Friday, September 30, 2011

Paper Bicycle: Damask

I was recently lucky enough to travel to France, and spent a day at Versailles. I just loved Marie Antoinette's little farm - the houses were so cute! The scenery, art and furniture of Versailles were definitely an inspiration to me, especially all of the wonderful damask patterns - I have photos of the wallpaper and textiles alone! I added a sun into the pattern as a tribute to Louis the XIV, the Sun King.

Click here to see all of my Paper Bicycle patterns for this past week!

It was so much fun working with the team at Paper Bicycle this week! Chris, Lindsay and Francesca are super talented and all-around very cool people! Please check out their blog and tumblr!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paper Bicycle: Butterfly

I have always been fascinated with mounted and framed butterflies and would love to have a pink, polka-dotted wall to display a collection of them someday. A girl can dream, can't she?

Check out more great pattern work (including mine, this week!) at Paper Bicycle!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Paper Bicycle: Nice

Today's topic is nice. Nice...hmmm...well, nice is a difficult word to define, much less I thought about all of the other words we use that can mean nice, and while looking through the sketchbook I was jotting them down in, I noticed that I draw a lot of happy, goofy people who would have nice hair if they were real. I kept it 2-color because my sketchbooks are usually just pen and ink. I like to think that all of the people in my pattern are nice people!

Click to enlarge, and see more great patterns, some of them mine, this week on Paper Bicycle!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Paper Bicycle: Ditzy/Calico

Today's topic is ditzy, or calico print. A ditzy print is usually floral, and is very small in scale. It also follows a more scattered design, rather than being straight up and down like a stripe or plaid. This pattern goes out to all of the unnaturally turquoise flowers found at NYC bodegas!

To see more, check out Paper Bicycle!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Paper Bicycle: Harvest

This week I'll be designing patterns to be posted on the super-cool blog, Paper Bicycle. The three designers behind it, Lindsay, Francesca and Chris, post beautiful patterns based on a topic they choose every day. So it's a great way to get your creative juices flowing by challenging yourself to follow a set topic. Very cool. Today's topic is Harvest, which made me think of what we call the "Debil Moon" in my family: a big, orange harvest moon.

Click the image to enlarge and check out Paper Bicycle's blog and tumblr for more! Check back tomorrow for the next topic and a new design.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tuesdays at Macri Park

Here is a brand new poster for my lovely friend Lady Bree, who DJs every Tuesday night at a bar called Macri Park, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a nice little spot here in the neighborhood. Stop by and see her on Tuesday and you might see me too!

As always, click to enlarge!