Sunday, March 12, 2017

The honour of your vote is once again graciously requested - plus new items and designs

There are quite the number of entries to this popular "Mandala" challenge this week so get yourself a cuppa and settle down before you vote. As usual I had great fun designing this pattern and am pleased with the result of the layout I entered to Spoonflower.
Many thanks in advance for your time!

The March challenges for Spoonflower were right up my street as they were all based on geometry and for someone who fell asleep during maths class every time it is quite funny that I end up doing a lot of geometry and calculating in my artwork. There is one more geometric design I'll be doing for the challenge the week after next - based on hexagons - I will start that design today and see where it leads me!

In the meantime I am starting to populate my online shops with collections based on my Coronet Mandala pattern which, as you well know if you're familiar with my work, I love to mix and match with other backgrounds and motifs from previous designs - here are links to the start of those groupings
(click on the shop name below the image to go directly to the collections)

 and I will be adding this collection to my ARTofWHERE shop shortly 

Durable Isobar wallpaper is now available in my
"A versatile custom-printed wallpaper with a stunning subtle leathered texture.
Custom printed Isobar Durable will bring a splash of color and sophistication to any residential or commercial space with it’s low-sheen matte finish.
Isobar Durable features scrub and scratch resistant performance making it ideal for use in all environments subject to wear and tear, from playrooms and bathrooms to restaurants and office spaces. This PVC-free, FSC Certified wallpaper also features mold, mildew and water resistance.
Isobar un-pasted double rolls measure 25” wide by 27’ long and are designed to be double-cut for a final install width of 24”. We recommend you work with a professional paper installer for consultation, estimation and installation."

 and in my CURIOOS shop I have a wonderful die-cut metal print available "Rainbow Candy Geometric" - unique and in a limited quantity
All the grey spaces you see between the shapes are actually cut outs in the metal!

On a totally different tack I think I have found the car of my dreams - I kept seeing this cute little vehicle on Instagram posts and went on a Google search to find out it is a Nissan Figaro - I don't think they make them anymore but they did come in such lovely pastel colours - and here of course is my fave - the perfect pink.

Thanks for reading and be in touch - I'll be posting my Hexagon design in a couple of weeks - thanks so much for taking the time to vote for me this week - I do appreciate it SO MUCH

Monday, February 27, 2017

The latest challenge at Spoonflower....

 Here above is my latest design "LEIA" in a nod of respect to the recently passed Princess - my entry for this weeks Spoonflower challenge for "MOSAICS" - I started off below - very laboriously and monotonously painting individual squares and developed them into motifs which I scanned and then created the final repeat in Photoshop - also a tad tedious but I ended up with a design I am really pleased with that looks, to me, like glass tiles - not my intention but a happy serendipitous result. A few people have mentioned it reminds them of cross stitch - which is just fine and dandy with me too.
If you have the time and inclination I would so appreciate your vote
no need to sign in - thanks so much in advance :) 

Here is a pic of my feature in UPPERCASE magazine - I am so appreciate to Janine Vangool - the publisher - for including me in this lovely jam packed full of surface design eye candy magazine
And here is a picture of the latest watercolour hand painted design I have featured in my print on demand online shops - click each shop name to go to PARTERRE (a level space in a garden or yard occupied by an ornamental arrangement of flower beds) BOTANIQUE:

My next design is on the watercolour block and I'll be submitting it to the Spoonflower challenge for next week - the call is for Mandalas - a particular favourite of mine so wish me luck with the paint up and I'll be in touch to ask for your kind vote once again - 'til then my thanks

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Pink Pink Pink for Valentine's Day...and all the good year through!

