Garden Glory

white peony

Beautiful white peony.

pink peony

Delicate pink peony.

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Flaming poppies.

 

 

 

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Garden-inspired Patterns

Here are two of my latest patterns inspired by our beautiful garden flowers:

A Red and yellow tulip

Original drawing

ra-red-and-yellow-tulip_my pattern in Spoonflower

Repeating pattern for material, wallpaper or wrapping paper

Lilac time

Original drawing

rlilac-time_my pattern in Spoonflower

Repeat pattern for material, wallpaper or wrapping paper

Burgeoning May

Burgeoning May

First Crocus close-up©2018 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

Winter’s ragged blanket withdraws

Washed away by April’s tears.

Crocuses open their purple petals

To a smiling, unbroken, blue sky.

Breezes gently nudge the trumpet daffodills

While drowsy bees awaken.

Squirrels and chipmunks stretch and yawn,

Aroused in budding branches 

By the joyful serenades of robins 

And red-winged blackbirds 

Responding to the warm coaxing 

Of a burgeoning May.

 

Invitation to Tea

Our church is having a special tea in two weeks time.   Here is an example of one of the invitations and envelopes I made for the event.

Invitation and envelope for Butterfly Tea

Our teas are an opportunity for women to gather, share their experiences and offer each other support.  It is also a time when the women of our church and their neighbours to be treated to some special elegant attention and consideration.  It is our chance to show them God’s love by serving them with tea, refreshments and listening hearts.

Designing Patterns

Designing Patterns for Fabric

For the last three years or so I have been using a new outlet for my creativity – designing patterns for fabric on Spoonflower, a company that prints personal designs on fabric which the designer may use to make projects for themselves or offer for sale.  Here are some  of  the  patterns I have created.

 

shamrocks and daisies

Shamrocks and Daisies

planted garden edit

Planted Garden

Helmets and Collumns

Helmets and Columns

Rooter Row

Rooster Row

These are the rather raw originals.  Photoshop is a handy tool to clean up erasures and join lines.  Some of my designs I have printed and made into scarves, runners and pillows.  It is wonderful to see my creations transformed into fabric that I can use.  The company also sets design challenges each week that designers may enter.  The designs are voted on and the most popular creation result in a prize for the contributing artist. I have enjoyed these challenges and making things from the fabric that I can wear or give as gifts.  If you love drawing and like a challenge start making patterns for fabric on Spoonflower.