Monday, 29 January 2018

New Arrival! Super Canadian Maple Syrup Pattern

One of my newest designs as part of my 100 day of pattern challenge was this maple syrup pattern!! I had wanted to draw a maple syrup pattern for a while, because, you know, its my favourite food. Actually though. I eat maple syrup on pancakes, French toast, waffles, bacon, sausage, on ice cream... or as maple butter, maple candy, maple fudge... YUM!

Ahem... anyways, I am sure there are more people who love maple syrup like me, and would appreciate this pattern. Filled with syrupy bottles of goodness, and red maple leaves. I've added it to products at my Zazzle, Society6 & RedBubble shops! Here are a few of my favourites.

Zazzle Maple Syrup Pattern Wrapping Paper

Zazzle Maple Syrup Pattern Monogram Tote

Maple Syrup Pattern Socks

Maple Syrup Pattern Pouch Society6

Canadian Maple Syrup Drawing Sticker

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Canadian Maple Syrup Pattern
Canadian Maple Syrup Pattern
by Tanya

Hope you enjoy this one! 

- Tanya

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Daily Pattern Challenge

Hi everyone, its been a while since I posted (again!) I find it hard to keep up with my blog, my shops, and my social media, especially around the hectic-ness that was Christmas time. If you follow me on my twitter or my instagram, you probably know that I've been keeping myself pretty busy in the design department!! Since January is literally one of the worst months for selling things, I've decided to cut my marketing efforts in half and instead focus all of my spare time on designing.

Finishing projects is always a struggle to me, and while I love drawing, sometimes I replace it with other things I love.. *cough cough* video games or reading. If I'm on a reading binge or if I find a really really good video game that I need to play, 100% of all of my attention goes to that thing instead of my drawing things. What I need is a schedule for drawing, and a little self discipline and will power. So for that, I have decided to start a 100 day pattern challenge!

I've recently been inspired by a few other artists who took up this challenge and completed the full 100 days. Im a believer of the "21 days" of doing something turns it into a habit, so my first goal will be to get into the groove of creating something new every single day. The rest of the 79 days will be for enjoying my newfound habit and coming up with as many unique designs as I can think of! I've already completed a full week of patterns, which I have shared below.

Day 1
Stormy Nautical Pattern


Day 2
Cute Cats Pattern

Day 3
Ultraviolet Mermaid Scales Pattern

Day 4
Dreamy Violets Floral Pattern

Day 5
Super Canadian Maple Syrup Pattern

Day 6
Retro 80s Winter Triangles

Day 7
Falling Stars

I'm a week in to my challenge but there is still a long way to go! Feel free to join in to the challenge with me if you are feeling the need to do 100 drawings too :D I'm using the hashtag #100daysofpatterns. Make it in design has a challenge using the hashtag #100daysofpattern as well as some art prompt topics to get you started, which I thought was fantastic.

Most of the patterns I create will eventually make it to my shops. In fact some of them have made it already! Keep an eye out on my shops for the newest additions, and if you have any specific product requests let me know & I'll be sure to add it for you!

Until next time,

Tanya

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

10 Pretty & Pink Gift Ideas


Yes... this post is dedicated to the colour pink! And in the spirit of Wednesday, I thought the above Mean Girls gif was extra appropriate. ;) This past weekend, I've come up with a collection of pretty pink gift ideas that won't disappoint! These gifts are designed by me and some can be further personalized to suit the recipient. This is a collection of a variety of patterns, subjects and products that all have one thing in common - they are pretty and pink! :) 

1.  Monogram Thermal Tumbler

This tumbler features a repeating pattern of gold pineapples on top of a blush pink background - a classy and pretty combination! This tumbler can be used for hot or cold drinks and is ideal to bring to fitness classes, work, or for long walks. The monogram on the front makes it a really unique gift - personalize it with your recipients initial! Available at my Zazzle shop.
Gold Pineapple Pattern & Monogram Thermal Tumbler
Gold Pineapple Pattern & Monogram Thermal Tumbler

2. Pink & Gold Geometric Studio Pouch

The pink and gold geometric design on these studio pouches from Society6 is modern with a bit of elegance. This pouch makes a great gift for its versatility - use it for art supplies, makeup, a travel toiletry bag... it can be used to fill a variety of needs. Comes in a small, medium, and large size.


3. Pineapple Flask with Monogram

A great gift for the bride-to-be at her bachelorette party or even as a personalized gift for the bridesmaids! This blush and gold design is pretty and simple, and the monogram can be personalized by you. It is a gift that is bound to be attached to some great stories & memories!  Available at my Zazzle shop.


Gold Pineapple Pattern Flask
Gold Pineapple Pattern Flask

4. Personalized Passport Holder & Luggage Tag Set

For the traveller in your life: a beautiful passport holder & luggage tag set! Both these items are decorated with a rose coloured monogram, and a pattern of abstract flowers of different shades of pink, blush, and rose gold to make the perfect combination. Available at my Zazzle shop.
Rose Gold Flower Pattern & Monogram Passport Holder
Rose Gold Flower Pattern and Monogram Passport Holder

5. Soft Microfiber Rose Gold Scarf 

The intricate details and the dull rose gold colour gives this a subtle beauty that makes this scarf a great addition to any outfit, and a beautiful gift. These are sheer, soft and flowy and can be worn in a variety of ways. Available at my Redbubble shop.


