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

Posted in Life
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

Posted in Wall Hangings
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

Posted in How To, Patterns
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 […]

Serendipity

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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, […]

Land of the Free

Land of the Free

I think freedom is on everyone’s mind during these times when that luxury is under attack. These balloon flowers in my garden began with just a single flower and have seeded into a beautiful array across the whole front of our house. Just like that, a single beautiful thought or action can spread. Let’s CELEBRATE our freedom […]

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 […]