Happy Valentine's Day!
As you probably already know I love the colour PINK and I just curated a whole collection of all my pink Design Confections at SPOONFLOWER 22 of them!! Each available in many and sundry wondrous fabrics (listed HERE), wallpaper and giftwrap AND if you want custom apparel in my designs (sew yourself or have them custom white glove sewn for you) visit SPROUTPATTERNS and for furniture and home goods visit ROOSTERY

- at both Roostery and Sprout Patterns you can use any of my designs from SPOONFLOWER on the items you see featured at these sites :)
Click HERE to go to Pink, Pink, Pink

Here's an example of a slipper chair in my PINK CUPCAKES and PAISLEY textile design
I do hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year, thank you UPPERCASE and your vote please :)

I wish you all the very best of prosperity, health and happiness to you and yours in this coming year! My heartfelt thanks to all who have supported me and my work with encouragement, likes, faves, hearts, comments and purchases - 2016 was my best year yet!

Mine got off to an abfab start with the inclusion of my work in this simply fantastic surface design magazine

If you click HERE you can see a 'walk through' of this issue and with very adroit eyeballs you can catch my feature on page 76 on the left hand page and the inside column. What a deliciously, delightful, colour and pattern packed magazine - talk about eye candy!!
Thank you Janine Vangool for choosing me and my work! 

Now onto the voting business of the new year - my first challenge entry at Spoonflower. The call was for a textile design featuring YARN - here's my pattern - all originally hand painted in watercolour on paper.
A trompe l'oeil depiction of a simple Fair Isle knitting pattern - I had planned a much more complex striped design but quickly realized I had bitten off more than I could chew for the deadline so I stayed simple and am now creating more complex and coordinated motifs and patterns to add to my Spoonflower and other POD (print on demand) shops. 

Please may I ask you most kindly to
***You don't have to sign in to vote

***You can vote for as many designs as you like

***The order shuffles for each voter  
***You can only vote once :) 

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for me - appreciatively

I have also succumbed and joined INSTAGRAM as DesignConfections (every version of my name was already taken) - so please join me here by clicking on my 'new' name above.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Christmas gift round up with some fun new items from my shops.

 ACRYLIC BLOCKS new to my Redbubble shop - available in all my designs. Wonderful on a shelf or coffee table and NO need to frame - yea!!!
Click HERE to peruse
(wherever you see bold capitals that is a clickable link)

Also in my Redbubble shop - my first ever calendar - you could even customize your CALENDAR (click on the capitalized calendar to bob along there and see each page) by perusing my portfolio and messaging me the titles of the designs you want with their month order - a tad clumsy but surely very possible :)

My favourite scarves - also from the inimitable Redbubble - 55" square, very smooth, perfectly printed and nicely finished - I am a fan!

Click HERE to visit all my scarf designs

and now for party attire - my fun capri and ankle leggings at ETSY

and A-Line Dresses at REDBUBBLE

Home decor items for a quick redo include wall tapestries from both REDBUBBLE
 and rectangular pillows at SOCIETY6
For tabletop items including Cocktail Napkins
dinner napkins...
and placemats - please visit my ROOSTERY shop
and for stocking stuffers how about HARDBOUND NOTEBOOKS  (these can be customized and made available through my Etsy shop for a small fee)
STICKERS also make great stocking stuffers too

and new GALLERY ARTBOARDS from my Redbubble shop

and last, but by far not least, you can now purchase ready to make or even custom made to order Christmas Stockings from SPROUT PATTERNS
when you click on the words sprout patterns above it will take you to a page where when you click add designs you can input my name "PatriciaSheaDesigns" in the 'search' box drop down for 'designer' and all my available patterns come up for you to chose the ones you'd like for your Christmas Stocking - then a mock up of such miraculously appears and you can chose to purchase a pattern template ready to sew yourself or have it custom sewn by Sprout. Ta dah!! Print on demand is amazing!!
A "PINK CHRISTMAS" mock up I made using my Kimono Bouquet and Pink Paisley patterns.
As with all orders this time of the year the sooner you place them the better and all my items are custom made to order so that applies doubly!
Thanks for taking a look and be in touch with any questions or requests - there's a contact form in the right hand column of this blog :)
Here's a link to all my online shops on my website - just click my name below

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The kindness of your vote - pretty please :)

Lace Giftwrap Challenge

I feel a little embarrassed to ask for your vote once again - so soon after last weeks vote but bear with me - it'll be the last one for a while as the next couple of challenges at Spoonflower aren't right for my style so I'll be creating other designs for your edification.

