This reminds me of the many Icelandic sweaters I have knitted. Available in several colors.
I live near Monteray Bay, California which has one of the largest kelp forests. These underwater forests play important role in our ocean ecosystem.
This was designed thinking about the big toothy smiles of some of the kids I’ve worked with.
An abstract I designed from my love of topography maps.
Save the Vaquitas
Vaquitas are the smallest porpoise in the world. As I write this there are less than 20 of them left. Overfishing and poaching of the Totoaba (another fish) in the Sea of Cortez is leading the Vaquitas to extinction.
This was one of the first designs I made after learning how to use layers in Adobe Illustrator. I think this design was just waiting in me to be released!
This design is part of a collection that I have in a few colorways. Mugs & other items are also available in my Cleolovescolor Roostery and Society6 shops.
SpoonFlower Designs & Contests
SpoonFlower is a small eco-minded print on demand fabric/printing company. They have weekly contests that provide inspiration & offer artists the opportunity to design to wide range of different topics.
I love that the contests push me to constantly produce new designs!
I have been a “maker” since a very early age. As a young child I went door to door selling looped potholders that I had woven on an old metal frame.
I can sew pretty much anything and I have dabbled in fashion design, selling my own designs, quilting, and designing bags, backpacks and bike packs.
I have always wanted to design my own fabric and in late 2015 I took the first of many surface pattern design classes. I fell absolutely in love with it! I now get to sew with my own fabrics thanks to SpoonFlower!
A Lace shawl I knit &laid out in the fresh air for blocking. The pattern was from the book ‘Victorian Lace Today’ by Jane Sowerby.
A brain hat I knit with rainbow colors!
Detail of a knit shawl edging.
Science hats that I made / designed (ant and yeast band) and pussy hats.
Napkins I made out of a Black & White version of my “Eb & Flow” design now available at my SpoonFlower shop.
Years ago I was a calligrapher. I loved the meditation of creating each letter & how it related to it’s neighbors. since I started surface pattern design I am having fun with new types of brushes, pens, & apps for developing fonts.
Take Time to Smell the Roses
This was one of my Mom’s favorites sayings.
The Journey & Process
I love carving linocut stamps- these were inspired by the fruit in my home orchard & were used to design my collection of “Orchard Dreams” designs.
Portugal & Spain are amazing countries - these tiles I designed remind me of my trips there. They are available in several colors in my SpoonFlower shop. (Click on the name above and you will be taken to my Tiles Collection.
On a beautiful clear night in Paris we climbed the 284 steps up the spiral staircase up to to top of the Arc de Triomphe to view the tower in the moonlight. This is my abstract of the spiral staircase based on a photo I took of the staircase.