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

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Bringing Your Brand To Life – Part 1

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Bringing Your Brand To Life – Part 1

Hot off the press! My first column in Where Women Create Business magazine (Volume 3, Issue 3). I am starting out with a 3 part series called “Bringing Your Brand To Life” which helps entrepreneurs understand how to find and develop their own brand. After years of working with clients’ brands and my own personal […]

Decorate by Season

Decorate by Season

One of the reasons I created MODbotanicals wall hangings is that I like to decorate my house by season. I am not talking holiday seasons, but rather nature’s seasonal change. My entry hall is the perfect spot for a seasonal update. My house has a LOT of windows, so when the outside begins to change, […]

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 […]

Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

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Faber-Castell Creative Lettering Kit

A partnership that has been developing since I first started using Faber-Castell pens over 20 years ago is finally public! When I got a call from one of my cherished clients who was making her mark at Faber-Castell, I had this feeling that the universe was once again doing its thing. For as long as I […]