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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.

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Three New Scandinavian Patterns

Sharing a mood board with three new patterns in my Scandinavian print collection. This textured geo collection features a fresh nordic inspired color palette with clean lines. Prints in this collection are available for purchase and licensing. Visit my website for details. 

This pattern collection was featured over on the lovely Pattern Observer blog this week. For updates on this collection and other designs, you can follow me at www.instagram.com/chris_coco_olson 

Always thankful for the talented photo folks over on Unsplash for the mood photos: Ciocan Ciprian (leaves); Dane Deane (pine cones on table); Jonas Jacobsson (blue door). 

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Spotlight on New Floral Pattern: Teagan Wildflower

Spring meadows and wildflowers inspire the pattern story for my Teagan print. The hand painted blooms in this design feel fluid and unrestrained. The print is influenced by the trend of bolder mark-making and heavier brushstrokes for a more expressive approach to the popular floral. This more abstract print style features bold daubs of paint. For details on this print, see the full article below.

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Studio Scene: Creating Patterns Using Tiny Paintings

Where do patterns begin. For me, painting and sketching is the first step. I play with color palettes and textures. The fun part is letting the art happen freely. No rules. That's the beauty of surface design today. Once I develop a design I like, no matter the size. No matter how many paint blobs or ink spatters or tears in the paper, everything can be tweaked in Photoshop or Illustrator. 

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New to the Shop: Marble Waves

Today I get to share with you a brand new product in the shop: my Marble Waves collection.

This is the last day to order to get the products before Christmas--this applies to U.S. orders only.

PLUS today you get 15% off and FREE worldwide shipping. This offer ends tonight, December 16th, 2016 at Midnight PT. 

Gifts That Give Back

It's December and the products at my shop are the perfect holiday gifts that also give back to charity. In fact, I donate 100% of my proceeds from my Society6 shop to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.

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