Inspired

Posted in Inspiration, Patterns
Inspired

After a very relaxing and inspiring trip to Seattle, I am regenerating my creative spirit. I was totally captivated by the textures of driftwood and the shapes and forms of the local Indian tribal motifs that I featured in the previous blog post, Serendipity. I am exploring another pattern grouping I am calling GeoTribal as […]

Serendipity

Posted in Inspiration, Life
Serendipity

I love living life in a random and unplanned way because you never know how life is going to surprise you around the next bend. The highlight of my recent trip to Seattle was a serendipitous encounter on an evening walk along a West Seattle beach. The driftwood scattered along the water’s edge inspired me with colors and patterns, […]

Inspired by these alien Jellyfish

Inspired by these alien Jellyfish

Yesterday I had fun at the aquarium and as always, I was drawn to the Jellyfish tanks. These alien life forms are so inspiring. Their movements are a ballet underwater. I was lucky enough to catch this haunting image which looks like an indigo print. It inspired me to add my own bubble print to […]

Bursting with Inspiration

Bursting with Inspiration

After the calm quiet beauty of winter fades, nature bursts forth with the most amazing and inspiring forms. Like nature, I am bursting with renewed energy. I recently purchased a new digital camera which is making me look at everything with a new eye. I happened upon this pussy willow bush with the buds burst open. The […]

My Year of Creating

My Year of Creating

At the beginning of 2015, I declared (to myself), that this would be my year of → C R E A T I N G. So, here is a style exploration that I really had fun creating! Kokomo is my very fluffy cat that falls into all of the cat stereotypes when it comes to attitude. Lately, […]

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

Freeform Stamping for a Fantastical Bakery Shop

I always say…”my job is so much fun!” and here is a perfect example. Queen City Cookies was opening a coffee/bakery shop at its manufacturing complex and Peggy Shannon, owner, wanted it to be a magical place where people could gather. We had established a fantasy brand full of whimsey and color and elephants, so […]

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Dandelion Dreams – Making a MODbotanical

Being surrounded by cold and snow, I have found myself dreaming of the days when our yard is dotted by the cheery yellow polka dots that everyone else considers the scourge of suburbia…the dreaded DANDELION! Being the weird artist that my family calls me, I have always appreciated the beauty of the dandelion. One person’s […]

Inspiring Pinecones, a new MODbotanical

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Inspiring Pinecones, a new MODbotanical

I don’t know why, but I have collected pinecones for years. The myriad of shapes and patterns inspire me. I love finding these treasures as I walk through forests wafting with pine scents, each one with its own character. Gina Weathersby shot my collection of pinecones in a beautiful light blue bowl and I was thinking that […]

Nature is My Muse

Nature is My Muse

I can’t begin to describe the excitement I experienced when happening upon this beautiful turtle shell during a hike in the woods with my friends! This is nature’s design at its finest. The patterning and colors placed into such clean geometry epitomizes what MODbotanicals are all about. A new wall hanging is already whirling about my […]