surface design

Print & Pattern Feature

Marie Perkins of Print & Pattern is not only a fantastic surface designer herself, but she has had a not small hand in defining the industry and reminding people that a plain simple decor option is not the only choice to be made. She’s put out some gorgeous books featuring many of the best designers Read More

Collaboration with World Market

I love seeing my illustration and pattern work on great products. And, whoa. Was I ever proud and happy when I saw an entire tableaux of wonderful things emblazoned with my work. I walked into World Market and of course beelined for the HobNobs and Teapots [mama loves a spot of afternoon tea]. And when Read More

Happy Happy Merry Merry

Here are some baubles to make your days bright. This time of year is such a hopeful and wistful time!

wraptious competition: buy one or ten soft comfy cushions with my work on them…

These are available for a limited time only…so you should go ahead and buy one or thirty of these high quality pillows / cushions. I think they look fab, and are of course super extra high quality. You can get them for just a little bit of time on wraptious.com. Fun!      

New Floral Pattern: Watercolor Flowers

I love vintage design and style so much. I was in an old antebellum house in the garden district of New Orleans not so long ago [but lets face it, any time away from New Orleans is way too long. That place is magic.] and the entry way walls were hand painted by a woman Read More

New floral pattern: Black Dahlias

I’m pretty excited about these black dahlias. I think theyre the same thing as chocolate dahlias. I’m no botanist though, so I cant be *too* sure of anything. I drew them though, so that is what I’m calling them.      

Print&Pattern: Nature Book

I am thrilled that I can finally announce my inclusion in the book Print&Pattern: Nature. This book is the third [possibly even fourth?] book by the industry taste-maker and leader Bowie Style of the Print&Pattern blog. You may pre-order now from your local mom and pop or pop and pop or mom and mom bookshop.  Read More

One of those days…

…when I wish I had a helper monkey!  

Time Capsule Sketchbook

What a whirlwind spring so far! The winter months just tiptoed away and here we are. In mid-April, I finished a major project after a few months of head-to-desk heavy involvement and then we got on a plane to Croatia. Split Croatia was such a deep blue water and clear warm breeze sky place. I Read More