Thursday, August 7, 2014

Collection on!

I am excited to announce that I have a line of home decor fabric that has just launched with Guildery.  I am really happy with how these fun, colorful geometric watercolors I painted look on their product. I especially love the ottoman (below)!

Right now Guildery is offering 25% off with the promo code PREVIEW and free shipping!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

DENY holiday sale

I have started licensing some of my designs with DENY Designs, a really awesome home decor and accessory company. Right now they are running a "12 Days of Holiday" sale. Tomorrow's item is mirrors! You can find all of the mirrors with my designs here.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Just wanted to pop in real quick and let you know that I am no longer running my "cactus and olive" etsy shop-- my mom is! I joked with her that I made enough baby mobiles to fly me to the crazy house!

The real reason, though, is between adorable little "O"
(with hippo and bear, her besties)

and all the awesome design opportunities I have been presented with, I just didn't have time for it anymore.

However, I have been having a lot of emails about my diagramed family photo I blogged about a while back (thank you pinterest) and have set up a NEW ETSY SHOP as a front to offer custom design services for that. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Surtex here I come!

I have been making art like a crazy person (JB would agree) for the last few months in preparation for Surtex, a big art licensing trade show that I will be showing at later this month with Pink Light Studio. Here's a sneak peak:

If you visit Pink Light's blog you can see the rest of the promos for all of our studio's artists. There are some amazingly beautiful designs there!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

My BIG News

I am excited to announce that I have recently signed with Pink Light Studio to represent me as an art licensing agent. I can't share any of the artwork I have been doing for the studio recently (yet), but I have been LOVING the art direction. I feel like it has taken my artwork to the next level! 

You can see their blog here, and they is currently working on a website redesign that I will post soon!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy (late) Halloween

A few pictures of Olive sporting the Halloween glasses I designed for Silhouette. She is such a crack up!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Passion for Pattern" Bloghop

Hello my awesome blog readers (aka "Hi Mom!"),

Some of the students from my ABSPD class got together to do a little blog hoppin' and share our love of pattern design.

If you just came here from Mary Tanana's blog, welcome!  If you want to join in from the beginning the blog hop starts at Claire Smellie's blog.

Alright. Let's get down to business.

First of all, let me just say that when I tell people that I am taking a course on pattern design and am interested in breaking into that industry, I always have to explain that I am not designing patterns for people to buy at the fabric store to show them how to make a blouse. It seems to me that surface pattern design isn't a very widely known field, which is ironic because pattern is everywhere. And it has to come from somewhere, right?

I have been working on some gift wrap that isn't floral or organic. I had a lot of fun with this one because it really challenged me-- florals are one of my favorites to turn to when designing patterns. When that wasn't an option it really made me step out of my confort zone.

I decided on a "Kitschy" design theme. You know, funny vintage statues of baby deer and stuff like that. What's not to love about Bambi, right? Though, my print with the fawn didn't make the final cut; I chose to replace it with the Scotty dog.  As they say on Project Runway, "Edit Edit Edit."

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my pattern designs!

The next blog after mine is Anna Berger. Enjoy the rest of the event!