Upcycling with MODbotanicals

Upcycling with MODbotanicals

I have been antiquing for years … now they call it “repurposing” or “upcycling”. Any way you say it, I am happy to join in and feed my creative spirit. Shopping for that great find has taken on a new purpose for me because now I am looking for things to pair with my MODbotanicals […]

In A Creative Rut?

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In A Creative Rut?

Keeping relevant … getting inspired … finding your bliss … How long has it been since you’ve experienced something that really made you smile? It is so easy to get into a routine, which isn’t always so bad, until that routine turns into a comfort zone that squelches all of your ambition and creativity. Sitting at […]

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 […]

Beach Palette

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Beach Palette

  I seem to be living up to my word for the year…  E X P L O R E  …and this time it was the beaches of Hilton Head. Of course I took the obligatory sunrise photos which I purposefully woke myself up for each morning. When you look at the expanse of any […]

Renewed Spirit

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Renewed Spirit

All I can say is AWE … Sitting in front of a screen scrolling through images from other people’s experiences in no way compares to experiencing life for yourself. None of the images in this montage can possibly live up to the pictures in my own mind when I close my eyes and remember the unbelievable […]

My Year to EXPLORE

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My Year to EXPLORE

Sitting at a computer and doing what you know so well is a comforting thing. I have been doing that for over 25 years! But for the last few years my creative soul has been stepping further away from my comfort zone. Don’t get me wrong… the computer still plays an important roll in my […]

GeoTribal Wall Art

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GeoTribal Wall Art

Creative exploration and experimentation is what keeps me happy these days. Being the designer that I am means that I usually need a purpose to my creativity. So, redesigning my office has been the perfect opportunity to try some new ideas that have been rattling around my head lately. I just finished arranging and hanging […]

GeoTribal Textile Pattern

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GeoTribal Textile Pattern

I am still exploring my new GeoTribal style. After burning this pattern style in wood, I realized the strength of just a single color for the pattern. I created this repeat design and I am going to pair the brown with grayed down background colors. The forms and texture become more appreciated this way. Next… ordering some […]

TaDaaaaa…MOD Woodburning Style

TaDaaaaa…MOD Woodburning Style

Finished it! Love it! Plan on doing more of it!

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 […]