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The tin I designed for Botham's of Whitby is now in stock! I love working with local companies and this collaboration was no exception. Did I mention they also sell the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted?! #yorkshirecoast #northyorkshire #yorkshire #whitby #bothams #bothamsofwhitby

"The True Reality II" // When I first started blending abstract photographs in Photoshop three years ago, way before patterns made an appearance, I made it a point to not save the .psd files, aka the files with all of the editable layers. I'd save the final image as a jpg only, effectively throwing out the "way back" that is inherent in digital work. It always felt really good and freeing to take that leap of faith and trust that the piece was complete.
// Sometimes I wish I go could back and see how I made my early pieces, but I also kind of like the mystery. Nowadays, I generally do save the .psd file so I can pull out layers from different pieces to combine into a new piece. And sometimes I will still flatten a piece in progress and use its mid-point in another piece. Or flatten a piece I'm not loving and use it in a new piece. I just love the total freedom of digital and how quickly and easily each piece informs and supports another. Like one big happy art family. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§ #aplayfulprocess

Stick a fork in it - Garage Art 2017 is done and ready! Thanks to all of you who chimed in with encouragement and eyeballs since its inception earlier this month. Here is a little video with the evolution in full, swipe left for a still shot. Also check out my story today for the secret ingredient if you want to try mularizing your garage door too (spoiler alert: it's primer!).

Oh dear well I never managed that ink drawing after all so it'll have to be a close up of the fabric from my post this week. This started out as a small monoprint and after a lot of tweaking I developed it into a repeat! This is a @wovenmonkey heavy cotton sample, (British equivalent of @spoonflower ..)
#claretherese #illustration #fabricdesign #printdesign #printandpattern #patterns #patterlove #fabricpattern #blueandwhite #surfacepattern #surfacepatterndesign #floral #flowery #flowerstagram #flowersofinstagram #dsfloral #designdetails #makersgonnamake #makersmovement #creativelifehappylife #creativityfound #art_we_inspire #wip #onmydesk

Day 7 of #7daysofcolorwheel is green, so I had to paint some #cacti 🌡 I wanted to make a cactus card anyway, so I believe this will serve nicely! To all my artist friends: do you print your own prints? If so, what printer do you suggest? I would like to print my own, but afraid I can't afford a printer that is good enough for that. I would prefer one with archival inks πŸ™ƒ If you're still reading, happy Friday!!

Getting ready for my morning coffee and convo with @affragibbs while I wait for this luster firing to cool!!! Although we're both full time artists and a corporate board room sounds so far from our morning routine, I swear our daily convos remind me of morning meetings from when I had a "real job." So many idea are flying, so early in the morning, it's amazing! Also... this beauty is going to be sparkly soon! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ #coffeewithfriends #mydesktoday #lifeofanartist


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A weekend of adventure awaits! Kids parties and lots of walking. Trying to soak up the outdoors before another week spent packing up the house. Let's do this πŸ‘Š

I'm a bit late posting this, but this is my entry for the recent @artlicensingshow judged challenge to design a Christmas / holiday garden flag. (Anyone following my feed will know I design Christmas all year round...!) I didn't win, but I did love this challenge as garden flags are a bit of an enigma to me. Being from the UK we don't have garden flags and I have never even seen one, but they are super-popular in the US, where I understand they adorn front gardens and front porches to commemorate different seasons or celebrations. I love the idea and am hoping this trend will travel across to the UK soon! (This design is from my 'Cosy Christmas' collection). #christmasinjuly
#gardenflag #flag #christmasflag #holidayflag #christmas #snowman #fairisle #artbrand #art #design #pattern #printandpattern #surfacepattern #surfacedesign #designer #surfacedesigner #illustrator #illustratorsoninstagram #dailyinsta #instadaily #creative #creativepreneur #artlicensingshow #availableforlicensing #artlicensing #mycreativebiz #jewelbranding #vickyyorkedesigns

Repost @motiflow_patterns in @flow_magazine. Look, my happy swimmers pattern in the background! 🏊 πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ β˜€οΈ

Sizzling Summer Tropics - This is my entry for the 'summer inspired' surface pattern design competition by @makeitindesign and @pinkpigsketchbooks I have loved designing and creating this piece and I felt very inspired from the get go! Wish me luck πŸ’š #makeitindesign #pinkpigsketchbooks #summerschool

😍. My #inspiration for the next print. I miss Hawaii 😭

I always love testing out how my prints look on different items using mock ups. It's so handy for decision making. I also need to finalise my branding too πŸ€”πŸ˜« #decisionsdecisions #boldfashion

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