If you have a few minutes please 
(FYI you don't have to sign in anywhere)
and my many and continued thanks for your generous support of my work :) 

This new watercolour painted design is not yet for sale in my Spoonflower shop but will be soon so here's the LINK for you to bookmark if you wish - Cheers! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

May I kindly request your vote for my 2017 Calendar design?

Gosh - it's that time of the year already - the 2017 Calendar Tea Towel Design Competition at Spoonflower!
Here is my entry
the version below might help you find my design more easily as you will be seeing the design in an horizontal format thus:
 For each voter the order of the designs is shuffled
Please click HERE to vote
You don't have to sign in and you can vote for as many designs as take your fancy :)

My sincere thanks in advance for taking the time to vote for me - so very appreciated!

I will be adding more calendar items to my shops soon - a small hardbound book, wall art and a shower curtain.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wow! Now you can get custom made furniture covered with my fabric designs!

I cannot express to you how literally over-the-moon, thrilled to pieces, chuffed to bits I am that the options continue to grow, seemingly exponentially, in my wondrous realm of Print On Demand resources!
The latest, just fantastic, addition is custom made chairs from the Spoonflower sister company "Roostery" in two styles - the Venda Sloped Arm Chair (pictured above) and the Maran Slipper Chair below:

So you can have either of these chairs custom made in North Carolina in any of the designs from my Spoonflower shop in either eco canvas or faux suede.

Be still my heart!

As ever you can request some customization on the fabric part of the chairs - if you would like a background colour changed (not always possible varies by the designs) or the design rescaled (smaller is easier than larger) please be in touch via the message form in the right hand column here on the blog, or be message on my FACEBOOK business page. Your wish will be my happy command!

Thanks for taking a look and see you soonish

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Please may I ask for your vote?

This is my entry into this month's "Double Take'" Spoonflower/Betabrand Challenge - the brief was to create a design that was either a trompe l'oeil (I went this way) or something that could be seen two ways - like an Escher print. 

I painted up a realistic daylily from my garden in watercolour and separately a cut work or lace pattern to look 3D and then subtly 'threaded' the daylily 'through' the background design. It's quiet but I hope not too subtle for the brief!
And what an unusual colour palette for me - I am normally very multicolour so just violet and orange is a new direction.

I will be populating my POD's with this design in the next few days and will do another blog post with all the links.

In the meantime please
for me (by clicking on the word vote) - there are a lot of entries and they are shuffled for each voter so thanks so much for taking the time from your day - very appreciated!

Here is the link to my design in my SPOONFLOWER SHOP

Monday, July 11, 2016

A new shop and a wondrous new item!!

Available HERE
 I am very pleased and proud to announce that I now have a CURIOOS online shop for a simple but classy array of wall art items namely: Fine Art Prints, Aluminium Prints, Acrylic Glass Prints and the fab new Metal Disk Prints you see pictured herewith.
Available HERE
 I am over the moon about these disk prints, I just love their look as a focal point in an elegant room. Only available through Curioos - they are produced using the latest in sublimation technology. This process uses heat to transfer the image into a .045 thick aluminum sheet, allowing for an unparalleled color gamut of the highest of archival standards. Prints are crisp and high gloss, as well as durable, lightweight and water resistant. They are ready to hang with our proprietary 1/2" aluminum shadow mount which allows for seamless installation.

Each print, of all types, also come signed, numbered and shipped with a certificate of authenticity! The disk prints are limited to a small edition of  each size - the sizes are 12" diameter, 16" diameter, 20" diameter, 28" diameter and only 5 will be made of the dramatically large 43" diameter size.

Available HERE
Here's the link to just the DISK PRINTS
Available HERE

Available HERE
 As always thanks ever so much for taking a look at my new work - sincerely appreciated - be in touch, there is a contact form in the right hand column of the blog, if there is an item you want but don't see the design of mine you like upon it - I am ever at your service.

CHEERS! Patricia