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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.

Lush Floral Fantasy for Activewear

Diving into the magical botanical trend. Nature is a key inspiration in this design and this botanical has shimmering effects. The blooms have an iridescent quality
that creates a sense of luxury. This design also taps into celestial and mystical influences.

If you would like to see more designs by Chris Olson, her surface design patterns are available for purchase on this website.

Access to the online client portfolio is available to manufacturers, licensees, art directors, etc. If you would like to request access to the full pattern library in her online portfolio, please use the form at this "Online Portfolio Password Request" page. If you already have the password, you can view the collections.

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Selecting a Color Story Process Video

One of my favorite parts of the surface pattern design process is selecting a color story. Today in the studio I’m working on a geo shapes pattern using 3-colors plus the background color. I’m sharing a timelapse video of the early stages of developing the color story for the print using the recolor artwork tool in Adobe Illustrator.  In this process video I explore some new options using a new color story while keeping the dark background color constant. #vectorart #abstractart #AdobeIllustrator #processvideo #artprocess #timelapse

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Three Faces Collage

Three faces and one wild hat. Inspired by the fanciful  Victorian hats I found while researching for this months MATS bootcamp mini assignment. Mixed media.

Digital collage created with Unsplash images. Photos of faces, flowers and car by photographers Joanna Nix, Mike Fox, Genie Austin, Alexandra Seinet, Annie Spratt.

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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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