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 :) 


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Gold and Red Leaf Pattern | New at my shop!

I've continued my burst of creativity well into October - although I have had less time to actually draw, I've been looking at some of my recent work in new ways. If this pattern looks familiar, its because it is! I reworked my Autumn leaf pattern to shine and stand out in a beautiful red and gold colour palette!

I've been all about the shine lately, adding gold everywhere possible and pairing it with a variety of different colours. I think that this gold leaf pattern with a deep red background is surprisingly a really nice, elegant pattern for the holidays! While the colour theme is very much a holiday palette, the subject matter of different shapes of leaves is not, so I thought it gave this design a unique twist and makes it stand out from the traditional christmas tree designs.

I originally drew these leaves in a vector format using Adobe illustrator. Photoshop was used in this rework however - I played around with the colour until I got the perfect shade of gold to go with the deep red. Of course like my other patterns, this one is also seamless. :)

Gold and red leaf pattern mug

I've added this pattern to my RedBubble, Zazzle, and Society6 shops. (My Society6 shop is moving along nicely by the way, I plan on sharing more details about it at the end of the month, but I am liking it a lot!)
Redbubble Gold and Red Pillow Stack

Gold and Red Throw Blanket

I especially love this pattern on home decor. These colours stand out and are elegant, adding beautiful accents to a room.

A gold monogram on this tote bag makes the perfect personalized accessory! :)
Customize this tote bag with your initial at Zazzle.

What do you think of my new design? Are you a fan of the deep red and gold colour palette? Let me know in the comments below! :)


Friday, 6 October 2017

Cat Face Doodle Pattern

I seem to have skipped showing this design on my blog! Since its Inktober and I did draw these cat faces in ink, I figured now is a good time to show them off. ;) 

I was flipping through my sketchbook one day and it occurred to me that despite my love of cats, my sketchbook had nearly 0 cat sketches! I simply couldn't have that, so I just started drawing all these funny cat faces. Here is what I started out with!

I wanted to showcase a wide variety of cats but since these are very doodle type illustrations, I didn't want to make the colours toooooo realistic. I loosely based the cat colours in my patterns off of real cat colours - siamese, orange striped cat, grey tabby etc. The result is a beautiful palette of neutral tones with pops of orange and yellow. Here are some of the products that are available at my shops in this pattern.

cat patterned floor pillow
This is a cat patterned floor pillow from my new Society6 shop! I think
my cat would like this one.

Another home decor staple that the cats will love! My cat pattern, all over
a lovely throw pillow from RedBubble.

I've also added customizable cat pattern products to my Zazzle shop, like this
moleskine notebook with a personalized monogram. :)

And since Zazzle added these lovely new paper placemats to their product lineup,
I couldn't resist turning my cat face lineart into a pattern just so that it can be treated
as a colouring page! You can colour the cats however you want. Each paper placemat
is a set of 25.

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

And most of all, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, especially my fellow Canadians as we celebrate Thanksgiving! So happy Thanksgiving everyone, may you have a wonderful dinner with family and friends :D


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Fun & Unique Wrapping Paper

Hey guys! I've been updating my Zazzle shop this week and going through some older designs. As I was looking through my shop, I noticed that wrapping paper seems to be a customer favourite. I haven't really shared much about wrapping paper on my blog, so I thought I'd share some with you today.

Zazzle's wrapping paper is so fun to design! :) As someone who creates a lot of patterns, there is just something so satisfying about tiling and resizing your newest pattern on a product. All over print product are definitely my favourite and I always go out of my way to make sure each new pattern I add to Zazzle is added to wrapping paper.

Another reason I love this custom wrapping paper is that it can be used for a variety of things other than wrapping presents. Did you know that people use wrapping paper in crafts and home decor projects? When I was a student, I worked at a furniture store that would repaint old antiques. Sometimes a vintage print wrapping paper was used on the insides of old cabinets to give it a shabby chic look and new life! You can even add a splash of colour and art to the back of a plain old book case - and if you like the design on your new wrapping paper enough, you may even consider cutting a rectangle piece and framing it as artwork. There is really so much you can do with fun patterned wrapping paper.

Watercolour Cute Baby Sloths on Tree Pattern Wrapping Paper
This cute sloth wrapping paper is one of my best sellers! I'm happy to help
spread the joy of sloths to many gift recipients. ;)
Watercolour Cute Baby Sloths on Tree Pattern Wrapping Paper
by TanyaDraws

Tropical Watercolor Pineapple Pattern Wrapping Paper
This pineapple pattern is another popular one, and one of my personal favourites. :)
If I were to decorate anything in my house with wrapping paper, I would use this pattern
in my kitchen cart cupboards. I use my kitchen cart as an iced tea / Italian soda station, so I think pineapples would be cute with it! Every adult person needs an iced tea station, right? XD
Tropical Watercolor Pineapple Pattern Wrapping Paper
by TanyaDraws

Green & Gold Ornate Decorative Pattern Wrapping Paper
This gold and green pattern wrapping paper is one of my newest designs!
I think this design would be lovely for the holidays, on a glossy wrapping paper.
Green & Gold Ornate Decorative Pattern Wrapping Paper
by TanyaDraws

Painted Autumn Leaves Pattern Wrapping Paper
This autumn leaves design is perfect for fall gatherings, and the background
can also be changed from white to any colour imaginable!
Painted Autumn Leaves Pattern Wrapping Paper
by TanyaDraws

Rainbow Unicorns & Gold Stars Pattern Wrapping Paper
This is a fun one! These unicorns were designed as vectors and the original file is
large, so you can resize the pattern for different looks. This would also be a cute
wrapping paper to do crafts with!
Rainbow Unicorns & Gold Stars Pattern Wrapping Paper
by TanyaDraws

If you are interested in learning some of the crafts you can do with wrapping paper, check out this Buzzfeed article that gives 19 clever ways to use leftover wrapping paper! My personal favourite thing from that list is the 3D shelves... they look great and add a nice pop of colour to a room!

