and patterns by twisting, binding, stitching, folding and clamping fabric. There are numerous ways one can twist, clamp, bind and fold fabric to achieve specific patterns. One specific technique known as Itajime Shibori captured my interest. The traditional approach …

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

February 18, 2017
Our new decorative bowl collection | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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! | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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 | DivineNY.com

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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