Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Surface Patter Designer: Mel Armstrong


Mel Armstrong is an freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer based out of Australia. She works both traditionally and digitally and her designs can be found on products ranging from baby products to shoes to greeting cards and much more. Her work is inspired by birds, flowers and her own kids, she loves to create for the little people. 

She won the Make it in Design scholarship in 2016 and presently being represented by Advocate Art. You can find more of her wonderful work on Pinterest and on her website. For any questions related to her work or about licensing and collaborations please contact her.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fun and Fresh Temporary Tattoos Inspired by Nature

These stunning temporary tattoos are based on the original illustrations of the designer Tina Curiel of Coyote Brush Studios a design company based in Lafayette in the Bay Area. The business offers designs that are inspired by California's unique natural diversity. The artwork can be found as prints, stickers and temporary tattoos. 

The series of temporary tattoos are perfect for any adventurous soul who loves to explore outdoors and someone who loves animals. The temporary tattoos last anywhere from 1 to 4 days, and are perfect to wear everyday. The tattoos come in packaging made from recycled materials and includes fun facts, as well as instructions for tattoo application. You can see the entire range of their products on their online store.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Angela Rizza's Intricate Illustrations


New York based freelance illustrator Angela Rizza graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Later on she started creating wonderful artwork influenced by wildlife and story books she grew up reading. "I was read to constantly at night as a kid, and even though I could not understand the words or read, i loved the pictures and wanted to know how to make them. "

She hand-draws illustrations with intricate patterns and applies color with the help of a digital program that are perfect for stationery, homeware and textile goods. She has been exhibited her work in several shows and her work has been featured in magazines and websites including ImagineFX, Creative Quaterly Issue 27, Level Magazine,, IllustrationAge, Behance, Middle-Earth News, Cuded, Illustration Served, and Creative Boom UK.

You can find more of her work I blogged previously here.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Whobert Whover, Owl Detective: Hilarious Picture Book


Whobert Whover, Owl Detective is a children's book by Jason Gallaher and illustrated by Jess Pauwels. Whobert is an owl detective who patrols the forest. One day he finds Perry the possum lying on the ground, no one knows what happened. Whobert takes it upon himself to find the culprit who did this to the possum. "Poor Perry!" Whobert said. "I will find out who, who done it."

It's a hilarious story that's full of repetitions and misunderstandings that work as a catalyst for giggles among the young audience. The illustrations are to match, the owl and the woodland characters are playful and have priceless expressions. It is a fun bedtime story that will send the kids to sleep laughing. You can find the book here.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Geometric Animal Quilt Patterns by Violet Craft



These amazing animal paper piecing patterns are by Violet Craft. Yes, that's actually her real name. How apt, right? She uses photographs and imaging software to create these detailed and intricate patterns. Her shop has patterns to create a generous sized quilt to 20 inches squares that can be used to make pillowcases, tote bags etc.

She has launched her children's apparel line Kung Fu Bambini and designed fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. She is also a licensed designer with Robert Kaufman. She teaches sewing and design workshops, for the upcoming classes you can watch this page. She will be participating at Quilter's Affair at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show from July 10 through July 13. For more details on the show, free download templates and tutorials go to her blog.