Saturday, August 18, 2012

I'm off!

I'm off for a Canadian adventure for a couple of weeks, back in a few weeks!

Just so you can be jealous (and I can get excited) this is where I'm going!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New design - Blow me one last kiss

I've been busy adding lots of new designs to my Society6 shop and my Spoonflower shop!

There's now lots of exciting designs for you to buy as art prints, framed prints and canvas prints, iPad, iPhone, iPod and Laptop skins, iPhone cases and stationery cards.

Below is my new design 'Blow me one last kiss' a super fun colourful print available now!

'Blow me one last kiss' is also available to view on Spoonflower, I hope to have it for sale soon, but I need to order a sample before it can be bought as fabric.

Images copyright Rosie Simons 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

100th blog post!

This post is my 100th blog post, so lets make it a good one eh?

Here's a new design I've been working on.. you can see it in my Spoonflower shop here!

Image copyright Rosie Simons 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Dream catching

Lately I have been working very spontaneously between jobs and making patterns as and when they come into my head. The other morning I was just browsing the internet and suddenly a dreamcatcher motif and colour palette popped into my head and I had to put pen to paper, well more like finger to mouse and create what was in my head.

Creating patterns for a living would be a dream for me, so I'm hoping and wishing that someday, hopefully soon, that will be possible!

I am currently in search of work, full time, freelance or commission, if you are interested or know anyone who would be, please get in touch! You can contact me via Twitter (@rosie_simons) or Facebook (Rosie Simons Graphic and Surface Design) or email: rosie at rosiesimons dot co dot uk

Image copyright Rosie Simons 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Today I spotted..

Today I spotted.. an Orla Kiely Citroen DS3!

I didn't even know these existed, but boy they are pretty! I like the way that they've made the cars fun and colourful but kept the main body colour simple so the cars don't stick out too much!

My favourite details are the signature Orla Kiely print on the floor mats, windows and head rests, so simple but so effective and well designed!

What do you think? Would you own a patterned car?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Follow me on Instagram

Here's a little look at some of my instagram photos! If you want to see sneak peeks of my work or what I get up to when I'm not designing.. follow me: rosietoesss

Instagram user? Follow me: rosietoesss

Friday, August 3, 2012

Creating fabric from drawings

Yesterday I found this wonderful Spoonflower blog tutorial by Anda Corrie and it looked fabulous so today I decided I would give it a go and I am so pleased with the result!

The step by step instructions show you how to create hand drawn patterns using a black marker and some crayons (or other colouring instruments, I used Promarkers) and then turn them into clear images to upload to Spoonflower to print as fabric!

I had two goes, it's such a satisfying process and I love how they have turned out! You can see the designs in my Spoonflower shop, I'm planning to order some so they will hopefully be for sale in the not too distant future!

Layered sketch doodle