Have you used wrapping paper for a craft before? What did you make? Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to subscribe to my blog to get my newest updates! :)


Friday, 29 September 2017

My Sales in September & Shop News!

Hi everyone, I wanted to do a little monthly updates post so I can share some of the things that have sold this month, as well as my shop news! This month I was pretty productive, I made a ton of new designs, lots of new collections for my Zazzle shop (Christmas designs!!), and updated lots of old products on both RedBubble and Zazzle. RedBubble has some new products coming soon, so I've been working on making sure those designs are ready to go when the new stuff launches! I've also been doing a lot of work on improving this blog, started up a twitter, keeping up my Instagram... its been productive for sure!

Shelley was kind enough to put together an interview with me about my art business this month over at her blog Shells Zazzle Journal! click here to visit her blog and read the interview :)

I added a new design this month, my red poppy pattern, which was selected as one of the featured designs for September in the RedBubble group Flower Art (Flower Works II!). Click here to visit the group and to see all the wonderful floral designs.

Another thing I decided to do on a whim was start up my Society6 shop again!

I was torn about Society6 for a while, but I think that their products look really good and after seeing customer photos of the products, I decided that I want to start selling my work there again. What really sold me was the curtains and the floor pillows, which they didn't have when I joined back in 2014. In fact I may have signed up purely to decorate my whole apartment - their products look really good. I've been having fun designing things and its neat to see how different the marketplace and artist base is there compared to my other print on demand shop websites.

Find my shop here:
gold and purple geometric pattern curtains
Look at these curtains from my shop!! I love that they have curtains!

Red and gold leaf pattern floor pillow
And the floor pillows! They come in round and square and I want many of them.

I'll update my Society6 shop with all of my designs eventually - it will take a while but I'll be happy to get all caught up and get this shop up and running! By the way, the designs featured in the S6 shots above are new and I will be updating Zazzle and Redbubble with them as well :) I've been designing faster than I can update my shops this month, which is a welcome change for me.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Green & Gold Tangles Pattern

I went to a beautiful cottage during the month of September, and had no internet for the whole time I was there. I did bring my laptop however, so I took this rare opportunity of no distractions to really focus on creating new artwork. One of my favourite designs that I made was a garden tangles theme pattern. I created it as a line exploration and added in flowers and swirls, and tried a bunch of different colour palettes with it. I tried gold and dark red, silver, white and green, black and grey, rose gold (which I also love and have added to my shops as well!) ... but my favourite by far is gold and a dark emerald green! Here is the finished pattern.

Green and Gold Tangles Pattern

One thing I love about making patterns like this is how relaxing it is to just do a doodle with no end in mind! :) The gold and green really helps give it a decorative and ornate look. I added it to home decor, device cases and accessories in my shops... here are a few of my favourites!

"All that is Gold" tangles pillow at RedBubble! This pattern is repeatable so it looks
great on home decor and all over prints.

Friday, 22 September 2017

New Autumn Leaves Pattern

Happy First Day of Autumn!! :)

This week I added a new pattern to my Zazzle and Redbubble shops - My fall colours leaves pattern. This earthy and bright colour palette is inspired by the changing colours on the trees in the fall months. Here in Canada, the trees are changing already and the mix between trees that are still green, and the ones that have turned fully red are beautiful.

This pattern of leaves in all shapes in sizes is coloured in red, orange, brown and green watercolour textures. I arranged them in a way so that they can repeat endlessly, and so that the pattern looks good upside down or right side up, making it great for textiles. I've added it to home decor, accessories, and even created a thanksgiving stationery collection with it! Here are some featured products from the collection.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Zazzle Apple Watch Bands Feature

Custom Leaf Pattern Apple Watch

I was so excited to hear last week that Zazzle has introduced Apple Watch Bands to their product lineup! They actually added quite a few new products last week in anticipation for the Holiday Season - including puzzles, notebooks and iPhone 8 & X cases... though the Apple Watch bands are one of the ones I am most excited about. There aren't many places that offer customized Apple Watch bands, so Apple Watch owners will be pretty happy about these.

Not only do these look great, they are also durable and made with quality leather and have a traditional metal watch buckle. These are hand crafted by the maker In a Flash in Charlottesville, Virginia USA. In a Flash is known for providing long lasting printed and UV-cured custom designed on various items such as iPad smart covers, cases, wearables & more, so its only natural that they added Apple Watch bands to their lineup. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

New ArtOfWhere Winter Leggings at my Shop!

Winter Sweater Fair Isle Pattern Leggings

Although I have so many other patterns and artwork to add to my shop, I jumped ahead of myself the other night and was inspired to created ANOTHER pattern... and loved it so much that I had to add it to my shop right away! I got into the winter spirit and decided to make a Fair Isle Winter Theme Sweater Pattern.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

10 Purrrfect Cat Lover Gift Ideas

Sometimes it can be difficult to give the perfect gift, but it doesn't have to be - especially if you are choosing one for a cat lover! Yes, the ultimate best gift is obviously more cats... but I have cat themed gifts and thats probably as close as its gonna get. ;) Take a peek at these cat gifts that are sure to be loved by the feline fan on your list.

Funny Black Cat claws Hanging on leggings
Cat scratch leggings -  These would be great for halloween!

everyday is #caturday Zazzle tank top
Everyday is #caturday tank top, great for selfies with the cat