The Wonder in Us

Did you know it's the yarn and fiber folks we need to be watching for trend direction? That they're always signaling what's next?

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Last week I entered the Threadless loves Trina Turk contest, twice. The winner(s) of the contest will see their prints on items in Trina Turk's Fall 2013 collection.

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Ocean Sparkle* Sketches

8/20/2012 7:11 PM

Spent part of this past weekend drawing, painting and collaging some inspiration for the Ocean Sparkle* series. I like the contrast of the loose and watery paint.

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Ocean Sparkle* Target Customer

8/17/2012 7:12 PM

Here is my target customer for the new Ocean Sparkle series: Liz. Her wardrobe style, phylosophy and house style. Next steps are: sketches and - yay - designs!

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Abstract Impressionist Flowers

8/13/2012 7:17 PM

I'm finally back after a great summer vacation, visiting my family in New England and getting a break from the computer. I've got some new inspirations for the blog.

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Painterly prints

6/18/2012 7:21 PM

This is amazing inspiration for painterly approaches to surface design! At moniquilla.com you have a unique chance to look at a surface designer's (Mónica Muñoz') prints.

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A while ago I launched a logo design contest on 99designs.com. It was a great experience that I can highly recommend for people in need of logos.

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Ana Romero Monteiro is an amazingly talented (and really kind and generous!) surface designer who I met about 2.5 years ago when I was walking the Printsource show.

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Designer Mary Winklea

4/23/2012 7:26 PM

Today I'm sharing the work of surface designer Mary Winklea. Mary found me on LinkedIn and contacted me via this blog. Do you belong to LinkedIn Groups?

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This morning I came across a great new (to me) source of inspiration at www.patternprintsjournal.com. It's a blog about "trends, news, inspirations about patterns, prints and surface design.

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