Christmas is just a few days away…eeek! I’m actually looking forward to Christmas this year and so far I’m feeling very organised. The tree is up and decorated, all the cards have been written and sent, I’ve just a couple more gifts to buy, the turkey and most of the food for Christmas day is resting nicely in the freezer. All I have to do now is wrap the presents, which may take a full day. I come from a large family, so there’s lots to wrap!
Over the past few weeks I’ve been creating both illustrations and patterns. These are a mixture of florals and Christmas designs and I’d like to share with you my Christmas pattern collection, which were drawn using my new ipad. I’m loving my ipad. It’s so quick and easy to use, although I haven’t mastered everything that I can do on it yet. I’m going to search for tutorials on google and if I come across any good ones, I’ll let you know!
Here are my pattern designs –
Christmas pattern collection
These are a combination of main designs and coordinates. I’ve kept to traditional reds and greens with hints of pinks, lilac, yellow, orange and blues. If I had to say which are my favourites, I’d choose the top fruit and robin pattern and the bold holly designs. The first pattern has a lovely feel to it and I like the simple berry and holly shapes with the other design.
Hope you’re all feeling festive and are ready for the Christmas day. I’m looking forward to spending time with my family and taking a few days doing not very much at all!
Cheers to a lovely Christmas a a fabulous 2018!
Emma Jayne x
In January 2018, which is in approximately four weeks time, I will be exhibiting at two trade shows; Heimtextil and Printsource.
My agent will be representing me for both shows, although it would be great to go to at least one, just to take a glimpse at all the gorgeous designs. I have actually been to Heimtextil, but it was some years ago. The company who I was working for at the time were exhibiting and I got the chance to take a good look around. From what I remember, it was huge!
I want to share with you my Heimtextil and Printsource promotional flyers. They illustrate some of the themes I have within my design collections. For Heimtextil, I give a sneaky preview of my tropical homedecor range and for Printsource, I show just one of my summer fruit card designs.
Here are my final designs
Heimtextil and Printsource promotional flyers
I’m still busy producing work for the shows and I’m hoping to get a few more commissions and sales, at these events. Well I’ll just have to wait and see!
I’d like to just mention that I’ve been featured on another blog. This time on Swatch & Repeat by the lovely Jen. If you fancy a read, grab yourself a cuppa and nip on over.
Jen was interested in my journey, from when I was young girl, doodling in my sketchbooks, my time studying surface pattern at university through to where I am now. It’s definitely been challenging at times and I am sure many other designers will relate to that. Picking up from where I left off (which is what I did after leaving teaching) felt like I was starting all over again as a new designer. My advice is that it’s hard work establishing yourself as an artist/designer but if you want to pursue your dreams, you’ll get there in the end with dedication and commitment. 🙂
Emma Jayne x