Mar 30, 2009

Montly Summary - March 2009

March went by and finally Spring is here!

During this kind month I:
Created a bunch of floral surface pattern designs.
Designed Mother's Day cards for the "Contemporary Mother's Day" competition from Tigerprint.
Came up with sets of Spring themed pattern designs featuring flowers, cupcakes and bunnies.
Made this delicious recipe copycat of the Panera Broccoli/Cheese soup with great results.
Finished an acrylic painting that had started months ago.

April is ahead with more ideas and inspirations.

Mar 27, 2009

Spring Doily

The requests for Spring patterns keep coming, and the inspiration too. I'm posting a new surface pattern in two color ways that combine flowers with doily's silhouettes.

Mar 25, 2009

New Inspiration: Nesting Dolls

My new pattern is inspired by nesting dolls. One color way is created in the traditional vibrant colors they are usually found. The other color way shows a Spring palette to go with the current season.

Mar 23, 2009

Finished Acrylic Painting

I finished a long overdue painting that I promised my sister and started months ago. I've been busy with my patterns and design work and kept postponing this project. Finally I was able to get the time, focus and inspiration to finish the painting that will decorate her bedroom wall. It's a great feeling to see a finished piece f work!

Mar 20, 2009

Amazing Talent

To end this week, I wanted to post these amazing illustrations made by my friend and very talented illustrator Antonio Caparo. His award winning work has been published in magazines, children and young readers books. You can check more of Caparo's work in his blog here. He currently lives in Canada and work as a freelance Illustrator, Comic Artist and Graphic Designer.

Mar 18, 2009

Hopping Around Spring

Bunnies are a great symbol of Spring. They are cute and soft. I'm showing today a small set of Spring themed surface patterns with bunnies, flowers and buttons. They would work great on child apparel, stationary or gift wrapping products.

Mar 16, 2009

Umbrellas Surface Pattern

We are wishing for rain in South Florida. It's been very dry and the plants are thirsty. That reminds me of this conversational pattern I created a while ago in two color ways.

Mar 13, 2009

Cupcake Patterns Galore

To keep welcoming Spring, I'm posting today a few variations of cupcake surface patterns in a soft, pastel palette. These cutsie designs can be suitable for very different applications that range from kitchen textiles to girly outfits. 

Also, Tigerprint announced the results of their Mother's Day Type Competition. For more details click here.

Mar 11, 2009

Versatile Surface Pattern

Sometimes you have to love a versatile pattern. That type of surface pattern that you can visualize on a sofa, a canvas bag, a tray or a notebook cover. I think this is one of those patterns great for different end uses.

For more of my pattern designs visit my website here.

Mar 9, 2009

Longer Days, Brighter Patterns

Daylight Savings Time is here to bring longer and brighter days. Soon we'll be enjoying beach afternoons and BBQ get together.
My two new surface patterns feature bolder, more vibrant florals to go with the season. I think they would look perfect on a swim suit.

For more of my pattern designs visit my website here.

Mar 6, 2009

Spring Sneak Peak Patterns

Daylight Savings Time is almost here! Let's keep anticipating colorful and warmer days with surface patterns that celebrate flowers, birds, butterflies and whimsical ornaments with a feminine touch.

For more pattern designs visit my website here.

Mar 4, 2009

Mother's Day Card Competition

This month Tigerprint is featuring a Contemporary Mother's Day Card competition and here are my two entries. Click here if you want to check all the entries, I'm sure you'll find a favorite. I'll keep you posted about the results.

Mar 2, 2009

March Welcomes Bird Cages and Flowers

March starts and we feel one step closer to Spring. Is the Season for flowers, birds, bunnies and rainbows. Pastel palettes and soft textures will be everywhere. What better way to start this month that a surface pattern that resumes the feeling lying ahead of us, with flowers and -empty- bird cages.

For more of my patterns designs visit my website here.