Friday, April 29, 2011

Flower Garden PlayMat

I designed a series of PlayMats for Dwinguler awhile back and the 1st one has come out and is available on Amazon. This one, called Flower Garden, is for baby girls, with it's predominately pink color palette. As you can see by the photo, it's double sided, with a large floral pattern on one side an an ABC pattern on the reverse.

I received one as a sample and I have to say, these mats are really top quality. They are thick and spongy, but very durable. They have a slightly bumpy texture and are super easy to clean up, if something gets spilled on them. You can just wipe them with a sponge. They are Eco-friendly, too, which is always a plus.

Here's some details of the designs:

 And here's a link to the Amazon page. If you need a Mat for your baby room or playroom, or know someone who does, these are really fun and, like I said, very good quality.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Just popping in to say Happy Easter to all my blogging friends. Hope you all had a fun day and didn't eat too much chocolate! I'm still working like crazy, getting ready for Surtex. Only a couple of weeks left, to finish all the collections I want to show there.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

inspirational quote

I really love this quote, by artist, Chuck Close. It's so TRUE!

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
— Chuck Close

Now, get to WORK, everyone!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Illustration Friday - bottled

For Illustration Friday this week. Spring has been bottled up all winter - it's finally starting to come out. Hello Spring!

Spring pattern shown above is available for licensing from Gibson and Holt.