Vetmari September 2014 Look book
Vetmari's newest collection "Flit and Fly" is filled with birds, butterflies, orchids, paisleys and flowers in a feminine and flirtatious celebration of Summer. This past month I participated in both Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search and Rachel Taylor's Make it in Design Summer School. This collection was inspired and created from artwork and patterns I designed for those creative briefs provided.

I think this collection would look stunning in a little girl's room as bedding, drapes, pillows, wall art and more! If you're interested in licensing any of these patterns, please contact me.

View the September look book here.

I just finished uploading my final pattern for the Make it in Design Summer School creative brief. This week's theme was intricate chaos and I had a lot of fun with it adding in all the little details. I love the little bird with his paisley wing! This will be the main pattern design for my next collection, so look for it in September's look book. I have mocked it up on the rug in the nursery above, along with some of the other prints and patterns that will be in the collection.
In addition to entering Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search Contest, I also signed up to take the Make it in Design Summer School program. I have to say that it has done what I hoped it would do, and that is stretch me outside my comfort zone! I had never previously explored anything nautical or tribal, but it was really fun to play around with these and see what I could come up with.

For the first design brief I did a cute little crab holding a bouquet of kelp on a fish scale pattern background. I love how this one turned out and I feel like I did a good job of staying true with my design aesthetic.

The second brief was a tribal collage of geometrics, animal prints, etc. Unfortunately this one coincided with the GTS Contest, so I couldn't spend a lot of time on it. I had a bunch of leftover brush strokes from my terrarium sketches for the contest, so I re-purposed those into a tribal collage pattern. I don't feel like this pattern fits into my Vetmari brand, however I like the playfulness and organic nature of it.

I've really enjoyed stretching myself this summer and participating in a community of talented artists! To view all the Summer School galleries click here.