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Pattern Bliss

At Pattern Bliss blog I'll be sharing my favorite surface pattern design inspirations, trends, a sneak peek my pattern designs, my favorite shoes, and, of course, cute dog pictures. Plus you'll get a glimpse of what goes on inside my studio in my sketchbook series.

Telluride Prints and New Kidswear Collections

Starting in January I’ll be launching a brand new design section in my Client Portfolio featuring Kidswear—with the latest pattern trends and color palettes to match. Today I’m sharing a sneak peek at a sampling of  baby and toddler prints with a hint of nostalgia and a cozy heritage vibe. I live in Colorado and I admit I’m smitten with the mountains, the snow in the winter, and the bright sunshine all year long. And this wondrous place definitely influences my designs. Check the collage for a few examples of my Telluride collection—named after a favorite town and ski resort. It features a classic color palette with cobalt blues and rosy reds.  

There’s much more in the Telluride collection that will be available in my Kidswear patterns section on my website next month. Stay tuned this month for more behind-the-scenes updates featuring other collections including kidswear designs with Animal Accents and Inky Illustrated repeats. 

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Holiday Gift Tags: Free Printable

Merry, Merry! It’s almost time friends—and I'm sure you didn't need me to remind you or anything! If you’re at all like me and a bit behind on the whole gift wrapping front, then this post is for you. I’ve designed a free printable holiday gift tag for you to download. Just click the link below, download the love, print the tags—card stock paper works best—and get wrapping.

Happy Holidays! And let’s all keep the merry going! xo Chris

Download the Printable here: PRINTABLE HOLIDAY GIFT TAG BY CHRIS OLSON

 

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Thrilled to Be a Guest Expert on Pattern Observer

So thrilled to be featured in the new blog post over at Pattern Observer! If you are a surface pattern designer, this website is filled with so much beauty and inspiration. My guest post today is all about social media and artists. I share my thoughts on social media, how to get started and tips for growing your online following. I was the social media manager for Instagram at Pattern Observer for three years. During that time the reach and overall engagement grew at an amazing pace.  

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Tropical Crush

A detail from a new tropical print I shared on Instagram. Monstera leaves, ferns and palm fronds hand painted with shades of indigowatercolor. Texture added with inks and stamping. 

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