Color & Pattern

Designing with Procreate

October 6, 2018
Oil Paint Abstract in Procreate |

Have you heard of Procreate? It’s a digital design app for creative professionals, made exclusively for the iPad. Unlike other design software which requires a monthly fee (such as Adobe Creative Cloud), Procreate is reasonably priced at $9.99 and once you download it, there are no monthly fees! I’m just starting to explore this …

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What’s Trending in 2018? Color and Pattern Trends

January 6, 2018
Color Trends 2018 |

Have you been paying attention to this year’s latest pattern and color trends? I sure have! Every year, I pay close attention to what’s on trend, as this often helps me to visualize, design and sketch new product ideas that I intend to launch in the coming year. So, let’s take a …

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Designing with Adobe Capture CC

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

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 |

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 |

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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