Beatrice Bunny & Meadow Friends Pattern Collection

Beatrice Bunny & Meadow Friends

I finished my new Baby / Nursery Pattern Design collection of the ALSC art Challenge last week! I’m usually down to the wire trying to finish these art challenges so it’s refreshing that I am done before the deadline. This cute little bunny character showed up and I’ve named her — Beatrice Bunny! And I’ve added her Meadow Friends to include all of the other characters in the design like the… owl, mouse, kitten, sun and birds. I Love how all of the colors came together in the palette.

I took the time to create a mock-up of Beatrice Bunny so that she looks like a fabric bunny doll. With a little Photoshop magic I though it came out pretty cool. I may actually create a pattern and get some fabric and try to sew up a sample of her. Though it’s been a few years since I’ve had my sewing machine going. I always use to love to sew and so embroidery too. Just not enough hours in the day to do all the creative things you want.

This new Beatrice Bunny & Meadow Friends pattern collection was done for the Art Licensing Show art challenge. I help to organize these art challenges on the site and I really find them so much fun to participate in. There is something about having an “assignment” to do that gets the creative juices flowing!  And I love seeing the submissions from other artists and pattern designers! So much creativity in their art and how they choose their colors.

And this pattern design art challenge will be judged by the design team at Clothworks! Getting a fabric collection licensed is one of the items on my LIST! I have a lot of pattern designs in my portfolio HERE – take a peek!

So as we approach the last couple of weeks of August… and the air is starting to turn, I’m off to see what other creative characters will show up in my next art project.

 

Keeper of the Bees

Here is a new design that I created for a wall art challenge on The Art Licensing Show. I’ve been wanting to do this concept for awhile but it felt a bit overwhelming to me. Sometimes I know what i want to create but I’m not sure how it’s going to come together. So with this concept I started doing a lot of research on Botanical illustration, Victorian gardens, bees, bee keeping, lots of garden illustrations etc, etc. Then I did the illustration in a step by step process starting with the Beekeeper girl.  Continue reading “Keeper of the Bees”

Surtex 2017 art licensing

See My Art ~ Surtex 2017

It’s Surtex time again and I’m so happy to say that my art is finally making it back to this premier art licensing trade show with my agent Suzanne Cruise Creative Services, Inc. Surtex, is an annual Art Licensing  trade show in New York city for Artists, Designers, Manufacturers, and Retailers. It’s now in its 32nd year! SURTEX® is the global B2B marketplace for sourcing original art & designs — where artists, art agents, licensing agencies and licensors connect with manufacturers, retailers and licensees to create products in multiple categories. Home décor and furnishings, apparel, automotive accessories, beauty, bed and bath, fabric prints, floor coverings, juvenile, giftware and novelties, stationery, tabletop, wall treatments, private label and much more. If it’s any product with a surface or textile design of any kind, there’s a good chance it originated at SURTEX.

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