Category: Design

Tropical Art Challenge 2020

So one of the things I realised late last year was that I was spending way too much time on social media/marketing, and not nearly enough time creating art. So in the spirit of a new year, I decided to set an art challenge for myself to complete 25 tropical-inspired

The Reef

My newest design is called ‘The Reef’ This design was inspired by the view of coral reefs from the air – a myriad of turquoise shades and abstract shapes. I’ve been lucky to fly over a few coral reefs and find the view so mesmerising – these are some of

A 12 month review

I got quite interested in surface pattern design a couple of years ago and recently decided to turn Girl and the Deep Blue Sea into a business for surface pattern design and ocean imagery. This is a pretty long blog post about what I was up to in 2019 turning

Redbubble Shop!

I’m excited to announce you can now buy mugs and notebooks with my designs from Redbubble! Here are just some of the products available: I have personally ordered and tested the mugs and the notebooks and I’m really happy with the quality of the actual products and the reproduction of

Sunshine Coast shells

As I’ve just joined Spoonflower as a designer, I’m now able to enter their design challenges. There is a different theme each week and a recent theme that stood out to me was ‘Hometown Tea Towel’. I’ve wanted to create a Sunshine Coast-themed tea towel design for awhile now so

Pink Lemonade

I recently took part in the Make it in Design Summer School 2019, which is a pattern design challenge with briefs that are based on upcoming trends – one of the briefs I completed was ‘citrus grove’. This is a little story of how I created my final design ‘Pink

Print portfolio!

Exciting news… I have now added my first set of prints to the website! Check out my prints portfolio – I would LOVE to know what you think!! Do you have a favourite?

Design Inspiration – Shells

how to find time to be creative when you have a baby

Apart from ‘why won’t my baby nap’, ‘how to find time to be creative when you have a baby’ was probably one of my most googled topics in the first few months after my daughter arrived.  You don’t really realise til you have a little human on your hands just

Design Inspiration – Palms

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