This pretty pattern was the first one I created after getting my Cintiq. I remember my husband leaving to go run errands just as I finished installing the new equipment. We said goodbye and as he headed out I started drawing flowers. Time escaped and before I knew it I was in that misty area of the astral plane where you, the artist, vanish until eventually you look up and realize you’ve finally been set free from whatever mental flow was holding your senses captive. I remember hitting the print button to print this floral when my husband popped his head back into the studio. “Oh, you’re back early!” I said. “I’ve been gone for hours?!” he said. If I didn’t have the floral pattern printing in front of me I would have sworn the time missing from my memory was due to alien abduction.
This print sold to the lovely fabric buyers of Hobby Lobby last January and the colors reproduced PERFECTLY! Sometimes the background looks dark green and in other lightings its a deep blue. It was such a thrill to come across it on a Simplicity package while I was shopping for sewing patterns. It touches a special place in my heart to think of the generations of daughters, moms, and grandmothers who might see it and be inspired to create something themselves. My Grammy (who loved to sew and always encouraged me to do so) would have really got a kick out of this.

Someone at Surtex asked me a few months ago. ‘Not yet!’ I replied with a chuckle. ‘Trends are always changing things so it’s easy to get inspired.’
I always seem to have too many ideas floating around in my head to the point where I often keep notes pinned to my trend boards and Pintrest. There always seems to be inspiration I want to add and mix together. Here are some of the images from my trend board that I used to create my latest promotional piece. How do you keep track of your ideas?

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I have been posting a sampling of some of the great new artwork on my Instagram.
Check them out here:

Studio time!

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Studio time! #artistlife #artstudio

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Coming this May…


I’m so excited for January! Not only have I been creating the best artwork ever, but I’m so happy to say that Designastration Studio has been growing! This January I’ll be showing artwork from other design and illustration studios along with my own designs.How cool is that?!

You Are Magical…

Very excited to see my collection on the Timeless Treasures website today!
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Kicking it old school.. what do you think? Should I do more handpainted patterns?

Printsource August is over!
I’m so very happy I attended this show! I was a little nervous (what else is new) since August is usually slower than May and January, but I decided to go for it. I’m so glad I did! I made some great new connections, sold a bunch of artwork, and got into some new product categories! Kids undies, fleece fabric, and pool toys! Can’t wait to see the new products!

I also can’t wait to go back in January. See you this winter NYC! But first, let me enjoy the rest of this summer and even some fall.