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!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Loni, you are so Whimsical with your words, its a pleasure to read.

    Scotty dog is AMAZING, and the bow designs are fabulous.

    Have a great day. x

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  2. Love your baby mobiles and your work is lovely and soft x

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  3. Love the dogs and the tea cups pattern...! n your site is lovely..love the hand drawn feel!

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  4. Loving your style Loni! The dog one and the yellow background with the bows are so fun!

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  5. Love your hand drawn sketchy quality and the dog print!

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  6. I agree about your sketchy style, really fun and refreshing. The dogs are way cute.

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  7. SCOTTY DOG! just now (?) discovering your work. love it. also your logo. very fun post with lots of thought. i don't get to see project runway so thanks for that bit of advise!

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  8. I also love that hand-painted feel to your designs : ). Great work!!

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  9. Wow Loni! Love your style! congrats on the spoonflower win as well! can't wait to see what you do next :)

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  10. Love this new group Loni!!! And isn't it funny how many people give you a "head tilt" when you mention surface design??? Pattern is EVERYWHERE, on material things, in nature...

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  11. I have always enjoyed your florals, but I am super impressed with all of your kitshy work. Its oh so hard to be versatile:) BTW love your brand as is-great name! Julie

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  12. I only know what that is from visit teaching a designer - so she broke me in to it or I would look at you funny too. I love the second to the last and my kids like the icecream one!

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