A Swimming Quilt – Guest Post by Susan Finlay

Intro. by Eileen McKenna – “I enjoy designing fabric prints but I don’t sew! So, I’m always so interested to see what people make when they purchase one of my fabric designs on Spoonflower. I was so thrilled when Susan Finlay (Wee Susie Stitches) tagged me on Instagram when she posted her swimming quilt. SusanContinue reading “A Swimming Quilt – Guest Post by Susan Finlay”

A swimming pattern…perhaps

My goal this year is to design a pattern a month. So as the month starts to wind down, I’m thinking about swimmers. Last month I created an ice cream truck pattern from illustrations in my sketchbook. It’s available for purchase on Spoonflower here. In January I designed a penguin polar bear pattern. Available here. SeeContinue reading “A swimming pattern…perhaps”

Ideas from my sketchbook

I have really fall in love with my sketchbook. For me, it isn’t so much a place to practice, but a place to come up with ideas and explore them. It is the epitome of no pressure, just playing. Often a new idea from my sketchbook becomes the inspiration for a painting or a pattern design. I’m tryingContinue reading “Ideas from my sketchbook”

The town pool opens today!

I’m looking forward to our local pool opening and swim team practice starting. Practice is early morning before the pool is open to the public. It’s pretty quiet while the kids are practicing. I usually sit and read. I’m a little shy about painting in front of others, but it would be the perfect time to sit and paint, withContinue reading “The town pool opens today!”

Watercolor Swimming Pool

It feels really good to finish something that I have wanted to do for a long time – paint a pool. I have loved pools since I was a little kid, especially outdoor pools. I grew up in a beach town (I know poor me) and our local pool was an indoor pool. I wasContinue reading “Watercolor Swimming Pool”