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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
I have been so inspired by calligraphy lately. Fortunately, I know one of the best calligraphers in Seattle, Caitlin Dundon!
Sunday night I took one of her classes. It was fantastic! First, she is great teacher -- encouraging, patient and funny. Second, the concentration required made the whole experience very meditative.
Since the class, I have been adding 10 minutes of practice into my morning painting ritual. Practice makes perfect!
If your interested in a class, I recommend you check out Caitlin's schedule here.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I have been planning, painting and dreaming big over hear. Lots of travel and trade shows being organized for 2014. In between all the prep work, I am designing new collections like a madwoman. Here is a preview of a work in progress titled Shadows. Enjoy!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Here it is! The 2014 desk calendar A Year in Pattern. Available now in the Etsy shop!
This pattern filled desk calendar features 12 unique designs for each month of 2014. Calendar pages are printed on 4.65” x 5.4” 110 lb. white card stock. Your desk calendar comes in a plastic case measuring 5” x 5.6” tied with a ribbon and ready for gift giving. It is a perfect accessory for your desk!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I am proud to be a contributor for the second year to the Graphic Art Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines. This book is considered to be the industry bible for communication design professionals and illustrators. The current edition continues the tradition with new information, listings and pricing guidelines. It addresses legal rights and issues such as how copyright laws affect the income and work of graphic artists. It also provides tips on how to negotiate the best deals, pricing guidelines, and includes sample contracts. A great resource every designer should have!
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have been busy stocking up the Etsy shop this week! Screen prints are now available!
These were made in class I took while in Budapest. It was so much fun to learn the process, get my hand dirty and make art. I have three designs: a folky design, a large floral and a smaller wandering rose floral. I want to take another class soon so I can add some more designs to the shop. I have so many design ideas brewing in my mind!