Monday, May 09, 2016

Feeling grateful


I was super thrilled on the weekend to see three of my designs featured in the Uppercase newsletter 'All About You'. Uppercase is a terrific Canadian magazine for the creative and curious. The newsletter "All About You, is focused on the loyal, often creative following that Janine and Uppercase has grown. It gives back to the community of readers by showcasing their beautiful, quirky, original, and creative submissions.

When I saw the notification in Janine's newsletter for the opportunity to submit work and be featured in one of the newsletters, I jumped at the chance. It's a dream come true and I am so grateful to have been included alongside seriously talented artists. Thank you Janine and Uppercase. :)
Below are three of my designs that were featured.

Julie :)

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Sunshine clouds and rainbows meets the turtle and the hare

Copyright 2016 - Pattern play studio

Hi there!
I've been working on some kids bedding ideas lately. Sun clouds and rainbows shining down on pattern filled turtles and hares, and mushrooms and flowers. I've combined two ideas I had into one.
I think i'll go back and revisit this one. I do love the colour palette though. I played around with Pantone's colours of the year and added some bright accent colours and ended up with this.
Have a lovely weekend.
Julie :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Launch of my humble little print shop on ETSY


I recently updated my little shop on ETSY with some new products. It's a small step towards aiming for career independence and living my creative dream.

I've been busy behind the scenes developing some new nursery wall art prints (see images below) and these little creatures.......
Introducing...Pillowdollies. They're soft, cuddly, and cute. Pillow dollies is a unique two-sided cuddle-cushion-toy. One side is awake, the other is asleep. The pattern is very easy to follow. Simply  Cut, Sew, Fill, Finish and Cuddle.

To start I have created five animals, but please check back in my ETSY shop regularly because I'm sure there are more pillow dollies bursting to say hello!

A sew-it-yourself cushion-toy. Digitally printed illustrations on 100% organic knit.

Turtle wall art print
Jelly fish, wall art, nursery wall art print

Sunday, February 07, 2016

New Year, New work, new learnings, and fun!

Happy New year! I hope your year so far has been a good one.
For myself, I've had a very creative month of January and beginning of February so far. I'm trying new pattern concepts and using different mediums, from paper collage to gouche to cut-out watercolour collage....

I've even managed to get a print or two on fabric for some mockups I want to make.
I thought you might like to see some process shots from the initial collage to photoshop repeat design to fabric print that I completed recently. I'm still waiting to see the fabric in person, but the printer was kind to send me a pic of the fabric on their print press. Excited much!!

The initial paper collage.

Photoshop is so much fun to use for making repeat patterns. 

My latest design coming to life on beautiful Sateen fabric. Copyright 2016, Julie Harrison