There are a couple of art opportunities coming up that require me to put my designer hat on in order to take advantage of them before September 1st so I've got to shift gears for the moment. One opportunity is a call for pattern designs based on nature themes for the new book that Marie Perkins will be putting out in her series of Print & Pattern Bowie Style. Marie is a designer and blogger in the UK who most pattern designers follow because she is all in on surface pattern design with an eye in the industry who also features a lot of up and coming designers. When I first got into designing patterns, her blog and books helped me get focused. Check out the Print & Pattern Blog here and one of her books here:
I've done absolutely nothing with my portfolio designs that I created for Surtex last year and it's time I start putting them out there in various ways or modifying them for future portfolios. It would be incredible if I could get 2 designs into Marie's new book and I want to start adding some of my designs to Spoonflower to offer those designs in fabric and paper. Quilting Arts Magazine has also sent an invite to participate in a Reader Challenge as a previous contributor so I'll be working on that as well.
Whether you fill them with color or tangle them in black and white, you will be amazed at the designs that you can create! My eleven-year-old niece loves creating medallions and painting them using these stencils and I believe children who enjoy drawing would have fun working with the stencils as well.
If you follow me on Facebook, make sure you check out the post yesterday showing the incredible fabric that Terri Stegmiller designed using my Anastasia Collection stencils. I hope to feature it here in case you're not a social media junkie LOL
Have a fabulous weekend and keep on creating!