black and white

Black and white decor

I've had a thing for black and white for about 10 years now. I think it all started with some black and white ceramic bowls I was given for a wedding gift. But maybe it was something brewing within me all the time, just waiting to surface. I've been slowly incorporating it into my decor more and more over the years. And it certainly has filtered into my artwork. These 3 prints are from my black and white botanical series, available in my Etsy shop. I love the way they look in this minimalist dining room. What's your favorite way to use black and white in the home?

Playing with Patterns

Happy 2016! I can't believe it's here already, but I've started out with a bang, working on new illustrations and a website revamp. In my last post, I promised to share my entry for the Spoonflower Fabric 8 competition. Here it is, on the left. I wasn't selected for the semi-finals and was disappointed at first, but decided to use it as a learning experience and played around with different pattern layouts using the same or similar motifs. I ended up with the pattern on the right, which I like much better. I doubt this one would have been selected either, as it doesn't really fit the vintage vibe they were looking for, but it's true to my style so I'm happy with it. I'll be sharing some of my new illustration work soon, so stay tuned!