I have had fun in the past experimenting with gelatin plate printing so when I discovered the Gelli printing plate I was pretty interested to work with it too.  The Gelli plate has a clear, soft surface.  It holds it’s shape, unlike the slow (or sometimes quick) decomposition of gelatin. I first tried printing on

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This weeks’s contest at Spoonflower is based on fall leaves.  There is no fall season here in Senegal, just wet season, dry season and harmattan, that is, the winds that blow in from the Sahara.  But my body still remembers the rthymns of the seasons from further north and the beauty of autumn leaves.  For Gingko Leaves on Bright

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I am participating again with a Spoonflower contest.  The theme of this contest is Ghosts and so I have submitted a design based on the Day of the Dead celebration from Mexico called Day of the Dead Dancing Ghosts.  This celebration is a rememberance of the ancestors who have died.  The dead are considered to

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This week’s Spoonflower fabric contest is to design a geometric print in a small scale suitable for shoes.  The winners get custom made shoes from Milk and Honey!  This is the mock up I made with my fabric design using one of their shoe templates. It is just to give you an idea of how the design might

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I spent around ten years living in the Washington DC Metro area.  During that time one of my favorite places to go was Brookside Gardens.  Really, I love the entire extended Wheaton Regional Park.  I have taken many pictures there, including this one of the Japanese Tea House shown below.  When I read about the

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As you have read in my blog in the past, I am living in Senegal.  The fabric, culture and architecture of African is very inspirational for many of my designs (available as fabric, wallpaper, giftwrap and decals in my Spoonflower shop.) The African Visage print was inspired by African motifs in wax prints as well

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This week’s entry into the Spoonflower fabric of the week contest is a variation of the Greek Goddesses print I submitted for the Handrawn contest.  The theme for the contest this week is Greek Myths so I was pleased to already have a design I could translate into an entry.  This design is multi-directional which

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Finally, I have gotten away from the chickens in my design but not to worry, there are still fowl.  This time rubber duckies (OK, that counts as fowl, right?) and paper boats sail across the waves.  The entry rules for the contest stated that we could only use five specific colors in our design.  I

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I have entered this week’s Spoonflower contest, Pop Art Chickens.  Spoonflower just happened to run this at a time when I am already been exploring chickens.  What fun for me! These roosters are wandering around New York City with Pop Art style.  Please consider voting for my pattern.   

I have submitted an entry into Spoonflower’s current African Inspired fabric design contest.  Below is my entry in the fat quarter view as well as a close-up of the detail.  There are many excellent entries in this competion.  If you would like to add your vote to the tally click here.