Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

Sometimes you just have to take that leap and DO SOMETHING rather than keep talking about it! So, when I saw an invitation on the Dwell On Design Conference for up-and-coming textile designers to submit original designs for the new Cloth & Company furniture line of customizable digitally printed fabrics, I swallowed hard and decided […]

New Pattern Exploration

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New Pattern Exploration

More exploration! I have been working on bits and pieces of this pattern idea that falls into the Eclectic Geometric grouping. I wanted this one to be brighter and a bit more on the floral side. I like the scandinavian feel of the color palette which is very on trend right now, but I want […]

MOD Wood Burning

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MOD Wood Burning

Sometimes the most creative ideas come from marrying modern forms to an old technique. How many of you remember playing with Wood Burning as a child? I am always drawn to boxes with a wood burned pattern in antique stores and the retro cowboy images on wood plaques. When I was inking my latest GeoTribal motif, […]

Inspired

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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 […]

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 […]

My Irish Shamrock Roots

My Irish Shamrock Roots

With a last name like “Gavin” when I was growing up, St. Patrick’s day was a day my dad observed with a religious fervor. Guinness beer (served warm) was his absolute favorite and we all had to have at least one beer on this day. So, in honor to my very Irish dad, I wanted […]

New Eclectic Geometric Pattern

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New Eclectic Geometric Pattern

I am finally getting back into my creative groove! It has been a long and emotional winter but like my daffodils, I am popping my head out of the ground ready to burst open and soak up the sunshine. My line I am calling Eclectic Geometric will be launching soon. This is a new repeat […]

Creative Exploration – Eclectic Geometric

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Creative Exploration – Eclectic Geometric

Creativity can be a tricky thing. Sometimes it gets bottled up to the point of bursting. This summer has been a series of large jobs that have dominated my free time and my creative flow. Now, with the start of the school year, the end of summer, and the completion of my work load, my creativity […]

New Fabric Design for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs

New Fabric Design for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs

  So excited about the new introduction of a fabric design line for Where Women Cook and Riley Blake Designs! It is called Ooh La La Fast & French (I got to design the logo too!). Jo Packham of Where Women Create is the genius behind this collaboration. With her magazine, Where Women Cook, Jo understands the growing […]

The Cactii are Growing

The Cactii are Growing

  I have been having fun finding inspiring forms and patterns within the Cactii family of plants. Also playing around with color and texture to add sophistication and depth. I wanted to share a section of the wall hanging. More to come… Please like & share:

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 […]

Merry MOD Pom Pattern

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Merry MOD Pom Pattern

I am trying to get myself in the Holiday Spirit, so I am working on some patterns to go along with my Merry MOD wall hanging. I started this pattern last year and I figured it was a good time to finish it up. I think these will make some cute kitchen towels! Merry, Merry. […]