6. Clear Rose Gold Heart iPhone 7/8 Case

A cute and simple design of rose gold hearts to add a bit of glam to any iPhone! This case is clear, so the look of the iPhone shines through underneath the design. Personalize it for your recipient by choosing the background colour, or by adding a name or initial! 

Pink Rose Gold Coloured Metallic Hearts Pattern iPhone 8/7 Case
Pink Rose Gold Coloured Metallic Hearts Pattern iPhone 8/7 Case

7. Pink and Blue Retro Chevron with Monogram USB Drive

A USB drive seems like a weird addition to this list, but these actually make a wonderful personalized gift! You can fill it with photo memories for your recipient (or personal jokes, your favourite songs - anything you would like to share!), and they can keep this personalized USB stick with them wherever they go. It makes a really thoughtful gift, and is perfect for those who like to give gifts with a bit of a homemade touch! Available at my Zazzle shop.

Cherry and Blue Faded Chevron Pattern USB Flash Drive
Cherry and Blue Faded Chevron Pattern USB Flash Drive


8. Rose Gold Tangles Round Floor Pillow

A beautiful housewarming gift for lovers of comfort and pink decor. The rose gold design is filled with beautiful pink shades that can accentuate a room. These comfy floor pillows not only look great, they are super plush and hold their shape through multiple uses. Available at my Society6 shop. 


9. Blush pink Confetti Hardcover Notebook 

A gift that is ideal for the sketch artist or the writer! These beautiful hardbound notebooks can be filled with your choice of lined, graph, or blank paper. It is made pretty & unique with a beautiful blush coloured cover with little white confetti circles. Available at my RedBubble shop. 


10. Pineapple and Monogram Mug

Decorated with my gold and blush pineapple design, a mug with a monogram makes a classic gift with a personalized touch! It is a gift that will make someones morning coffee or tea time much more special. Available at my Zazzle shop. 

That sums up my list for today. There are many more gift ideas available for each of the designs featured.. stop by my shop for some more great gift ideas. 

Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed this post!
Happy Wednesday,
- Tanya

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Midnight Flowers Pattern


Midnight Flowers Pattern Art Print

One of the newest designs available at my RedBubble and Society6 shop is what I like to call my Midnight Flowers Pattern. This past weekend I continued with my theme of exploration in my artwork. I tried a few new techniques, and ventured out of my usual work process to explore different styles of patterning. One style in particular I explored was mandala artwork, and I made a variety of mandalas and repeating patterns with mandala elements. This is one of them!

Out of all the new designs I created this weekend, this is one of my favourites. It is pretty and simple, and the colours I used reminds me of the willow pottery design - I have always loved the blue and white colour palette that is used for it. I actually created this pattern using the tangles pattern that I made last month as a base! I took a section of that pattern and repeated it differently in adobe illustrator. You can hardly tell that they are from the same linework, but if you look closely you can start to see the similarities.

This simple design has small details that makes it a great fit for home decor.

Midnight Flowers Pattern Duvet Cover

Midnight Flowers Pillow Sham Society6

Midnight Flowers Pattern Curtains from Society6

I hope to add it to my Zazzle shop soon as well!

What do you think of this new design? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Sloth Gifts: Home Decor Edition

Hi guys, its been a while since I've added a post about my sloth design, and I've added it to so many new things! My sloths design is by far my most popular, as sloths are so easy to love with their lazy smiles and their chill attitude. If you know a sloth lover, or are a sloth lover yourself, you may be interested in this collection of sloth home decor items! :D Some of these items are decorated in a seamless sloth pattern, and some with sloth related jokes and puns of course. :) They are sure to make you smile, too.

Here are my picks for sloth home decor!
Lazy & Sleepy Cute Couples Design, Reversible Pillowcase
Lazy and Sleepy Cute Couples Design, Reversible Pillowcase
This pair of matching pillowcases is reversible with a sloth pattern on the other side!
Keep the text "Lazy" and "sleepy", or customize it with text of your own. :)

Nap Time Sleepy Lazy Sloth Drawing Pillow
Nap Time Sleepy Lazy Sloth Drawing Pillow
Channel your inner sloth with this Nap Time pillow. Accompanied
by a cute drawing of two sloths hanging on a tree branch. :)
sloth pattern blanket
To match the pillows is a plush comforter from Society6 with my sloth pattern in a large print!

Baby Sloths hanging on Tree Pattern Pet Bed


Baby Sloths hanging on Tree Pattern Pet Bed
I also added my sloth pattern to dog beds! That way you can share
your love of sloths with your pet. The background colour can be changed
to any colour imaginable, to match your other home decor.

Its Always Sloth Time Lazy Sloth Clock


Its Always Sloth Time Lazy Sloth Clock
Yes.... Yes, I did this. I had to! This clock features a drawing of a sloth
and the text "It's always sloth time". Time does not matter, when you are a sloth.

Cute Baby Sloths Hanging on Treebranch Pattern Shower Curtain
Cute Baby Sloths Hanging on Treebranch Pattern Shower Curtain
This shower curtain is made cute with my sloth pattern! The smiling, sleepy sloth art
will add an adorable touch to your bathroom.

sloth pattern hand towel
And to match the shower curtain, a sloth pattern hand towel.

sloth pattern plush soft blanket
Since its getting chillier out, you may be interested in this seriously soft sloth pattern
throw blanket for lazy weekends spent indoors.

What do you think of this collection of sloth home decor items? Let me know in the comments below! 

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend :) 

Tanya