Month: October 2017

Crafting a Signature Style

“A signature style is incredibly important,” they say… Great!  Where do I get one of those?  Oh, that’s not something you can buy?  [Insert balloon deflating noise here]… Give me a book, show me a video, and I can learn how to do that thing.  Ask me to come up with a signature style for myself, and I freeze.  How do I know what my signature style is?  I imagine if you have decided to start down an artistic journey, you may have asked yourself this same question.  That feeling of trying to define yourself through your work isn’t always easy for everyone.  It is not easy for me.   Looking at the work of successful surface pattern designers, I often find myself discouraged.  Their work is so lovely, so cohesive and expressive of their personalities.  Mine sometimes looks as if a third grader made it.  At nearly thirty, that stings a bit.  But… because I believe self deprecation only gets you nowhere, I aim to start taking steps towards finding my own style. **IMPORTANT NOTE: …

November Desktop Background

There is something about the fall colors that bring me a sense of peace and rest.  I was reading a quote the other day that reminded me that it is ok to be tired.  Because right now, I am.  Thankfully, the school year is about to come up on a few breaks that will allow me some rest.  I hope you enjoy the background! “If you’re tired, learn to rest, not to quit.”   Click here to download Fall Floral desktop background.