Just Bees and Things and Flowers

Bees and Things and Flowers

Everybody loves the sunshine.” This song has been running through my head since I started on my latest pattern which integrates bees with my spring floral motifs. Spoonflower provides these great Design Challenges that keep my motivated on my quest to beef up my portfolio and produce some successful surface designs.


My latest work reveals an identity crisis of sorts. A designer by trade, I realize the importance of developing a consistent “identity” and establishing a brand that promotes it well. The problem is that I have my hand in a bit of everything and am drawn to quite a few “styles”, which is becoming very apparent. The good news is that I am starting to focus more on a unique look and feel that will distinguish my patterns and illustrations. I love printmaking and enjoy screen-printing my work when I can.

This love came from studying the work of Art Nouveau poster artists like Alphonse Mucha and Will H. Bradley. They featured beautifully outlined organic motifs with stunning typography.

IMG_20150420_131439I was excited to get sketching for the next Spoonflower Challenge featuring “bees”. It’s my attempt at a more free flowing pattern with a mix of textures. If you get a chance, please take a moment and go and vote for “Bees & Things & Flowers”!

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