Tag: art

new tropical pattern design – Calypso

One of my newest pattern designs is a fun little tropical number called Calypso. This tropical pattern design features a few of my botanical illustrations. I drew all of the elements either from life or from one of my photographs. I used a combination of watercolour pencils (Caran D’Ache) and

2020 Business Review

So early last year I wrote a mega blog post about my first year as a surface pattern designer. I thought it would be a good idea to do this as a yearly activity, as it’s great to reflect on what I have achieved and also what I have learnt

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Surface Pattern Designers

I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want…. yes it is that crazy time of year when most of us are frantically trying to think of what to get for the special people in our lives. In this Ultimate Gift Guide for Surface Pattern Designers I have

Summer Nights design process & inspiration

As part of my collaboration with Digital Fabrics, I was invited to write a blog post about my design process and the inspiration behind the designs featured in the ‘Summer Nights’ collection. Make yourself a cup of tea and head on over to the Digital Fabrics blog to read all

Digital Fabrics Designer Project

I’m REALLY excited to announce I am part of Digital Fabrics Designer Project, with my collection ‘Summer Nights‘. Digital Fabrics are a Sydney-based digital textile print house. They have recently launched a fantastic initiative called the Designer Project, where they collaborate with textile designers to sell their designs on fabric

new Redbubble shop products!

Hi everyone – I have a wonderful new selection of mugs and notebooks now available in my Redbubble shop. These designs are available on mugs (two styles: classic shape and tall mugs), hardcover notebooks, and spiral notebooks. I have previously bought and tested these all of these products and can

Creativity in the time of covid

Or more accurately, how to do anything fun with a full time toddler! Hi everyone! Sorry it has been ages since my last post. Quite a lot has happened in the world since then – I hope you are all doing ok! I started writing this post a few weeks

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