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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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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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Wallpaper for Your Phone: Be You Not Them

I've got a new digital wallpaper download for iPhones and other smartphones. Wallpaper features "BE YOU NOT THEM" text and my rainbow watercolor background.

Lately I have been on a mission to enjoy just being me. I love seeing all those beautiful photos shared on Instagram and Facebook. At the same time I realize the importance of not forgetting who we really are without adding the fancy filters. So today's wallpaper has some rough edges--being loud and colorful with smudged and rough paint strokes. This wallpaper is about living bravely and being YOU. xo Chris

Read on to download the free wallpaper. 

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New Cali Textile Collection for Activewear

My inspiration for the Cali Collection: I love rich saturated colors combined with unexpected patterns and textures. I am drawn to the idea of a psychedelic take on camouflage found in nature. Think tropical fish, lush plants, and beautiful insects. I also like the idea of the pattern transporting you to an exotic place where the nature becomes almost otherworldly.  One of my favorite playgrounds is the beach. The way the light reflects off the water is always inspiring. Details on the collection in the full blog post. 

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