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Pattern Tribe Vibes

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Pattern Tribe Vibes

I'm super honored to be featured in Surface Pattern Designers directory alongside talented artists from across the globe! When a fellow designer & illustrator Jonas Welin reached out to me offering a feature, I couldn't believe my eyes and kept looking - what's the trick? How much does it cost?  But no gimmicks here - Creative Howl is a wonderfully compiled and free resource for artists, designers and illustrators, as well as retail design clients & art directors - full of inspiration, great examples and useful links - and trust me, I have very high standards! In the article I share a glimpse of my...

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Kraft floral art prints are here - rustic & cozy farmhouse charm for your home

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Kraft floral art prints are here - rustic & cozy farmhouse charm for your home

As a proud owner of an old New England house built in about 1840s, I have a soft spot for all things rustic farmhouse. We asked a local enthusiast to look into the history of our home and oh the treasures he found - I get to keep the photocopies of all the existing deeds on the house - first written in quill, then created on a typewriter, then the fax-type font from the 1980s and 90s, and finally, your typical Times New Roman of the new era. In this Library of Congress 1878 map of Ashland, our house is present and...

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Can you smell it? Introducing my olfactory artwork collection!

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Can you smell it? Introducing my olfactory artwork collection!

Fragrant flowers, perfume notes, fragrance art - oh my! I'm so excited about all of this. Great smelling things are my passion. I have been meaning to dive into perfume art for a while. It actually, started a few years back when I created my Aromatherapy design and lots of its derivatives. By the way, you can find the main Aromatherapy print as a silk scarf and kitchen towel in the shop, as well as wall art. Back then, I made an elaborate list of all things fragrant including flowers, fruits, nuts and... moved on to my pattern design work and what...

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My pattern is featured in Spoonflower Fall 2023 Look Book

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My pattern is featured in Spoonflower Fall 2023 Look Book

Wow, what a moment! Let's be honest, every Spoonflower designer dreams of making it to their look book and other marketing materials. While this platform is full of amazing talent, it's really hard to stand out in the creative, skilled and experienced crowd, so I'm particularly honored and happy to be included! In case you don't know, Spoonflower is a print on demand company providing high quality printing on fabric, wallpaper and multiple home decor items. I am a very active Spoonflower contributor as I love designing patterns for wallpaper and large scale interior fabrics, but the platform also offers me the...

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Florals for summer? Groundbreaking!

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Florals for summer? Groundbreaking!

Ahhh... summer! My garden is bursting with new blooms every week. In addition to painting them (and filming quick painting tutorials with voice over - check out my Instagram & Facebook reels and TikTok's), I've decided to bring in something special to my silk scarf shop.  It is no secret that my illustrated square silk scarves were painstakingly painted and designed over months - I added them to the shop exactly a year ago.  This year I decided to offer something a little more light-hearted! 🌸 In addition to the existing 4 collections (Naturalist Notebook, Legendaria, Not So Junk Journal and In The Dark), I'm...

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